North Shore Mountains: Our most recommended tours and activities

Classic Vancouver Panorama Tour by Seaplane

1. 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: Panoramic View Hike Tour

2. Vancouver: Panoramic View Hike Tour

Come to experience North Shore’s splendid mountains through a rolling forested trail and up to the magnificent Howe Sound Lookout. Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding coastal mountains and the city at its best. Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel lobby in downtown Vancouver. Relax on the drive up to North Shore Mountain and enjoy the views along the way. Reach the trailhead, and be outfitted with your included snowshoes to explore what a local mountain has to offer. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery and snap those perfect selfies to share with your family or friends. Finisht the tour with drop-off at your hotel with beautiful photos and memories of the tour.

Vancouver's best E-scooter, EUC guided highlights tour

3. Vancouver's best E-scooter, EUC guided highlights tour

Are you ready for an electro journey around the most beautiful cities in the world? Let me introduce our Right Route in short. We’ll start our ride at Science World (meet point, start and finish) and head towards Stanley Park through Chinatown and Gastown, have a look at the most popular steam clock and go to the Convention center to have the best mountain view to the North Shore. Water planes, cruise ships, helicopters, sea bus and more impressive infrastructural features are waiting for us on the way along the amazing Coal harbour waterfront alley. After Stanley park with its famous Totem Poles we will visit Granville Island Market where you can shop and have lunch. This most popular tour is for those who like more ride and less talk. Stunning views, photo ops, and flat trails make this trip chill and unforgettable. During this 3 hours and 22 km. you will understand how different Vancouver is. 🛴Chinatown It is one of the oldest and largest Chinatowns in North America. The area is known for its rich cultural heritage, featuring Chinese restaurants, shops, and cultural institutions. 🛴Gastown It is located near the city's downtown area and is one of the oldest parts of the city. Gas Town is named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire seaman who opened the area's first saloon in 1867. This saloon became a popular gathering spot for local mill workers, sailors, and loggers, contributing to the neighborhood's development. 🛴Coal harbour We once again join the seawall and make our way towards home through beautiful Coal Harbour, riding along the waterfront and checking out the marinas and the seaplane port. 🛴Stanley park It is one of the city's most beloved landmarks and a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Having about 405 hectares it is one of the largest urban parks in North America, offering a vast green oasis within the bustling city. 🛴Granville island Situated in the heart of the city, it is not an actual island but rather a peninsula along False Creek. Granville Island, known city-wide for its arts and culture scene as well as its great food and shopping. Guests enjoy a break from riding to find lunch at the Public Market, with dozens of vendors to choose from. 🛴False creek It separates the downtown peninsula from the rest of the city and flows into the Burrard Inlet to the north. Over the years, False Creek has undergone significant urban development and transformation. Taking in beautiful views of Vancouver’s modern architecture framed by the North Shore Mountains. We pass the Olympic Village complex and finish our tour at Science World, learning about Expo ’86 and the 2010 Winter Olympics. 🛴Science world Science World is a popular science center located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is an engaging and interactive facility that aims to inspire curiosity and learning about science, technology, and the natural world.

Snowshoeing in Vancouver's Winter Wonderland

4. Snowshoeing in Vancouver's Winter Wonderland

Snowshoeing in the North shore mountains, while only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, transports you to a winter wonderland. Breathe in the mountain fresh air, feel invigorated and mesmerized by the beauty that surrounds you. The trails run through sub alpine meadows and snowy forests, for those looking for a more challenging adventure mountain summits await you. For those looking to burn some calories, snowshoeing can burn up to 1000 calories per hour, a great way to get your exercise in for the day. Enjoy all this while you learn about the history of the area. This tour offers door to door service. We will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation anywhere in Vancouver proper. This is an experience you will never forget.

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What people are saying about North Shore Mountains

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 254 reviews

Great experience, super nice pilots and flight crew. It was a perfect activity that we fondly remember.

An amazing experience with views you can only dream of. A must do for anyone visiting Vancouver.

Fast friendly on time exceeded my expectations it was awesome

Was fantastic tour flew low for great pics was well worth it

Great flight and views despite the clouds! Pleasant pilot.