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Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

Vancouver’s fascinating past and present come together in this engaging tour that traverses through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rainforests. Begin with the highlights of downtown, including Canada Place, home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron.  Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, past the Arts and Financial Districts and the fashion mecca of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest, Stanley Park, for a unique perspective of the city from a quiet forest setting. Continue across the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s scenic North Shore and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Don’t miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre.  From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over towering cedars and the Capilano River winding through the valley far below. Take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the other side, where many unique and informative experiences await, including the TreeTops Adventure.  Do not miss the amazing Cliffwalk above the canyon. Return to downtown Vancouver via Stanley Park and English Bay, and get ready to engage all of your senses as you step out into Granville Island Market. This market is an artisan haven for all things local and handmade, including delicious food, coffee, tea, eclectic artwork, and West Coast music.  Carry on through bustling Chinatown, a tribute to the Far East. Continue to historic Gastown, the heart of Vancouver, where it all began.

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

Embark on a culturally immersive Vancouver tour, beginning with iconic downtown landmarks like Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and Robson Street. Journey through a blend of historic and modern architecture to reach Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural rainforest surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Admire historic First Nations Totem Poles and take in the ever-changing beauty of rainforest and shoreline scenery within the park. Continue the exploration to the captivating sights of English Bay, and then venture to the vibrant Granville Island Market. This craft market embodies the philosophy of "smaller is better," showcasing locally crafted food, art, and music, each piece crafted with love and passion. Continue the adventure through bustling Chinatown and historically significant Gastown. Conclude the experience with a swift elevator ascent to the Vancouver Lookout, 553 feet above the city. Revel in panoramic views of the ocean, framed by the Coastal Mountains, and the city lights and shoreline below. Return to the cruise ship terminal or hotel mid afternoon.

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: 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: 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner

Vancouver: 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner

The tour departs from Granville Island at 5:30pm and heads across the scenic and tranquil water towards Bowen Island. From your stylish boat, admire Vancouver’s stunning skyline while listening to interesting commentary and fun facts about the city. There’s also the opportunity to see some native marine wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled throughout the sail. Upon arrival at Bowen Island, enjoy an incredible dinner at one of the location’s very best restaurants, accompanied by refreshing drinks. Afterwards, spend some time exploring the local shops on the island and soaking up the friendly, small town vibe. Finally, get back on board the boat for the journey back to Vancouver, passing through the beautiful Howe Sound along the way for more sightseeing.

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Start your holiday tour of Vancouver by exploring the highlights of downtown. See landmark monuments and locations, such as the home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron at Canada Place. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, and go to the Vancouver Arts District, where community awareness is raised for public arts through diverse creative expressions. Look at the high-rise buildings of the Financial District and discover the fashion hub of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest of Stanley Park to get a unique perspective of the city from a quiet wooded setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles as you continue along the water across English Bay to Granville Island. Spend some time at Granville Island Market and its many shops and eateries. Then, go to Lions Gate Bridge and explore Vancouver’s scenic North Shore. Approach Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to experience once of the most beautiful festive attractions in the city. See thousands of lights emanating from the park, and then take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to find many unique and informative experiences, like the Treetops Adventure. Join us in celebrating 40 years of sharing Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler with guests from all over. Our expertly curated guided tours offer a special and safe experience.

VIP Access Granville Island Market Walking Food Tour

VIP Access Granville Island Market Walking Food Tour

On the shores of False Creek, canopied by an urban bridge, Granville Island Market is a favourite amongst the city’s chefs and foodies. It’s a big part of the city’s soul. As the colourful market buzzes around you, step behind the scenes to experience a side that many never see — even the locals. Tuck into savory and sweet bites by renowned culinary artisans, and connect with their passion for food and heritage. Beyond the bustling stalls and vibrant displays, delve into the stories behind the market's diverse offerings. Meet the dedicated vendors who pour their heart and soul into their craft, from artisanal cheese makers to innovative bakers. Discover the secrets of their time-honored techniques and the inspirations behind their creations. This immersive experience not only tantalizes your taste buds but also enriches your understanding of Granville Island's culinary legacy and its vital role in Vancouver's food scene.

Vancouver: City & Granville Island Sightseeing Trolley Tour

Vancouver: City & Granville Island Sightseeing Trolley Tour

Discover Vancouver on a trolley sightseeing adventure. In just a few hours, immerse yourself in the best of Vancouver’s stunning landscapes and vibrant city life as you visit notable points of interest like Granville Island, Stanley Park, and Chinatown. During your tour, marvel at the majestic totem poles at Brockton Point. Admire panoramic views from Prospect Point, and wander through the charming cobblestone streets of Granville Island to the famous Public Market. Cruise through diverse and internationally acclaimed neighborhoods like the West End’s English Bay, False Creek’s Olympic Village, and Chinatown. Learn about the fascinating history and character of the city with your guide, who will provide live commentary throughout.

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!

Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or from the port in Vancouver, and then start your private sightseeing tour of the city at Library Square. Admire the public library's original architecture, built in 1995 and a prominent feature of movies such as "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and TV series, including "Battlestar Galactica." Then, stroll around historic Gastown and see Water Street, where fancy coffee shops mingle with restaurants and gift stores. Continue to Canada Place, location of the landmark Vancouver Convention Centre and Cruise Ship Terminal, where 5,000 tourists a day disembark from their Alaska cruises to spend the day in the city.  Continue to Stanley Park and experience the most visited natural park in British Columbia. Take a look at the iconic Totem Poles and get panoramic views from Prospect Point. Look over the Pacific Ocean, and at the mountains of North Shore, and see the commercial port and beautiful Lions Gate Bridge from the highest point in the park. Next, drive through a major shopping district and along Beach Avenue to English Bay to encounter the first beach in the city. En route to Granville Island, drive through the Olympic Village, where 2,400 athletes stayed during the Winter Olympics 2010. Reach Granville Island and stop to wander around the art studios, craft galleries and Granville Island Public Market, where you can find unique hand-made products and fine dining delights. Take a 15-minute walk through Queen Elizabeth Park to get panoramic views of the Vancouver skyline and North Shore mountains. See the stunning Bloedel Floral Conservatory, where around 500 species and varieties of plants from deep jungle to desert climates are kept in the glass dome. Explore Vancouver's Chinatown, established in 1885 and declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 2011. Today, it is the second largest Chinatown in North America after San Francisco and a hive of activity and popular tourist attraction. Then, get complimentary drop off at any hotel in downtown Vancouver or at the cruise terminal.

Granville Island Public Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

Vancouver’s fascinating past and present come together in this engaging tour that traverses through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rainforests. Begin with the highlights of downtown, including Canada Place, home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron.  Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, past the Arts and Financial Districts and the fashion mecca of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest, Stanley Park, for a unique perspective of the city from a quiet forest setting. Continue across the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s scenic North Shore and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Don’t miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre.  From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over towering cedars and the Capilano River winding through the valley far below. Take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the other side, where many unique and informative experiences await, including the TreeTops Adventure.  Do not miss the amazing Cliffwalk above the canyon. Return to downtown Vancouver via Stanley Park and English Bay, and get ready to engage all of your senses as you step out into Granville Island Market. This market is an artisan haven for all things local and handmade, including delicious food, coffee, tea, eclectic artwork, and West Coast music.  Carry on through bustling Chinatown, a tribute to the Far East. Continue to historic Gastown, the heart of Vancouver, where it all began.

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

Embark on a culturally immersive Vancouver tour, beginning with iconic downtown landmarks like Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and Robson Street. Journey through a blend of historic and modern architecture to reach Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural rainforest surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Admire historic First Nations Totem Poles and take in the ever-changing beauty of rainforest and shoreline scenery within the park. Continue the exploration to the captivating sights of English Bay, and then venture to the vibrant Granville Island Market. This craft market embodies the philosophy of "smaller is better," showcasing locally crafted food, art, and music, each piece crafted with love and passion. Continue the adventure through bustling Chinatown and historically significant Gastown. Conclude the experience with a swift elevator ascent to the Vancouver Lookout, 553 feet above the city. Revel in panoramic views of the ocean, framed by the Coastal Mountains, and the city lights and shoreline below. Return to the cruise ship terminal or hotel mid afternoon.

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: 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: 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner

Vancouver: 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner

The tour departs from Granville Island at 5:30pm and heads across the scenic and tranquil water towards Bowen Island. From your stylish boat, admire Vancouver’s stunning skyline while listening to interesting commentary and fun facts about the city. There’s also the opportunity to see some native marine wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled throughout the sail. Upon arrival at Bowen Island, enjoy an incredible dinner at one of the location’s very best restaurants, accompanied by refreshing drinks. Afterwards, spend some time exploring the local shops on the island and soaking up the friendly, small town vibe. Finally, get back on board the boat for the journey back to Vancouver, passing through the beautiful Howe Sound along the way for more sightseeing.

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Start your holiday tour of Vancouver by exploring the highlights of downtown. See landmark monuments and locations, such as the home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron at Canada Place. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, and go to the Vancouver Arts District, where community awareness is raised for public arts through diverse creative expressions. Look at the high-rise buildings of the Financial District and discover the fashion hub of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest of Stanley Park to get a unique perspective of the city from a quiet wooded setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles as you continue along the water across English Bay to Granville Island. Spend some time at Granville Island Market and its many shops and eateries. Then, go to Lions Gate Bridge and explore Vancouver’s scenic North Shore. Approach Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to experience once of the most beautiful festive attractions in the city. See thousands of lights emanating from the park, and then take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to find many unique and informative experiences, like the Treetops Adventure. Join us in celebrating 40 years of sharing Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler with guests from all over. Our expertly curated guided tours offer a special and safe experience.

VIP Access Granville Island Market Walking Food Tour

VIP Access Granville Island Market Walking Food Tour

On the shores of False Creek, canopied by an urban bridge, Granville Island Market is a favourite amongst the city’s chefs and foodies. It’s a big part of the city’s soul. As the colourful market buzzes around you, step behind the scenes to experience a side that many never see — even the locals. Tuck into savory and sweet bites by renowned culinary artisans, and connect with their passion for food and heritage. Beyond the bustling stalls and vibrant displays, delve into the stories behind the market's diverse offerings. Meet the dedicated vendors who pour their heart and soul into their craft, from artisanal cheese makers to innovative bakers. Discover the secrets of their time-honored techniques and the inspirations behind their creations. This immersive experience not only tantalizes your taste buds but also enriches your understanding of Granville Island's culinary legacy and its vital role in Vancouver's food scene.

Vancouver: City & Granville Island Sightseeing Trolley Tour

Vancouver: City & Granville Island Sightseeing Trolley Tour

Discover Vancouver on a trolley sightseeing adventure. In just a few hours, immerse yourself in the best of Vancouver’s stunning landscapes and vibrant city life as you visit notable points of interest like Granville Island, Stanley Park, and Chinatown. During your tour, marvel at the majestic totem poles at Brockton Point. Admire panoramic views from Prospect Point, and wander through the charming cobblestone streets of Granville Island to the famous Public Market. Cruise through diverse and internationally acclaimed neighborhoods like the West End’s English Bay, False Creek’s Olympic Village, and Chinatown. Learn about the fascinating history and character of the city with your guide, who will provide live commentary throughout.

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!

Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or from the port in Vancouver, and then start your private sightseeing tour of the city at Library Square. Admire the public library's original architecture, built in 1995 and a prominent feature of movies such as "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and TV series, including "Battlestar Galactica." Then, stroll around historic Gastown and see Water Street, where fancy coffee shops mingle with restaurants and gift stores. Continue to Canada Place, location of the landmark Vancouver Convention Centre and Cruise Ship Terminal, where 5,000 tourists a day disembark from their Alaska cruises to spend the day in the city.  Continue to Stanley Park and experience the most visited natural park in British Columbia. Take a look at the iconic Totem Poles and get panoramic views from Prospect Point. Look over the Pacific Ocean, and at the mountains of North Shore, and see the commercial port and beautiful Lions Gate Bridge from the highest point in the park. Next, drive through a major shopping district and along Beach Avenue to English Bay to encounter the first beach in the city. En route to Granville Island, drive through the Olympic Village, where 2,400 athletes stayed during the Winter Olympics 2010. Reach Granville Island and stop to wander around the art studios, craft galleries and Granville Island Public Market, where you can find unique hand-made products and fine dining delights. Take a 15-minute walk through Queen Elizabeth Park to get panoramic views of the Vancouver skyline and North Shore mountains. See the stunning Bloedel Floral Conservatory, where around 500 species and varieties of plants from deep jungle to desert climates are kept in the glass dome. Explore Vancouver's Chinatown, established in 1885 and declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 2011. Today, it is the second largest Chinatown in North America after San Francisco and a hive of activity and popular tourist attraction. Then, get complimentary drop off at any hotel in downtown Vancouver or at the cruise terminal.

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4.9
(183 reviews)

our guide Greg was absolutely excellent. very informative, great sense of humour, looked out for us on the bikes the whole day. we had our 12 & 14 year Olds with us and we all had a ball. what a fantastic way to experience Vancouver!

Great guides, fun boat. Time short on island but dinner was excellent. Really fun experience

Very nice bike tour where you see and learn a lot. The bikes were also very good.

The guide was great, gave a lot of information and was fun.

Fantastic from start to finish, Captain Paul was amazing