Thunderbird is located on the corner of 248th Street and 72nd Avenue in Langley; just 35 minutes from Vancouver and 15 minutes from The Abbotsford Airport.
For spectators taking Highway 1, exit at the 232nd Street exit and take 72nd Avenue East from the roundabout on the North side of the highway. Then drive 3.5 km, over the railroad tracks, past our competitors entrance. Turn right on 248th Street, the spectator entrance is on your right.
WHEEL CHAIR & STROLLER ACCESS
Our park is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please remember that while our gravel roads are wide and well maintained, they are also filled with horses, golf carts and bikes.
We have a number of handicap equipped bathrooms in different locations throughout the site. If you want to access the main grounds with a wheelchair we suggest using the 72nd Street entrance, as that allows the easiest access to the Grand Prix ring for a wheelchair.
For extra assistance, please contact us by phone at 604.888.4585.
THUNDERBIRD SHOW PARK MAP
Thunderbird Show Park is situated on over 100 acres of pristine farm land with sweeping mountain views. Easily find parking, rings, amenities, food, shopping and stabling and more with one of our easy to use map(s).
#ExploreBC with us
Here’s some things we recommend seeing and doing when you’re not watching horses hit new heights.
For first-time tbird visitors and horse show veterans, alike, British Columbia never fails to make an impression. Just miles from the show grounds, another world awaits: a landscape filled with towering, snowcapped mountains, vast tracks of pristine wilderness, and glittering lakes and waterways—not to mention the diverse, cultural metropolis of Vancouver.
Located less than an hour’s drive from Vancouver and just over 100 miles from Whistler, Langley makes the perfect base for exploring the province’s bounty of outdoor offerings, as well as its museums, historic sites, chic restaurants, and more. Here, our top-10 list of local must-sees for every type of traveler.
Fort Langley National Historic Site
History / Kid-Friendly
Even if your time is short, you can’t miss a trip to this kid-friendly, 1800s Hudson Bay Company trading post, known as the “birthplace of British Columbia. ” Just 10 minutes from tbird, visitors can step back in time alongside costumed storytellers demoing everything from blacksmithing and barrel making to that time-honored, frontier tradition of gold panning.
Chaberton Estate Winery
Wine / Shopping
With more than 2 million cases of wine produced every year, B.C. offers a range of award-winning red and white varieties, and if you’re looking for a crash course, Chaberton Estate’s 55-acre vineyard is a great place to start. Swirl and sip at the winery tasting room, or book a romantic, outdoor table and the wine menu pairings at Bacchus Bistro, Chaberton’s on-site, French restaurant.
What is now Beatniks Bistro was once the Moorehouse residence, originally built in 1933, making Beatniks one of the oldest buildings in Fort Langley. After standing vacant for some time the Choquette family acquired the lonely house and started to dream of a cool little restaurant where people could socialize, enjoy great food, great music, & feel an extension of the family hospitality.
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Hiking / Nature
Sunlight-dappled forests, grassland vistas and wetlands make this regional park great habitat for wildlife, from songbirds to salmon to squirrels and more. The network of trails provide lovely routes for walkers to explore the variety of landscapes, the heritage features and a Nature House. Horse riding is also popular here.
Single Tree Winery
Wine / Food
Visitors can take in the Fraser Valley views while tasting wines right beside the vines or purchase an assortment of snacks and a bottle to enjoy in the winery’s picnic area. Be sure to plan enough time to visit our licensed picnic area by enjoying locally smoked meats, cheeses and other seasonal selections available or bring your own basket of goodies.