Need To Know
We all know that getting on a cruise ship can become somewhat stressful. Join us as we escape the hustle and bustle of the city into North Vancouver for the morning before dropping you off in plenty of time to board for your cruise. With our luggage handling service, we store and secure your luggage before taking it down to your cruise ship. The cruise ship staff will then deliver it straight to your stateroom.
Immerse yourself in the coastal rainforest of the Capilano Canyon and head up to the Peak of Vancouver. The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, nestled alongside the Capilano River, holds the title of Vancouver’s oldest attraction and is home to the heart-pounding 137 metres (450 feet) across and 73 metres (230 feet) high suspension bridge. Take time to learn about the history of the park and gain insight into the culture and traditions of the Indigenous Peoples that call this area home.
Rising 1,250 metres (4,100 feet), Grouse Mountain, is home to resident Grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola, and other activities including Theater in the Sky and the Peak Chalet. Take advantage of the patio, get something to eat and drink and enjoy the beautiful views of the Capilano Canyon, downtown Vancouver and more.
Complimentary Hotel or Cruise Terminal Pick Up – Pick up from the Cruise Terminal, your downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotel and meet your tour guide. Ask about our luggage handling service.
Lions Gate Bridge – The Lions Gate Bridge, officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, is a suspension bridge giving vehicle access from downtown Vancouver to the cities of North and West Vancouver. As you drive over the bridge, look to the mountains and see if you can spot the two mountain peaks this bridge is named after.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – Onto a different suspension bridge, walk across this bridge spanning 70 m (230 ft) high and 137 m (450 ft) across the Capilano River and Canyon. Wander along a granite cliff on a 213 m (700 ft) cantilevered walkway 30 storeys high and get an introduction into the traditions of the Indigenous People that call this area home (admission included).
Grouse Mountain Resort – At 1,250 metres (4,100 feet) above the city, sits the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain. The Peak Chalet offers a variety of formal and casual dining options, Theatre in the Sky and a gift store with high-quality items that will last you a lifetime. Head outside and explore the various seasonal and year-round activities available and don’t forget to visit the two resident Grizzly Bears, Grinder and Coola, at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife (admission included).
Hotel, Airport, Cruise Terminal or Train Station Drop Off – Drop off available at the Cruise Ship Terminal, your downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotel, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), VIA Rail or Rocky Mountaineer.
Notes: We provide luggage handling making this an ideal tour for pre or post-cruise guests. Pre-cruise passengers are picked up at their hotel along with their luggage. While they sightsee, we transfer luggage from the hotel to the cruise terminal. The cruise terminal staff then delivers it directly to staterooms. Post-cruise passengers are picked up at Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. Luggage is secure on the vehicle during the tour.
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 pre-cruise option. We offer luggage handling and drop off at Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal 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.
WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING
“Came to Vancouver two days ahead of a cruise and wanted some outdoor activity for the day before boarding the ship. Our driver/guide, Jason, was excellent. Right combo of information, humor, and getting our group to each venue. I would recommend this entire tour to all as something to do when in Vancouver.”
Raptordash, Marina Del Ray, California
“Our family was visiting Vancouver for the first time after doing the Disney Cruise and we wanted to see as much as we could in 2 days. If you are looking for a hassle free guided tour this is the tour for you. I highly recommend it!”
DeeDee, Houston, Texas
“Wow, at 75 I wasn’t sure I could do it. But it was fun, I felt safe and once on the other side, it was a feeling of, “I made it!” I recommend it if at all possible because of the beauty!”