Directions & Parking

The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival takes place beteen June and September under the tents at Vanier Park.

From West Vancouver/North Vancouver:

  1. Over Lions' Gate Bridge (becomes Georgia St.)
  2. Continue down West Georgia
  3. Turn right at Burrard
  4. Continue over Burrard Street Bridge
  5. Right hand lane runs into Cornwall Ave.
  6. Take first right after bridge on to Chestnut
  7. If you miss Chestnut, turn right at Cypress
  8. Turn right on to Whyte Avenue

From the South:

  1. Oak Street (continuation of main highway from White Rock and the Canada / USA border)
  2. Left on to Broadway
  3. Right on to Burrard till just before the bridge
  4. Take left lane feed to Cornwall
  5. Take first right off Cornwall on to Chestnut
  6. If you miss Chestnut, turn right at Cypress
  7. Turn right on to Whyte Avenue

Using Transit: Click here to plan your trip

  1. From Downtown Vancouver, take bus #2 or #22 from multiple locations along Burrard
  2. Depart bus at stop #50101 westbound at Cornwall and Cypress
  3. Walk North on Cypress
  4. Right at Whyte and continue to the Bard tents


There are several parking lots adjacent to the site. There is no parking in the neighbouring residential area. Parking at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R.MacMillan Space Centre is now an EasyPark pay lot. A limited number of handicap spots are located in the Archives parking lot.

Avoid the line! Download the EasyPark app and use your phone to pay for parking.


Hourly Rate$2.00
Daily Rate (6am to 6pm)$10.00
Evening (6 pm to 6am)$5.00
Boat Launch Parking
Hourly Rate$2.00
Daily Rate (6am to 12am)$10.00
Gravel Lot
Hourly Rate - 2hrs$1.50
Daily (6am to 12am)$6.00