Discover historic neighbourhoods like Gastown, Chinatown, scenic English Bay and the picturesque Vancouver Harbour. Stops in Stanley Park feature Indigenous Peoples’ story poles, as well as spectacular views of the mountains and the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Also, visit the charming farmer’s market at Granville Island and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from the Vancouver Lookout’s observation deck (admission included), high atop Harbour Centre Tower. Please note that Yaletown will be visited on Dec 26th and all Mondays in January while Granville Island is closed.
If you’re a cruise ship passenger this tour makes for an excellent pre-cruise or post-cruise option. Additionally, if you have a flight to catch, we can take you and your luggage complimentary to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at the conclusion of your tour.
Looking for a bit of Canadian wilderness? Extend your time with the Vancouver Delights tour. See everything featured on the Vancouver City Highlights Tour, with three extra hours to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Capilano Salmon Hatchery.
Advised Clothing: 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.
Accessibility: 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.
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.
Please contact our Guest Services Team if you have any questions at 604.255.7272, toll-free at 1.877.669.2277, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Complimentary Hotel or Cruise Terminal Pick-up - Pick-up from Cruise Terminal, your downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotel. Luggage handling included.|
|Stanley Park - Totem Poles - This is the most visited attraction in British Columbia.|
|Stanley Park - Prospect Point - A lookout at the highest point of Stanley Park.|
|Granville Island - Stop to wander artist studios, craft galleries and 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.|
|Vancouver Lookout Tower - Get a bird's-eye view of Vancouver from The Lookout viewing deck high atop Harbour Centre Tower - admission included.|
|Chinatown - Vancouver's cultural diversity in Canada's largest Chinatown.|
|Gastown - Vancouver's original downtown core is now a National Historic Site.|
|Canada Place - The architecturally stunning cruise terminal and convention centre.|
|English Bay - Did you know Vancouver has beautiful sandy beaches and palm trees?|
|Hotel, Airport or Train Station Drop-off - Cruise Terminal, your downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotels, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), VIA Rail or Rocky Mountaineer.|
Vancouver City Highlights 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. Chinatown today is a bustling reminder of where we’ve come from and where we are heading. 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.
- 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.
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.
Please note that any day the Granville Island Public Market is closed, we will visit Yaletown instead.