Luckily for folks without car access, you don’t need a license to visit BC’s must-see destinations. You can take a Parkbus from Vancouver to the stunning Garibaldi Lake, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Golden Ears, and more this summer!

Canada’s non-profit bus service Parkbus has launched its weekend schedule for the season and it’s one of the most convenient ways to get out of the city without a car.

Fancy a cool dip in Wedgemount Lake after a rigorous hike through the mountains?? Parkbus has you covered with a day pass to over 90 kilometres of established hiking trails to explore.

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We should note that the majority of these hikes are not beginner-friendly. It takes the average hiker around 5 to 7 hours with continuous uphill trails to the lake, so make sure you are prepared for extreme outdoor conditions. You can read more about the trails available and safety guidelines here.

Parkbus will drop visitors off at the Rubble Creek parking lot, the official trailhead for Garibaldi Lake and Panorama Ridge. The journey is approximately 99 km (1.5 hours) from Vancouver, but the coach seating, air conditioning, and onboard bathroom will make it a comfy trip. Best of all? Day use reservations are not required for Parkbus passengers!

The pick-up location from Vancouver is located downtown at 1025 Dunsmuir Street, adjacent to the Bank of China.

We’ll see catch you on the Parkbus, Vancouver!

Garibaldi Provincial Park – Parkbus

When: Now open for the season
Where: Pick-up at 1025 Dunsmuir Street
Cost: $83 for roundtrip + a day pass