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  • Vancouver, BC: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

    1. Vancouver, BC: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

    Experience whale watching in true comfort and style along the waters off Vancouver. See several types of whales, as well as an assortment of sea birds and other marine species. Marvel at the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this 3-6 hour adventure. An informative crew will tell you about the history of the area and about the marine wildlife. Board the Salish Sea Freedom, a 62-foot covered vessel built for whale watching, and designed to minimize its ecological footprint. You can choose to be inside or outside, and can choose from 3 viewing areas on 2 levels.

    Whale watching is something I’ve always wanted to do but having a fear of boats and the ocean has prevented me in the past. My partner and I were only 8hours drive away so I decided to bite the bullet and do it. I booked a hotel, booked the trip, bought ginger gravol and pressure bands for my wrists and off we went! No sea sickness; the water was smooth and the boat just glided over it nicely than a car on the road! The whole experience was an enjoyable and positive one that I will always remember and to see these wonderful creatures in real life was just breathtaking!

  • Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

    2. Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

    View the spectacular British Columbia coastline by land and ship, followed by a stop at Butchart Gardens en route to the British-inspired city of Victoria. Board a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. Marine wildlife sightings from the outdoor ship decks are common, especially eagles, sea lions, and whales. Arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden complete with dancing fountain. The city of Victoria boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and e...

    Great experience, great driver with sense of humour but gray line west coast sightseeing tour is short staff and we could not contact them the day before departure. Overall excellent!

  • Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

    3. 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: 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.

  • Vancouver: Shared or Private Panorama Flight by Seaplane

    5. Vancouver: Shared or Private Panorama Flight by Seaplane

    Discover even more of the majestic mountains and expansive coastline that surround the breathtaking city of Vancouver, as you fly high over the scenery on this 35-minute flight. This extended version of the Vancouver Panorama tour offers the same sights before following the coast further north towards Whistler, then looping back down over the Islands and exploring the incredible Sunshine Coast. With currenetly over 50 aircraft, Harbour Air and Westcoast Air operate 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, and Cessna 185 aircraft are available for charter. Take your chance to experience Vancouver's beautiful landscapes from a bird's-eye-view!

    水上飛行機での空からのバンクーバーの眺めはそれは素晴らしいものでした。でもそれを上回る出来事が有りました。予約して行ったextendedツアーは悪天候で中止、でclassicツアーへ無理に変更をお願いしたらOKの返事をもらえましたが、ツアー自身はこれも天候待ち。所が運良くGOサインが出て、充分にパノラマツアーを楽しめました。その時のharbourairの受付女性が何とツアー会社に連絡してくれて、extendedとclassicの差額返金交渉までしてくれたのです。これには物凄く感激しました。異国の地での心に残る旅の思い出になりました、ありがとう。

  • Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

    6. Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

    Enjoy an extended 13-hour tour of Vancouver Island and Victoria, with return transfers from Vancouver or drop off in Victoria if you prefer. Once at Vancouver Island’s Swartz Bay on the Saanich Peninsula, drive by air-conditioned coach to Butchart Gardens and walk among the 50 acres of magnificent foliage. Then head to downtown Victoria, traveling through quaint Chinatown and the Inner Harbour. Take free time to explore the Inner Harbour, admiring heritage sites such as the Empress Hotel, the Royal BC Museum, and BC Legislature. Depart from downtown Victoria for your return journey to Vancouver in the late afternoon. Your return journey to the mainland will be on board a BC Ferry, where you can watch for whales, dolphins, sea lions, and other magnificent marine mammals. Arrival in Vancouver is scheduled for approximately 21:30, where you can be dropped off at your downtown hotel or di...

    Was a great experience! We love the flowers. The travel is long, but is great. The bus is incredibly clean and the driver was very nice person and knowledge. We want to come again.

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

    7. 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. Options include access to both City and Park Routes. 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 29 stops, including Coal Harbour, English Bay Beach, Chinatown and the Sports District.

    The first day our driver named Meenu was exceptional because she clearly spoke about all the relevant sights as well as public art. She was very informative. On our second day the driver did not talk much, preferring to run a recorded version of sightseeing highlights. The bus was running behind schedule on this day. When he dropped us off at Stanley Park he said the next bus would pick up in one hour. Unfortunately, the next bus was on schedule and came by 40 minutes later, which caused us to miss it. We had to wait an hour for the next pickup. It’s unfortunate that they did not communicate this to us.

  • Indian Arm Half-Day Lunch Cruise from Vancouver

    8. Indian Arm Half-Day Lunch Cruise from Vancouver

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Vancouver city center on a spectacular cruise through the inland waters of Indian Arm, a 12-mile (18-kilometer) mountain fjord located right on the city’s backyard. Climb aboard the luxurious MV Harbour Princess, and discover the calm waters of Indian Arm as you feast on a catered buffet lunch. Drift serenely past Silver Falls, looking out for native wildlife, such as seals, eagles, herons, and even black bears. The route navigates its way through Vancouver's inner harbor to Burrard Inlet, a shallow coastal fjord that was formed in the last Ice Age. Then, head north to Indian Arm, nestled within the Coast Mountains. The area was once heavily glaciated, leaving behind a dramatic landscape for you to enjoy, including lush forests that protect the inlet from the open waters of the Pacific Ocean.

    Every time I have visitors, I take them on a little cruise. It’s always amazing. The scenery is so beautiful, and the lunch is really good. I’m looking forward to my next trip with Harbour cruises.

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What people are saying about Vancouver

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 250 reviews

Whale watching is something I’ve always wanted to do but having a fear of boats and the ocean has prevented me in the past. My partner and I were only 8hours drive away so I decided to bite the bullet and do it. I booked a hotel, booked the trip, bought ginger gravol and pressure bands for my wrists and off we went! No sea sickness; the water was smooth and the boat just glided over it nicely than a car on the road! The whole experience was an enjoyable and positive one that I will always remember and to see these wonderful creatures in real life was just breathtaking!

We enjoy it! The staff was awesome. Everybody was friendly, helpful and super informative. The ship was great, super clean and well maintained. We watched whales as promised and other while life that I wasn’t expecting.

Great experience, great driver with sense of humour but gray line west coast sightseeing tour is short staff and we could not contact them the day before departure. Overall excellent!

It was a great experience with a very friendly and knowledgeable team. I really appreciate and respect the crew of professionals

Long but excellent trip. Wonderful tour guide/bus driver