Directions & Parking

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival takes place between June and September on the BMO Mainstage and Howard Family Stage under the tents at Vanier Park.

Bike to Bard

Go green this summer and bike to Bard! The Festival is conveniently located along the seaside bike route close to the Cypress Bikeway and the Burrard Street Bridge. Bike parking is available on site—please bring your own lock.

Driving to Bard

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 onto Chestnut
  7. If you miss Chestnut, turn right at Cypress
  8. Turn right onto Whyte Avenue. Site is at the end of Whyte, by the water.

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 until 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: Plan your trip

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

Bus Tours:

You can attend Bard as part of a group tour, with transportation provided. Contact Enjoy Tours for details on their Bard travel/ticket packages.


There are several parking lots adjacent to the site. There is no parking in the neighbouring residential area.

The parking lot at the Museum of Vancouver & H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and the parking lot outside the Archives, are all now paid lots. NOTE: Parking in the Archives lot is reserved for accessible parking only.

Avoid the line! Download the EasyPark or PayByPhone apps and use your phone to pay for parking.