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Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Day Trip

1. Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Day Trip

Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola, explore Whistler Village and admire the natural wonders in between on this day trip from Vancouver. Feel in awe of the ever-changing landscapes along the Sea to Sky Highway. There will be a pit stop to marvel at the 335-meter-high Shannon Falls. Ride the famous Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, an outdoor paradise for climbers and backcountry adventurers. The gondola takes you to Habrich Ridge, where you will have 90 minutes to take in breathtaking views of the mountains, coastal rainforest, and network of inlets of Howe Sound. Pass the quaint town of Squamish and the Tantalus Glacier while continuing the journey to Whistler. Once there, enjoy free time to explore the downtown shops, cafes, the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, or the surrounding hiking trails.

Vancouver: Attractions by Twilight Guided Tour with Dinner

2. Vancouver: Attractions by Twilight Guided Tour with Dinner

See the natural beauty and culture that makes Vancouver an attraction to the world. Experience Capilano Suspension Bridge, and the Vancouver Lookout, and enjoy dinner atop Grouse Mountain. End the night with a narrated driving tour of different neighborhoods. Begin your tour with pickup from your guide from your downtown Vancouver hotel. Head to the Vancouver Lookout, where you will be whisked up 553 feet in a glass elevator to experience a 360-degree view of the city as the sun begins to lower before returning to ground level. Once you are back on the ground, venture outside the city and bask in the stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains and landscapes, where the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge awaits you. Muster up the courage to cross the swinging bridge 230 ft. above the river. Next, get your adrenaline pumping at the Cliffwalk. Then, board the gondola Skyride up to the peak of Grouse Mountain. While you are atop the famous mountain, you will be treated to a delicious and scenic twilight dinner at Altitude Restaurant. Then, with your appetite satisfied, your guide will introduce you to the world-famous natural beauty of the west coast on a drive through Stanley Park. Here, you'll take in breathtaking ocean views, lush rainforest, and majestic mountains. Finally, listen to a narrated drive through Gastown. See the Steam Clock, art galleries, and restaurants located in beautiful Victorian buildings. Then, see Chinatown, buzzing with traditional Asian bakeries, dim sum restaurants, cocktail bars, and fashion shops before concluding back at your hotel.

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour

3. Vancouver: City Highlights Tour

The Vancouver city highlights tour offers a personalized way to see the best of this beautiful city on the west coast of Canada. With your professional, certified guide, make multiple stops in Vancouver, including Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the English Bay Vancouver Harbour. Explore the city’s art, historic landmarks, and shopping venues.

Vancouver: Half-Day City Highlights E-Bike Tour

4. Vancouver: Half-Day City Highlights E-Bike Tour

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: Highlights Tour with Lookout and Capilano Bridge

5. Vancouver: Highlights Tour with Lookout and Capilano Bridge

Explore all of Vancouver's hotspots in just one day with a comprehensive bus tour and special landmark visits. Ride around the most popular districts as you learn about their history from your guide. Take in panoramic views of the city from Vancouver Lookout and cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy a fully narrated ride around the Gastown and Chinatown areas, the modern buildings of Vancouver Harbor, and the sandy beaches of English Bay. Enjoy a quick history lesson at the Stanley Park totem pole display and wander around the art community on Granville Island. Step up to the Vancouver Lookout observation deck for the most privileged views of the city and its surrounding landscape from above. Hold on tight as you trek across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge and look down at the trees through the glass floors of the Cliffwalk.

Vancouver Lookout Ticket: All Day Admission

6. Vancouver Lookout Ticket: All Day Admission

The Vancouver Lookout is an iconic and essential landmark high over Vancouver. It makes the perfect first stop on any traveler's itinerary to get an overview of the fabulous landscape of the city and the Northshore mountains. Take the glass elevators high above the street. After only 40 seconds, you're high above the fray and can look over all of Metro Vancouver's hot neighborhoods and sprawling mountain ranges. Vancouver Lookout has been iconic in the city's skyline since 1977. Here you can enjoy views as long you would like and learn from the knowledgeable staff.

Vancouver: North Shore and Suspension Bridge Day Trip

7. Vancouver: North Shore and Suspension Bridge Day Trip

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.

Vancouver: City & North Vancouver Tour with Bridge and Lunch

8. Vancouver: City & North Vancouver Tour with Bridge and Lunch

Your scenic small group tour will begin with your tour guide picking you up directly from your downtown Vancouver hotel. Your adventure starts with a narrated drive through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the heart of Vancouver, taking you by multiple points of interest, notable sights, and landmarks while sharing their knowledge of the city and its rich history. Upon arrival at the Vancouver lookout, in the heart of downtown, you will be whisked up 553 feet in a glass elevator to experience a 360-degree view of the city. Take in the surrounding beauty and enjoy some time at leisure before returning to ground level. Once you are back on the ground, your guide will introduce you to the world-famous natural beauty of the west coast on a drive through Stanley Park. With its breathtaking ocean view, lush rainforest and majestic mountains, it is no wonder the park was named "top park in the entire world" by Trip Advisor in 2014. From there, you will venture outside of the city and bask in the beauty of the surrounding mountains and landscapes where the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge awaits you. Muster up the courage to cross the swinging bridge 230 feet above the river. But the adventure is not over yet, once you have completed the bridge, it is time to get your adrenaline pumping at the Cliffwalk®, arguably more exhilarating than the bridge itself. Next, even more breathtaking views from the Skyride up to the peak of Grouse Mountain. Atop the famous mountain is where you will be treated to a fantastic scenic meal at Altitude Restaraunt. After a full day of adventure, your guide will take you back to your downtown Vancouver hotel where you can relax, unwind, and reflect on the memories of the day.

Sea to Sky Highway: Whistler & the Sea to Sky Gondola Tour

9. Sea to Sky Highway: Whistler & the Sea to Sky Gondola Tour

Spectacular sights and rugged wilderness is found just out of reach of Downtown Vancouver. Board your mini-coach and tour the famous Sea to Sky Highway along Howe Sound, the southernmost glacial fjord in North America. Feel the spray from British Columbia’s third-highest waterfall, Shannon Falls, while standing on the viewing platform. Next it is on to the Sea to Sky Gondola. Board the gondola and ascend 850-metres (930-yards) to the top to soak up the panoramic perspectives of Howe Sound cradled by the Coast Mountains. It’s here that you can cross the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and walk along forest trails to the observation platforms. Your tour then continues North to Whistler Resort where you will join a short guided walking tour of Whistler Village (optional). After learning a bit about Whistler and getting a lay of the land, there is plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. Visit the shops, stop in an art gallery, or do as the locals do and find the perfect patio along the village stroll for a moment to relax at this stunning mountain resort. Whistler Resort is renowned as an outdoor mecca, so feel free to ask about additional activities you can take part in during your free time in the village. When your time in Whistler is coming to an end, get to enjoy the scenic tour back along the Sea to Sky Highway to where your tour began.

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

10. Vancouver: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

This tour of culturally rich Vancouver begins with an introduction to key downtown sights including Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and Robson Street. Wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en route to Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural oasis that's surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. View historic First Nations Totem Poles and gaze upon ever-changing rainforest and shoreline scenery as the tour makes its way through the park. Continue to the enchanting sights of English Bay, followed by the eclectic Granville Island Market. This artisan’s market embodies the ideal of smaller is better, with all food, art, and music locally produced, as a labor of love. Further exploration takes you to bustling Chinatown and historically significant Gastown. Top off this adventure with a quick elevator ride to the soaring height of 553 feet above the city streets at the Vancouver Lookout. Enjoy views of the ocean framed by the lush Coastal Mountains that surround the city lights and shoreline far below. This tour is a great introduction to the scenic and historic highlights of beautiful Vancouver.

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4.6 / 5

based on 435 reviews

An excellent tour. There was great communication by email prior to the tour. And when I missed the pickup time I was able to ring the company and Brent the driver and our tour guide came back to collect me. There was only myself and one other person on the tour. So we had the mini bus to ourselves! Brent gave us a great introduction to Vancouver. He is a courteous driver and a very knowledgeable guide to the city. Brent was accomodating and flexible around the timing of the opportunities to explore the Totem Pokes in Stanley Park and the markets at Granville Island. He also dropped each of us at our destinations at the end of the tour, nothing was too much trouble. This short tour is a really good way to understand the history and the geography of the city. I recommend this company and this tour. By the way if you wish to tip - and I was very happy to, you will need cash!

We highly recommend this tour! Vancouver is beautiful! Our tour guide Alex was very informative, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Our kids had a lot of fun. The bus was big enough for the whole group and we were all comfortable in it. 5 stars!

The guide is nice and knowledgeable. The trip is recommended for those who only have limited time in Vancouver.

It was great! I learned a lot about the city of Vancouver.

Very great tour and Capilano bridge was incredible!!