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Vancouver Experiences

Vancouver has its own unique atmosphere. It is an exceptionally clean, modern city and the Chinese influence has introduced a distinctly Asian feel to the city. There is no shortage of things to do and the city has a variety of parks, shops and museums, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the biggest and most impressive suspension bridges in the world.

Below is a small selection of the tours we can organise for you when you have booked your Canada holiday with us and are visiting Vancouver.

This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 28 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver's urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don't forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Full commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean & Mandarin on the clear top convertible Hop-On, Hop-Off buses. Enjoy Commentary in English onboard the San Francisco-style Trolleys. Both bus types (clear top and trolley) will be travelling on all routes. There is no designated bus type per route.

Vancouver Hop on Hop off bus tour

  • Decide your own itinerary with 28 convenient stops from the Canada Palace, English Bay Beach to Chinatown
  • Convertible clear top buses for stunning views, rain or shine
  • Live GPS commentary in 7 languages ensures you do not miss a thing
  • Discover Vancouver with buses operating on 2 routes covering the length and breadth of the city!

Prepare to experience the unique history and unfolding splendour as you tour through the modern streets of Vancouver. Drive by the most renowned sights and learn how Vancouver became the city it is today. Situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and framed by British Columbia's imposing mountains, it's easy to fall in love with this astonishing city. Drive through historic neighbourhoods such as Gastown, Chinatown, scenic English Bay and the picturesque Vancouver Harbour. Stops in Stanley Park feature Indigenous Peoples' Totem Poles, spectacular views of the mountains and the Lions Gate Bridge. Also includes the opportunity to wander through the charming farmer's market at Granville Island.

Experience the wild beauty of the Pacific Coast with the splendour of British Columbia's capital city. This adventure highlights some of this region's best features as you sail aboard a local ferry along the rugged coastline, past the Southern Gulf Islands before arriving on Vancouver Island. Continue your journey into Victoria's downtown, where you can stroll through the cobblestone streets and the Inner Harbour. Downtown Victoria offers the chance to wander past the buskers lining the harbour, take a harbour ferry over to Fisherman's Wharf, visit the haunting Bastion Square and explore some of the city's oldest architecture. The next stop is the famous Butchart Gardens. This National Historic Site showcases 55 acres of garden displays. Explore the perfectly themed Japanese Garden, Sunken Garden and Rose Garden. See if you can find the elusive Todd Inlet for more stunning views.

Then return home with a relaxing evening sailing with BC Ferry back to Vancouver's mainland and on to your hotel. The BC Ferry offers two great options for dinner

The tour showcases two of Vancouver's most popular nature destinations. First, you will visit the Capilano River Hatchery to witness the majesty of salmon leaping up the river on their way to their annual spawning beds. The trek along the Capilano Suspension Bridge will afford you an unforgettable perspective. Your amazement will continue as you soar above the clouds on North America's largest aerial tramway, the Grouse Mountain Skyride. The tram will whisk you to the top of the mountain with breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, the vast Pacific Ocean, and the towering mountains that provide the backdrop to the most memorable selfies you will take!

Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour Highlights

  • Lions Gate Bridge
  • Grouse Mountain (admission included)
  • Capilano River Hatchery
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (admission included)

Buckle up your seatbelt and prepare for the flight of your life! FlyOver Canada incorporates state-of-the-art technology to bring you some of Canada's most thrilling sights like you have never seen them before. Groups of up to 60 guests at a time will hang suspended, feet dangling, immersed in a huge 20m spherical screen while our film takes you on a thrilling 8 minute journey from east to west across Canada. It will be a fully immersive experience including wind, mist and even scents!

This escape from the city is an ideal way to experience the natural wonders surrounding Vancouver and Whistler. Gaze out over ever-changing landscapes surrounding the Sea to Sky Highway, with scenic stops at the 335 meter Shannon Falls and ride up the awe-inspiring Sea to Sky Gondola with views of spectacular Howe Sound. Continuing the journey to Whistler, this world famous ski resort also hosted many 2010 Olympic outdoor sporting events.

Spend an afternoon exploring eclectic downtown shops and cafes, hiking along nature trails, or relaxing and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

Whistler, Shannon Falls & Sea To Sky Gondola

  • Sea to Sky Highway
  • Shannon Falls Park
  • Sea to Sky Gondola (admission included)
  • Tantalus Glacier Range
  • Whistler Village
  • Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

This scenic tour takes you on a journey through Canada's "Gateway to the Pacific"- the Burrard Inlet. You get up close to many of Vancouver's most famous landmarks. Cruise past the famous Stanley Park, the busy cruise ship terminals, the spectacular city skyline, historic Gastown, the breathtaking North Shore Mountains and more. Grab a beverage from the fully licensed bar and enjoy the views from the spacious open-air decks or get comfortable inside. No matter where you are sitting get your cameras ready!

It's like dining in a restaurant that looks out onto all of Vancouver's finest views. Enjoy a leisurely cruise past the downtown skyline, the cruise ship terminal of Canada Place, the Mountains of the North Shore, Stanley Park and more. Take in the sights and sounds of the city as you enjoy live music and a delicious West Coast-themed cuisine. You'll have the best spot in Vancouver to watch the sun slowly disappear into the Pacific Ocean. Dinner features a delicious dual entree buffet dinner of a sirloin of beef and BC Salmon.

See why BC's Gulf Islands has been called one of the 'best places to go'! Ride along with the locals on our scenic flight from Vancouver Harbour over the tiny villages and anchorages of the beautiful islands, before landing in the heart of the seaside village on Salt Spring Island. From Salt Spring's Ganges Harbour, guests will take off immediately after dropping off locals and depart for Maple Bay on Vancouver Island before returning to downtown Vancouver's Coal Harbour.

Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea and its wildlife, from humpback whales and orcas to seals, sea lions and more! Departing from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver, our high-speed, custom-built, luxury catamaran will take you on a 3- to 5-hour fully guided whale watching & marine wildlife tour. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from the outdoor viewing deck or stay warm and dry inside the heated cabin with unobstructed views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

As one of the most environmentally friendly eco tour companies in British Columbia, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do – from offsetting at least 110% of all our carbon emissions to donating a portion of every ticket sold to local environmental initiatives.
 

 

Half Day Whale Watching

  • Get the opportunity to view whales and other marine wildlife in their natural habitat while learning from our onboard naturalists
  • Free photo package included on all catamaran tours
  • Year-round whale sightings guarantee. If you don’t see whales on your tour, we invite you to join us again at any of our three locations!
  • Complimentary hot beverages onboard and snacks available for purchase

Depart Vancouver Harbour to start your day with stunning views of Vancouver, the Strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands before landing in the heart of downtown Victoria. Search for orcas and humpback whales along with other marine wildlife on a three-hour zodiac / covered-boat excursion through the nearby Juan de Fuca and Haro Straits. The Salish Sea waterways surrounding southern Vancouver Island are home to nearly 200 species of marine mammals and birds. Additional highlights on this tour include seals, sea lions, seabirds, and the spectacular vistas of Southern Vancouver Island and the Olympic Mountains. Afterwards, explore the city of Victoria at your leisure before returning to Vancouver on the scheduled flight of your choice.

Tour Highlights

  • Take off in a seaplane from the beautiful Vancouver Harbour for a scenic flight to Victoria Harbour
  • Enjoy a 3 hour whale watching excursion through the salish sea
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities include whales, seals, sea lions, seabirds, and more!
  • Free time to explore Victoria on your own schedule before returning to Vancouver with another scenic flight

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