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Vancouver: Attractions by Twilight Guided Tour with Dinner

1. Vancouver: Attractions by Twilight Guided Tour with Dinner

See the natural beauty and culture that makes Vancouver an attraction to the world. Experience Capilano Suspension Bridge, and the Vancouver Lookout, and enjoy dinner atop Grouse Mountain. End the night with a narrated driving tour of different neighborhoods. Begin your tour with pickup from your guide from your downtown Vancouver hotel. Head to the Vancouver Lookout, where you will be whisked up 553 feet in a glass elevator to experience a 360-degree view of the city as the sun begins to lower before returning to ground level. Once you are back on the ground, venture outside the city and bask in the stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains and landscapes, where the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge awaits you. Muster up the courage to cross the swinging bridge 230 ft. above the river. Next, get your adrenaline pumping at the Cliffwalk. Then, board the gondola Skyride up to the peak of Grouse Mountain. While you are atop the famous mountain, you will be treated to a delicious and scenic twilight dinner at Altitude Restaurant. Then, with your appetite satisfied, your guide will introduce you to the world-famous natural beauty of the west coast on a drive through Stanley Park. Here, you'll take in breathtaking ocean views, lush rainforest, and majestic mountains. Finally, listen to a narrated drive through Gastown. See the Steam Clock, art galleries, and restaurants located in beautiful Victorian buildings. Then, see Chinatown, buzzing with traditional Asian bakeries, dim sum restaurants, cocktail bars, and fashion shops before concluding back at your hotel.

Vancouver: Highlights Tour with Lookout and Capilano Bridge

2. Vancouver: Highlights Tour with Lookout and Capilano Bridge

Explore all of Vancouver's hotspots in just one day with a comprehensive bus tour and special landmark visits. Ride around the most popular districts as you learn about their history from your guide. Take in panoramic views of the city from Vancouver Lookout and cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy a fully narrated ride around the Gastown and Chinatown areas, the modern buildings of Vancouver Harbor, and the sandy beaches of English Bay. Enjoy a quick history lesson at the Stanley Park totem pole display and wander around the art community on Granville Island. Step up to the Vancouver Lookout observation deck for the most privileged views of the city and its surrounding landscape from above. Hold on tight as you trek across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge and look down at the trees through the glass floors of the Cliffwalk.

Vancouver Lookout Ticket: All Day Admission

3. Vancouver Lookout Ticket: All Day Admission

The Vancouver Lookout is an iconic and essential landmark high over Vancouver. It makes the perfect first stop on any traveler's itinerary to get an overview of the fabulous landscape of the city and the Northshore mountains. Take the glass elevators high above the street. After only 40 seconds, you're high above the fray and can look over all of Metro Vancouver's hot neighborhoods and sprawling mountain ranges. Vancouver Lookout has been iconic in the city's skyline since 1977. Here you can enjoy views as long you would like and learn from the knowledgeable staff.

Vancouver: City & North Vancouver Tour with Bridge and Lunch

4. Vancouver: City & North Vancouver Tour with Bridge and Lunch

Your scenic small group tour will begin with your tour guide picking you up directly from your downtown Vancouver hotel. Your adventure starts with a narrated drive through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the heart of Vancouver, taking you by multiple points of interest, notable sights, and landmarks while sharing their knowledge of the city and its rich history. Upon arrival at the Vancouver lookout, in the heart of downtown, you will be whisked up 553 feet in a glass elevator to experience a 360-degree view of the city. Take in the surrounding beauty and enjoy some time at leisure before returning to ground level. Once you are back on the ground, your guide will introduce you to the world-famous natural beauty of the west coast on a drive through Stanley Park. With its breathtaking ocean view, lush rainforest and majestic mountains, it is no wonder the park was named "top park in the entire world" by Trip Advisor in 2014. From there, you will venture outside of the city and bask in the beauty of the surrounding mountains and landscapes where the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge awaits you. Muster up the courage to cross the swinging bridge 230 feet above the river. But the adventure is not over yet, once you have completed the bridge, it is time to get your adrenaline pumping at the Cliffwalk®, arguably more exhilarating than the bridge itself. Next, even more breathtaking views from the Skyride up to the peak of Grouse Mountain. Atop the famous mountain is where you will be treated to a fantastic scenic meal at Altitude Restaraunt. After a full day of adventure, your guide will take you back to your downtown Vancouver hotel where you can relax, unwind, and reflect on the memories of the day.

Vancouver: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

5. Vancouver: City Highlights Tour & The Lookout

This tour of culturally rich Vancouver begins with an introduction to key downtown sights including Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and Robson Street. Wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en route to Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural oasis that's surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. View historic First Nations Totem Poles and gaze upon ever-changing rainforest and shoreline scenery as the tour makes its way through the park. Continue to the enchanting sights of English Bay, followed by the eclectic Granville Island Market. This artisan’s market embodies the ideal of smaller is better, with all food, art, and music locally produced, as a labor of love. Further exploration takes you to bustling Chinatown and historically significant Gastown. Top off this adventure with a quick elevator ride to the soaring height of 553 feet above the city streets at the Vancouver Lookout. Enjoy views of the ocean framed by the lush Coastal Mountains that surround the city lights and shoreline far below. This tour is a great introduction to the scenic and historic highlights of beautiful Vancouver.

Vancouver City and North Shore Full-Day Private Tour

6. Vancouver City and North Shore Full-Day Private Tour

After hotel pickup, visit Canada Place, which is home to one of the greenest convention centers in the world. Drive through Downtown Vancouver, the public library, and the Olympic Cauldron - a massive torch built for the 2010 Olympic games. Next attraction Stanley Park, one of the most visited places in British Columbia. Marvel at First National totem poles in Brockton Point and learn about the native people who once inhabited the area. Cross the historic Lions Gate Bridge built in 1938, before stopping at Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge. Pass by Capilano Lake and Cleveland Dam, Vancouver's resource for drinking water. Here, you'll have the option to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge (admission required). Along the way, you also stop at Cypress Mountain Outlook and Horseshoe Bay Village, a beautiful marina with a ferry terminal to the gulf islands. Afterwards, drive back for the second half of Stanley Park to Prospect Point, a lookout at the North Shore from the highest elevation in the park. We’ll also stop at Hollow Tree, a 700 year old western red cedar with a 110 years of photographed memories. Enjoy promenading Public Market in Granville Island, where you will explore the local artist boutiques, gourmet delicatessen, street artists, boats, and seagulls. Enjoy a stunning view of Yale Town across the Burrard Inlet. Continue your tour to Chinatown and Olympic Village to see where the athletes stayed for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Before returning to Canada Place or your hotel, you'll have the opportunity to walk through Gastown, down the historic Water Street and through the mix of fancy coffee shops, restaurants, gift stores, and boutiques. Return to downtown Vancouver and drive by the Vancouver Square Library, Marine Building, Dominion Tower, BC Place, Sun Tower, Art Gallery, Fairmont Vancouver and other major historic and contemporary buildings as you discuss them with your guide.

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What people are saying about Vancouver Lookout

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 72 reviews

We highly recommend this tour! Vancouver is beautiful! Our tour guide Alex was very informative, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Our kids had a lot of fun. The bus was big enough for the whole group and we were all comfortable in it. 5 stars!

Gabriel was excellent. Great driver, great tour guide he took us to amazing places. We enjoyed the tour and all the places we went to were great.

We love it. Upstairs staff member welcome us with Halloween sweets for our daughter. Amazing viewing. Super experience

Excellent experience and very good price, very fast process

Very great tour and Capilano bridge was incredible!!