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Vancouver: City and Seal Boat Tour

Vancouver: City and Seal Boat Tour

Jump into a boat for a 1.5-hours to see the city and its seals. Embark on an adventure you won't forget and travel along the epic coastline of the English Bay, out to Lighthouse Park, over to the Seal Colony, and back into False Creek. Take in the sights of Stanley Park from the water throughout the journey. Pass by English Bay Beach and underneath the iconic Lions Gate Bridge.  Marvel at the beautiful homes of West Vancouver, offshore freighters, and Seal Colony along the coast. Make your way past Siwash Rock, Jericho Sailing Centre, and Kitsilano Beach. All of the boat tours depart from the Granville Island Location.

Vancouver Bicycle Tour

Vancouver Bicycle Tour

Explore Vancouver's highlights on a guided bike tour to the city's top sights and districts. See more in less time as you peddle by Beaver Lake and along English Bay. Then ride around False Creek through the Olympic Village complex and into Gastown.  Meet your group at the bike rental shop in downtown Vancouver and put on your helmet. Listen to a safety briefing before taking off along flat, protected bikeways. Travel at a leisurely pace, allowing you to soak up the city's vibrant culture. Start with a tour of the world-famous Stanley Park including the stunning seawall and the mesmerizing forested trails within. Wave to the beavers at Beaver Lake and marvel at the towering trees. Cycle through English Bay, home to some of the hottest beaches in the city then discover amazing food and art on Granville Island. You'll have a 45 minute break, leaving you time to find some lunch in the area. Travel along the seawall that follows False Creek. Take in the city skyline framed by the North Shore Mountains. Pass by the Olympic Village complex and Science World. Hear about Expo ’86 and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Finally, travel back in time to check out Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown and history-rich Gastown. Learn about the city’s beginnings as a logging outpost and hear about infamous Gassy Jack. See Vancouver's first pub before heading to the seawall and making your way back to the bike shop through Coal Harbor. One last look at waterfront provides a great view of marinas and seaplanes taking off and landing.

Vancouver: Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

Vancouver: Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

Stanley Park is truly one of the most beautiful parks in the world. This unique 3-hour guided tour includes a perfect mixture of forest exploration, seaside cruising and city riding. Meet your group at the bike rental shop in Downtown Vancouver to begin your tour of the park and city. During a safety briefing, you’ll be fitted with a bike and helmet. You'll ride in small groups and follow flat, protected bikeways. Traveling at a leisurely pace, you can soak up the natural beauty of the park. After riding through some picturesque neighborhoods of Vancouver including the West End and English Bay, you'll find yourself at the entrance to the jewel of the city: Stanley Park. Your guide will escort you through the park making stops along the way, sharing in-depth information about the biodiversity of the temperate rainforest, the history of the coastal First Nations and their legendary totem poles, as well as an abundance of hidden treasures and stories that the park has accumulated over its 125-year history. Stanley Park is uniquely situated with incredibly scenic views of Downtown Vancouver, the North Shore, The Lion’s Gate Bridge, as well as English Bay and the West End. This easy 12 km ride showcases the great natural beauty of Vancouver.

Vancouver: Half-Day City Highlights E-Bike Tour Age 16+

Vancouver: Half-Day City Highlights E-Bike Tour Age 16+

Jump on a fun and easy-to-ride e-bike tour through Vancouver. Cycle along Stanley Park and cruise the Seawall with stunning views of the Downtown skyline and the North Shore Mountains. Visit the iconic Totem Poles and lush Beaver Lake, where wildlife abounds. Make use of your electric boost and ride up to the Prospect Point lookout, the highest point in the 1000 acre park, overlooking the Lion’s Gate Bridge, and on clear days you can see all the way to Vancouver Island.  After leaving the park, cruise along and check out some iconic neighborhoods on the False Creek waterfront, including Yaletown and Olympic Village. Both neighborhoods are award-winning developments known for their modern style and eco-friendly design. Finally, make your way to Chinatown and Gastown, two of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhoods. Your guide will share stories about the city’s roots amongst the city’s oldest buildings before heading back to the starting point. This e-bike tour makes use of Vancouver’s extensive separated bike trails, with 95% of riding on routes without cars and a maximum group size of 10 riders. This tour does not stop at the Granville Island Market, so going there in the morning is a great way to pair your day of exploring.

Vancouver: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour wit 24 & 48 Hour Pass

Vancouver: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour wit 24 & 48 Hour Pass

Explore the highlights of Vancouver, British Columbia, at your own pace with this 24 or 48-hour Vancouver hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Climb aboard a San Francisco, or Las Vegas style trolley bus at any of the 10 convenient stops in the downtown Vancouver area and journey through the vibrant city with comfort and style. Discover the major highlights of the big city with ease, at your own pace. Listen to an informative on-board live commentary, available in multiple languages, to help you choose where to hop off. Experience the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver and the serene natural beauty of the local parks. Stroll the pathways of Stanley Park, enjoy something to eat at Prospect Point, and visit iconic West End, Coal Harbour, Art Gallery District and the Granville Entertainment District. Vancouver Trolley Tour Route: -Canada Place -Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront -Robson St at The Blue Horizon Hotel -Stanley Park Pavilion & The Rose Garden -Brockton Point Totem Poles -Prospect Point Look Out -The Tea House at Third Beach -Stanley Park Brewing -The Shopping District -The West End -Entrance to Davie Village -Entertainment District

Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing Adventure

Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing Adventure

Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and slip into the required red cruiser suit to get a safety tutorial. Then, board the open-air, purpose-built zodiac boat and set off on a scenic ride through Burrard Inlet. Get up close to native wildlife and listen to the expert commentary as you navigate the waterways at speeds up to 30 miles per hour (50 kilometers per hour). Admire the lush greenery of Coal Harbour, North Shore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park, looking for dolphins, harbor seals and bald eagles along the way. Marvel at the skyscrapers of British Columbia’s largest city as you cruise back to harbor.

Vancouver: City and Nature Sightseeing RIB Tour

Vancouver: City and Nature Sightseeing RIB Tour

Experience a twist on a family classic on this city and wildlife tour. Hop on board a RIB and explore Vancouver's waterways. Discover the diverse wildlife that lives along the shoreline and in the coastal waters. Begin your tour at False Creek and set off on your adventure. Pass by Granville Island, Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge, and English Bay. As you explore enjoy spectacular views of Vancouver and the mountains in the background. Get up close and personal with a seal colony near Lighthouse Park (Point Atkinson), spot a variety of marine life as you make your way along the coast, and view bald eagles in their natural habitat. From the boat see Vancouver as you've never seen it before.

Bike Vancouver: Stanley Park, Granville Island & Gastown

Bike Vancouver: Stanley Park, Granville Island & Gastown

Tour all of Vancouver on one easy-going and safe bicycle tour. Get a personal introduction to the city from one of our knowledgeable and fun guides. Start your experience at Spokes Bicycle Rentals to get fitted on a bike that is well suited for your height. Your guide will give you a brief safety orientation including a short preview of the tour and an opportunity to introduce the group. A great hidden benefit to this tour is meeting other like-minded travelers from around the world. We start the tour in Vancouver's largest playground, Stanley Park. Your guide has the best route to see every highlight in an efficient manner, including the Stanley Park Totem Poles, Beaver Lake, the largest Old Growth Maples, and Second Beach. Next, is a cruise along the longest uninterrupted Sea wall, past English Bay Beach to a special inclusion; a False Creek Ferry Ride. We take our bikes onto a ferry across the beautiful False Creek which is a perfect opportunity for a rest and picture taking. The ferry takes us to the bustling Granville Island. Get a few personal recommendations from your guide on where to return to as this tour won't be responsible for guests getting lost in excitement. Between the Public Market, Net Loft, and Artists' Studios it would take a full day to see it all. The bike ride is perfect along separated bike lanes that wind along the beautiful ocean. This section is called False Creek and Vancouver's skyline is perfect for a few well-planned stops for picture taking. It leads to Olympic Village and Mount Pleasant one of our companies favourite hidden gems of the city. After a stop in what some call hipster village, we cruise into Chinatown, seeing a unique perspective of a bustling city. With a rich culture imbedded into the area, you'll have definitely have a few takeaways to discuss later. Right beside this neighbourhood is Vancouver's most talked about area, Gastown. You'll get to bump along cobblestone streets; it's a lot smoother than you think. This area has a beautiful contrast of old and new mixed into a simple European feel. The highlight is the Gastown Steam Clock and your guide will be prepared to share all of it's unique features. On a rare occasion you might even meet the maker of the clock himself, it's happened before, and can happen again. Gastown leads us into the newest and ritziest area, Coal Harbour, where ocean meets glitz and glam. This is one of the densest areas in North America, and once you've experienced it, you'll understand why. Before you know it, you're guide will take a turn and you'll be right back where you started. In the heart of the west end on Denman Street. Exchange ideas, and recommendations and be sure to leave your guide a detailed review! We're excited to hear all about it.

Vancouver: Guided City Sights Tour (includes Quarry Garden)

Vancouver: Guided City Sights Tour (includes Quarry Garden)

Start with pickup from the centrally-located Canada Place Welcome Centre in Vancouver. Relax in a comfortable and spacious minibus with large windows as you pass by sights like Jack Poole Plaza which is home to the Olympic cauldron and Pixelated Orca. Tour the iconic Stanley Park and make a photo stop at the Totem Poles at Brockton Point. See the Nine O'Clock Gun, a historic cannon that is still fired daily. Spot the Girl in a Wetsuit statue which sits on a rock in the water and the charming red and white Brockton Point Lighthouse. Stop at Prospect Point for views of the Burrard Inlet, North Shore Mountains, and the Lion's Gate Bridge. Tour the West End and soak up the vine in the city's former red light district which has transformed into a vibrant LBGTQ neighborhood. Enjoy views of English Bay as you ride on Beach Avenue on the way to False Creek. Discover local artwork like the A-Maze-Ing Laughter, and Inukshuk sculptures and the outdoor Granville Chandelier. Ride through Yaletown, the Stadium District, Chinatown, and Mount Pleasant. Learn about Hollywood of the North and some of the major productions that filmed in Vancouver Stop to admire the Vancouver skyline from Little Mountain at Queen Elizabeth Park, the highest natural vantage point in Metro Vancouver. Stroll the famous Quarry or Rose Gardens. Have the option to conclude your tour at Granville Island and spend more time exploring the public markets or continue back to Canada Place via the art deco Burrard Bridge and pass by the Marine Building on the return journey.

Vancouver Bike Tour of Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

Vancouver Bike Tour of Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

Start your tour at the sandy shores of English Bay. Follow the beach path east with your bike tour guide. Stop along False Creek seawall to view the colourful "Giants" mural by Osgemeos. Leave the seawall and head into the Yaletown district for a quick stop at the Roundhouse Community Centre. See the first train across Canada and hear about Vancouver's connection to the railroad. Return to the seawall and bike through the stadium district, alongside BC Place, The Park Casino and Rogers Arena. Skip across the city to Gastown, Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood. Hear the story of Gassy Jack, stop at the Vancouver Steamclock and gaze up at the impressive design of the Woodwards Tower. Slide over to Chinatown for a peak inside the meditative Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. Learn about the important role the Chinese played in the development of Canada and hear the quirky story of the Chinatown otter. Pedal through Strathcona, Vancouver's first residential neighbourhood. Pause in front of Nora Hendrix's house and hear Vancouver's connection to the legendary guitar player. Ride through the Olympic Athlete's Village as you return west along the south side of False Creek. Cycle onto Granville Island for a slow roll past the artisan shops and remaining factory elements. Park the bikes and putter through the over 100 stalls in the Granville Island Public Market. Return to the bikes for a quick sea jaunt across False Creek on the Aquabus ferry system. Arrive back at the bike shop for a quick tour debrief, recommendation list and Instagram selfie!

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What people are saying about False Creek

Overall rating

4.9
(433 reviews)

Jake & Sebastian were great tour guides and we saw a lot of wild life (even an orca) and enjoyed the boat trip a lot. It was my favourite activity in Vancouver.

Great way to see Vancouver from the water. Our Captain Thomas, was great and very insightful and informative. I would highly recommend this tour!

Marion was fantastic! She provided us with an informative tour of Stanley Park and the surrounding area while on a 3 hr bike tour.

Great tour with excellent commentary Throughly recommended for cruise ship passengers

The tour guide Jackson was really good and made for a fantastic experience