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Vancouver: FlyOver Canada Experience

1. Vancouver: FlyOver Canada Experience

Welcome to the home of North America's leading flying ride. Use advanced technology to capture thrilling, authentic footage of real locations so riders can experience those places as they were truly meant to be. Find yourself in downtown Vancouver's Canada Place, and be whisked away on an exhilarating journey over the world's most spectacular scenery. Experience state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flight. Hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen while the film immerses you on an exhilarating journey across some of the worlds most iconic landscapes. Special effects, including wind, mist, and scents, combine with the ride’s motion to create an unforgettable experience.

Vancouver: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Pass

2. Vancouver: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Pass

See the sights of Vancouver at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour pass for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose from a variety of options to suit your interests. Listen to an informative on-board commentary to help you choose where to hop off. Experience the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver and the serene natural beauty of the local parks. Jump off at Science World or indulge your passion for sport at the Olympic Village. Stroll the rainforest pathways of Stanley Park, enjoy a bite to eat on Granville Island, visit the iconic Gastown Steam Clock or shop 'til you drop on Robson Street. Benefit from multiple stops, including Coal Harbour, English Bay Beach, Chinatown, and the Sports District.

Vancouver: Grouse Mountain Admission Ticket

3. Vancouver: Grouse Mountain Admission Ticket

Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s most visited year-round natural attraction, located just 15 minutes from downtown.You can enjoy panoramic views as you travel to the alpine aboard the iconic Skyride. Enjoy thrilling outdoor adventures, cultural activities, and educational experiences, which are available year-round. In the summer, choose from an incredible variety of activities including a world-famous lumberjack show, a "birds in motion" demonstration, a visit to the resident orphaned grizzly bears, guided eco-walks, a disc golf course, Theatre in the Sky, plus shopping and dining. You can also add to your experience with exciting adventures (at an additional fee) such as a mountain ropes course, mountain ziplines, the "Eye of the Wind", helicopter tours, and tandem paragliding. In winter, enjoy the stunning light installations on the Light Walk, the slopes at the Sliding Zone, an outdoor skating pond, snowshoeing, and more.

Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Self-Guided Tour

4. Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Self-Guided Tour

Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, take a walk on Vancouver's wild side as you stand 230 feet (70m) above the waters of the Capilano River on a breath-taking 450-foot-long (137-metres) suspension bridge. Appreciate nature from 3 breath-taking perspectives - the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Treetops Adventure, and the thrilling Cliffwalk.  This 27-acre park was made famous by its namesake bridge, which was built back in 1889, and has been added onto with even more attractions to let you experience the temperate rainforests of beautiful British Columbia.  While the wobbly bridge and stunning location is a Vancouver landmark, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers an all-encompassing BC experience. History, culture, and nature are presented in unique and thrilling ways with knowledgeable staff and interpretive signage providing as much, or as little, information as guests want. The thrilling Cliffwalk hugs the granite cliffside and offers panoramic views of the thriving rainforest and canyon below. With 16 anchor points in the cliff supporting the structure and two glass platforms, this walk is not for the faint of heart. The Treetops Adventure takes guests 110 feet into the canopy of a coastal rainforest on 7 suspension bridges attached to old-growth trees. It is accessible to guests age 2 to 92. Nature guides provide hourly tours, explaining the importance of a West Coast temperate rainforest to the ecosystem. Guided Tours and seasonal events like Raptors Ridge birds of prey June to October and Canyon Lights late November through to end of January enhance the many experiences at this year-round destination.

Vancouver: Christmas Tour with Light Festival Entrance

5. Vancouver: Christmas Tour with Light Festival Entrance

Immerse yourself in Vancouver's Christmas spirit on this private tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Sprinter van, head to the Van Dusen Botanical Garden. Here, experience the Van Dusen Festival of Lights, where you can witness a spectacular light show, take a carousel ride and even meet Santa. Next, head over to Stanley Park and experience the Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park, with 3 million twinkling lights. Continue your tour of the city's best Christmas lights with a drive around downtown. See iconic sights such as Canada Place, False Creek, and Gastown lit up by colorful festive light displays. Enjoy a drive over the Lions Gate Bridge to North Vancouver to visit the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Admire panoramic views across the bridge to Burrard Inlet and Downtown Vancouver before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Vancouver Art Gallery Entry Ticket

6. Vancouver Art Gallery Entry Ticket

Discover the power of art on your next trip to Vancouver with a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of North America’s most exciting and innovative visual arts institutions. See works by renowned Canadian Modernist painter, Emily Carr, as well as ground-breaking temporary exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. Open 7 days a week, a visit to the gallery is an opportunity to meditate on more than a century's worth of Canadian and international art, from historical masters to contemporary visionaries. Take a guided tour of the exhibitions in English or Chinese, or simply wander through at your own pace. Enhance your experience by attending one of the gallery’s engaging special events, educational tours, or programs designed for families, youths, and art enthusiasts of all ages. As well as the galleries, spend time in the Gallery Store, a locals’ favourite for one-of-a kind-gifts. When you need to replenish your energy, head to 1931 Gallery Bistro, an eatery with a reputation for great food and an outdoor patio that is one of Vancouver’s hidden gems.

Vancouver: Highlights Tour with Lookout and Capilano Bridge

7. Vancouver: Highlights Tour with Lookout and Capilano Bridge

Explore all of Vancouver's hotspots in just one day with a comprehensive bus tour and special landmark visits. Ride around the most popular districts as you learn about their history from your guide. Take in panoramic views of the city from Vancouver Lookout and cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy a fully narrated ride around the Gastown and Chinatown areas, the modern buildings of Vancouver Harbor, and the sandy beaches of English Bay. Enjoy a quick history lesson at the Stanley Park totem pole display and wander around the art community on Granville Island. Step up to the Vancouver Lookout observation deck for the most privileged views of the city and its surrounding landscape from above. Hold on tight as you trek across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge and look down at the trees through the glass floors of the Cliffwalk.

From Vancouver: Whistler and Shannon Falls Private Day Trip

8. From Vancouver: Whistler and Shannon Falls Private Day Trip

Discover the rugged landscapes of Whistler and Squamish with a private tour from Vancouver. Zip along the meandering Sea to Sky Highway and marvel at the towering mountains and lush forests. Feast your eyes on Shannon Falls, visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and savor a warm lunch in Whistler. Begin your tour with a private pick-up at your Vancouver hotel. With your guide leading the way, drive along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway and watch for local wildlife like elk, deer, and bears. Stop at Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls Park for a series of spectacular cliffs and waterfalls. Then it's time to visit Whistler, an alpine village known for its towering skyscrapers, diverse art, and eclectic restaurants. Savor a warm lunch, wander nearby trails, explore local shops, or go for a bike ride. Continue to Squamish to learn about the town's rich history of mountain biking and climbing. Walk along the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, a 100-meter-long bridge hanging 1,000 feet in the sky, offering 360-degree mountain views. During the summer months, feel your heart race as you ride the Sea to Sky gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain, before driving back to Vancouver.

From Vancouver: Full Day Whistler Trail and Village Tour

9. From Vancouver: Full Day Whistler Trail and Village Tour

Whistler is Canada's favorite year-round mountain town destination. Whether you are a hardcore mountain biker, skier, snowboarder, or just a nature lover, you will always find an activity that will meet your wishes and preferences. This tour will give you the opportunity to discover the best of Whistler and find activities that you will love to share with your family and friends. Join the tour and enjoy a bike ride or a relaxing walk to see Whistler from a new perspective. This car-free, family-friendly, easy multi-use experience will take you on paved trails and boardwalks passing through Whistler's neighborhoods. Reach the lakes and marvel at the picturesque views. Stop to have a lovely snack at one of the gorgeous lake picnic areas, taking in the splendid mountain vistas. After the break, let your guide accompany you to Whistler Village to enjoy a relaxing afternoon walk or go to one of the many special events that Whistler has to offer. And do not forget to bring your camera! Stunning pics are waiting for you!

Small group tour of Capilano Bridge & Grouse Mountain

10. Small group tour of Capilano Bridge & Grouse Mountain

Enjoy a personal hotel pick-up in a small minibus or SUV. Journey with a local guide that is dedicated to helping you experience the natural beauty of the Pacific North Coast. First, inhale the fresh mountain air of Grouse Mountain. Enjoy access to over 40 mountaintop attractions, such as the lumberjack show, grizzly bears, and the endangered birds show. Take in the stunning view of the city and sea. Next, head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and visit the Cliffwalk and Treetop Adventure. This tour is family-friendly and includes priority access to avoid lines. After a fun-filled day, relax on board your trip back into the city. Get dropped off at the steps of your downtown Vancouver hotel.

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What people are saying about Vancouver

Amazing, amazing, amazing and a must do while in Vancouver! The history, beauty, and fabulous options while there (suspension bridge, cliff walk, treetops bridge ways) were incredibly well designed and really showcased the gorgeous forest.

Have seen it 3 times now and still can’t get over the absolute thrill of the experience! The scenery is amazing,it takes your breath away! Want to go again!

We started our vacation with fly over Canada, it was a great experience.

Really well organised. Brilliant graphics, well worth doing.

Definitely worth it. Everyone should do this. Amazing