Reaching Stanley Park is easy. Just minutes from downtown Vancouver and right beside the city’s historic West End neighborhood, there's no shortage of choices when it comes to plotting your route.

Close to major transportation links like the SeaBus and Skytrain and various Bus routes, you can walk or bike via West Georgia Street (tip: the Seawall trail alongside Coal Harbour goes in the same direction and is much more scenic). Alternatively, walk or bike alongside English Bay’s Seawall stretch, to the park’s west side entrance.

When you reach the park, follow the SKOOKUM signs, slip between the towering trees and let your festival begin – you’ll feel like you’re a million miles from the city.

For those of you pedaling down to the festival, take advantage of our complimentary bike valet located next to festival Gate 3. 



Parking in Stanley Park is extremely limited and we strongly encourage you to use transit instead. TransLink’s #19 bus will take you directly from downtown Vancouver right into the heart of the park, and a short stroll from the festival site.

If you’re traveling from Vancouver’s North Shore via the SeaBus transit service, transfer to the #19 in downtown Vancouver or take a Seawall stroll or bike ride alongside Coal Harbour to the park. Need additional transit information? Visit the TransLink website.

For those arriving via transit from the Lower Mainland, there are several Park and Ride options in place. Go to TransLink for further information or download their mobile app. For a limited time, you can use the promo code “PARKRIDE” to take advantage of a free one-day parking session.


Our official car share partner, Evo has made getting to SKOOKUM easier than ever by offering free valet service. That means festivalgoers can drive an Evo into Stanley Park, pull up to the EvoValet near the festival gates and not have to worry about finding parking. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

Evo Valet will run all 3 festival days from 4pm – 8pm on Friday, 12pm – 8pm on Saturday and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.

Not a member yet? Don’t worry! Evo is offering all festival attendees free membership and 30 minutes driving time, making this the perfect time for newbies to give them a spin. Visit and use promo code SKOOKUM.  


Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North America’s largest and first fully carbon-neutral airline. The company’s international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience.

With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year. Learn More.

Flying into Vancouver International Airport? Your trip to downtown Vancouver is a breeze – direct SkyTrain Canada Line services from YVR-Airport Station to the heart of the city takes less than 30 minutes. Canada Line’s YVR-Airport Station is accessible by elevator from both arrivals and departures levels. YVR's friendly Green Coat volunteers will happily direct you to the station if you need extra help finding it – or if you just fancy a chat. Learn More.


Intercity bus and train services (including those from the US) arrive at Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station, a short SkyTrain hop from downtown. For additional out-of-town transport information, visit the Tourism Vancouver website here


Visiting from out of town or want to stay close to the festival? We've got your sleepover options covered, along with our friends at StayVancouverHotels that it is. Visit for more information. 

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Shuttle Passes

SKOOKUM will be running its own dedicated shuttle bus service between downtown Vancouver and the festival site. Planning to hop aboard our shuttle? It’s the perfect way to find some new festival buddies. They might even buy you a drink later.