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Our History

Landsea Tours & Adventures started in 1985 with one bus and two guys doing what they love – taking guests around the beautiful city of Vancouver. Since then, the company has grown to include various tour options and private charters that showcase destinations like Victoria, Whistler, Vancouver’s North Shore, and the Sea-to-Sky corridor.

Between the two divisions, the company hosts more than 60,000 visitors annually and has a fleet of over 30 sightseeing vehicles. The fleet includes SUVs, Mercedes Sprinter Vans, Mini-Coaches, Highway Coaches and Double-Decker buses.

Although the business has grown since those beginning days, the focus continues to be on the award-winning service excellence on which the company was established over 34 years ago.

Company

GROWTH & MILESTONES

1985

Company established

Recognizing at this time that the local sightseeing industry offered tours solely on large highway motor coaches, Scott Mason aspired to offer more personalized services on a mini-coach. With one small bus, a deep passion for his hometown of Vancouver, and a drive for service excellence, Landsea Tours & Adventures was born.

2009

OWNERSHIP GROWTH

A fresh perspective was provided when Kevin Pearce officially joined as co-owner. Shortly thereafter the Landsea Charters & Services division was formally launched, enhancing the company’s profile beyond the core daily sightseeing.

2010

BRAND REFRESH

A unique and recognizable brand identity took shape. The radiant blue found within the company logo was adopted into the uniform and all vehicles underwent a rebranding.

2012

CHARTERS

Landsea Tours & Adventures expanded to include a private charters division, specializing in tours & transfers throughout British Columbia

2014

SEA TO SKY

Landsea Tours & Adventures launches their new Sea to Sky Tour. The first tour of its kind along the Sea to Sky Corridor, it offered the chance for guests to see incredible coastal views and explore BC’s history.

2018

WILSON’S GROUP PARTNERSHIP

Landsea is pleased to welcome John Wilson of the Wilson’s Group of Companies as our new Co-owner, as founder Scott Mason retires. John joins long-time President and Co-owner, Kevin Pearce, as Kevin takes on a greater ownership role in the company. The long-recognized expertise and industry-specific knowledge provided by the new ownership is expected to drive expansion and create new synergies.

2019

HOP ON HOP OFF SIGHTSEEING

Landsea is thrilled to launch on May 1, 2019 their brand new Hop On, Hop Off Tour. A premium version of the traditional service, aboard Van Hool double decker buses, this tour is focused on discovering Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods