Vancouver Staycation: Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tours

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The horse drawn wagon tour around Stanley Park is a fantastic way to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Vancouver’s famed landmark park.

On the ride along the old stone seawall, there are iconic views of the Vancouver skyline and waterfront. The colourful boats sit on their reflections in Coal Harbour providing gorgeous photo opportunities for both locals and tourists alike. Along the tour route there are colourful aboriginal totems to view as well as monuments and statues. The ride turns north to Burrard Inlet where there are superb views of the rugged Northshore mountains. On the far shore, one can view luxury residential areas like West Vancouver and the massive span of Lions Gate Bridge. This peaceful, green, alternative, natural way to travel congers up memories of days gone by when this was the main mode of travel. As the horses clip-clop along the asphalt road you are hypnotized. The ride traverses along and through old growth forests where you can smell nature in the raw. The lush green forests of ferns, mosses and succulent plants are all along the route to soak in. The open air wagon let’s you smell the flowers and plants while at the same time people watching along the Stanley Park seawall 10K popular route.

A relaxing one hour ride that offers a peaceful way to see and experience our beloved Stanley Park you’ll love that the knowledgeable driver / guide rant on about the park history and other local information, as it’s always a bonus to learn something new about the city you live in or are visiting. Overall, a picture perfect way to spend a lazy day while being a tourist in your own city. Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tours run daily March 1 through October 31. For more information visit http://www.stanleypark.com 

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