Vancouver
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  • From Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Tour

    1. From Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Tour

    Go on one of the must-do tours in British Columbia! Start the day hopping aboard a luxury coach, then sit back and enjoy the spectacular views and scenic stops that the Sea to Sky Tour has to offer. Along the journey to Whistler, you will come across panoramic ocean views, sky-high mountains, and glaciers as well as the opportunity to spot local wildlife. The first stop is in the city of Squamish, famous for its huge granite mountain called the Stawamus Chief. Once in Squamish, take a short ride up to the summit of the Sea to Sky Gondola (which reaches an impressive 885 meters (2,904 feet) above sea-level). At the top, take 1.5 hours to soak up sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the turquoise waters of Howe Sound. Take some photos, walk the suspension bridge, and enjoy a quick snack or drink. After departing Squamish, the next stop is the stunning 70-meter (230-foot)...

  • Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

    2. Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

    Vancouver’s fascinating past and present come together in this engaging tour that traverses through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rainforests. Begin with the highlights of downtown, including Canada Place, home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, past the Arts and Financial Districts and the fashion mecca of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest, Stanley Park, for a unique perspective of the city from a quiet forest setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles before whisking off to North Vancouver. Continue across the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s scenic North Shore and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Don’t miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre. From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over towering cedars and the Capilano River winding through the v...

    It was great! We had such a nice day with our guide who was very knowledgeable and fun!

  • Vancouver: Guided City Highlights Tour

    3. Vancouver: Guided City Highlights Tour

    Make the most of your time in Vancouver on this ultimate sights and landmarks tour. With a local guide, visit some of the city’s popular highlights, as well as hidden gems only the locals know about.  The tour starts with a trip to historic Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood. Soak up the atmosphere as you explore the streets, and see the famous Gastown Steam Clock. Next, travel through vibrant Chinatown and onto Queen Elizabeth Park, home to epic views of the North Shore Mountains. Head to Granville Island next for a stroll around the city’s most famous food market. Later, take a walk along Kitsilano Beach and marvel at stunning views across English Bay and downtown. Peruse the many antique and boutique stores that line the shore, or grab a bite to eat. The tour ends with a stop at Stanley Park to see the impressive collection of totem poles, and a final look at the epic views o...

    Kim was our guide and she was very knowledgeable with humor on the side. She also gave us lots of local tips and recommendation about which places to eat. I would highly recommend this tour!

  • Vancouver: City and Suspension Bridge Day Trip

    4. Vancouver: City and Suspension Bridge Day Trip

    Vancouver’s fascinating past and present comes together in this engaging tour that traverses through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rain forests. Begin with the highlights of downtown, including Canada Place, home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, past the Arts and Financial Districts, and the fashion hub of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest, Stanley Park, for a unique perspective of the city from a quiet forest setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles before whisking off to North Vancouver. Continue across the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s scenic North Shore, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Don’t miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre. From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over towering cedars, and the Capilano River winding through th...

    This was a great tour. We were picked up at our hotel by Nola. She was awesome and gave us a lot of great information about the area. We joined the rest of the group and set our for our adventure. Leslie was our guide and he was awesome. 24 in our group. We made a few extra stops at sights that were nice to see. Plenty of restrooms where we went. The Capilano suspension bridge was on my bucket list. It was awesome and we went on some other paved hikes - cliff walks and treetops adventure. Really incredible views. Beautiful place. There are a couple shops and restaurants you can visit there too. Grouse mountain was great too. We highly recommend this tour. Appropriate for all ages.

  • Victoria Fly 'n Drive: Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

    5. Victoria Fly 'n Drive: Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

    Your tour departs from Vancouver Harbor for a mesmerizing seaplane flight over the Gulf Islands. 35 minutes later you'll arrive in Victoria's downtown inner harbor. From here the day is yours to spend exploring British Columbia's beautiful capital city. At the end of your day you'll return by coach on BC Ferries, sailing through the gorgeous Active Pass back to Vancouver. With more than 50 aircraft, your tour operator has the largest all-seaplane fleet in the world. DeHavilland DHC-3 Turbine Single Otters and Twin Otters service regularly scheduled flights between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. DHC-2 Beavers service the Gulf Islands. Cessna 185 aircraft are also available for charter.

    Enjoyed the flight over. Very smooth flight. Awesome views from the sky. Great experience! Victoria was nice, but was disappointed that there wasn't more to see and do. In hindsight, we should have included Butchart Gardens in our excursion. The ferry ride back to Vancouver was nice. We did have a communication issue such that our flights were booked incorrectly, but Get Your Guide handled our complaint promptly and to our full satisfaction. I would recommend using them in the future.

  • Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing Adventure

    6. Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing Adventure

    Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and slip into the required red cruiser suit to get a safety tutorial. Then, board the open-air, purpose-built zodiac boat and set off on a scenic ride through Burrard Inlet. Get up close to native wildlife and listen to the expert commentary as you navigate the waterways at speeds up to 30 miles per hour (50 kilometers per hour). Admire the lush greenery of Coal Harbour, North Shore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park, looking for dolphins, harbor seals and bald eagles along the way. Marvel at the skyscrapers of British Columbia’s largest city as you cruise back to harbor.

    Rafael was great! He was funny, knowledgeable, and has a neat sense of humor. We highly recommend asking for Rafael if you go on this tour.

  • Vancouver: 2.5 hour Gastown Walking Food Tour

    7. Vancouver: 2.5 hour Gastown Walking Food Tour

    The Gastown Food Tour will take you through the cobbled streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood while enjoying local craft beer, delicious cheese & prosciutto with flavourful local wine, Japanese kar-age style chicken, freshly made Sicilian tortellini, tasty pork and potato croquette, crispy sweet & chilli cauliflower, creamy cheesecake, and luscious handmade chocolates. On this 2.5-hour walking food tour, a professional actor full of passion for the city and its food will share fascinating little-known stories about Vancouver and its “Wild West” history that dates back 150 years. This is a tour you don’t want to miss!

    Excellent value for the price. Discovered two places that we would never have tried and went back for meals there. Great guide!

  • Vancouver Bicycle Tour

    8. Vancouver Bicycle Tour

    This tour highlights the very best sights, attractions, and biking that Vancouver has to offer! It's a great way to start your visit to the city. Meet your group at the bike rental shop in downtown Vancouver to begin your 5-hour tour of the city. During a safety briefing, you’ll be fitted with a bike and helmet. You'll ride in small groups and follow flat, protected bikeways. Travelling at a leisurely pace, you can soak up the vibrant culture and beautiful sights of the city. Start with a tour of the world-famous Stanley Park including the stunning seawall and the mesmerizing forested trails within. Wave to the beavers at Beaver Lake and marvel at the towering trees. Next, you'll ride through English Bay, home to some of the hottest beaches in the city. Hop on a ferry over False Creek to discover amazing food and art at Granville Island. You'll have a one-hour break, leaving you time ...

    Great tour, easy to bike, lots of information by experienced guide. Very nice way to discover Vancouver city. Beautiful weather and fun group!

  • Vancouver: Lost Souls of Gastown Tour

    9. Vancouver: Lost Souls of Gastown Tour

    Venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Designed for adult audiences, the experience is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Every story is grounded in documented Vancouver history, taken from the city archives. The plotline is woven together as the tragic tale of one person's life, ending in a dramatic finale in the heart of Gastown's Maple Tree Square.  Do not expect a ghost tour or conventional walking tour – this is an experience that will pull you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past you may have a hard time finding your way back out… As you travel along cobblestone streets you'll visit our city's oldest hotel - the Victorian, learn the truth about the historic Gastown Steam Clock, see how Vancouver looked before and after the Great Fire, explore notorious Gaoler's Mews, and walk dow...

    This was definitely a highlight for us in Vancouver!! Tracy was our guide and she was AWESOME. I thought about this tour for the rest of our trip. She really was amazing. She put feeling into every stop and story, and made the history of this city come alive! Good job Tracy! My only regret was not having cash to tip her at the end! Don’t make that mistake!!

  • Vancouver: Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

    10. Vancouver: Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

    Stanley Park is truly one of the most beautiful parks in the world. This unique 3-hour guided tour includes a perfect mixture of forest exploration, seaside cruising and city riding. Meet your group at the bike rental shop in Downtown Vancouver to begin your tour of the park and city. During a safety briefing, you’ll be fitted with a bike and helmet. You'll ride in small groups and follow flat, protected bikeways. Traveling at a leisurely pace, you can soak up the natural beauty of the park. After riding through some picturesque neighborhoods of Vancouver including the West End and English Bay, you'll find yourself at the entrance to the jewel of the city: Stanley Park. Your guide will escort you through the park making stops along the way, sharing in-depth information about the biodiversity of the temperate rainforest, the history of the coastal First Nations and their legendary totem...

    It was a cold and rainy day and the mountains were partly obscured but our guide Hilary was entertaining and informative. The stops for hot chocolate and a biscuit were much appreciated.

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What people are saying about Vancouver

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 421 reviews

Kim was our guide and she was very knowledgeable with humor on the side. She also gave us lots of local tips and recommendation about which places to eat. I would highly recommend this tour!

We were only in Vancouver for one full day and this tour was a great way to get a sample of what the city has to offer. Our tour guide, Kim, was outstanding!

Great tour, easy to bike, lots of information by experienced guide. Very nice way to discover Vancouver city. Beautiful weather and fun group!

Rafael was great! He was funny, knowledgeable, and has a neat sense of humor. We highly recommend asking for Rafael if you go on this tour.

Excellent guide and interesting tour! E bikes make it enjoyable for all levels of fitness