Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vancouver: Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

1. 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 Film & TV Tours: The Hollywood North Experience

2. Vancouver Film & TV Tours: The Hollywood North Experience

Join an immersive 3-hour walking tour of Vancouver’s film and tv industry. Set foot at real life filming locations from Deadpool, I-Robot, The Neverending Story, The Flash, X-Files, Scooby Doo 2, among many others. Watch clips of scenes on a tablet from various Hollywood productions shot where you stand and hear about all things film industry in the city. Vancouver is one of North America’s largest and most active movie production cities and a hotspot for celebrities because of this. Join a tour of the city and landmarks you might have seen in movies, music videos, and other entertainment mediums to appreciate the culture of the city and its contribution to media and technology in a unique way. Meet your friendly local actor at Robson Square. Head off to visit 3 different Vancouver neighborhoods and get tips on each location. Over the course of 3 fun-filled hours, you'll visit popular filming locations essential to the Vancouver film industry. See clips and pictures from these locations on a tablet and discover how the location was transformed for each location. Check out popular celebrity hang-out spots. Do a script rendition from a popular movie in the location it was shot. Learn the ins, outs, and personal secrets from local actors navigating Vancouver’s film industry. Top it all off by witnessing a production crew set up for new shoots (based on availability). End the experience with a well-rounded understanding of the city and its position in the world's entertainment business.

2:00PM Bike Tour of Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

3. 2:00PM 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. Stop for a tasty treat at La Casa Gelato, the Guinness World Record setting ice cream shop with 238 flavours to choose from. 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: Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Vancouver: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Immerse yourself in the many cultures that make up the beautiful and vibrant city of Vancouver. This crisp audio tour will have you explore the many ethnicities that surround Vancouver. Eclectic and full of art and crafts, Vancouver is a delight to visit and savor. On the tour, you will visit the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden. You’ll also learn about the 2010 Olympic Winter Games that Vancouver hosted by discovering the Olympic Cauldron and Canada Place View. See the Waterfront Station, the Hudson House, Gassy Jack's Memorial Statue, Victory Square, the Queen Elizabeth Theater, the famous Robson Square, the Christ Church Cathedral, and the Bill Reid Gallery.

4-Hour Private Tour of Vancouver's Gardens

5. 4-Hour Private Tour of Vancouver's Gardens

Start this private morning or afternoon tour with pick-up at your hotel. Make your first stop at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver's China Town. The Chinese have a totally different perspective on what a garden should be and must be seen to be understood. Take a little walk around Chinatown to see novelties like the "World's Narrowest Building" and Chinese spice and medicine shops. Next, leave the downtown area and travel to the highest point in the city, the spectacular Queen Elisabeth Park. Admire the sunken gardens and sweeping panoramic views of Vancouver, the mountains, and the sea. Originally a rock quarry for the early development of downtown, it is now a spectacular garden and viewpoint. Finally, enjoy the breathtaking Van Dusen Botanical Garden and amazing array of what nature has to offer. This mature 22-hectare (55-acre) garden features displays of plants in picturesque landscape settings. Specific garden areas are planted to illustrate botanical relationships, such as the Rhododendron Walk, or geographical origins, as in Sino Himalayan Garden. These areas are set amidst rolling lawns, tranquil lakes and dramatic rockwork with vistas of the mountains and Vancouver cityscape. If you wish, take advantage of the wonderful restaurant at Van Dusen Botanical Garden for dinner (not included in tour fees). After this, return you to your hotel.

Vancouver: Private Cultural Tour with Pickup & Dimsum Lunch

6. Vancouver: Private Cultural Tour with Pickup & Dimsum Lunch

This six hours of Vancouver City Private Sightseeing and Cultural Tour with authentic Dim Sum experience starts with picking up your party from the hotel lobby in downtown Vancouver. We will take you to explore Vancouver some top landmarks and parks to be awed by its rich history and nature beauty. Fully immerse yourself in Vancouver's vibrant culture by feeling its heart beats and tasting famous Dim Sum in Chinatown. At the end of tour, you will get dropped off at the hotel.

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What people are saying about Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Excellent experience. Lena, our guide, gave us all an excellent overview of the city of Vancouver and made it such a fun activity for all of us. She was so engaging and happy to answer any questions we had...would 1000% recommend to anyone visiting Vancouver!

This was such an awesome tour. Mark was great and had lots of recommendations. The biking is relatively easy, and moves at a good leisurely rate. Loved hearing all the information Mark shared with the group. Definitely a must-do when in Vancouver!

Our guide was knowledgeable AND personable! She knew the gardens well and it was wonderful sharing them with her!

Had an awesome experience! Our guide Rahat was knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun. Highly recommend!

On time, informed, flexible to our needs, nice pace, professional driver and guide. Great excursion.