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Vancouver Art Gallery Entry Ticket

1. Vancouver Art Gallery Entry Ticket

Discover the power of art on your next trip to Vancouver with a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of North America’s most exciting and innovative visual arts institutions. See works by renowned Canadian Modernist painter, Emily Carr, as well as ground-breaking temporary exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. Open 7 days a week, a visit to the gallery is an opportunity to meditate on more than a century's worth of Canadian and international art, from historical masters to contemporary visionaries. Take a guided tour of the exhibitions in English or Chinese, or simply wander through at your own pace. Enhance your experience by attending one of the gallery’s engaging special events, educational tours, or programs designed for families, youths, and art enthusiasts of all ages. As well as the galleries, spend time in the Gallery Store, a locals’ favourite for one-of-a kind-gifts. When you need to replenish your energy, head to 1931 Gallery Bistro, an eatery with a reputation for great food and an outdoor patio that is one of Vancouver’s hidden gems.

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour

2. 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.

Britannia Mine Museum Admission, Tour and BOOM! Experience

3. Britannia Mine Museum Admission, Tour and BOOM! Experience

Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages, turning out awe-inspiring sights and memorable family experiences. Explore 10 acres of historic buildings and artifacts, rumble aboard the underground train as it rolls into authentic mining tunnels, and discover BOOM!, a live-action experience in the historic mill. After entering the site, take a tour with an informative but informal tour guide sharing fun facts about mining, history, and life at Britannia. Learn and engage with interactive exhibits, and push up your sleeves and try out the Gold Panning Pavilion where you can keep what you find. Delight in BOOM!, the greatest show under the earth. Get an introduction to the story, sights, and sounds behind the architectural marvel with an immersive live-action experience inside Mill 3. The experience involves multiple screens, over thirty speakers, and physical and special effects that bring all the stories of the historic mill rumbling back to life.

Vancouver: Self-Guided Smartphone Walking Tour of Gastown

4. Vancouver: Self-Guided Smartphone Walking Tour of Gastown

Explore Vancouver at your own pace. VanWalks is a web app that works on any device with a modern web browser. No app to download, no accounts to create, no ads to watch. Optimize your time in Vancouver by exploring the most popular areas of the city. Stop when and where you like, grab a coffee, and continue when you're ready. Our host, Chris King, has been living in Vancouver for 20 years and is excited to give you a unique look into the most interesting aspects of his city. Our routes combine historical context, modern events, and local interpretation to provide an interesting and fun experience for tourists, new Canadians, and lifelong locals. Available without a data connection. Use Offline Mode to download the routes using wifi in advance, and use static maps to enjoy the sights without any need for a data connection. Offline Mode can also be used in combination with a data connection to save data usage by downloading assets in advance, however the data usage in general is very low.

Vancouver: BC Sports Hall of Fame Museum Admission Ticket

5. Vancouver: BC Sports Hall of Fame Museum Admission Ticket

Come explore the BC Sports Hall of Fame, showcasing the accomplishments of individual athletes and teams, as well as those who have contributed to the development of sport in British Columbia. Complement your Vancouver holiday with this unmissable museum experience. Step into the most iconic stadium in Vancouver to walk through exciting displays and the iconic Hall of Fame dedicated to the major sports stars of the region. Explore interactive and engaging exhibits that the whole family can enjoy. Perfect for both sports and history lovers, browse through a collection of 27,000 artifacts representing 150 years of athletic events. Don't forget to snap a photo standing on the 2010 Olympic podium and test your sprinting skills in the participation zone.

Best Vancouver Family Tour with Kids

6. Best Vancouver Family Tour with Kids

Explore Vancouver with a professional guide on this kid-friendly private tour, designed specifically for families with little ones in tow. You'll spend time exploring massive Stanley Park, get a hands-on science experience at Science World, take a playground break at Kitsilano Beach, spend time at Granville Island, and see wildlife at the Bloedel Conservatory. A professional driver/guide will lead the way Boedel Conservatory and Science World tickets are included Private tour for just you and your party Snacks and soft drinks will be provided

From Vancouver to Seattle Museum of Flight Private Tour

7. From Vancouver to Seattle Museum of Flight Private Tour

Departing from Vancouver around 8am we will drive straight to The Museum of Flight. This is a 3.5 hours drive as the museum is located 20 more minutes south of Seattle downtown. At one point on our journey, we will stop for a coffee break to get an energy boost. Exploring the museum will take 4 hours or more. For this reason, this tour can not cover any sights in Seattle. This is simply a museum visit with 7hours in total driving time and 4 hours for the museum to explore Admission to the museum is not included on this tour. Please ask if you are interested instead in Seattle city tour and visit Space needle, Museum of Pop Culture, Pier 57 & Miner's Landing, Seattle's Great Wheel etc and I will accommodate that for you.

Vancouver: Botanical Gardens Tour and Museum of Anthropology

8. Vancouver: Botanical Gardens Tour and Museum of Anthropology

On this day tour of Vancouver, visit the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Nitobe Memorial Garden, Museum of Anthropology, and Queen Elizabeth Park. Experience the eye-popping colors of the four seasons. After being picked up at your accommodation, visit Van Dusen Botanical Garden, learn about plants from every corner of the world, from the lowlands to the highlands, from the rain forest to regions with deciduous species. Study both the fragile ecosystem and First Nations influence found here. Next, at Queen Elizabeth Park, stroll the manicured gardens of the Little Quarry and the Main Quarry. Watch the dancing water fountain. Take advantage of photo opps with the Photo Session, a bronze figurative sculpture of a man photographing three people, by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. At the next stop, the Museum of Anthropology, learn about world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia. See original carved totem poles, First Nations longhouses, and the works of masters such as Bill Reid and Susan Point. Take a short walk over to the Nitobe Memorial Garden via the Asian Centre and its Japanese landscaped garden and architecture. See Japanese flora and visit an authentic tea house. View cherry blossoms in spring, and fall colors in autumn.

Vancouver Squamish with Porteau Cove & Britannia mine Family

9. Vancouver Squamish with Porteau Cove & Britannia mine Family

Welcome to the Vancouver family tour of Squamish, Porteau Cove, and Britannia Mine! This private tour is the perfect way for families to explore the stunning natural beauty and rich history of the Vancouver area. Your knowledgeable guide will take you on a scenic drive along the Sea to Sky Highway, with stops at Porteau Cove and the Britannia Mine Museum. You'll have the chance to take in breathtaking views of the mountains and the ocean, as well as learn about the region's mining history and the process of copper mining. The tour also includes a stop at Squamish, where you can explore the town's charming shops and cafes, or take a gondola ride up to the summit of the mountain for stunning panoramic views. So pack up the family and get ready for a day of adventure and discovery in one of Canada's most beautiful regions!

Vancouver thrill adventure Family Tour

10. Vancouver thrill adventure Family Tour

Elevate Your Adventure in Vancouver with the Thrilling Family Tour! Discover the ultimate day of excitement for families and thrill-seekers alike with our Vancouver Adventure Family Tour. Whether you're a first-time adventurer or a seasoned adrenaline junkie, WildPlay has something for everyone with its heart-racing activities like tightrope walking, log bridges, rope swings, cargo nets, and zip lines, ranging from 6 to 60 feet high! Dare to conquer the "What's To Fear Jump" from 40ft and take the plunge. Perfect for families, friends, groups, or teambuilding activities, WildPlay promises an unforgettable experience for all ages and experience levels. Unleash Your Inner Axe Thrower and Adventurer! Get ready to put your skills to the test with our Classic and Extreme Adventure Axe Throwing, followed by the 40ft What's To Fear Jump. Our knowledgeable guides will provide a harness fitting and demonstrate proper equipment usage before your adventure begins. Rest assured, your guide will be there to support you on the ground throughout the tour. Relax and Recharge at Golden Ears Provincial Park After a day of excitement, it's time to unwind and recharge at Golden Ears Provincial Park, a family-friendly destination offering plenty of recreational activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and water sports like swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, boating, and fishing. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings including eagles, hawks, herons, and cranes! Indulge in 270 Flavors of Ice-Cream at La-Casa Gelato End your adventure-filled day with a sweet treat at La-Casa Gelato, where you can taste a wide range of 270 flavors of ice-cream! COVID-19 Precautions We take your safety seriously and provide all necessary protective equipment. Our facilities are frequently cleaned, and all areas that customers touch are sanitized. What to Pack and Know Before You Go Don't forget to pack your sunscreen, towel, and swimsuit for a day of beach activities. Our private tour guide will accompany you throughout the day, and we have a fleet of comfortable vehicles that can fit up to 6 people. Hotel pickup and drop off is available. Tailored to Your Interests We specialize in creating memorable experiences tailored to your interests and needs. Our tours are flexible and can be adjusted to suit your schedule, whether you're short on time or have a full day to explore. Book your Vancouver Adventure Family Tour now and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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What people are saying about Vancouver

Wonderful tour around the city. Guide very knowledgeable. Best to sit on the right hand side of the tour bus if possible as you get the best views of the city and tour places of interest.

We had a great tour guide. Granville Island Public Market was great. So many items and things to see. Stanley Park was beautiful and vast. Nice trip to see the highlights of Vancouver.

This was an informative and interesting tour. Tim, our tour guide, made an effort to personalize the tour and was very friendly and helpful.

Knowledgeable and friendly driver. Safe trip with enough time at stops to see the sights.

It was great! I learned a lot about the city of Vancouver.