Golden Ears

Golden Ears

Provincial Park

This route is currently unavailable - all seats are sold out, or no more buses are scheduled for this year.

As one of the largest parks in the province, Golden Ears Provincial Park is prized for its recreational opportunities. The extensive system of trails within the park provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and exploring the area.

55 km From Vancouver
1 hour
school bus

Ticket Prices

  • Regular rate$64
  • Students / Seniors $58
  • Children$32
  • Regular rate$42
  • Students / Seniors$37
  • Children$21

Important: this is NOT a guided trip. Only transportation is included.

Golden Ears Provincial Park is a remote and rugged area of the province. There is limited or no cellphone reception, no food or water, and no guides that are available on this trip. You alone are responsible for your safety in the park - many dangers exist, natural and man made.

If you miss the return bus, you may become stranded in an area with no cellphone reception and will be responsible for arranging alternative transportation. We are unable to follow up on missing passengers - be sure to leave your trip plan with someone who will raise alarm if you get stranded in the wilderness. Review our Safety Page before booking your trip.

Consider buying a good park map prior to your trip, if you are thinking of hiking any of the more remote trails, such as this Golden Ears Map.

Departure Times

  • Vancouver to Golden Ears
  • City Departure #1: 9:00 AM at 1025 Dunsmuir Street (Bank of China near Burrard Station)

  • Returns to Vancouver
  • Park Departure #1 at 17:00 PM

  • One way travel time is approximately 1 hour

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus is sold out on my preferred date, what can I do?

There are usually a few cancellations 2 days before the trip (cancellation with no penalty cut-off period) so if you check back right before the trip, you are likely to find some more seats.

Can I purchase food or get water in the park?

To help plan for a great day in the park, please ensure you bring with you lots of extra water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen and bug spray. There are very few amenities near the park, and facilities in the park are currently limited.

What do I need to bring with me?

In addition to food, water and snacks, we recommend that you bring what you need to spend the day outdoors, dress for the weather and wear closed toed footwear. Check the weather forecast before you come and consider bringing rain gear with you just in case.

Are your buses wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately not currently due to costs - accessible vehicle are significantly more expensive, which would only allow us to offer one third of the dates we can currently offer with a school bus. We may offer a special run for persons with limited mobility by chartering an accessible vehicle if there is interest. Please contact us if you think you would benefit from this service.

What kind of buses do you use? Is there is washroom / AC on board?

We use school buses for this route, which have no washroom and no AC. While they are less comfortable than motorcoach buses (which we use on Parkbus overnight destinations such as Algonquin), they also cost a fraction of what a motorcoach does cost, allowing us to triple the number of days of operation available.

Is this a guided trip?

No it is not. You must be completely self-sufficient, and be able to plan your own trip.

Can we bring bikes or strollers?

We use a school bus for this route, and unfortunately there is no space for bikes. Folding strollers may work, if they fold really well - if you are coming with a folding stroller, be sure to show up early to be the first one on the bus.

Stops in Golden Ears


Gold Creek Parking

The bus will drop you off at Gold Creek Parking, right inside the park, conveniently located within walking distance to a number of beautiful hiking trails.

Estimated Arrival
10:10 AM

05:00 PM

Pickup Locations In Vancouver

1025 Dunsmuir St (Vancouver)

Our buses stop outside Bank of China, near Burrard Skytrain Station, at 1025 Dunsmuir Street!

09:00 AM

Estimated Return
06:10 PM