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Hop-On, Hop-Off + Vancouver Lookout + Vancouver Aquarium

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Hop-On, Hop-Off + Vancouver Lookout + Vancouver Aquarium

From Sea to Sky, this bundle will bring you from the streets of Vancouver down into the majestic world below our oceans and then above with a glass elevator ride to the top of the Vancouver Lookout tower. The Lookout tour boasts 360-degree panoramic views from the observation deck while the Vancouver Aquariums education and conservation programs teach visitors about our incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life. See how our marine ecosystem and vibrant urban life fuel this diverse coastal city.

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Vancouver Aquarium

The award-winning Vancouver Aquarium is a favourite with tourists and locals alike. Famed for its education-focused ocean preservation, the Aquarium can spark joy and passion for all aquatic life. Head over to the 4D theatre, touch small invertebrates in the wet lab, or simply spend your whole time winding through the exhibits – you may even discover a new favourite animal by the time you leave.

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Vancouver Lookout

Soar up a beautiful glass elevator to enter the Vancouver Lookout and get a bird’s eye view of the city. With tickets being valid for the full day, you can stop by in the morning to take in the bustle of city life and come back in the evening to watch the sunset. For knowledge seekers, multilingual tours are offered throughout the day to answer any of your questions about the city.

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Coal Harbour

Boasting some of the most impressive glass towers in the city, Coal Harbour is a calm modern neighbourhood with beautiful views of the North Shore mountains. Visit one of the many cafes, brew houses and restaurants in the area, or relax in the local parks. Be sure to stop by the Jack Poole Plaza to see the Olympic Cauldron while in the area.

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Stanley Park

Named after Lord Stanley of Preston, who designated the park in 1886, Stanley Park is truly the crown jewel of Vancouver. Explore beaches, picnic areas, gardens and many other attractions, only to cap off your day at the Stanley Park Brew Pub.

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Gastown

Named after John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton, the iconic bar owner who waited on thirsty sawmill workers in the late 1800s, Gastown is where the city of Vancouver began. Wander the cobblestone streets passing the Gastown Steam Clock and trendy shops and restaurants before paying homage to John Deighton at the Gassy Jack statue.

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Tour Rates

Today’s Price Cost
Adult $108CDN
Senior $94CDN
Child $67CDN

Tour, Admissions & Taxes included and listed in Canadian Dollars.


 
Blackout Dates: May 3, June 21, 28, July 1, August 2, December 6 & 24, 25, 2020
January 1, February 9, April 18, 2021

Need To Know

TOUR INFORMATION

Come aboard the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus at any of our 15 scenic stops to join the tour. Cruise around the city streets until arriving at stop #4 – Park Pavilion to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, just a 5-minute walk through Stanley Park. There, enjoy your time exploring and learning about more than 55,00 aquatic animals onsite before hopping back aboard the bus. Stay on the bus until stop #14 – Gastown to access the Vancouver Lookout and take in the city from above.

Summer (May 1 – Oct 14)

  • First pick up starts at 9:00am; Last drop off by 7:00pm
  • Pick up frequency is approximately every 35 minutes.

Vancouver Lookout Summer Hours:

  • Year-round, 8:30am – 10:30pm, 7 days per week

Vancouver Aquarium Summer Hours:

  • Year-round, 10:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days per week
Winter (Oct 15 – Apr 30)

  • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Pick up frequency is approximately every 60 minutes.

Vancouver Lookout Winter Hours:

  • Year-round, 8:30am – 10:30pm, 7 days per week

Vancouver Aquarium Winter Hours:

  • Year-round, 10:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days per week

*Please note that the Hop-On, Hop-Off double-decker buses are not equipped to store large pieces of luggage. We suggest dropping off your luggage at your hotel and then join the tour at one of the 15 centrally located stops.

Hop on or off at any of the stops along the route. Hop Off the bus at stop #4 in Stanley Park and walk 5 minutes to the Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way). Hop back on to stop # 14 in Gastown to experience the Vancouver Lookout located at 555 W Hastings Street.

1. Waterfront – (Tour bus passenger zone at Canada Way) – Cruise Ship Terminal with Stunning Harbour Views

2. Coal Harbour – (1133 W Hastings Street; Passenger Zone at Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel) – Downtown Location near the Water and Picturesque Seawall

3. Robson Street – (1225 Robson Street; Passenger zone at Blue Horizon Hotel) – Famous Robson Street Shopping and Dining District

4. Park Pavilion – (610 Pipeline Road; Passenger zone just past Stanley Park Pavilion) – Vancouver’s Jewel, a 1001 Acres of Coastal Temperate Rainforest

5. Prospect Point – (5601 Stanley Park Drive; Tour bus passenger zone) – Panoramic Views of the Lions Gate Bridge, North Shore Mountains, and Burrard Inlet

6. Second Beach (Stanley Park Drive by crosswalk across from Stanley Park Brewing Company) – An Outdoor Wonderland with a Beach, Playground, Lagoon, and Pool

7. West End – (Beach Avenue and Davie Street in English Bay) – Urban Beach Area Lined with Endless Dining Options

8. Sunset Beach Park – (1050 Beach Avenue; In front of the Vancouver Aquatic Centre) – Sandy Beach and Ferry Service for Access to Granville Island

9. Burrard Central – (1015 Burrard Street; Passenger zone at the Century Plaza Hotel) – Colourful Davie Village Celebrating Vancouver’s Pride Culture

10. Yaletown – (North side of Davie Street at Pacific Avenue) <- Trendy Shops, Bars and Restaurants with Patio Seating

11. Stadium District – (180 W Georgia Street; Passenger zone at the Sandman Hotel on Georgia) – Vancouver’s Sports Centre, Home to the Vancouver Canucks, Whitecaps and BC Lions

12. Olympic Village – (Main Street, north of transit stop) – Calming False Creek Featuring an Interactive Science Centre for Kids near Former Olympic Athlete Housing

13. Chinatown – (Passenger zone on Keefer Street at Columbia by monument) – Vibrant Chinatown and Classical Chinese Gardens

14. Gastown – (Richards Street; West side of the street at Harbour Centre pullout) – Historic Gastown Neighbourhood with Cobblestone Streets

15. City Centre – (791 W Georgia Street; Vehicle pullout in front of Four Seasons Resort) – Modern and Historic Luxury, with the Vancouver Art Gallery and Pacific Centre Mall

Tour FAQ

  • 1. Is This Tour Accessible?
    Most of Vancouver is accessible to various mobility levels. However, Stanley Park does have unpaved pathways and inclines. English Bay and Sunset Beach also feature sandy areas. The Vancouver Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible via both Hornby and Robson street entrances and features ramps and elevators for those with mobility issues. Please be aware that our Hop On, Hop Off buses are not yet wheelchair or scooter accessible.

    The Vancouver Lookout does offer wheelchair lifts on some staircases but elevators that access all floors.

    The Vancouver Aquarium features a variety of accessibility services such as wheelchairs, parking, and priority viewing. Click here to see their website for their complete list of services.

  • 2. I Don’t Like Heights; Can I Handle The Vancouver Lookout?
    If you don’t like heights, we suggest closing your eyes and position yourself towards the back of the elevator as it does come equipped with floor to ceiling windows to view the city below you as you rise to the top. The observation deck is completely enclosed with areas to step away from the windows. You are welcome to wait in the lobby; however, tickets are not refundable.
  • 3. What Should I Wear?
    Dress in layers for the day, including a warm shirt or outer layer. We recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes.
  • 4. Does the Vancouver Aquarium offer shows or feedings?
    The Vancouver Aquarium hosts a series of educational shows and demonstrations on most days with their animal friends. To see the complete list of offerings on the day you visit, check out their website by clicking here.

 

General FAQ

  • 1. How Can I Buy Tickets for my Tour?
    You can purchase tickets through our website, your concierge, day-of from one of our onboard staff or by calling our reservations department at 604.255.7272.
  • 2. What’s the Cancellation Policy?
    To receive a full refund, passengers must notify Landsea Tours before 9:00am the day prior to their scheduled tour date. No refund will be provided for less than 24 hours notice unless the optional Travel Protection has been purchased.
  • 3. How Does the False Creek Ferries Ticket Work?
    One complimentary roundtrip ferries pass is included in your tour price at no additional cost! Have your Hop On, Hop Off Ticket stamped by the False Creek Ferry staff at Stop #8 and at Granville Island to board the vessel.
  • 4. How Do Last Full Loop/Last Buses Work?
    The Last Full Loop is the last bus to complete an entire tour loop from where you get on. The last bus refers to the final time the bus will stop at a particular stop during the day. Your tour will then end at either Sunset Beach or Waterfront (Canada Place).
  • 5. How do the One and Two Day Tickets Work?
    Guests can choose either a 1 Day or 2 Day Pass. Please note: 2 Day Passes are valid for two consecutive days.
  • 6. Can this tour accommodate luggage?
    No, the Hop On, Hop Off buses are not equipped to store large rolling luggage. Therefore, we suggest that you drop your luggage off at your hotel and then join the tour at one of the 15 centrally located stops.

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