Visitors to Vancouver have a lot to choose from when they visit this picturesque city: what to see, where to go, and what to eat. Visitor blogs and books are filled with the must-sees and -dos while visiting Vancouver, and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Grouse Mountain are almost always listed. These attractions are in North Vancouver located north of downtown Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet, only a 30-minute drive from downtown. However, not every visitor rents a car when they visit Vancouver because it’s not always needed in such a walkable city. Ways to get to North Vancouver to visit either the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and or Grouse Mountain include public transit, shuttle service offered by Capilano Suspension Bridge or Grouse Mountain, or with a sightseeing tour. All of these are great options, however, taking a sightseeing tour offers many benefits that the other options may not. Below are the top benefits of taking a sightseeing tour to North Vancouver.
1. No Lineups!
Capilano Suspension Bridge offers a free shuttle from various locations across downtown Vancouver which is a great way of getting to the attraction; however you may have to wait in line because the shuttles come around every 15 minutes and they may be full! Grouse Mountain also offers a free shuttle service, but there still is the possibility of lineups. If you decide to take public transit, you may have to wait to catch the bus at Lonsdale Quay Market. Not only are there line-ups for the bus, don’t forget the lineups at the Capilano Suspension Bridge or Grouse Mountain once you arrive! When taking a sightseeing tour, you get priority entrance, as the attraction ticket is included with the cost of your tour.
2. Hotel specific pick-up and drop-offs
Landsea Tours & Adventures offers hotel specific pick up and drop off at accommodations in downtown Vancouver, Richmond, and North Vancouver. Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel on the morning of your tour, meaning no need to find the seabus station or a shuttle stop! After a fun day on the North Shore, you will have your seat on our air-conditioned mini-coach to rest your feet while you head back downtown.
3. Pre-or Post-Cruise Tour Option
Embarking or disembarking a cruise ship? Landsea Tours & Adventures offers our pre-cruise Peak & Canyon Tour
and our post-cruise Mountain Discovery Tour
. We will pick you up from you hotel or cruise ship in the morning and take you out for a day of adventure! One benefit of a pre- or post-cruise tour is that we will take care of your luggage for the day. This means you do not have to worry about carrying it around or storing it. Have a flight in the evening from the Vancouver International Airport? Depending on the tour and the time of your departure flight, we will drop you off at the airport with your luggage.
4. Be part of an intimate group
Instead of getting lost in the crowd, make a few friends along the way while taking part in our small group tours. Our mini-coaches accommodate 24 to 30 passengers, which allows for easier bonding with your group and to have a personal relationship with your tour guide. You will also receive personal recommendations on what to see and do at each attraction and a customized commentary from your guide resulting in a fun-filled entertaining day. On our Mountain Discovery tour, an extra stop is included at the Capilano Fish Hatchery, where visitors can see and learn how fish develop from eggs to the juvenile stage.
5. Guaranteed arrival and departure times
With a sightseeing tour, you don’t have to worry about a bus being full or behind schedule resulting in a missed bus. Our tour guides will let you know how long you have at each attraction and where to meet when you are done, so you don’t have to stress about catching a bus back home. Lastly, you can rest assured that if you have evening plans that you will be back in time with your guaranteed seat on a mini-coach.