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Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Entry Ticket

1. Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Entry Ticket

Stand above the waters of Vancouver's Capilano River on a 450-foot-long suspension bridge with this entry ticket. Appreciate nature from breathtaking perspectives: the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge and the thrilling Cliffwalk.  Step inside the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park with 27 acres to explore. Cross the wobbly Capilano Suspension Bridge and take in the views of the Capilano River from dizzying heights of 230 feet. Admire the panoramic views across the park and learn about the sites and habitats from staff. Test your nerves on the Cliffwalk, a glass path consisting of 16 anchor points in the cliff and two glass platforms. Soak up the dramatic views of the lush rainforest and canyon below as you make your way along the cliffside. Join one of the hourly talks with a nature guide and hear about the rainforest, birds, and ecosystem.  Finish your tour with a stop for a meal at one of the in-park restaurants or grab a snack to enjoy while you walk from the on-the-go snack shop (not included).

Vancouver: Flyover Experience Ticket

2. Vancouver: Flyover Experience Ticket

Flyover grabs all your senses to immerse you in landscapes, stories, and culture. Using the power of unique perspectives, the sensations of flight and complete sensory engagement, you'll soar over, around and through iconic global destinations. We believe remarkable stories inspire. Each Flyover journey begins with an insider’s look at the fascinating people, distinct cultures, and incredible locations you’ll soon explore from above, immersing guests deeper into the Flyover experience. After you’ve explored the stories, spirit, and history of the destination, you’ll take to the skies on an immersive flying journey. You’ll sit with your feet dangling before a massive 20-metre spherical screen and be transported over iconic locations and natural wonders. Sights, scents, and sounds, combined with precisely programmed motion, capture the unmistakable feeling of flight, and create an unforgettable feeling of wonder. Flyover in Vancouver offers a variety of seasonal adventures year-round, including five original immersive journeys. Be sure to check Flyover's "Now Showing" page regularly to see what's coming next! The Flying Whale Cafe: Showcasing local flavours in Vancouver’s iconic Canada Place. Our laid-back waterfront eatery is an upbeat oasis for people from all over, serving up treats, meals and spectacular views to enjoy at any pace. Like its name, the Flying Whale is lighthearted and a little bit elevated — with hidden depths.

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

3. 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. Make the most of your experience in Vancouver with additional options. Choose experiences like seeing the city from the water on a relaxing harbor cruise, or taking a tour of the city in the evening. Also included is exclusive access to 2 free Walking Tours of Stanley Park and Downtown Vancouver via the AudioMe App.

Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

4. Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

Experience the awe and inspiration of seeing whales in their natural environment on this unique whale-watching excursion from Vancouver. Get the chance to spot orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales, as well as porpoises and seals. Depart from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver on a high-speed, custom-built, luxury catamaran that takes you on a fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife tour. As you set out from Vancouver, choose whether you want to stay inside the heated cabin or head outside and pick from 3 different viewing areas on 2 levels that are perfect for photography. Marvel at the beauty of the Strait of Georgia on this outdoor adventure. As you sail, learn about the history of the area and the local marine wildlife from your knowledgeable crew. Immerse yourself completely in this incredible experience while we take free high-resolution photos of the wildlife, yourself, and your loved ones! It is the quintessential whale-watching experience for every adventurer. Select the half-day cruise, or opt for the sunset option to watch the sun go down over the water.

Classic Vancouver Panorama Tour by Seaplane

5. Classic Vancouver Panorama Tour by Seaplane

Enjoy the most popular tour of Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains. This ideal introduction to seaplane aviation departs from downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour and provides a complete aerial view of the city, as well as its surrounding parks and beaches. As if the scenery isn't enough, the thrill of flying will really carry you away. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during take-off and landing. With over 50 aircraft currently, your hosts operate the largest all-seaplane fleet and the first carbon neutral airline in North America. 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 available for charter.

Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Day Trip

6. Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Day Trip

Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola, explore Whistler Village and admire the natural wonders in between on this day trip from Vancouver. Feel in awe of the ever-changing landscapes along the Sea to Sky Highway. Ride the famous Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, an outdoor paradise for climbers and backcountry adventurers. The gondola takes you to Habrich Ridge, where you will have 90 minutes to take in breathtaking views of the mountains, coastal rainforest, and network of inlets of Howe Sound. Pass the quaint town of Squamish and the Tantalus Glacier while continuing the journey to Whistler. Once there, enjoy free time to explore the downtown shops, cafes, the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, or the surrounding hiking trails. On the way back to Vancouver, enjoy a scenic stop at the 335 metre Shannon Falls and gaze out over ever-changing landscapes surrounding the Sea to Sky Highway. Join us in celebrating 40 years of sharing Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler with guests from all over. Our expertly curated guided tours offer a special and safe experience.

Vancouver: Entry Ticket for the Vancouver Lookout

7. Vancouver: Entry Ticket for the Vancouver Lookout

The Vancouver Lookout is an iconic and essential landmark high over Vancouver. It makes the perfect first stop on any traveler's itinerary to get an overview of the fabulous landscape of the city and the Northshore mountains. Take the glass elevators high above the street. After only 40 seconds, you're high above the fray and can look over all of Metro Vancouver's hot neighborhoods and sprawling mountain ranges. Vancouver Lookout has been iconic in the city's skyline since 1977. Here you can enjoy views as long you would like and learn from the knowledgeable staff.

Vancouver: Seaplane and Capilano Suspension Bridge Combo

8. Vancouver: Seaplane and Capilano Suspension Bridge Combo

Take a 20-minute seaplane tour departing from downtown Vancouver and get a spectacular aerial view of the city. Enjoy a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park with an admission ticket and explore the Cliffwalk, Capilano River, and more on this combo tour. Combine your seaplane tour with a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. You will get the benefit of a complimentary shuttle transfer from downtown Vancouver to the park. Located 70 meters above the Capilano River and measuring 140 meters in length, this bridge has been used as a crossing since 1889. Also, discover the new Cliffwalk which follows a precipice along the Capilano River on a maze-like series of bridges, stairs, and platforms through rainforest vegetation. A sample itinerary is below: 10:00 am Check in at Harbour Air 10:30 am Vancouver Panorama Classic Tour 12:00 pm Free Capilano shuttle, pick up at Canada Place 12:25 pm Explore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park 3:00 pm Free Capilano shuttle back to downtown, drop off at Canada Place (option to stay longer is allowed, the shuttle departs every 30 minutes until the last service at 5:00 pm)

Vancouver: Cruise Terminal Luggage Storage for 2 Bags

9. Vancouver: Cruise Terminal Luggage Storage for 2 Bags

Discover the beautiful city of Vancouver stress-free as you disembark from the cruise ship. Safely store your baggage in an All-Day Luggage Storage Service, conveniently located at the Canada Place Cruise Terminal. Simply drop off any large luggage and it will be taken care of for the day as you explore the city. The indicated price is for up to 2 pieces of luggage per person. Additional luggage beyond 2 pieces will be charged for onsite. This service is only available for: Disembarking Cruise Ship passengers not staying in Vancouver and with later afternoon/evening flights and wish to explore downtown Vancouver. Disembarking Cruise Ship passengers who cannot check into their accommodation until later in the day and wish to explore downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

10. Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Visit Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, on this full-day guided tour from Vancouver city. Try to spot marine life on the ferry to Vancouver island, walk among the flowers in the Butchart Gardens, and admire the Victorian architecture in Victoria.  Start from downtown Vancouver and travel south through the city aboard a climate-controlled bus. Hop aboard a BC Ferry for a 90-minute voyage across the Georgia Strait through the scenic Southern Gulf Islands. Keep an eye out for orcas along the way. Once docked on Vancouver Island, the tour continues to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. See millions of bedding plants in over 900 varieties. Enjoy 2 leisurely hours to fully explore the 50 acres of stunning gardens. Head to downtown Victoria and pass through Canada’s oldest China Town and the scenic Victoria Harbor, including the Inner Harbor. Once downtown, you will have free time to explore the local area. Spend your time going for a stroll the Inner Harbor, taking in the thriving arts and cultural scene, or visiting the historic Empress Hotel or the Royal BC Museum. Take the ferry and bus to return to your meeting point in Vancouver. 

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The overall boat trip was great, and the driver was very knowledgable. However, due to the weather (rainy, windy and wet)...the water was a bit choppy, so after 2 hours on water...it became a bit much. I would recommended to wrap up warm, bring sunglasses to shade your eyes from the water and wind if the weather is a bit gloomy, and make sure to bring extra cash for tipping (15% minimum), as this is standard practice for every tour in Canada.

Despite not seeing whales, he was informed that this could happen, with a diversity of marine fauna and flora and mediations. Beautiful places seen from the boat, which, by the way, had all the comfort, cleanliness and excellent service. Attentive, polite people talked to us about the entire tour at all times.

It was amazing! The best tour I’ve ever had in Vancouver! I can’t remember the guide’s name, but he was perfect! The view is incredible and the energy is surreal! I loved it!

Petra was a wealth of excellent information and was very knowledgeable about both the area and the animals living there! She was a delight to talk with!

It was so great! :) one of the best things I ever did.