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Vancouver Highlights

This pre or post-cruise Vancouver City Highlights Tour shows off exactly what the name suggests, Vancouver’s stunning highlights! Learn about each of the distinct historic neighbourhoods, take in the views of the city from the observation deck of the Vancouver Lookout Tower, shop the famous Granville Island for treats and keepsakes and discover the local art and sights from Stanley Park.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Stanley Park – Totem Poles

Set against a backdrop of trees and views of Coal Harbour sit a collection of nine Totem Poles. Learn the stories around each unique piece.

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Stanley Park – Prospect Point

Visit Prospect Point Cafe for a drink or snack while enjoying views of the Lions Gate Bridge, the North Shore Mountains and Burrard Inlet from the highest point in Stanley Park.

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Vancouver Lookout

From 168 metres (553 feet) above ground, see downtown and beyond from the observation deck at the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre Tower.

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Granville Island

There is no shortage of boutique stores, artisan crafts, quaint cafes at this stop. The famous Public Market is a must-see as well!

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TOUR RATES

  • Adult

    Ages 13 years +
    85
  • Child

    Ages 3-12 years
    50

Rate as of May 1, 2020 – Adult: $90 / Child: $50.
Tour, Admissions & Taxes included and listed in Canadian Dollars.

 
Blackout Dates: May 3, Aug 2, Dec 24, 25, 2020 & Jan 1, Apr 18, 2021

Need To Know

TOUR INFORMATION

Experience the unique history and evolving splendour as you tour the modern streets of Vancouver. On this narrated, four-hour Vancouver City Highlights Tour, drive by the city’s best sights and learn how Vancouver became the city it is today. Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and framed by British Columbia’s imposing mountains, it’s easy to fall in love with this astonishing city.

Drive through historic neighbourhoods such as Gastown, Chinatown, scenic English Bay and the picturesque Vancouver Harbour. Stops in Stanley Park feature Indigenous Peoples’ Totem Poles, as well as spectacular views of the mountains and the Lions Gate Bridge. Also, wander through the charming farmer’s market at Granville Island and revel-in 360-degree panoramic sights from the Vancouver Lookout’s observation deck (admission included), high atop Harbour Centre Tower will leave you amazed.

Due to the closure of the Granville Island Public Market on December 26 and every Monday in January, we will visit an alternative stop.

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.

Stanley Park Totem Poles – It is one of the most visited attractions in British Columbia for a reason. Learn the legends surrounding the ancient Indigenous Peoples’ Story Poles, across from the white sails of Canada Place, located near the entrance to Stanley Park.

Stanley Park Prospect Point – Reach the highest point in Stanley Park, our 1001-acre playground, and gaze upon the bustling Lions Gate Bridge, set against a stunning backdrop of magnificent mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Granville Island – Home to freshly baked treats, restaurants, unique boutiques, and artisan galleries, Granville Island and the Public Market is a perfect place to eat, shop and watch the hustle and bustle of the city.

Due to the closure of the Granville Island Public Market on December 26 and every Monday in January, we will visit an alternative stop.

Vancouver Lookout Tower – The Lookout observation deck at Harbour Centre Tower allows visitors to see the city from 168 metres (553 feet) above ground. Spot the neighbourhoods that make the city what it is today (admission included).

Chinatown – Although the Chinatown of today is an ever-growing part of town, the red lamp posts lining the streets and the Millenium Gate marking the entrance are reminders of how this neighbourhood came to be.

Gastown – This National Historic Site is home to the statue of Gassy Jack Deighton and the Gastown Steam Clock. Wander through the cobblestone streets and some of the oldest architecture of the city. Get something to eat or drink at one of the many fine-dining restaurants or from one of the more casual pubs or bars.

Canada Place – One of the busiest areas in town, visit Canada Place to see the 2010 Olympic Cauldron, FlyOver Canada, some of Vancouver’s contemporary art displays and the unforgettable views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains.

English Bay – Imagine going for a walk along sandy shores and the ocean breeze with the Pacific Ocean on one side and palm trees on the other. That’s right – we’re talking about Engish Bay, one of the city’s best urban beaches.

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. Stanley Park features some unpaved pathways and some inclines. If you have any questions about accessibility for this tour, please contact us.
  • 3. Is This a Pre or Post Cruise Tour?
    Yes! If you’re a cruise ship passenger, this tour makes for an excellent pre or 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.
  • 5. Do We Stop in Gastown, Chinatown, or Yaletown?
    The tour ventures through each of these neighbourhoods with live commentary provided; however, the bus does not stop. Your driver-guide can drop you off in one of these neighbourhoods if you request it at the end of the tour.
  • 6. Do I Have To Get Off the Bus at Granville Island?
    Yes. Our buses are not able to park on Granville Island due to city by-laws. There are various places to sit, eat, and explore without walking distances.

If you have any other questions, please contact our Guest Services at 604.255.7272, toll-free at 1.877.669.2277, or email reservations@vancouvertours.com

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