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Vancouver: Grouse Mountain Admission Ticket

Vancouver: Grouse Mountain Admission Ticket

Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s most visited year-round natural attraction, located just 15 minutes from downtown. You can enjoy panoramic views as you travel to the pristine, alpine environment aboard the iconic Skyride. Enjoy thrilling outdoor adventures, cultural activities, and educational experiences, which are available year-round. Year-round, you can enjoy our Mountaintop Chalet, which includes great dining options, an HD Theatre in the Sky, and two gift shops for souvenirs and clothing. In the summer, choose from an incredible variety of activities including a world-famous lumberjack show, a "birds in motion" demonstration, a visit to the resident orphaned grizzly bears, guided eco-walks, and a chairlift to the peak of the mountain. You can also add to your experience with exciting adventures (at an additional fee) such as a mountain ropes course, mountain ziplines, and tandem paragliding. In winter, enjoy the stunning light installations on the Light Walk, the slopes at the Sliding Zone, an outdoor skating pond, snowshoeing, and more. Please check the Today on Grouse page on the Grousemountain.com website to be aware of open activities on a day-to-day basis.

From Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

From Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

Enjoy a full-day of light adventure from Vancouver and see the stunning Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. Explore the amazing temperate rainforest on Vancouver's North Shore on this tour aboard a climate-controlled coach.  Be picked up from your accommodation in Vancouver or Richmond hotels, or be picked up from the cruise pier. Relax on the drive to the Capilano Fish Hatchery and learn about the life cycle of salmon on a tour.  Feel the thrill of crossing the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the largest suspension foot bridge in the world. Gaze out at lush forests and snowy mountain peaks as you walk over the Capilano River.  Continue to Grouse Mountain for a stop at a viewpoint at 3,700 feet (1,200 meters) above the city. Spend some free time where you can go watch a lumberjack show, see the grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, take a sleigh ride, or go ice skating. Return to your meeting point by bus at the conclusion of the tour. 

From Vancouver: Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge

From Vancouver: Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge

Experience Vancouver's wild beauty on a day trip to the North Shore. Ride through Stanley Park and cross Lions Gate Bridge. Take in the staggering views from the Capilano Suspension Bridge and visit Grouse Mountain. 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 hub of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest, Stanley Park, for a unique perspective of the city from a quiet forest setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles before whisking off to North Vancouver. 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. Return to downtown Vancouver by mid-afternoon. 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.

Vancouver:4in1Grouse Mnt/Capilano Suspension Br/Dam/Hatchery

Vancouver:4in1Grouse Mnt/Capilano Suspension Br/Dam/Hatchery

LUXURY PRIVATE CAR TOURS: Explore stunning destinations in style. GROUSE MOUNTAIN: 1. SKYRIDE: Take a scenic ride up the mountain for breathtaking views of Vancouver and the surrounding area. 2. PEAK CHAIRLIFT: Ascend to 4,100 feet on our iconic Peak Chairlift, Here, behold a unique panoramic view, an awe-inspiring sight you won't find anywhere else. 3. HIKING TRAILS: Enjoy various hiking trails suitable for different skill levels. 4. GRIZZLY BEAR REFUGE: Visit the refuge to learn about grizzly bears and see TWO AMAZING HUGE GRIZZLY up close in a natural habitat. 5. WORLD-FAMOUS LUMGERJACK: Experience the thrill of champion lumberjacks in action! Set in two 1900s logging camps, this high-energy show features log rolling, a daring 60-foot tree climb, axe throwing, and the exhilarating springboard chop - a unique event found only here in North America. Get ready for non-stop excitement that'll leave you on the edge of your seat! 6. OWL TALKS SHOW: An opportunity to see birds of prey up close. Such as OWL, Eagle and other birds of prey. 7. THE EYE OF THE WIND & GROUSE MOUNTAIN PEAK: A unique wind turbine with a glass viewing pod offering panoramic views and enjoy the stunning vistas from the mountain's summit. 8. ZIPLINING: Experience the thrill of ziplining through the mountain's forests. 9. ROPES ADVANTURE: Experience the thrill! Conquer aerial ropes courses with balance, jumps, climbs, swings, and ziplines. Get ready for an adrenaline-packed journey through the treetops! CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE: 1. THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE: Step onto the legendary 450-foot Capilano Suspension Bridge for an unforgettable adventure! Feel the thrill as you wobble across this historic landmark, suspended high above the stunning Capilano River. From lush gardens to the serene rainforest, immerse yourself in nature's beauty and join millions who have marveled at its swaying views over the past 130 years. 2. CLIFFWALK: Experience the thrill of Cliffwalk, a gravity-defying walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Prepare for breathtaking views on the edge of nature like never before! 3. TREETOPS ADVENTURER: Soar above the coastal rainforest on 7 suspension bridges and towering platforms for a thrilling adventure. Experience the forest from a squirrel's eye view like never before! 4. KIA’PALANO: At Kia'palano, delve into the rich heritage of the Indigenous people who have inhabited this land for millennia. Discover the profound connection between their culture and the natural world. HATCHER: Immerse yourself in nature's spectacle at the Hatchery! Experience the vibrant colors of fall as you stroll amidst towering trees and serene streams. Marvel at breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls and majestic mountains, all while witnessing the awe-inspiring journey of salmon returning to spawn. Don't miss your chance to witness the beauty and wonder of this natural paradise! DAM: Discover the breathtaking marvel of Cleveland Dam& lake

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.

Audio Driving Tour b/w Vancouver & Whistler | Sea to Sky Hwy

Audio Driving Tour b/w Vancouver & Whistler | Sea to Sky Hwy

Follow your professional audio tour guide Jefferson along Highway 99, one of the most scenic drives in the world! Start anywhere along the route between Vancouver and Whistler. The tour experience is the same in either direction. Learn about Vancouver's North Shore, Cypress Provincial Park and the early inhabitants of the area, the Coast Salish Peoples, a large grouping of many nations with numerous distinct cultures and languages. Hear about the European settlers who came after and the amazing animals and plants that call this beautiful area home. Discover the beauty of the sea and mountains as you hear about the Lions Bay Search and Rescue, the Straight of Georgia and Howe Sound, Cypress Provincial Park and BC's own temperate rainforest. Marvel at the geology of the area and learn about Fjords, Sounds & Bights, Watt's Point Volcanic Centre, Mount Garibaldi, Stratovolcanos and Stawamus Chief Mountain. Stop and be awed at Shannon Falls, the Britannia Mine Museum and the spectacular Brandywine Falls. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. See Anvil Island from the Porteau Cove Lookouts, Tantalus Lookout, Brackendale Eagle Provincial Park and even take a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola. Along the way you'll pass through the Town of Squamish, known as an outdoor enthusiast's paradise and hear of the Squamish Estuary and Spit. Enjoy hearing the history of Whistler Mountain, it's Olympic Park, the name behind the River of Golden Dreams, and of course, the amazing and world renowned Town of Whistler. Fun audio clips will play automatically as you drive using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. The tour is easy to navigate and our audio guide will keep you and your family engaged along the way with trivia fun.

Discover Stanley Park with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Discover Stanley Park with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Experience the captivating Stanley Park like never before with our Smartphone Audio Walking Tour! Immerse yourself in the tales of early pioneers, diverse local fauna, and the park's unique geographic features. Transform your walk into an educational and entertaining journey, complete with fun trivia questions! Begin at the busy Stanley Park Causeway and follow the seawall all the way around the park. Have the option of stopping at points of interest in the park's interior. Get suggestions on attractions to see like Nature House and the Vancouver Aquarium. Learn about the creation of Stanley Park and its history. Delve into the geology of the area. Hear about the lost lagoon, Beaver lake, the hollow tree, and the devastating wind storm of 2006. Uncover the history of Hallelujah Point, Deadman’s Island, and the naval reserve. Check out the statues of the Scottish poet Robbie Burns, the Olympian Harry Jerome, and the park’s namesake, Lord Stanley. See the Nine O’Clock Gun, the SS Empress of Japan figurehead, and the 'Girl in a Wetsuit' statue Take a break on one of the logs at Third Beach, or visit the historic Stanley Park Pavilion. Admire views at Brockton Point and the Prospect Point. View Lions Gate Bridge. Tour the Rhododendron, Rose, and Rock gardens and hear the history behind the Malkin Bowl.

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.

West Vancouver: Howe Sound and Bowen Speedboat Tour

West Vancouver: Howe Sound and Bowen Speedboat Tour

Join the Bowen Explorer Tour and marvel at the Howe Sound islands, an amazing adventure to bird sanctuaries, harbor seal rookeries, and sea caves. Finish with a short visit of Snug Cove on Bowen Island. Soar up the coastline with the eagles, farther north than this trip has ever gone before. Travel deep into the sound your guide explains this extraordinary ecosystem that is home to harbor seals, bald eagles, oystercatchers, and many other creatures and organisms. The trip highlights the wildlife of the sound: seals at Pam Rocks and birds around Christie Island. Catch sight of some unique Bald Eagle nests and traditional First Nations locations. Take in a true example of the west-coast fjord landscape littered with steep cliffs and hanging valleys. Discover more of Vancouver’s history and see some untouched coastline, as it was before the city was colonized. Horseshoe Bay is also home to many unique restaurants and shops that are fun to explore before or after the tour.

Vancouver: Mosquito Creek and English Bay Sailboat Cruise

Vancouver: Mosquito Creek and English Bay Sailboat Cruise

We are happy to welcome you on our beautiful 2011 50 foot Jeanneau Sailboat that is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. We depart Mosquito Creek and motor out of Vancouver Harbour into Burrard Inlet. You will see Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and unique views of downtown from the water. Once we pass under the Lions Gate Bridge we'll set sail and enjoy stunning views of the Vancouver area, Passage and Bowen Islands, Point Atkinson, West Vancouver, Howe Sound and even Georgia Straight. Sit back and relax whilst we serve up a light snack and a selection of Beers, Ciders and assortment of alcoholic beverages as you enjoy the views of English Bay. We have water and pop available for the minors, tea and coffee as well. If you're the more adventurous type, we can put you to work and teach you the basics of how to sail, trimming the sails and even take the helm. After 2 hours on the water pack up the sails and motor back to Mosquito Creek and the picturesque views of Coal Harbour. We offer all kinds of other experiences if your looking for something more private or don't see a date that works for your group. Please reach out and well do our best to create a unique and once in a lifetime experience! We do not have a min number of guest required to run the experience and have a covered cockpit should we see showers. We only cancel due to unsafe conditions.

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We looked so forward to this whale watching cruise. The weather was pouring rain, gale force winds and 49o. The Captain was trying his best to find a whale for all 25 passengers to see. After 3 hours Wilma was explaing the different whales that are in the water. All of a sudden on the on the starboard the side we were sitting on I said theres a whale I can see the blow at 11:00. Everyone was oohing and aweing. Then he went away. The Captain continued to drive and then we saw 2 more. The Captain spent over an hour letting everyone see both whales. Wilma was excellent at explaining about whales. The Prince of Wales whale watching cruise is the boat/catamaran is the one to go on. Memories we will always remember. Bonus we had a Marine Biologist on the boat that goes thru all of her pictures. We were thinking we saw a baby. Marine biologists will go thru the photos and if there was a baby the Captain Carl gets to name the whale. We gave them our email so we can have photos.

Jason was really friendly and knowledgeable. Allowed us so much time at each place, also offering to take photos when we travelled alone or in pairs, even offered me a breakfast bar because i hadnt Had breakfast, great tour and great tour guide

Really enjoyable trip. Our tour guides Moones and John were very helpful and friendly and captured many photos and videos for us on the trip. We really enjoyed the day between all of the different tours. Would definitely recommend!

Great experience — timely and so convenient — the service was excellent and the sights were beautiful.

Stella our tour guide was amazing so knowledgeable and couldn't have had a better time.