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Highlights Tour

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Highlights Tour

As its name suggests, this Vancouver tour shows off Vancouver’s most beloved highlights! Learn about the distinct historic neighbourhoods like Gastown and Chinatown before taking in the 360-degree views from the Vancouver Lookout. Head over to Granville Island and indulge in treats and keepsakes and discover the local art and one of a kind sights from Stanley Park.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Stanley Park – Totem Poles

Near the entrance to Vancouver’s 1001- acre playground sit a collection of nine Totem Poles against an impressive harbour view of the city.

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Stanley Park – Prospect Point

Explore the highest point in Stanley Park showcasing the Lions Gate Bridge, set against coastal mountains and the panoramic Burrard Inlet.

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Vancouver Lookout

Experience a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the city and beyond from 168 metres (553 feet) above ground at Harbour Centre Tower.

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Granville Island

Wander through a mix of boutique stores, artisan crafts, quaint cafes, and the famous Public Market.

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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:
10am departure – May 3, Aug 2, Dec 24, 25, 2020 & Jan 1, Apr 18, 2021
2pm departure – Aug 2. 2020

Need To Know

TOUR INFORMATION

Prepare to experience the unique history and unfolding splendour as you tour through the modern streets of Vancouver. Drive by the most renowned sights and learn how Vancouver became the city it is today. Situated 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 be amazed by the 360-degree panoramic sights from the Vancouver Lookout’s observation deck (admission included), high atop Harbour Centre Tower.

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 – 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 – Gaze upon the bustling Lions Gate Bridge set against a stunning backdrop of the magnificent North Shore mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Granville Island – Cafes, boutiques, and artisan galleries line the streets of this stop. Head into the centrally located Granville Island Public Market for delectable treats.

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 – Take the elevator up 168 metres (553 feet) and get a full look at the city with a birds-eye view of Vancouver and beyond from The Lookout observation deck at Harbour Centre Tower (admission included).

Chinatown – Developed at the turn of the last century by Chinese immigrants who came to work during the gold rush and railroad construction, the Chinatown of today is a bustling reminder of the past.

Gastown – What was the original downtown core is now a National Historic Site lined with cobblestone streets and the city’s oldest architecture. See the statue of Gassy Jack Deighton, one of the city’s most infamous entrepreneurs and keep an ear out for the tunes of the steam-powered clock.

Canada Place – The iconic five white sails ensure that Canada Place is a prominent feature in Vancouver’s skyline. Home to the conference centre, Cruise Ship Terminal, FlyOver Canada and the Olympic Cauldron, there’s always something happening down at Canada Place.

English Bay – Head out of Stanley Park and along one of the city’s urban beaches with seaside walkways, water vistas, and sandy beaches, while the locals enjoy the ocean breeze under the palm trees.

Hotel, Airport 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.

  • 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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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