Pick-up times are 60 minutes earlier at Richmond (Airport) hotels for the Vancouver Delights Tour.
Explore the urban elements of downtown Vancouver and immerse yourself in the wilderness of Vancouver’s rugged North Shore. Combine the highlights of downtown Vancouver with a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and the Capilano Salmon Hatchery on our Vancouver Delights Tour.
Journey through the many different areas of Vancouver, including Chinatown and Gastown, the charming Vancouver Harbour, and scenic, ocean-side English Bay. Step off the bus in Stanley Park to visit the Indigenous Peoples’ story poles, as well as the stunning views of the Lions Gate Bridge at Prospect Point. Visit the famous farmer and artisan market at Granville Island and soak up the scenic 360-degree views of the skyline from the Vancouver Lookout’s Observation Deck (admission included). Please note that the Public Market on Granville Island is closed on Dec 26th and all Mondays in January.
In addition to exploring downtown Vancouver, continue over the Lions Gate Bridge into the coastal temperate rainforest on Vancouver’s North Shore. Learn about the lifecycle of the local salmon at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery. Finish your day of touring with a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for a heart-pounding walk across the suspension bridge spanning 137 metres (450 feet) across and 73 metres (230 feet) above the river. Discover the other features of the park that include Treetops Adventure and Cliffwalk.
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. Some 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.
If you have any questions, please contact our Guest Services Team 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.|
|Stanley Park - Totem Poles - This is the most visited attraction in British Columbia.|
|Stanley Park - Prospect Point - A lookout at the highest point in Stanley Park.|
|Granville Island - Stop to wander artist studios, craft galleries & the Granville Island Public Market.The Granville Island Public Market will be closed on December 26th and all Mondays in January. Yaletown will be visited instead.|
|Chinatown - Vancouver's cultural diversity in Canada's largest Chinatown.|
|Gastown - Vancouver's original downtown core is now a National Historic Site.|
|Vancouver Lookout Tower - Get a bird's-eye view of Vancouver from the Lookout viewing deck high atop Harbour Centre Tower (admission included).|
|Lions Gate Bridge - A younger iconic suspension bridge built in 1937.|
|Capilano Salmon Hatchery - Learn about the life cycle of the Pacific Salmon (admission included).|
|Capilano Suspension Bridge Park - Cross this legendary attraction at 70 m (230 ft) high and 137 m (450 ft) long. During the month of December see the Canyon Lights display of over 300,000 Christmas Lights (admission included).|
|Hotel, Airport or Train Station Drop-off - Downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotels, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), or VIA Rail.|
Vancouver Delights Tour Details
- Stanley Park – The crown jewel of our city. Stanley Park is a 1000-acre playground with stunning city views, mountain backdrops, and the salty smell of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a stop at the Indigenous story poles and see the iconic sails of Canada Place. Then drive on to Prospect Point, the highest part of the park. Marvel at views of the Lions Gate Bridge with a scenic background of the Coast Mountains range.
- English Bay – Drive out of the park and along one of the city’s urban beaches, English Bay. Get a real sense of how fortunate the locals are with access to seaside walkways, astounding views and sandy beaches. Surprisingly, despite Vancouver being a temperate rainforest, palm trees continue to thrive in this area.
- Gastown – Known as the heart of Vancouver, this is where it all started when Gassy Jack Deighton laid the foundation of this great west coast city (okay, he opened a saloon). See Maple Tree Square, Vancouver’s oldest architecture, and the famous steam-powered clock.
- Chinatown – Developed at the turn of the last century by Chinese immigrants who came to work during the gold rush and construct the railroad. Great restaurants, shopping, and interesting architecture (like the world’s thinnest commercial building), all for your senses to feast upon.
- Canada Place and Vancouver Harbour – Canada Place doubles as the city’s terminal for Alaskan cruises while also as an icon of Vancouver Harbour.
- Granville Island – This tiny peninsula features local food and great art. Spend time browsing artisan workshops and stop by the pier for views of the harbour. Visit the Granville Island Public Market to sample fresh produce and try local flavours. Not far from the city center, feel free to ask us about making this your drop off location at the end of your tour. Yaletown will be visited on Dec 26th while Granville Island is closed.
- Vancouver Lookout – No tour of the city is complete without being able to see the entire city from above. Do it with 360-degree views while high atop one of Vancouver’s tallest buildings.
- 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.
- Want to spend longer exploring a particular area? We are happy to drop you off anywhere in the downtown or Richmond areas, even the airport! With some advance notice, we can bring your luggage along as well, once your tour is over.