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North Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour

1. North Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour

Nestled at the mountains’ base and shrouded in the forests that blanket the landscape, the North Shore is a treat and a not-to-be-missed day tour. Upon leaving downtown Vancouver, you will travel over Lions Gate Bridge and land on the North Shore. From here you will continue on to The Shipyards District, one of the city’s oldest and fastest growing urban neighbourhoods with its rich shipbuilding history. Home to the Lonsdale Quay Market, The Polygon Gallery, and Burrard Pier, this area is situated along North Vancouver’s vibrant waterfront offering unobstructed views of Vancouver’s stunning skyline to the south and the soaring North Shore mountains to the north. Next, continue your journey up the mountain to Cleveland Dam, a 91-meter (100 yard) high concrete dam at the head of the Capilano River providing the fresh drinking water for the region. Walk across the dam to bathe in the mountainous views. Continue on your journey and arrive at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to explore this wonderland of nature. Take the heart-quickening walk across this iconic bridge high above the canyon floor. Explore the 7 suspended footbridges in Treetops Adventure, walk the cantilevered bridges adhered to a granite rock face at Cliffwalk, and stroll along elevated boardwalks through the temperate West Coast rainforest learning from interpretive panels along the way. Finally, you will enjoy a scenic tour back across the iconic Lions Gate Bridge to where your tour began.

North Vancouver Discovery Private Tour

2. North Vancouver Discovery Private Tour

Drive through the spectacular Lions Gate Bridge Causeway, and enjoy spectacular views of Burrard Inlet, Straits of Georgia, and English Bay. If your tour is in October to March, stop first at Deep Cove, a quaint little village by Indian Arm, a fjord formed 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Stroll through the village and take a walk along the marina, with great views for photo ops. If your tour is in April to September, ride the Skyride up Grouse Mountain. Watch lumberjack show, birds of prey, and the grizzly bears Grinder and Coola Your next stop will be Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can experience the Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure. Visit the Capilano River Regional Park and its attractions: the Cleveland Dam, the spillway, the canyon, and a spectacular view of the Lions (the twin peaks of the North Shore Mountains). If time permits, you'll also drive through the Sea to Sky Highway to visit Horseshoe Bay, a beautiful ferry terminal in West Vancouver.

Vancouver City and Capilano Park Private Tour

3. Vancouver City and Capilano Park Private Tour

This tour will start from Vancouver downtown. You will have an overview of the most visited spots and explore major landmarks such as the Marine Building, Square Library and Canada Place. Explore the Granville Island Public Market for stylish and elegant boutiques and art shops. Discover Olympic Village, home of the 2010 winter games. Your tour will continue to North Shore crossing, over the beautiful Lions Gate Bridge built in 1938. Explore Capilano Park's main attractions, such as the Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, the CliffWalk and the Living Forest. Stop at Cypress viewing point for a panoramic view of the city from 2100 feet. Enter Stanley Park and stop at Totem Poles, Prospect Point, and Hollow Tree. Once you exit the park, you can explore English Bay Beach, as well as Robson, Granville and Denman Streets, where the busiest shops and restaurants are.

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What people are saying about Cleveland Dam

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Bobby was very informative and was a great guide around beautiful North Vancouver. My only gripe is for paying the amount of money for a private tour, it’s ridiculous to have to pay another $100+ for admission for two people to see the suspension bridge. This should be included in the pricing.

I’ve been to Vancouver three times and this is the first time I’ve seen ALL of the main sites with plenty of explanations from Gabie. Today was superb and we made a new friend ( Gabie) in Vancouver.

We had a great tour with a fantastic and knowledgeable guide Bill.

We would recommend this tour to anyone that visits Vancouver. It was well worth the money.