Need To Know
This tour highlights the beauty of Vancouver’s North Shore and our coastal temperate rainforest. Spend your day exploring the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Grouse Mountain Resort and a bonus stop at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery.
Start the day by learning about the lifecycle of the Pacific Salmon at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery. This facility, located along the Capilano River, plays a role in the conservation of this species. This light activity takes you into the extraordinary nature surrounding the city.
Rising 1,250 metres (4,100 feet) above Vancouver, Grouse Mountain offers a stunning city view 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 check out the historical and nature-based films playing at Theatre in the Sky. With a few hours of free time, take the Peak Chair to the very top of the mountain and for an additional cost, enter the Eye of the Wind, a large wind turbine with an observation platform.
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. Also, make sure to allow time to visit the Treetops Adventure and CliffWalk, as well as the extensive grounds of the park.
Complimentary Hotel Pick Up – Pick up from your downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotel and meet your tour guide. Ask about our luggage handling service.
Cross Lions Gate Bridge – Crossing the Lions Gate Bridge means venturing across one of Vancouver’s oldest and iconic bridges. Head from downtown Vancouver into the coastal beauty of the North Shore.
Capilano Salmon Hatchery – Nestled beside the Capilano River, learn about the incredible Pacific salmon, a vital part of life for Indigenous Peoples and BC’s ecosystems at the interpretative centre.
Grouse Mountain Resort – Rise to an unparalleled mountain peak at 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 showing nature-based films and a great city view (admission included).
Capilano Suspension Bridge – Cross one of the world’s longest suspension footbridges, experience the Treetops Adventure forest canopy walkway amongst the ancient Douglas-firs and venture across the CliffWalk, the suspended walkway around a cliffside. Visit the Trading Post, one of the best gift shops in Vancouver and check out the First Nations Totem Poles (admission included).
Hotel, Airport or Train Station Drop Off – Drop off available at your downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotel, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), VIA Rail or Rocky Mountaineer.
1. What Should I Wear?
Dress in layers for the day, including a warm shirt or outer layer. We recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes. We store all excess items on the vehicle while you’re exploring.
2. Is This Tour Accessible?
Guests can expect a minimal to moderate level of walking throughout the tour. The Capilano Suspension Bridge can be slippery, involves steep stairs, and does not allow strollers, crutches or wheelchairs on the bridge. Grouse Mountain features mainly unpaved walkways and inclines.
3. Is This Pre-Cruise Tour?
Yes! If you’re a cruise ship passenger, this tour makes for an excellent post-cruise option. We offer luggage handling and drop off at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at the end of your tour for an additional fee.
4. What’s the Difference between Peak & Canyon and Mountain Discovery Tour?
The Mountain Discovery Tour features a stop at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery and additional time at Grouse Mountain. The Peak & Canyon Tour is a pre-cruise option while the Mountain Discovery is a post-cruise option.
5. What if I Don’t Want to Cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge?
There is still much to explore for those who do not want to cross the bridge. You can experience CliffWalk, the Story Centre, Gift shop, Indigenous art and enjoy something to eat from the food and beverage vendors.
6. Will I See the Bears at Grouse Mountain?
There is no guarantee of seeing the bears. While they are known to hide in their enclosure, they are often visible from one of the observation areas, and most guests do see them. They are most active between late May and early September.
7. Will There Be Fish at the Salmon Hatchery?
Depending on the time of year you are visiting and the type of Pacific Salmon, you may see salmon at the hatchery. The Interpretive Centre, however, is open all year and is a great chance to get photos of the rive
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