Stanley Park Totem Poles

Stanley Park Totem Poles

Stanley Park Totem Poles: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Sightseeing: Half-Day

1. 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. 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: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

2. Vancouver: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

Embark on a culturally immersive Vancouver tour, beginning with iconic downtown landmarks like Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and Robson Street. Journey through a blend of historic and modern architecture to reach Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural rainforest surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Admire historic First Nations Totem Poles and take in the ever-changing beauty of rainforest and shoreline scenery within the park. Continue the exploration to the captivating sights of English Bay, and then venture to the vibrant Granville Island Market. This craft market embodies the philosophy of "smaller is better," showcasing locally crafted food, art, and music, each piece crafted with love and passion. Continue the adventure through bustling Chinatown and historically significant Gastown. Conclude the experience with a swift elevator ascent to the Vancouver Lookout, 553 feet above the city. Revel in panoramic views of the ocean, framed by the Coastal Mountains, and the city lights and shoreline below. Return to the cruise ship terminal or hotel mid afternoon. 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: Guided Sunset Tour with Photo Stops

3. Vancouver: Guided Sunset Tour with Photo Stops

Explore Vancouver as the sky changes color and the sun goes down, seeing the city from two different perspectives. This 2-hour guided tour will take you to the most beautiful parts of the city in a coach with panoramic view windows. Begin your journey at Prospect Point in Stanley Park, taking in vistas of Burrard Inlet, Vancouver’s North Shore, and Lionsgate Bridge. Next, venture to the vibrant English Bay, where many linger to savor the final moments of sunlight. Historic Gastown will be the last stop in your evening — this original settlement is now a National Historic Site. Cobble-stone streets, the original working steam clock, and local artisans will be there to greet you as you enter the area. End your tour here to continue exploring on your own, or continue a little further to end your tour in Canada Place. 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: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

4. Vancouver: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Take a break from the malls, museums and galleries and enjoy Vancouver from the outside on this fully narrated 1-hour cruise. From the spacious open-air decks you can enjoy a drink from the fully licensed bar and have a perfect view over this entire beautiful city. You will see the world famous Stanley Park, a rich-green oasis comprising of majestic cedar, hemlock and fir trees rising from the waters of the harbor. From the deck of the boat you can also see the impressive Lions Gate Bridge. Linking the City of Vancouver to North Vancouver, this huge suspension bridge is an impressive sight, particularly from the water it soars above. This relaxing hour cruise on the harbor also offers stunning views of the spectacular city skyline and the breathtaking North Shore Mountains. An ideal way to see the city at a calm and relaxed pace.

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour with Hotel Transfers

5. Vancouver: City Highlights Tour with Hotel Transfers

The Vancouver city highlights tour offers a personalized way to see the best of this beautiful city on the west coast of Canada. After a short ride through Stanley Park and past the ancient cedar trees, lies Prospect Point, the highest section in the park. Stop by the totem poles and learn about the history of Stanley park and the First Nations people that used to live there. Then embark on a scenic ride concluding the rest of Stanley park; past by English Bay, Gas town, and Chinatown. Stop and shop at the artisan shops and the Public Market for that one of a kind gift or some lunch, meet back at the bus 1 hour later.

Vancouver: Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

6. Vancouver: Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

Stanley Park is truly one of the most beautiful parks in the world. This unique 3-hour guided tour includes a perfect mixture of forest exploration, seaside cruising and city riding. Meet your group at the bike rental shop in Downtown Vancouver to begin your tour of the park and city. During a safety briefing, you’ll be fitted with a bike and helmet. You'll ride in small groups and follow flat, protected bikeways. Traveling at a leisurely pace, you can soak up the natural beauty of the park. After riding through some picturesque neighborhoods of Vancouver including the West End and English Bay, you'll find yourself at the entrance to the jewel of the city: Stanley Park. Your guide will escort you through the park making stops along the way, sharing in-depth information about the biodiversity of the temperate rainforest, the history of the coastal First Nations and their legendary totem poles, as well as an abundance of hidden treasures and stories that the park has accumulated over its 125-year history. Stanley Park is uniquely situated with incredibly scenic views of Downtown Vancouver, the North Shore, The Lion’s Gate Bridge, as well as English Bay and the West End. This easy 12 km ride showcases the great natural beauty of Vancouver.

Vancouver: Half-Day City Highlights E-Bike Tour Age 16+

7. Vancouver: Half-Day City Highlights E-Bike Tour Age 16+

Jump on a fun and easy-to-ride e-bike tour through Vancouver. Cycle along Stanley Park and cruise the Seawall with stunning views of the Downtown skyline and the North Shore Mountains. Visit the iconic Totem Poles and lush Beaver Lake, where wildlife abounds. Make use of your electric boost and ride up to the Prospect Point lookout, the highest point in the 1000 acre park, overlooking the Lion’s Gate Bridge, and on clear days you can see all the way to Vancouver Island.  After leaving the park, cruise along and check out some iconic neighborhoods on the False Creek waterfront, including Yaletown and Olympic Village. Both neighborhoods are award-winning developments known for their modern style and eco-friendly design. Finally, make your way to Chinatown and Gastown, two of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhoods. Your guide will share stories about the city’s roots amongst the city’s oldest buildings before heading back to the starting point. This e-bike tour makes use of Vancouver’s extensive separated bike trails, with 95% of riding on routes without cars and a maximum group size of 10 riders. This tour does not stop at the Granville Island Market, so going there in the morning is a great way to pair your day of exploring.

Vancouver: Guided City Highlights Tour

8. Vancouver: Guided City Highlights Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour that fulfills the ultimate downtown Vancouver bucket list. Explore a checklist of must-see highlights that a visitor needs to experience firsthand in order to better understand why Vancouver is frequently ranked among the world's best places to live. Witness the city highlights including but not limited to: Jack Poole Plaza, English Bay, and will stop at Stanley Park and Granville Island. Receive a personalized adventure with experienced guides and entertaining live English commentary. Choose an optional walking tour in Stanley Park. Travel by comfortable mini-coach with a maximum of 24 guests.

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

9. 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. 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.

Discover Stanley Park with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

10. Discover Stanley Park with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Experience the captivating Stanley Park like never before with our Smartphone Audio Walking Tour! Immerse yourself in the tales of early pioneers, diverse local fauna, and the park's unique geographic features. Transform your walk into an educational and entertaining journey, complete with fun trivia questions! Begin at the busy Stanley Park Causeway and follow the seawall all the way around the park. Have the option of stopping at points of interest in the park's interior. Get suggestions on attractions to see like Nature House and the Vancouver Aquarium. Learn about the creation of Stanley Park and its history. Delve into the geology of the area. Hear about the lost lagoon, Beaver lake, the hollow tree, and the devastating wind storm of 2006. Uncover the history of Hallelujah Point, Deadman’s Island, and the naval reserve. Check out the statues of the Scottish poet Robbie Burns, the Olympian Harry Jerome, and the park’s namesake, Lord Stanley. See the Nine O’Clock Gun, the SS Empress of Japan figurehead, and the 'Girl in a Wetsuit' statue Take a break on one of the logs at Third Beach, or visit the historic Stanley Park Pavilion. Admire views at Brockton Point and the Prospect Point. View Lions Gate Bridge. Tour the Rhododendron, Rose, and Rock gardens and hear the history behind the Malkin Bowl.

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4.6
(717 reviews)

This was a nice way to explore the city and our guide was very lovely and patient with everyone in the group (in terms of cycling and pace). I recommend if you are not a confident cyclist, this is a good way to experience bike reading in Vancouver, as you are in a small group...as cycling culture can be quite brutal on the cycle paths!!! We also received a map at the end, which was very useful.

Jessica was such an amazing guide. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable about everything. Also, the team was so kind to track and pick me up when I wasn’t so sure about the designated pickup location. Overall, it was a 10/10 experience that I highly recommend.

I really liked seeing around the city. Leslie was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Granville Island was on my list of things to do. It was also wonderful to see Stanley Park with a guided tour. Thank you

What an incredible day! The tour was wonderful and our guide was absolutely the best. Next time we’re in Vancouver, we will definitely book again :) Thank you, Adrian!

Fantastic tour. Would highly recommend. Sarah was a fantastic tour guide with some great stories!