Optional Tours & Activities
Gastown Walking Food Tour (2.5 Hours)
Join “Gassy Jack” and tantilize your taste buds on this two hour walking tour through historic Gastown. Laugh and learn about the neighborhood’s colourful history and culture while sampling local trendy eateries (8-10 tastings).
Besides the fabulously fresh public market, this heritage area is home to many specialty shops and quality art studios, a quaint brewery, eclectic theatres, the innovative Emily Carr School of Fine Arts and the Kids Only Market (nobody is too old for it!). Let our local artist introduce you to some of his peers and take a chance to craft your own souvenir!
Stanley Park & Seaside Biking Adventure
Just minutes from downtown, the Stanley Park Seawall boasts spectacular mountain, ocean, forest and city views. We cycle counter-clockwise along a paved path past the famous totem poles, under the Lions Gate Bridge, along two of the city’s most popular beaches until we reach English Bay. We continue on the Seaside Bicycle Route, arguably the world’s most beautiful urban bike path past parks, marinas, and elegant condos and town houses. There will be a mid-way stop for a tasty snack and drink.
Vancouver Highlights (4 Hours)
Vancouver’s is proud of its share of spectacular sceneries and vibrant neighbourhoods. Join our experienced guide for a snapshot of the city along fashionable Robson Street, through the magnificent 1,000-acre Stanley Park, past English Bay, over False Creek to Queen Elizabeth, through the colourful Chinatown and the historic Gastown.
Coastal Rainforest Nature Walk (4 Hours)
Just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, discover the fascinating ecosystem of the Northwest Pacific Rainforest. See, smell and hear the genuine rainforest while your experienced naturalist guide explains the workings of this unique ecosystem. A gourmet snack under the canopy is the ultimate opportunity to savour this enlightening encounter with the untamed Vancouver – an once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Vancouver’s Inspiring Gardens (4.5 Hours)
No visit to Vancouver is complete without a chance to enjoy its outside-the-path gardens. Start with the most intriguing Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown – the first authentic classical Chinese garden ever built outside of China. Next is the Queen Elizabeth Park with its sweeping vista of rolling lawns, dramatic rockwork and city skyline. And for the finale, stroll the Van Dusen Garden featuring over 7, 500 different species from 6 continents.
First Nations Heritage Tour (5 Hours)
The First Nations peoples inhabited the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years and their history and continuing culture are in evidence throughout Vancouver. In Stanley Park, learn the history and significance of the totems poles and be transferred to the University of British Columbia campus to visit of the world-renowned Museum of Anthropology. Wander through the Great Hall, contemplate and marvel at dramatic views over the Haida houses. The tour ends with a stop at Hill’s Gallery, the largest Northwest Coast native art gallery in North America.
Bowen Island Excursion (5 Hours)
Bowen Island is a small community off the coast of BC where visitors can experience the charm and warmth of a small town surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and rainforest. This breath-taking excursion provides you with an exciting opportunity to experience the sea, forest, and small-town hospitality all in one day!
Forest, Mountain & Canyon (6 hours)
Make the journey across the magnificent Stanley Park and across the Lions Gate Bridge to the wonders of the North Shore. Discover the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge; experience the surrounding rainforest via the Treetops walkways; board the Skyride for a breathtaking ascent to the top of Grouse Mountain. At the top, enjoy the “Theatre in the Sky”, visit the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife or simply roam around taking in the spectacular views over Vancouver and Howe Sound.
Indian Arm Wilderness Paddle Adventure & Beach BBQ (6 hours)
This fully guided, all-inclusive program is ideal to experience the natural beauty of the Indian Arm, a 15km glacial fjord located 15 minutes from downtown. Embark in a classic wooden sea-kayak and watch seals, bald eagles and blue herons in their natural habitat. Top the adventure with an outdoor BBQ lunch in a picturesque beach and return to the city, exhilarated and renewed!
Fraser Valley Winery Tour & Luncheon
Escape the city and explore the nearby Fraser Valley wine country. Stroll through local vineyards, learn how grapes from the vineyard become an award winning wine and enjoy a wonderful lunch overlooking the vineyards.
Whale-watching Safari Tour (5-7 hours)
Just 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, embark a high-speed vessel for a comfortable safari guided by a trained naturalist. Enjoy breathtaking scenery while searching for whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, eagles, and a variety of seabirds.
A day in the Mountains – Whistler Excursion (10 hours)
From crisp mountain air to crystal clear lakes and lush emerald forests, the alpine resort of Whistler is British Columbia’s year-round playground. The day begins with a spectacular drive along the Sea to Sky Highway including a stop at the spectacular glacier-fed, 1,100 feet Shannon Falls. In Whistler, enjoy a guided tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre experience and free time to stroll through the cobble stone village and take into the mountain surroundings.
Enchanting Victoria (12 Hours)
Take a day trip to Vancouver Island to discover Victoria, the province’s capital city. Many of the brick and stone buildings from the last century have been restored, adding to the scenic beauty of the city. British influence remains apparent today with double-decker buses, traditional pubs and specialty shops. The journey includes return ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands and the visit of the Butchart Gardens, world-famous for spectacular year-round floral displays.