Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Vancouver, B.C. excursions


Many Alaska cruise vacations stop, begin and/or end in Vancouver. Just a few of the many points of interest to check out in this stunning metropolis include Gastown neighborhood, 2010 Olympic cauldron at Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, Chinatown, and Granville Island. Here are some wonderful tours to help you explore the area in you are in town for a day or more.

Join a small-group tour of the City of Vancouver and North Vancouver. See Vancouver from the top of Vancouver Lookout and drive through Stanley Park. Experience Capilano Suspension Bridge and the famous Cliffwalk. Finish your day with a gondola Skyride to the top of Grouse Mountain and have an amazing meal at the Altitude Restaurant.  Ultimate Vancouver Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Lunch lasts 5 hours. 

Take a city highlight tour. This guided tour will explore Vancouver’s downtown landmarks including Canada Place, Olympic Cauldron, Robson Street, Stanley Park and the Rose Garden, English Bay, Queen Elizabeth Park, Granville Island, historic Chinatown and Gastown. This 2.5 hours Vancouver City Highlights is offered twice daily. A combo tour with Vancouver Lookout is also available. 

Explore North Vancouver in a day! Take in Burrard Inlet Views from Lions Gate Bridge. Watch salmon leaping up the river at Capilano River Hatchery before walking across the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Finish your day with the world renowned Grouse Mountain Skyride.  Grouse Mountain + Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tour lasts 6.5 hours and are offered daily.

Drive along the picturesque Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler making a few scenic stops along the way including Shannon Falls, the third highest waterfall in British Columbia. Once you arrive in Whistler you will have 4 hours of free time to explore, shop and dine. This 10.5 hour Whistler & Shannon Falls Tour is offered daily. 

Travel through Vancouver Harbour by boat into Deep Cove and further up Indian Arm to see the natural fjord leading to Granite Falls. Along the way have a chance to see Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, Lions Gate Bridge, Coal Harbour, Deep Cove, Twin Islands, Raccoon Island, Buntz Powerhouse and much more. This three hour Granite Falls Boat Tour departs daily at 12 pm. 

Experience Vancouver as the sun goes down with your Hop On, Hop Off Classic Pass. Included in the 90 minute guided tour are photo stops in Stanley Park, Prospect Point, Queen Elizabeth Park and Gastown. Check calendar for tour availability. 

Join a City and Seal Tour for a boat ride that you won’t soon forget. Travel along the coastline of English Bay out to Lighthouse Park, over to Seal Colony and back into False Creek. Along the way you could see Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, Lions Gate Bridge, Siwash Rock, Jericho Sailing Centre, Kitsilano Beach, Granville Island, Yaletown and much more. This City & Seal Boat Tour lasts 1.5 hours and is offered daily with 3 departure times.

Take a day trip to Victoria, BC. Travel across the Strait of Georgia along rugged coastlines via ferry. Once on Vancouver Island a guide will drive you to Victoria. Enjoy some free time in Victoria exploring the Inner Harbour before heading to Butchart Gardens. Marvel at over 55 acres of floral displays before heading back to downtown Victoria to catch the ferry back to Vancouver.  Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver lasts 14 hours and is offered daily. 

Enjoy sightseeing at English Bay, False Creek, Indian Arm and Bowen Island on this private 6 hour sailing charter for up to 7 guests. Choose between Indian Arm and Bowen Island as your stop for a picnic. This tour is offered daily. 

Light the night! Watch as your paddle board or kayak comes to life as it streaks through the water with colorful light. Discover Vancouver at night through this unique 1.5 hour tour. This tour is only offered on Friday and Saturday night. Tour options are Single KayakDouble Kayak or Stand up Paddleboard.

Explore the Vancouver coastline via Jet Ski, Single Rider and Double Rider rentals are available. This tour is available in the summer months. 

Explore the Vancouver coastline during the day by Stand up Paddleboard. This 2 hour tour is offered only on Fridays. 

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