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From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens & Victoria Sightseeing Tour

1. From Vancouver: Butchart Gardens & Victoria Sightseeing Tour

Meet in central Vancouver and take a 90-minute scenic cruise aboard the ferry to Vancouver Island. Sail through the Strait of Georgia and enjoy the scenery. Be sure to visit the outside decks as it’s not uncommon to see all kinds of sea life, including porpoises and whales. Arrive on Vancouver Island and first visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Explore this world-renowned botanical garden which was once a quarry, featuring the Japanese Garden, the Ross Fountain, an Italian Garden, and other floral displays. Continue the trip with a ferry ride to the city of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Discover the main sights of Victoria with your guide, starting at Mile O. See Ogden Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, Empress Hotel, and historic Chinatown, including the famous Fan Tan Alley. Later, enjoy some free time to explore on your own or book an additional optional activity. Your guide will be on hand to assist you with suggestions on the best restaurants, breweries, shops, and hidden gems. Relax as you cruise back to the mainland in the evening, arriving back in Vancouver at approximately 9:30 PM.

Vancouver: Floatplane and Capilano Suspension Bridge Combo

2. Vancouver: Floatplane and Capilano Suspension Bridge Combo

Take a seaplane tour departing from downtown Vancouver's bustling Coal Harbour. Get a spectacular aerial view of the city on a 20-minute flight, which makes for fantastic photos.  Combine your seaplane tour with a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. One of the most popular attractions in Vancouver, benefit from a complimentary shuttle transfer from downtown Vancouver to the park. Located 70 meters above the Capilano River and measuring 140 meter 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.

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour

3. Vancouver: City Highlights Tour

The Vancouver city highlights tour offers a personalized way to see the best of this beautiful city on the west coast of Canada. With your professional, certified guide, make multiple stops in Vancouver, including Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the English Bay Vancouver Harbour. Explore the city’s art, historic landmarks, and shopping venues.

Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

4. 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. 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 valley far below. Take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the other side, where many unique and informative experiences await, including the TreeTops Adventure.  Do not miss the amazing Cliffwalk above the canyon. Return to downtown Vancouver via Stanley Park and English Bay, and get ready to engage all of your senses as you step out into Granville Island Market. This market is an artisan haven for all things local and handmade, including delicious food, coffee, tea, eclectic artwork, and West Coast music.  Carry on through bustling Chinatown, a tribute to the Far East. Continue to historic Gastown, the heart of Vancouver, where it all began.

Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver & Victoria

5. Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver & Victoria

Make your way to Coal Harbour, part of Burrard Inlet near Canada Place, and board a seaplane to take you to your next journey in Victoria, BC. Located right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall, the terminal features a passenger lounge with panoramic views of Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains, a gift shop, and the fully licensed Cockpit Café. From Burrard Inlet, ascend for bird’s-eye views of the green towers of Lion’s Gate Bridge and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. Flying south over the Salish Sea, look down on a cluster of the Gulf Islands dotted with beaches, forests, and fields of gold and green. After 35 minutes in the air, your pilot will land in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Along the harbor, visit the majestic ivy-covered Fairmont Empress hotel and pass the BC Parliament Buildings which, at night, twinkle with thousands of lightbulbs. Victoria's floating terminal boasts some of the city’s best waterfront views and is located beside The Flying Otter Grill and its new extended outdoor patio (the Otter Deck), serving fresh west coast cuisine for lunch and dinner. This journey is also available in the opposite direction, from Victoria to Vancouver.

Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver and Tofino

6. Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver and Tofino

Make your way to Coal Harbour (a part of Burrard Inlet near Canada Place) in Vancouver and board the floatplane. From there, ascend for a bird’s-eye view of the green towers of the Lion’s Gate Bridge and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. Marvel at these incredible panoramas of the city skyline before heading West over some of British Colombia's most stunning natural scenery. Fly across the Straight of Georgia, over Port Alberni Inlet and Pacific Rim National Park. Enjoy stunning city, ocean, and mountain views during this quick 1-hour journey - a convenient and memorable way to get to Vancouver Island. As you fly closer towards your destination, descend along the coast of Clayoquot Sound into the picturesque Tofino Harbour. Land adjacent to the Tofino Resort and Marina in the heart of the village where your flight will end. This transfer is also available in the opposite direction, from Tofino to Vancouver.

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

7. Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Start your holiday tour of Vancouver by exploring the highlights of downtown. See landmark monuments and locations, such as the home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron at Canada Place. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, and go to the Vancouver Arts District, where community awareness is raised for public arts through diverse creative expressions. Look at the high-rise buildings of the Financial District and discover the fashion hub of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest of Stanley Park to get a unique perspective of the city from a quiet wooded setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles as you continue along the water across English Bay to Granville Island. Spend some time at Granville Island Market and its many shops and eateries. Then, go to Lions Gate Bridge and explore Vancouver’s scenic North Shore. Approach Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to experience once of the most beautiful festive attractions in the city. See thousands of lights emanating from the park, and then take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to find many unique and informative experiences, like the Treetops Adventure.

Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

8. Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or from the port in Vancouver, and then start your private sightseeing tour of the city at Library Square. Admire the public library's original architecture, built in 1995 and a prominent feature of movies such as "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and TV series, including "Battlestar Galactica." Then, stroll around historic Gastown and see Water Street, where fancy coffee shops mingle with restaurants and gift stores. Continue to Canada Place, location of the landmark Vancouver Convention Centre and Cruise Ship Terminal, where 5,000 tourists a day disembark from their Alaska cruises to spend the day in the city.  Continue to Stanley Park and experience the most visited natural park in British Columbia. Take a look at the iconic Totem Poles and get panoramic views from Prospect Point. Look over the Pacific Ocean, and at the mountains of North Shore, and see the commercial port and beautiful Lions Gate Bridge from the highest point in the park. Next, drive through a major shopping district and along Beach Avenue to English Bay to encounter the first beach in the city. En route to Granville Island, drive through the Olympic Village, where 2,400 athletes stayed during the Winter Olympics 2010. Reach Granville Island and stop to wander around the art studios, craft galleries and Granville Island Public Market, where you can find unique hand-made products and fine dining delights. Take a 15-minute walk through Queen Elizabeth Park to get panoramic views of the Vancouver skyline and North Shore mountains. See the stunning Bloedel Floral Conservatory, where around 500 species and varieties of plants from deep jungle to desert climates are kept in the glass dome. Explore Vancouver's Chinatown, established in 1885 and declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 2011. Today, it is the second largest Chinatown in North America after San Francisco and a hive of activity and popular tourist attraction. Then, get complimentary drop off at any hotel in downtown Vancouver or at the cruise terminal.

From Vancouver: Whistler Day Trip by Floatplane

9. From Vancouver: Whistler Day Trip by Floatplane

After being collected from your accommodation, at around 8:00 AM, you'll be taken to your plane, leaving from the grand Canada Place. Enjoy panoramic views of Howe Sound, as well as sea-to-sky scenery as you fly beyond the valley to explore rugged peaks, majestic mountains and the lush alpine meadows of the Coast Mountain Range. Marvel at the turquoise glacial waters of the mile-high Garibaldi Lake before landing on the Green Lake, where a shuttle will take you to Whistler Village. Decide your own itinerary in Whistler, with free time to walk around the village, shops, and galleries. Take a short trip to the Lost Lake, ride the peak-to-peak gondola, or have a glass of wine in a local bar. Following your time in Whistler, a shuttle will be waiting for you at your designated pickup point, and fly you back to Vancouver. Enjoy the sights of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands as you fly. Soak up the sights of the Strait of Georgia, before you land in Downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver: Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Vancouver: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Immerse yourself in the many cultures that make up the beautiful and vibrant city of Vancouver. This crisp audio tour will have you explore the many ethnicities that surround Vancouver. Eclectic and full of art and crafts, Vancouver is a delight to visit and savor. On the tour, you will visit the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden. You’ll also learn about the 2010 Olympic Winter Games that Vancouver hosted by discovering the Olympic Cauldron and Canada Place View. See the Waterfront Station, the Hudson House, Gassy Jack's Memorial Statue, Victory Square, the Queen Elizabeth Theater, the famous Robson Square, the Christ Church Cathedral, and the Bill Reid Gallery.

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What people are saying about Canada Place

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 541 reviews

This is the best way to get between Victoria and Vancouver. The airports are easily accessible and the 1 hour flight is short and sweet. The views are amazing. I was worried that I would not feel safe in such a small plane, but I felt very safe and the flight was smooth!1

The seaplane flight is very entertaining, although it seems expensive for what it was. But the Capilano Bridge is a fabulous ride! It's not just the bridge, there are several platform rides through the forest. very well executed

Really enjoyed the flight experience. Would do it again for when longer. Unfortunately I found the entrance/admission for the capillano suspension bridge very disorganized despite having pre-purchased tickets.

Wonderful experience, very well organized, Randie is an amazing tour guide, so knowledgeable, and very personable. We had an awesome day in Victoria!

The seaplane tour was worth it! Capilano was beautiful