Excursions in Vancouver
Step aboard one of our old-fashioned horse-drawn vehicles and meander in comfort through the natural beauty of Stanley Park, Vancouver's thousand acre wonderland. A professional guide fully narrates the tour which highlights Deadman's Island, Vancouver's Harbour, Lions Gate Bridge, a Coastal Red Cedar Forest, and includes stops at the Totem Poles, the Girl in a Wet Suit Statue, the S.S. Empress of Japan Figurehead, and the Rose Garden.
Vancouver Whale Watching Tour provides passengers with the adventure of a lifetime through excellent customer service, first class vessels, the highest possible safety standards and added value from an on-the-water education of the west coast eco-system. Science and conversation will be emphasized while maintaining a fun and professional atmosphere. All tours are narrated by professional Naturalists. Explorator vessel is semi-covered and the Lightship is open air.
Dive into another world at the Vancouver Aquarium in world-famous Stanley Park, home to more than 70,000 fascinating creatures. Come face to face with curious beluga whales in the Arctic Canada exhibit, and discover marine mammals from the Pacific Northwest, including acrobatic dolphins, seals, sea lions and the irresistibly cute sea otters. Step into the steamy Amazon gallery where you will find yourself in the company of free roaming animals such as birds, lizards, tortoises, seasonal butterflies and two-toed sloths.
Vancouver is a captivating mix of old and new, set like a jewel amidst breathtaking scenery. After introducing you to the downtown core including Canada Place, the waterfront and business district we will drive through Vancouvers shopping district - Robson Street. Enjoy stops in Stanley Park including the West Coast First Nations Totem Poles. Stanley Park overlooks the waters of Burrard Inlet with impressive views of the downtown core and the North Shore Mountains. Your guide will take you through the lively neighborhood of the West End and past the beaches of English Bay. After heading over the historical Burrard Street Bridge, youll spend time at one of the most vibrant spots in the city - Granville Island with its waterfront public market, unique shops, eateries, a mini-brewery and fine arts studios. We will show you the vibrant arts and sports areas on the way to the second largest Chinatown in North America. You will also travel back to where Vancouver got its start Historic Gastown. The tour will end with a breathtaking ride to the top of The Lookout Tower in a glass elevator so you can take in the panoramic views of the lower mainland and coastal mountains.
Explore Gastown and Chinatown, two of Vancouvers most unique and diverse districts, on foot. An expert tour guide filled with anecdotes and insider information will enlighten you on the history, culture, and modern excitement that these fascinating areas can offer.Experience the amazing architecture and site of the train, Seabus, and subway transit hub along the countrys largest harbour. Walking into Gastown, Vancouvers birthplace, guests will experience cobbled streets, Native Art Galleries, and commercial activity unlike anything youve seen before. Explore various sites like Blood Alley, a beautiful side-street with an infamous legend and the famous Steam Clock. Whether its the tale of Gassy Jack, the inspiring architecture or the diverse window-shopping, you will love Gastowns mix of old and new. A surprise tasting at the Irish Heather marks the half way point of the tour.Walk through the new Carrall Street pedestrian zone to Chinatown to get an up close view of the fascinating culture. Guests will be guided through the lively Chinese market, herbal medicine shops and historical alleys. Marvel at the Asian traditional tea tasting at Ten Ren Tea adds to the Chinatown experience. Take a peaceful break at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Chinatown, with a history of hardship and amazing tales, has a unique and vibrant atmosphere that gives an authentic Chinese experience in a North American City.
Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coastal Mountain Range that makes up Vancouvers backyard. Our first stop is Vancouvers first tourist attraction The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. You have an opportunity to cross the worlds longest suspension bridge over a spectacular canyon into the temperate rain forest and a new adventure. The Treetop Adventure is a series of smaller suspension bridges built in the top of the rainforest for you to explore. If thats not exciting enough, the new glass boardwalk of the Cliffwalk attraction lets you hang out over the Capilano Canyon itself. Your tour continues even further into the rain forest to the Capilano Fish Hatchery. Learn all about one of British Columbias largest industries and explore the interesting life-cycle of the West Coast salmon.The final destination on is The Peak of Vancouver. Take the Skyride that lifts you up the mountain side, 3800 feet above the city of Vancouver. Enjoy free time to wander the trails, take in the panorama and view the chainsaw carvings. There are many seasonal events that keep this attraction ever-changing. Enjoy the views on the way down the mountain and back to downtown Vancouver.
Grab a seat on our custom-designed, high-speed, 9 m rigid hull inflatable, powered by twin Verado Mercury 4 stroke outboard engines. With an experienced guide at the helm, you will not miss a thing on your guided Group Nature Tour. The Howe Sound safari takes you on a 2 hour adventure to the spectacular scenery and wildlife which make coastal British Columbia world famous.
Enjoy the highlights and history of Vancouvers downtown core plus the heart of Stanley Park. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge, tour the North Shore mountains to visit Vancouvers first tourist destination Capilano Suspension Bridge. You have the opportunity to cross the worlds longest suspension bridge over a spectacular canyon into the temperate rainforest and a new adventure. The Treetop Adventure is a series of smaller suspension bridges built in the top of the rainforest for you to explore. If thats not exciting enough, the new glass boardwalk of the Cliffwalk attraction lets you hang out over the Capilano Canyon itself. After leaving the mountains, youll travel back across the beautiful Lions Gate Bridge to visit one of Vancouvers most popular spots Granville Island with its waterfront public market, unique shops, eateries, a mini-brewery and fine arts studios. We end this popular excursion with a look at North Americas second largest Chinatown with its unique colors and architecture plus a drive through historic Gastown the birthplace of the city of Vancouver.
Hop-on and hop-off to see all the sights and sounds in Vancouver's only retro open tops and vintage double decker. With 22 stops all over the city you can get on and off at your leisure while enjoying a theatrical commentary with 17 different characters. Highlights stops include China Town, Gastown, Stanley Park, English Bay beach district, Robson Street shopping district and Granville Street entertainment district. With buses passing every 15-20 min during the summer you are assured to continue the journey with limited waits. Tour is available in 7 languages.
This tour navigates guests through the Gulf Islands to Victoria On Vancouver Island. On the one and a half hour cruise to Vancouver Island you will see the spectacular scenery through the Gulf Islands and may even have a chance to get a glimpse of bald eagles or whales, if youre lucky.Once arriving on Vancouver Island youll be taken to the world famous Butchart Gardens. A National Historic site of Canada the fifty-five acres of stunning floral show gardens will take your breath away no matter the time of year. After you have had ample time to explore Butchart Gardens, youll be guided to the Inner Harbour of the City of Victoria. The legislative buildings, Chinatown, museums and unique shops, are a few of the wonderful experiences Victoria has to offer and are within walking distance of your drop off point for your free time. Once you have explored the city, your guide will take the scenic route back to the ferry for your sailing home to Vancouver.
This tour takes guests through the breathtaking views and scenic stops along the spectacular Sea-To-Sky Highway to Whistler Village. This is a scenic resort town that was an important part of the 2010 Winter Olympics. On the way up, you get to stop at Shannon Falls, a 320 m (1000 ft) waterfall cascading down into Howe Sound, which was carved by glaciers during the last ice age. Once you reach Whistler, enjoy your free time. Take a relaxing stroll through the village, shop, and enjoy the village atmosphere. Your guide can also assist you with options for a variety of activities and sightseeing.