The Mountain Discovery tour takes you to the mild rainforest of Vancouver’s North Shore with stops to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Grouse Mountain.
Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, full of lively adventures. Walk amongst ancient cedar trees on the Treetops Adventure forest canopy walkways. Enjoy the thrill of Cliffwalk, a series of structured and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face. Don’t miss the heart-pounding journey across the iconic suspension bridge, 73 metres (230 feet) above Capilano River.
Rising 1,250 metres (4,100 feet) above Vancouver, Grouse Mountain offers striking city views and a vast amount of things to do. Explore the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, home to two Grizzly Bears, Grinder and Coola. Have lunch in one of the several dining outlets, or ride the Peak Chair to the very top of the mountain and visit the Eye of the Wind, a large wind turbine. Also, learn about the lifecycle of the Pacific Salmon at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery. This is a terrific light adventure into the stunning nature that surrounds the city.
If you’re a cruise ship passenger this tour makes for an excellent post-cruise option. If you have a flight to catch, we can take you and your luggage to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at the conclusion of your tour (no extra charge).
Suggested clothing: Dress in layers. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Don’t forget the fixings! Depending on the weather consider bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, gloves and a waterproof outer layer. Any excess items can be stored on the vehicle while you’re exploring.
Accessibility: Moderate mobility is required at each of the tour stops as they include hills, stairs and uneven terrain. There’s a lot of explore. Be prepared to do plenty of walking.
Our tours are conducted on comfortable mini-coaches seating up to 30 passengers and offering exceptional visibility. They are detailed after every tour and are outfitted with heating & air-conditioning for your comfort. Live tour commentary is conducted in English by our friendly, highly trained and award-winning Tour Guides. Hotel specific pick-up times are provided when reservations are confirmed.
If you have any questions, please contact our Guest Services Team at 604.255.7272, toll-free at 1.877.669.2277, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Complimentary Hotel Pick-up - Pick-up from your downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotel.|
|Capilano Suspension Bridge - Cross the world's longest suspension foot bridge. Experience the "Treetops Adventure" forest canopy walkway or venture across the CLIFFWALK. Visit the Trading Post, one of the best gift shops in Vancouver and see First Nations totem poles (admission included).|
|Grouse Mountain Resort - Rise to a viewpoint 1,200 metres (3,700 feet) above the city for seasonal specials: Birds in Motion, grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, theatre presentations, and a great view (admission included).|
|Capilano Salmon Hatchery - Learn about the Pacific Salmon lifecycle (admission included).|
|Cross Lions Gate Bridge - to the North Shore.|
|Capilano Reservoir - source of Vancouver's drinking water.|
|Hotel, Airport or Train Station Drop-off - Downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotels, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), or VIA Rail.|
Mountain Discovery Tour Details
- You begin with a slow drive over The Lions Gate Bridge spanning the entrance to Vancouver’s port. This was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed in 1938, and it offers unparalleled views of the harbour, and beyond. Once across to the North Shore, it is a short drive up the mountain to your first stop at the Capilano Fish Hatchery. Wonder at nature’s incredible ability to sustain itself as you are shown how salmon are helped through man’s intrusion on their habitat. Learn about their life cycle and watch them (in season – July and August) as they leap their way up river and through the glassed-in fish ladder.
- The Capilano Suspension Bridge – Vancouver’s very first tourist experience. Walk among the towering trees of this temperate rain forest and learn the ways of the local First Nations’ Peoples. Then walk across one of the world’s longest foot suspension bridges to the other side of the river where you can climb to the canopy and stroll through the “Treetops Adventure” walkway high above the canyon floor and the river below. If you are feeling adventurous, try the “Cliffwalk”; this heart-stopping cliffside journey takes you through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out form the granite cliff face above Capilano River.
- The Grouse Mountain Skyride – Take the tram 1,200 metres (3,700 feet) to the viewpoint above the city. Be enthralled by the, now grown, orphaned grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures with only a thin wire fence and a couple of metres between you and them. Did we mention the view? After all, you are on top of a mountain and on a clear day you can see Mount Baker, a volcano in the United States, and Vancouver Island 50km (30 miles) off the coast. Grouse Mountain offers casual to fine dining and cocktails atop the peak in the Chalet adjacent the tram building. This is truly a great place to create lasting memories for you and your loved ones.
As with all of our tours, our guides are pleased to drop you at your hotel or anywhere in the Downtown or Richmond (airport) areas.