Start your tour by learning about the lifecycle of the Pacific Salmon at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery. This is a terrific light activity into the stunning nature that surrounds the city.
Rising 1,250 metres (4,100 feet) above Vancouver, Grouse Mountain Resort offers stunning city views and an array of activities. Meet the resident Grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola who reside at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife on the mountain. Have lunch at one of the many dining options, and explore the historical and nature-based films playing at Theatre in the Sky. With a few hours to explore, take the Peak Chair to the very top of the mountain and visit the Eye of the Wind, a large wind turbine.
Lastly, at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, cross the famous suspension bridge spanning a heart-pounding 137 metres (450 feet) across and 73 metres (230 feet) above Capilano River. In addition, make sure to allow time to visit the Treetops Adventure and Cliffwalk, as well as the extensive grounds of the park.
Advised Clothing: We recommend that you dress in layers and bring comfortable walking shoes. Depending on the weather, you should consider bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, gloves and a waterproof outer layer. We store all excess items on the vehicle while you’re exploring.
Accessibility: You should prepare for a moderate level of walking. Both attractions feature unpaved pathways, rocky terrain, inclines, steps, and platforms. If you have any questions about accessibility for this tour please contact us.
We run our tours on comfortable mini-coaches seating up to 30 guests, offering great visibility. Each bus is detailed after every tour and equipped with heating & air-conditioning for your comfort. Our highly trained and award-winning Tour Guides provide full tour commentary conducted in English. Finally, hotel specific pick-up times are provided when reservations are confirmed.
Please contact our Guest Services Team if you have any questions 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 one of 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
- Depart the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver as you drive across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, spanning the Burrard Inlet, taking you into the wonders of North Vancouver. Journey into the wilderness found in the temperate rainforest nestled in the local Coast Mountains range.
- Once in the North Shore, it’s a short drive to your first stop at the Capilano Fish Hatchery. See how salmon survive when faced with human intrusion on their habitat. Learn about their lifecycle and watch them (in season – July and August) as they leap their way upriver and through the glassed-in fish ladder.
- The Grouse Mountain Skyride – Take the tram 1,200 metres (3,700 feet) to the viewpoint above the city. Be enthralled by the fully-grown, orphaned Grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures while learning about bear conservation. Grouse Mountain also offers dining options, including cafeteria style, outdoor barbeque, and a casual sit-down restaurant atop the peak in the Chalet, next to the tram building. This is truly a great place to create lasting memories for you and your loved ones.
- The Capilano Suspension Bridge – While surrounded by the ancient towering trees of this temperate rainforest, explore the Story Centre chronicling the early history of the Bridge. Walk across one of the world’s longest suspension footbridges to the overside of the canyon. Here, you can climb into the tree canopies to stroll a series of seven suspension bridges high among the 250 year old Douglas-firs. If you’re feeling adventurous, then try Cliffwalk. This heart-stopping Cliffside journey takes you around the granite cliff face on suspended walkways above the Capilano River.