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Britannia Mine Museum Admission, Tour and BOOM! Experience

1. Britannia Mine Museum Admission, Tour and BOOM! Experience

Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages, turning out awe-inspiring sights and memorable family experiences. Explore 10 acres of historic buildings and artifacts, rumble aboard the underground train as it rolls into authentic mining tunnels, and discover BOOM!, a live-action experience in the historic mill. After entering the site, take a tour with an informative but informal tour guide sharing fun facts about mining, history, and life at Britannia. Learn and engage with interactive exhibits, and push up your sleeves and try out the Gold Panning Pavilion where you can keep what you find. Delight in BOOM!, the greatest show under the earth. Get an introduction to the story, sights, and sounds behind the architectural marvel with an immersive live-action experience inside Mill 3. The experience involves multiple screens, over thirty speakers, and physical and special effects that bring all the stories of the historic mill rumbling back to life.

Vancouver: BC Sports Hall of Fame Museum Admission Ticket

2. Vancouver: BC Sports Hall of Fame Museum Admission Ticket

Come explore the BC Sports Hall of Fame, showcasing the accomplishments of individual athletes and teams, as well as those who have contributed to the development of sport in British Columbia. Complement your Vancouver holiday with this unmissable museum experience. Step into the most iconic stadium in Vancouver to walk through exciting displays and the iconic Hall of Fame dedicated to the major sports stars of the region. Explore interactive and engaging exhibits that the whole family can enjoy. Perfect for both sports and history lovers, browse through a collection of 27,000 artifacts representing 150 years of athletic events. Don't forget to snap a photo standing on the 2010 Olympic podium and test your sprinting skills in the participation zone.

Vancouver: LGBTQ2+ History Tour with Guide

3. Vancouver: LGBTQ2+ History Tour with Guide

The tour outside the YMCA on Burrard Street, from where you'll embark on a 2-hour adventure into the LGBTQ2+ history and culture of this West Coast metropolis.  You'll make your way into the heart of Vancouver's entertainment scene and discover Vancouver's very earliest gay bars. Weave a path through Imperial Court coronations, drag kings at the Quadra, gay ministers at the United Church, Patient Zero, the GRID crisis, and visit the urban oasis Nelson Park until you find yourself in the gaybourhood on Davie Street. The walking tour strolls the historic tree-lined West End as you discover the city's earliest Pride parade, Jim Deva Plaza, bookstore bombings, a transgender campaigner who blew the whistle on the biggest crime in Vancouver history, Vancouver’s secret gay village, and the remarkable story of two-spirited warrior Gone to the Spirits. The tour finishes right in the middle of the action in the Davie Street village with its fantastic variety of bars and restaurants, the perfect place to enjoy a post-walking tour cocktail as you reflect on your afternoon's adventure!

From Vancouver to Seattle Museum of Flight Private Tour

4. From Vancouver to Seattle Museum of Flight Private Tour

Departing from Vancouver around 8am we will drive straight to The Museum of Flight. This is a 3.5 hours drive as the museum is located 20 more minutes south of Seattle downtown. At one point on our journey, we will stop for a coffee break to get an energy boost. Exploring the museum will take 4 hours or more. For this reason, this tour can not cover any sights in Seattle. This is simply a museum visit with 7hours in total driving time and 4 hours for the museum to explore Admission to the museum is not included on this tour. Please ask if you are interested instead in Seattle city tour and visit Space needle, Museum of Pop Culture, Pier 57 & Miner's Landing, Seattle's Great Wheel etc and I will accommodate that for you.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 421 reviews

An excellent tour. There was great communication by email prior to the tour. And when I missed the pickup time I was able to ring the company and Brent the driver and our tour guide came back to collect me. There was only myself and one other person on the tour. So we had the mini bus to ourselves! Brent gave us a great introduction to Vancouver. He is a courteous driver and a very knowledgeable guide to the city. Brent was accomodating and flexible around the timing of the opportunities to explore the Totem Pokes in Stanley Park and the markets at Granville Island. He also dropped each of us at our destinations at the end of the tour, nothing was too much trouble. This short tour is a really good way to understand the history and the geography of the city. I recommend this company and this tour. By the way if you wish to tip - and I was very happy to, you will need cash!

We had a great tour guide. Granville Island Public Market was great. So many items and things to see. Stanley Park was beautiful and vast. Nice trip to see the highlights of Vancouver.

The guide is nice and knowledgeable. The trip is recommended for those who only have limited time in Vancouver.

Knowledgeable and friendly driver. Safe trip with enough time at stops to see the sights.

It was great! I learned a lot about the city of Vancouver.