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.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Just over two hours from tbird, you’re hard-pressed to beat the scenery at Whistler Blackcomb, and the resort’s 360-degree gondola (opening May 25) is the best way to take it all in. Spanning two mountains and 2.7 miles in length, the 11-minute ride offers views of volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, ancient glaciers, and wildflower fields.
Museum of Anthropology at UBC
Museum / Art
This Arthur Erickson-designed space in downtown Vancouver houses some of the world’s finest Northwest Coast First Nations artwork. The museum’s 9,000-object collection contains intricate carvings, weavings, and contemporary pieces, including renowned Haida sculptor Bill Reid’s The Raven and the First Men.
Beer / Food Trucks
With a resume boasting more than 120 different recipes, this cool and casual Vancouver microbrewery offers an ever-changing craft beer selection, with sampler flights available in its 50-person tasting room and a ready supply of food trucks parked outside for easy snacking.
Granville Island Public Market
Food / Shopping
This waterside, public market is a buffet for the senses, with scores of international food stalls vending everything from fresh produce and seafood to espresso, baked goods, and deli sandwiches. Consider booking a guided tour in advance (Vancouver Foodie Tours is one) or stock up on supplies and head to nearby Vanier Park to enjoy a picnic on your own.
Hiking / View Point
The Vancouver area offers a number of convenient day hikes, and one of the most scenic is undoubtedly Eagle Bluffs in West Vancouver. This five-mile, intermediate trail takes four hours from Cypress Creek Day Lodge, skirting Cabin Lake on the way to its summit, which rewards with views of the city, Fraser Valley, and Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast to the west
Capilano Suspension Bridge
View Point / Bridge
Pacific Ocean seafood is the star of the show at this converted warehouse building in Yaletown, which offers a warm backdrop for Chef Frank Pabst’s globally-inspired and sustainably caught menu (think: sablefish with miso sake glaze and char with Dungeness crab and wakame seaweed). The restaurant’s 14,000-bottle wine cellar is a treasure in its own right.
View Points / Nature
Vancouver’s beating heart is undoubtedly the verdant, urban oasis that comprises the city’s 400+-hectare Stanley Park. Hike, bike, or stroll along the 5.5-mile seawall pathway, with views of the English Bay, brightly colored gardens, swaths of West Coast rainforest, and intricately carved totem poles along the way.