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Whistler Tour Options

If you want a train experience that is beautiful as well as economical, consider going to Whistler from Vancouver. There are three options available to you: the train round trip, the train with a float plane return, and the train and the bus return. All options have their advantages depending on your preferences.

If you take the train in both directions the per person price is $314. The train departs Vancouver at 8:00 AM, arrives in Whistler at 11:30 AM, and it departs Whistler at 3:30 PM, and arrives in Vancouver at 7:00 PM.

If you take the train up and coach back, the per person price is $299. The train departs Vancouver at 8:00 AM and the coach departs Whistler between 4:00 and 5:00 PM. It arrives in Vancouver around 7:00 PM.

An additional destination for this tour is Shannon Falls, the third highest waterfall in BC.

A third option is to take the train to Whistler and fly back to Vancouver on a float plane.

The per person price is $385. The train departs Vancouver at 8:00 AM and the float plane departs Whistler at 6:00 PM. You can also fly up and take the train back.

Sea to Sky Gondola Tour

GondolaThe Sea To Sky Tour begins with a visit to the village of Horseshoe Bay, which is the entrance to Howe Sound in beautiful West Vancouver. Next, driving along the scenic Sea To Sky highway, you come to the base of the Gondola in Squamish, a town noted for its emphasis on outdoor recreation.  Riding up the mountain in the gondola, you experience amazing views of Howe Sound and the coastal mountain range. Up top, there is a cafeteria and a bar, and there are two gentle walking trails with accessible viewing decks. The engineering and architectural talents are impressive with this new attraction.
Shannon Falls is next on your tour, which is located in a large provincial park.  It’s the 3rd highest waterfall in BC.
Our last stop is at the award winning Britannia Mine Museum. Once the largest copper and zinc mine in Canada, it is now a historic site beautifully preserved. A short narrated ride in a rail car into a mine shaft gives you some insight of life as a miner as your guide demonstrates various drilling techniques.

Sea to Sky bridge

From May 22 through September 13

Adults: $105 Children 4-11 $65

To book this tour, please call 1 800 913-9207 or 604 990-9207

Vancouver Tours

Vancouver offers many great tour options, and they are listed below. You can book online or click on the tour title for more information. Our 24-30 passenger buses are spotless and comfortable, and guides are informative and amusing.

Victoria Tour Options and Whistler Tour Options

Vancouver City Highlights Tour

  • Stops at Stanley Park Totem Poles, Prospect Point, Granville Island, Vancouver Lookout
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Perfect for Pre Cruise and Post Cruise tour with pick up or drop off at Cruise Ship
  • 4 hours – morning and afternoon departures
  • Adults $75, Children 4-11 $45 including tax
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Vancouver City and Capilano Bridge Tour

  • Vancouver highlights, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cliff Walk, Tree Top Adventure, Gift Shop
  • 5.5 hours – 11:30 AM pick up
  • Adults $101, Children 4-11 $55 including tax
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Grouse Mountain & Capilano Bridge Tour

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cliff Walk, Tree Top Adventure, Capilano Fish Hatchery, Grouse Mountain Skyride, Grizzly Bear Refuge, Theatre in the Sky
  • 9:00 AM – 5 hour tour (minus the Capilano Fish Hatchery) – Adults $149, Children 4-11 $99
  • 10:00 AM – 6 hour tour  Adults $152, Children 4-11 $95 including tax
  • 11:00 AM – 6.5 hour tour Adults $155, Children 4-11 $99 including tax
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Vancouver See It All Tour

  • Vancouver, Capilano Bridge, Skyride, all Grouse Mountain attractions including grizzly bears and Theatre in the Sky
  • 8 hours – 9:00 AM departure
  • Adults $189, Children 4-11 $109 including tax
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Vancouver Panorama Float Plane Tour

  • Flights From downtown Vancouver
  • Choice of 10, 20, or 35 minute tour
  • 6 and 14 seat planes
  • Adults $85, $119, $185 including all fees and tax
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Alpine Lakes & Glaciers

  • 30 minute flight to glacial mountain
  • Lake landing and 15 minutes of exploration
  • Optional lakeside picnic add-on + $50 per person
  • Adults $339, Children 4-11 $175.00 including all fees and tax
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Horseshoe Bay Fly and Dine

  • 20 minute float plane tour to Horseshoe Bay, dinner at Boat House restaurant, Limousine return
  • 3.5 hours 7:00 PM departure from downtown Vancouver float plane terminal
  • Three course dinner at the Boat House Restaurant including gratuity
  • Adults $259, Children 4-11 $135 including all fees and tax
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Zodiac Dine and Fly

  • Zodiac Marine life Tour, dinner at the Boat House Restaurant, 20 minute float plane flightseeing back to downtown Vancouver
  • 5 hours – afternoon and early evening (begins from noon to 3:00 PM depending on season)
  • Hotel pick up and transfer to Horseshoe Bay
  • Two hour guided marine nature tour on Zodiac
  • Three course dinner at the Boat House Restaurant
  • Adults $279, Children $145 including all fees and tax
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The Mail Run

  • Float plane trip to the Gulf Island villages
  • 3 departures per day
  • Flights last 1- hours
  • Adults $219, Children 4-11 $115 including all fees and tax
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Victoria Tour Options

Victoria and Butchart Gardens

  • World famous Butchart Gardens and Victoria
  • 90 minute ferry ride in each direction, 2 hours at the Gardens, free time in Victoria
  • 13 hours – morning departures
  • Adults $199, Children 4-11 $99 including tax
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Victoria Fly and Ferry

  • Float plane over/ferry back
  • Butchart Gardens add-on option
  • Open ticket for ferry back
  • Adults $259, Children 4-11 $135 including all fees and tax
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Victoria Day Trip

  • Round trip flight to Victoria
  • Butchart Gardens admission
  • Open ticket times to and from the Gardens
  • Adults $429, Children 4-11 $229 including all fees and tax
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Victoria Whale Watching

  • Round trip float plane trip to Victoria
  • 3+ hours of whale watching
  • Covered boat or open Zodiac
  • Adults: $449, Children 4-11 $249 including all fees and tax
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Whistler Tour Options

Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour

  • Shannon Falls and Whistler with optional stops at Britannia Beach, Squamish, Brandywine Falls
  • 11 hours – 8:00 AM departure
  • Adults $139, Children 4-11 $79 including tax
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Rocky Mountaineer Train to Whistler & Return

  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • 12 hours – 8:00 AM Departure
  • Commentary in both directions
  • Transfer from downtown Vancouver to train station
  • Transfer from train station to Whistler Village
  • Observation Car with beverage service
  • Free Time in Whistler
  • Adults $314 including tax, Children 4-11 $209 including tax
  • Train Service Not available on Tuesday and Wednesday
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Whistler Rail and Wings – Train with Float Plane Return

  • Rocky Mountaineer train + Breakfast + Observation Car
  • 12 hours – 8:00 AM departure
  • Transfer from downtown Vancouver to train station
  • Commentary in both directions
  • Transfer from train station to Whistler Village
  • Beverage Service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Free Time in Whistler
  • Float plane flight -Green Lake to downtown Vancouver Harbour
  • Adults $385 including tax, Children 4-11 $239 including tax
  • Train Service Not available on Tuesday and Wednesday
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Whistler Rail and Wheels: Train with Bus Tour Return

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train to Whistler with breakfast
  • Return Tour by bus
  • Lively commentary in both directions
  • 7:00 AM departure & 7:00 PM return
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Whistler Tour included
  • Shannon Falls included on return trip
  • Observation Car & Beverage Service on train
  • Free Time in Whistler
  • Adults $347, Children 4-11 $203
  • Train Service Not available on Tuesday and Wednesday
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Horseshoe Bay Fly & Dine

This is the perfect package for celebrating a birthday, anniversary or family reunion. It’s also a great place to propose.

This great package begins with a 20 minute float plane tour as you travel from downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour float plane terminal to Horseshoe Bay for a delicious and memorable dinner at the Boat House Restaurant, located right on the water.

Horseshoe Bay has a harbour and a BC Ferries terminal so you will see ferries come and go from the dock during dinner.

Enjoy dinner, and a walk through the village of Horseshoe Bay before boarding a limousine for your 30 minute return to downtown Vancouver.Vancouver Dinner and Float Plane Adventure

Tour includes

  • 20-minute scenic seaplane flight & tour
  • three-course dinner and gratuity
  • limousine transportation from Horseshoe Bay to downtown Vancouver

Tour Price
Adult: $260 per person including all fees and tax
Private Limousine: Add $47.25 + gratuity

Tour Dates: May – September

Tour Duration
3 hrs with 20 minute flight

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Grouse Mountain Tour

grouse-mountain-skyrideSee the best of Vancouver’s North Shore on this tour that includes both the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park and Grouse Mountain.

Tour includes an exhilarating ride to the top of Grouse Mountain aboard the Grouse Mountain SkyRide and admission to the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park.

You’ll have access to the suspension bridge, the Tree Top Adventure and the new Cliffwalk, a cantilevered suspended walkway that juts out from a granite cliff thigh above the canyon. You also go to the Capilano Fish Hatchery to see the spawning salmon and trout in a setting which is stunning.

Times

9:00 AM May 8-September 27, 2015
10:00 AM – April 15 – September 30, 2015
11:00 AM – year round

Duration

9:00 AM: 5 hours
10:00 AM: 6 hours
11:00 AM: 6.5 hours

Price

All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax, hotel pick up and drop off and all admissions.
9:00 AM Tour – 5 hours Adults $149, Children $95 Fish hatchery not included.
10:00 AM Tour – 5 hours Adults $152, Children $95
11:00 AM Tour – 6 hours Adult: $155 Child: (4-11) $99
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Destinations

* Lions Gate Bridge and Capilano Fish Hatchery: Get in touch with nature. * Capilano Suspension Bridge: A treetop adventure * Grouse Mountain: Summer Activities * Skyride to Grouse Mountain with breathtaking views * Theatre in the Sky “Born to Fly” * Chainsaw Carvings * Lumberjack Show * Scenic Chairlift * Grouse Mountain Grizzly Bear Refuge and more Capilano Fish Hatchery: Capilano Fish Hatchery: Designed to restore the dwindling stocks of Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and Steelhead trout, this hatchery produces over 1 million Coho, up to 2.5 million Chinook and 10,000-20,000 Steelhead every year. The salmon hatchery has extensive educational displays covering many aspects of the salmon life cycle and the functioning of the hatchery. Capilano Suspension Bridge: Often voted the best attraction in BC, the Capilano Suspension Bridge has, along with its 450 foot suspension bridge stretched over Capilano Canyon, a beautiful collection of totem poles and totem pole carvers, a rainforest nature park, a large gift shop and history centre. Grouse Mountain: Travel by gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain, a summer and winter mountaintop playground. Watch the movie “Born to Fly,” an eagle’s eye view of the area, in the Theatre in the Sky, ride the Peak Chairlift to the top of the mountain, eat in the café, shop in the gift shop or watch the logger’s show. Finally, visit the orphan grizzly cubs who now make their home in a habitat designed especially for them. Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Vancouver Bus Tours

Vancouver Bus Tours

One of the wonderful things about Vancouver is that it offers so many different kinds of tours. You can tour by bus, float plane, train, boat or a combination of these. Here is a run down of your tour options and links to get you to the right place if you want to sign up.

Vancouver See It All Tour – If you have a day in Vancouver and want to make the most of your time, then I recommend the See It All Tour. It begins with a morning visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Park with its Cliff Walk, extensive Gift Shop and its Tree Top Adventure.

Then it’s on up the hill to the base of Grouse Mountain where you’ll board the Skyride for your 8 minute ride to the top of the mountain. Here you’ll find excellent cafes, an exciting Lumberjack Show, entertaining movies, chair lift rides, grizzly bear refuge and the Eye of the Wind power generator. After you come down the mountain, you will have a break before boarding the bus for a two hour mini tour of Vancouver’s highlights.

Vancouver City Highlights Tour – This tour lasts 4 hours, includes pick up and drop off at your downtown Vancouver or airport hotel and the major sights of the city. This tour includes 4 stops: Stanley Park (2), Granville Island and the Vancouver Look Out with its 360 degree views of the city.


Victoria and Butchart Gardens
– This 13 hour tour of Victoria includes both bus transportation and ferry transportation because Victoria is located on Vancouver Island and the only way to get there is to ferry or fly. More about the fly option later on.
This tour includes pick up and drop off at your hotel, transportation to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal about 21 miles from Vancouver, 1 hour 35 minute ferry ride from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, transportation from the ferry to the Butchart Gardens which are beautiful year round, free time to explore Victoria, one of the most beautiful and English cities in Canada, and a return bus and ferry ride to your hotel. Many people enjoy breakfast in the cafeteria going to Victoria and dinner in the buffet on the way back.

Vancouver City and Capilano Bridge Tour – This 5.5 hour tour includes, besides pick up and drop off at your hotel, both Vancouver’s highlights, without the Look Out, and the amazing Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park with its 450 foot long suspension stretching over the Capilano Canyon, 230 feet above the Capilano River rushing below.

Other attractions at the Park include the Cliff Walk over small suspension walk ways and glass floored look outs and the Tree Top Adventures, more suspended walk ways that sway from tree to tree. The Cliff Walk took three years to build at a cost of $5.3 million. It’s built to last, as is the Suspension Bridge that was first opened in 1889. Don’t worry. It’s gone through a lot of revisions since then.

Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour – This 11 hour tour includes pick up and drop off at your hotel, a drive along the spectacular Sea to Sky highway as it hugs the coastline from Vancouver to Squamish, with stops along the way.

En route to Squamish, you’ll stop at Shannon Falls, BC’s third highest waterfall. Watching the water fall around you is exhilarating and literally breath taking. When you arrive in the village of Squamish, you’ll stop at the Lil’wat Cultural Centre with its exhibits, movies and gift shop.

Then its on to Whistler, your final destination. Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics is one of the most popular winter ski destinations and summer playgrounds in North Amverica. In Whistler, you’ll find high end hotels and restaurants, cozy cafes, excellent shopping, zip lines, mountain bikes and riders and beauty wherever you turn in this pedestrian only village. You’ll have free time to explore Whistler’s shops, trails, chair lifts, zip lines and excellent restaurants.

Grouse Mountain & Capilano Bridge Tour – This 6.5 hour tour with pick up and drop off at your hotel includes both the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park AND Grouse Mountain. You’ll start with a quick transfer from downtown Vancouver to the base of Grouse Mountain where you’ll board the Grouse Mountain Skyride for your 8 minute ride to the top of the mountain.

In Winter, Grouse Mountain has snow, entertaining movies about the area, excellent restaurants, two orphaned grizzly bears, if they aren’t hibernating, and ice skating.

If you don’t have time for a 4 hour or longer tour, consider one of the Hop On, Hop Off Vancouver bus tours. They pick up and drop off at convenient locations around the city year round. If you don’t feel like getting off the bus, you can get a snap shot of the city in two hours.

Vancouver Float Plane Tours

Vancouver float plane tours give you an opportunity to see not only the magnificent Vancouver skyline perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. They also give you a chance to see just how close the city is to the wilderness.

Depending on the float plane tour you choose, you’ll see panoramic views of Vancouver, the North Shore Mountains, the Burrard Inlet and Strait of Georgia, the Gulf and San Juan Islands and the Sunshine Coast.

Flying in a float plane nothing like flying in a large aircraft. You’ll take off and land in the water, and as the pilot is right in front of you Seeing the pilot and flying low is thrilling and comforting at the same time. We work with the largest sea plane fleet in the world, so we offer plenty of float plane tour options and opportunities.

Vancouver Panorama Tours – Three Panorama tours are available: 10 minute, 20 minute and 35 minute. These tours give you a chance to see the city, the Coast Range mountains, the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast and the vast wilderness that spreads out from Vancouver.

There is no more classic way to see Vancouver’s incredible location, balanced between the water and the wilds, than to see it from a float plane. Flights are available daily year round, weather permitting. Read More…>

Victoria Fly and Ferry– This all day package is really perfect. You take off from Vancouver’s downtown harbour by float plane for a 35 minute flight into Victoria’s Inner Harbour, 5 minutes from the world famous Empress Hotel. Flights leave Vancouver for Victoria every 20-30 minutes.

Once you’ve had a chance to explore Victoria, visit the Butchart Gardens (optional), go whale watching (optional) and/or enjoy High Tea at the Empress (optional), you’ll board a bus in Victoria for the 40 minute drive to the ferry terminal at Swartz Bay for your return to downtown Vancouver.

Buffet dinner (optional) is available on the ferry. Read More…>

Victoria Day Trip
The fastest and easiest way to visit Victoria for the day, this package includes round trip flights by float plane from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria in the morning and a return flight, downtown to downtown at the end of the day.

Departures and returns are available every 20 minutes. You’ll have time to explore Victoria, visit the world famous Butchart Gardens (included) and enjoy High Tea at the Empress hotel (not included). Because Vancouver is British Columbia’s largest city but Victoria is its capital, business and government people travel between the two cities regularly. Read More…>
The Mail Run – Fly on scheduled runs to the small communities on the Gulf Islands on this interesting tour. Each trip is different depending on the required pick ups and drop offs. Read More…>.

Alpine Lakes & Glaciers – This 1.25 hour tour includes a 30 minute flight to a hidden alpine lake on Mt. Manquam (8450 feet) with a landing on the lake and 15 minutes to explore. Or, if you want to spend an hour at the lake, order the picnic lunch and make this a truly memorable experience. Read More…>

Horseshoe Bay Fly and Dine – This evening adventure begins at 6 or 7:00 PM, depending on the season. It includes a 20 minute Panorama flight. Horseshoe Bay, a spectacular, isolated marina full of interesting water craft and ferries that travel between Horseshoe Bay and Bowen Island and between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. After your plane lands and taxis to the float plane doc, you will walk to the Boathouse marina side restaurant for a three course dinner. After dinner a limousine will be waiting to take you back to downtown Vancouver, a thirty minute ride. Read More…>

Victoria Whale Watching – The best place to see whales is in the waters off of Victoria, and what a sight they are to see!

You can either go out on a covered boat that has outdoor access from the top or back, or go on an open Zodiac. The covered boat has restroom facilities and offers coffee or tea service.

Each adventure is complimented by the expertise of local marine naturalists and biologists, providing commentary and educational information about our marine eco-systems and their unique inhabitants.

The trip lasts 3+ hours, and it is incredibly fun. Read More…>

Zodiac Fly and Dine– This 5 hour afternoon experience (beginning between 12:00 – 3:00 PM, depending on the season) includes pick up at your hotel, transportation to Horseshoe Bay, a 30 minute scenic drive from downtown.

When you reach Horseshoe Bay, you will dress in Expedition suits for your two hour guided nature tour by Zodiac, a 12 person inflatable, open boat. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll shed your expedition suit and stroll to the Boathouse restaurant for an early three course dinner including your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert.

After dinner, you’ll get back to downtown Vancouver via a 20 minute Panorama float plane tour. Because float planes fly by sight and not by instruments, you will be back in downtown Vancouver before dark. Read More…>

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Victoria Fly and Ferry

Depart Vancouver harbour by seaplane for panoramic views of Vancouver, the North Shore mountains and a scenic flight over the Gulf Islands to beautiful Victoria.

The plane lands in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, a 5 minute walk from the Empress Hotel. You have your choice of flights departing every 20 minutes from 7:00 AM. Flights last 35 minutes.

Enjoy Victoria for shopping, lunch, a visit to the Royal BC Museum and the Houses of Parliament. Add a Butchart Gardens tour to make your Victoria experience complete.

Return to Vancouver by bus and ferry in the evening. You have several afternoon and evening departure choices. If you wish, you can also stay overnight in Victoria and return to Vancouver another day for the same price.

You are responsible for getting to the downtown Vancouver float plane terminal. Once in Vancouver, the bus first drops passengers off at the bus depot then to most downtown hotels at the end of the tour. Buses depart Victoria for the ferries back to Vancouver at 1:45, 3:45, 5:45 and 7:45 PM. Check-in time is 30 minutes in advance.

The ride to the ferry is 45 minutes, the ferry ride is 1.5 hours, and ride from the ferry terminal to downtown Vancouver is an hour.

Prices listed are per person include all fees and tax:
Adult for Fly & Ferry only: $259, Child under 12: $135
Luxury coach to the Butchart Gardens Adult: $327, Child: $155 – May though October
If you want to go directly from the Butchart Gardens to the ferry, there is just one bus; it departs the Gardens at 4:00 PM for the 5:00 ferry sailing.

With Whale Watching: Adult: $348, Child: $200

Add Whale Watching May-October: Adult: $89, Child: $65

Duration: All Day

Information and Reservations: 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207
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Whistler Rail and Wheels

This is a comfortable, informative and spectacular tour that begins with a 7:00 AM pick up from your Vancouver hotel and transfer to the North Vancouver train station.

During your ride to the train station, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will give you a short orientation to Vancouver, Whistler and your tour.

Boarding begins at 7:30 AM and the train departs at 8:00 AM. Breakfast is served soon after the train leaves the station. The trip begins as the train travels along the shore of the Burrard Inlet. You’ll see the port of Vancouver and the communities of first North Vancouver and then, as the train travels under the Lions Gate Bridge, you enter West Vancouver, Canada’s most affluent city.

The train hugs the shoreline through West Vancouver, Horseshoe Bay, Lions Bay, Porto Cove, and Britannia Beach to Squamish. At Squamish, Howe Sound ends and the train leaves the shore and follows the Cheakamus River through the amazing Cheakamus Canyon to Whistler.

When you arrive at the Creekside train station in Whistler, your tour bus will be waiting to transport you to Whistler Village. En route to the village, you will continue your orientation of the area and your guide will give you suggestions about things to see and do in Whistler.

You may want to try zip lines, hiking, walking, shopping, glacier flightseeing, ATV touring or white water rafting. You might also want to sit in the patio of one of Whistler’s great restaurants, have a great lunch and watch the world walk by.

Depending on the weather and time of year, you will meet your guide in Whistler Village for your return tour to Vancouver about 4:00 PM. On your return trip, you’ll get commentary about the area and you’ll stop at Shannon Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in British Columbia. You will be dropped off at your hotel about 6:30 PM after an exciting, edifying day trip to Whistler.

The train doesn’t travel on Tuesdays or Wednesdays except once at the end of the season on September 22nd and 23rd.

Prices:
Rocky Mountaineer with coach return: $347 per person including tax

To make reservations or get more information, call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207, Email or Book Online

 

Gulf Islands Mail Run

The Gulf Island Mail Run gives you a chance to fly with the pilot as he makes stops at the Gulf Islands, picking up and dropping off passengers.

Flights generally last 1 – 2 hours and include up to 3 stops depending on the schedule for the day. Flights begin and end at the downtown float plane terminal and travel to the Gulf Islands. The island stops usually include Pender, Saltspring and Mayne.

Every trip is different, depending on the the day’s scheduled stops.

There are usually 3 departures a day year round:

7:15 AM, 12:15 PM and 5:30 PM.

Price: $219 per person including all fees and taxes

Information and Reservations: 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207, Email or Book Online

Vancouver Tours

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One of the wonderful things about Vancouver is that it offers so many different kinds of tours. You can tour by bus, float plane, train, boat or a combination of these. Here is a run down of your tour options and links to get you to the right place if you want to sign up.

Bus Tours

We offer the best Vancouver bus tours with experienced and interesting guides including hotel or cruise ship pick up and drop off.

Vancouver City Highlights Tour – This tour lasts 4 hours, and includes pick up and drop off at your downtown Vancouver or airport hotel. You see the major sights of the city on a comfortable bus. The tour includes 4 stops: Stanley Park (2), Granville Island, and the Vancouver Look Out with its 360 degree views of the city. This tour is fun because it captures different aspects of the city, and makes you realize why so many people speak so highly of it. Adults $75, Children 4-11 $45 For more information or to make reservations, click HERE

Victoria and Butchart Gardens– This 13 hour tour of Victoria includes both bus transportation and ferry transportation. Victoria is located on Vancouver Island, and the only way to get there is to ferry or fly. More about the fly option later on. This tour includes pick up and drop off at your hotel, transportation to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal about 21 miles from Vancouver, 1 hour 35 minute ferry ride from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, transportation from the ferry to the Butchart Gardens, which are beautiful year round, free time to explore Victoria, one of the most beautiful and English cities in Canada, and a return bus and ferry ride to your hotel. Many people enjoy breakfast in the ferry cafeteria going to Victoria and dinner in the buffet on the way back. Adults $199, Children 4-11 $99 For more information or to make reservations, click HERE

Vancouver City and Capilano Bridge Tour – This 5.5 hour tour includes, besides pick up and drop off at your hotel, both Vancouver’s highlights, without the Look Out, and the amazing Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park with its 450 foot long suspension stretching over the Capilano Canyon, 230 feet above the Capilano River rushing below. Other attractions at the Park include the Cliff Walk over small suspension walk ways and glass floored look outs and the Tree Top Adventures, more suspended walk ways that guide you from tree to tree. The Cliff Walk took three years to build at a cost of $5.3 million. It’s built to last, as is the Suspension Bridge that was first opened in 1889. Don’t worry. It’s gone through a lot of revisions since then. Adults $101, Children 4-11 $55 For more information or to make reservations, click HERE

Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour – This 11 hour tour includes pick up and drop off at your hotel, a drive along the spectacular Sea to Sky highway as it hugs the coastline from Vancouver to Squamish, with stops along the way. En route to Squamish, you’ll stop at Shannon Falls, BC’s third highest waterfall. Watching the water fall around you is exhilarating and worthy of several snapshots. When you arrive in the village of Squamish, you’ll stop at the Lil’wat Cultural Centre with its exhibits, movies and gift shop. Then it’s on to Whistler, your final destination. Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, is one of the most popular winter ski destinations and summer playgrounds in North America. In Whistler, you’ll find high end hotels and restaurants, cozy cafes, excellent shopping, zip lines, mountain bikes and riders and beauty wherever you turn in this pedestrian only village. You’ll have free time to explore Whistler’s shops, trails, chair lifts, zip lines and excellent restaurants. Adults $139, Children 4-11 $79 For more information or to make reservations, click HERE

Grouse Mountain & Capilano Bridge Tour – This 6.5 hour tour with pick up and drop off at your hotel includes both Grouse Mountain, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Capilano Fish Hatchery. You’ll start with a ride from downtown Vancouver to the base of Grouse Mountain where you’ll board the Grouse Mountain Skyride for your 8 minute ride to the top of the mountain. Grouse Mountain has entertaining movies about the area, a good bistro and coffee bar, two orphaned grizzly bears, if they aren’t hibernating, and birds of prey. In Winter, you can ice skate, and in Summer, you can see the lumberjack show. Adults $155, Children 4-11 $99 For more information or to make reservations, click HERE

Vancouver See It All Tour – If you have a day in Vancouver and want to make the most of your time, then choose the See It All Tour. It begins with a morning visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Park with its Cliff Walk, extensive Gift Shop and its Tree Top Adventure. Then it’s on up the hill to the base of Grouse Mountain where you’ll board the Skyride for your 8 minute ride to the top of the mountain. Here you’ll find excellent cafes, an exciting Lumberjack Show, entertaining movies, chair lift rides, grizzly bear refuge and the Eye of the Wind power generator. After you come down the mountain, you will have a break before boarding the bus for a two hour mini tour of Vancouver’s highlights. Adults $189, Children 4-11 $109 For more information or to make reservations, click HERE

If you don’t have time for a 4 hour or longer tour, consider one of the Hop On, Hop Off Vancouver bus tours. They pick up and drop off at convenient locations around the city year round. If you don’t feel like getting off the bus, you can get a snap shot of the city in two hours.

 

Vancouver Float Plane Tours

The float plane tours provide a fascinating aerial view of our vast terrain.

Vancouver Panorama Tours – Three Panorama tours are available: 10 minute, 20 minute and 35 minute. These tours give you a chance to see the city and surrounding water and wilderness from the air. There is no better way to appreciate Vancouver’s incredible location, balanced between the water and the wilds, than to experience it by float plane. Flights are available daily year round, weather permitting. Click HERE for more information.

Victoria Fly and Ferry – This all day package is really perfect. You take off from Vancouver’s downtown harbour or Vancouver Airport South terminal by float plane for a 30 minute flight to downtown Victoria. You land in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, just 5 minutes from the Empress Hotel. Flights leave Vancouver for Victoria every 20 minutes in the morning and you can choose any available flight. Once you’ve had a chance to explore Victoria and visit the Butchart Gardens (optional), go whale watching (optional) or enjoy High Tea at the Empress (optional), you board a bus in Victoria for the 45 minute drive to the ferry terminal at Swartz Bay and return to downtown Vancouver. Buffet dinner (optional) is available on most of the 5:00 PM ferry sailings. This package is also available with flights in both directions. Click HERE for more information.

Victoria Day Trip
The fastest and easiest way to visit Victoria for the day. This package includes round trip flights by float plane from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria in the morning and a return flight, downtown to downtown at the end of the day. You can choose your departure time and your return. You’ll have as much time in Victoria to explore the area and, if you want, visit the world famous Butchart Gardens (included) and enjoy High Tea at the Empress hotel (not included). Because Vancouver is British Columbia’s largest city but Victoria is its capital, business and government people travel between the two cities regularly. The float planes make that trip quick (30 minutes) and easy. Click HERE for more information.

The Mail Run – Fly on scheduled runs to the small communities on the Gulf Islands on this interesting tour. Each trip is different depending on the required pick ups and drop offs. For more information, click HERE.

Victoria Whale Watching – The best place to see whales is in the waters off of Victoria, and what a sight they are to see! You can either go out on a covered boat that has outdoor access from the top or back, or go on an open Zodiac. The covered boat has restroom facilities and offers coffee or tea service. Each adventure is complimented by the expertise of local marine naturalists and biologists, providing commentary and educational information about our marine eco-systems and their unique inhabitants. The trip lasts 3+ hours, and it is incredibly fun. Click HERE for more information.

 

Alpine Lakes & Glaciers – This 1.25 hour tour includes a 30 minute flight to a hidden alpine lake on Mt. Manquam (8450 feet) with a landing on the lake and 15 minutes to explore. Or, if you want to spend an hour at the lake, order the picnic lunch and make this a truly memorable experience. Click HERE for more information.

 

Horseshoe Bay Fly and Dine– This evening adventure begins at 6:00 or 7:00 PM, depending on the season. It includes a 20 minute Panorama flight. However, instead of taking off and landing in the downtown Vancouver harbour, you will be dropped off at Horseshoe Bay, a spectacular, isolated marina full of interesting water craft and ferries that travel between Horseshoe Bay and Bowen Island and between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. After your plane lands and taxis to the float plane dock, you will walk to the Boathouse marina side restaurant for a three course dinner. After dinner a limousine will be waiting to take you back to downtown Vancouver, a thirty minute ride. Click HERE for more information.

Zodiac Dine and Fly – This 5 hour afternoon experience (beginning between 12:00 – 3:00 PM, depending on the season) includes pick up at your hotel, transportation to Horseshoe Bay, a 30 minute scenic drive from downtown. When you reach Horseshoe Bay, you will dress in Expedition suits for your two hour guided nature tour by Zodiac, a 12 person inflatable open boat. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll shed your expedition suit and stroll to the Boathouse restaurant for an early three course dinner including your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. After dinner, you’ll get back to downtown Vancouver via a 20 minute Panorama float plane tour. Because float planes fly by sight and not by instruments, you will be back in downtown Vancouver before dark. Click HERE for more information.

Train tours

Everyone seems to love trains, and this one is a beauty.

Whistler Rail and Wings – This day long tour includes the Rocky Mountaineer train in one direction and a float plane in the other. You can fly up in the morning and return by train in the afternoon or take the train to Whistler and return by float plane. Planes take off and land at Green Lake, on the outskirts of Whistler, and transportation is provided to and from the float plane dock. This is a magical tour with spectacular views from the train and, if possible, even more spectacular views from the float plane on the 35 minute flight between Vancouver’s downtown Coal Harbour and Whistler’s Green Lake. $385 per person including tax.

Rocky Mountaineer Train to Whistler & Return – If you want as much time on the train as possible, we recommend taking the Rocky Mountaineer Whistler train in both directions. This package includes pick up and drop off in downtown Vancouver and transfer to and from the North Vancouver train station. Includes breakfast on the way to Whistler and a late lunch on the return. You’ll have access to the observation car with open windows and places to sit and stand for the best views and the clearest pictures. $314 per person including tax.

 

 

 

Whistler Rail & Wings

Whistler Rail & Wings

The Whistler Rail & Wings Tour is available daily from May 15 until September 23, 2015. The train doesn’t travel on Tuesdays or Wednesdays except once at the end of the season on September 22nd and 23rd.

You can fly from downtown Vancouver to Whistler at 9:00 AM and train back at 3:30 PM or take the train in the morning at 8:00 AM and fly back at 6:00 PM. Both options give you 5 hours in Whistler. You can also go to Whistler on one day and return on another for the same price.

The train leaves the North Vancouver station at 8:00 AM and arrives in Whistler at 11:30 AM. In the afternoon, the train leaves Whistler at 3:30 PM and returns to North Vancouver at 6:30 PM. Buses are waiting to take you back to downtown Vancouver hotels.

The bus picks up and drops off at the following hotels: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Sheraton Wall Centre, Holiday in on Howe Street, Hampton Inn and Suites downtown and Georgian Court Hotel.

If you are staying at a different hotels we will give you directions for getting from your hotel to the pick up point.

Flight Description

The 45 minute flight between Whistler and Vancouver offers views of Garibaldi Park, Black Tusk and numerous mountain lakes and glaciers. You’ll also fly along the coast and over Howe Sound to or from downtown Vancouver. The float plane is a DHC-3 Turbine Single Otter, and it holds up to 14 passengers.

Features

– Transfer from downtown Vancouver hotels to the train station
– 3 hour morning train journey from Vancouver to Whistler with breakfast
– Transfer to Whistler Village from the train station in Whistler
– Approximately 5 hours free time in Whistler
– Float plane flight from Whistler to downtown Vancouver in the evening

Prices

Classic Service: $385 per adult including all fees and tax ($239 for kids 2-11)

Dates:

May 15 until September 23, 2015, except Tuesday* and Wednesday*.
*Tuesday September 22nd and Wednesday September 23rd the train will be running.

Information and Reservations

604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207, Email or Book Online

Alpine Lakes, Glaciers & Picnic

Our most spectacular tour departs Vancouver Harbour and features the hanging glaciers and knife-edged ridges of Mount Mamquam (8,450 feet / 2,600 metres) and a landing on our “secret” alpine lake, where the air is fresh and the water is crystal clear.

The flight gets you up close to the hanging glaciers and knife-edged ridges of 8450 foot Mount Mamquam.

You’ll land on the lake and taxi to the lake shore where you’ll have 15 minutes to enjoy the solitude, or if you add a picnic lunch, you’ll have an hour to explore and experience the silence. The air is crisp and fresh and the water is crystal clear.

Why not add an optional picnic stop to your tour? Add one hour at the lake with a delicious picnic lunch for $52.50 additional per person.
Tour Pricing
Adult: $342 per person including all fees and tax
With picnic: $392 per person including all fees and tax

Tour Dates
Operates in late spring and summer

Tour Duration
2 hr. 15 min. including a 30 minute flight in each direction

For more information, or reservations call us at 604-990-9299 / 1-800-913-9207, Email or Book Online

Zodiac, Dine and Fly

This wonderful new tour combines the thrill of a two hour ocean nature tour on a Zodiac followed by dinner at the Boathouse Restaurant in Horseshoe Bay. To top off the day, you’ll fly back to downtown Vancouver by float plane. Tour starts in downtown Vancouver with ground transportation to Horseshoe Bay.

ITINERARY – May – September
12:00 PM Shuttle picks up from your hotel
1:00 PM Two hour guided Sea Safari Eco-tour
5:30 PM Dinner at the Boat House restaurant
7:30 PM Flight back to downtown Vancouver

ITINERARY – May – September
12:00 PM Shuttle pick up from your hotel
1:00 PM Two hour guided Sea Safari Eco-tour
4:00 PM Dinner at the Boat House restaurant
6:30 PM Flight back to downtown Vancouver

Tour Price
Adult: $279 per person including all fees and tax

Tour Dates
Operates May – September

Tour Duration
5 hours

For more information or reservations, call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 Email or Book Now

Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour

Enjoy the breathtaking views and scenic stops along the beautiful Sea-To-Sky Highway. You get a sense of the vastness of British Columbia and its beauty. Feel the mist of the spectacular 335-meter Shannon Falls.

There are black bears in the region, so there’s a good chance that you’ll see one.

When you get to Whistler, there is ample time to dine, shop, take the Peak 2 Peak gondola, ride a bike or stroll the trails. Ride the Gondola to the peak of Whistler Mountain and experience the area where the 2010 winter Olympics were held. Enjoy glacier, mountain and river views on your leisurely ride home.


Stops:
Shannon Falls, Whistler Village & the Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Museum

Adults: $139 Children: (3-12) $79
Whistler Tour + Peak to Peak Gondola: Adults: $188 Children: $104

+ Train up and bus tour return: $347/$203 for children (available May 15 – September 23, 2015)
+ Train up and fly back by float plane: $385/239 for children 2-11 (available May 16 – September 23, 2015)

Hotel pick up: 8:00 – 8:15 AM daily year round
Duration: 11 hours

Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Victoria Day Trip

The fastest and easiest way to visit Victoria for the day. This package includes round trip flights by float plane from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria in the morning and a return flight, downtown to downtown at the end of the day.

You can choose your departure time and your return. You’ll have as much time in Victoria to explore the area and, if you want, visit the world famous Butchart Gardens (included), enjoy High Tea at the Empress Hotel (not included), and go Whale Watching (not included). Whale Watching is from May-October, at 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM.

Because Vancouver is British Columbia’s largest city but Victoria is its capital, business and government people travel between the two cities regularly. The float planes make that trip quick (30 minutes) and easy.

Price:
Adult: $429 per adult including all fees and tax for flights in both directions and a coach tour to the Butchart Gardens with as much time in the Gardens as you want. Children under 12: $229.
Add Whale Watching: $89 adults, Children: $65
Dates: Daily May to October
Duration: All Day

Information and Reservations: 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207, Email or BOOK NOW

Vancouver Panorama Tours

Panorama float plane tours are an ideal introduction to Vancouver and to sea planes, an important transportation option in Vancouver.
Flights depart from downtown Vancouver and include a comprehensive aerial view of Vancouver, the surrounding mountains and ocean.

If you have never before been on a float plane, you will love not only the sights of Vancouver from the air, but the exhilarating takeoff and landing as well. The tours begin and end in downtown Vancouver.

Dates: Operates daily, year round
Duration: 10, 20 or 35 minute flight
The 10 minute Panorama Experience Tour loops over downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park before landing back in Coal Harbour. The price is $85 including tax . Children ages 2-11 are $49. Book Tour

The 20 minute Classic Panorama Tour includes a complete aerial view of the city, the parks and beaches. The price is $119 including tax. Children ages 2-11 are $65. Book Tour

The 35 minute Extended Panorama Tour is an extended version of the Classic Panorama Tour. The plane flies beyond the city toward Whistler, then loops around the islands that make up the Sunshine Coast before heading back to the harbour. The price is $185 including tax. Children ages 2-11 are $99. Book Tour

Information and Reservations: 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207

Whale Watching in Victoria

 

Whale Watching Photo Safari

The best whale watching is just outside Victoria as the pods have a migration pattern through the area.

WhaleFly from Vancouver harbour to Victoria to join a three to three and a half hour long expedition to observe the wild Orcas of Haro Strait. This unique opportunity to see the magnificent animals in their home waters will give you an understanding that no aquarium can provide. Additional highlights are the seabirds, seals, and underwater kelp forests of the Pacific Northwest ocean ecosystem. You’ll also have time to explore Victoria and have lunch in one of the cafes.

Tour Pricing
Adult: $449 per person including all fees and tax – fly in both directions
Children under 12: $249.00 including all fees and tax – fly in both directions

Tour Dates
Operates daily May through October

Tour Duration
Day Long trip with 3 hours of whale watching
Departure times: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Vessel options
12 passenger open Zodiac or 47 passenger covered boat which is open on top and at the back.

For more information or reservations, call 1-800-913-9207 or 604-990-9299, Email or BOOK NOW

Whale Watching Photo Safari w/ Ferry & Coach Return

The emerald waters surrounding southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are the year-round playground of many spectacular ‘family’ pods of killer whales (orcas). Certified marine biologists and naturalists will safely guide you along Victoria’s beautiful coastline, providing educational commentary and incredible views of these magnificent mammals and many other members of our diverse marine eco-system. Once in Victoria, you’ll experience an incredible 3 hour whale watching excursion onboard an open Zodiac or a covered 45′ ocean cruiser. The covered boat is open at the back and has an open viewing area on top.

This tour includes:

  • Scheduled floatplane service from Vancouver to Victoria
  • 3+ hours whale watching excursion – open Zodiac or covered boat
  • Coach & ferry return to Vancouver

Tour Pricing
Adult: $345 per person including all fees and tax
Children under 12: $199  including all fees and tax

Tour Dates
Operates daily now through October

Tour Duration
3 + hours of whale watching (tour duration depends on the location of the whales)
Departure times: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Vessel options
12 passenger open Zodiac or 47 passenger covered boat which is open on top and at the back.

For more information or reservations, call 1-800-913-9207 or 604-990-9299, Email or BOOK NOW

Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens w/ Ferry & Coach Return

Butchart Gardens TourThe emerald waters surrounding southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are the year-round playground of many spectacular ‘family’ pods of killer whales (orcas). Certified marine biologists and naturalists will safely guide you along Victoria’s beautiful coastline, providing educational commentary and incredible views of these magnificent mammals and many other members of our diverse marine eco-system. Once in Victoria, you’ll experience an incredible 3 hour whale watching excursion onboard an open Zodiac or a covered 45′ ocean cruiser. The covered boat is open at the back and has an open viewing area on top.

This tour includes:

  • Scheduled floatplane service from Vancouver to Victoria
  • 3 hour whale watching excursion – zodiac or covered boat
  • Entrance to Butchart Gardens – 2 hour visit
  • Coach & ferry return to Vancouver
  • Drop-off at select downtown hotels between 8:30-9:00 pm

Tour Pricing
Adult: $416 per adult, $228 per child including all fees and tax

Tour Dates
Operates daily May through September 30

Tour Duration
Day long trip with 3+ hours of whale watching (tour duration depends on the location of the whales) and two hours at the Butchart Gardens
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-913-9207 or 604-990-9299, Email or BOOK NOW

Vancouver Post Cruise City Tour

totem-headThe Post Cruise Vancouver Highlights tour is the ideal Vancouver introduction if you are coming off a cruise ship and you only have a short time in the city.

We pick you up at Canada Place or Ballantyne Cruise terminal with your luggage, provide a great Vancouver tour, then drop you and your luggage at your hotel, the train station or the airport in time to catch your 5:00 PM or later flight.

Destinations
* Canada Place: Cruise ship terminal or Ballentyne Pier
* Granville Mall: See the neon lights along Granville
* Robson Street: The city’s finest shopping finds
* Stanley Park: Stops at the Totem Poles & Prospect Point.
* English Bay: Gorgeous views along our downtown beach
* Granville Island: Public market, marinas, galleries & more
* Chinatown: 2nd largest in North America
* Gastown: Historic Vancouver & the world famous Steam Clock
* The Lookout: 360° panoramic viewing deck

Stanley Park: One of the largest urban parks in North America, Stanley Park is 1000 acres of rain forest, beaches, gardens and fun. The bus stops at Totem Park where you can wander among totem poles and at Prospect Point, a great viewpoint for the Lions Gate Bridge, the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains. Your tour will parallel the Stanley Park seawall, one of the most popular places in Vancouver to walk, ride a bike or rollerblade.

Chinatown: Looking for paper lanterns, pottery, a bamboo back scratcher, Chinese herbs or other exotic gifts? Vancouver’s Chinatown won’t disappoint you. You’ll feel you’ve taken a shortcut to China.

English Bay: This beach, located in the trendy West End, is an ideal place to swim, stroll or watch the boats, ships and the world go by. Famous with locals for its sunsets.

Gastown: Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, famous for its cobblestone streets, steam clock, and quaint shops.Gastown was Vancouver’s first downtown and is named after “Gassy” Jack Deighton, a British seaman, steamboat captain and barkeep who arrived in 1867 to open the area’s first saloon.

Granville Island: Browse through the Public Market, art studios and galleries, specialty shops and get a snack at the international food fair.

The Entertainment District: See Canada Place, home to the cruise ship terminal and the Vancouver convention centre. Then on to Queen Elizabeth Theatre home of Vancouver Opera, BC Ballet and Broadway shows, and finally Vancouver Public Library, an architectural masterpiece that will remind you of the Roman Coliseum.

Robson Street: Robson Street is Vancouver’s most famous shopping street. Check out its upscale clothing and shoe stores, restaurants, gifts and souvenirs, hair salons and candy stores.

The Lookout: Your Vancouver tour ends with a trip to the Lookout, 167m (553 feet) above Vancouver at the top of the Harbour Centre Skyscraper.

Price
(Includes cruise ship terminal pick up with luggage and drop off at hotel, train station or airport)
Adult: $75
Child: (4-11) $45

Pick Up Time
10:00 AM

Duration
4 hours

Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Vancouver Pre Cruise Tour

This is the perfect pre cruise Alaska Tour. We will pick you and your luggage up at your hotel at 10:00 AM. You will enjoy a wonderful tour of all Vancouver highlights and the LookOut Observation Deck before being dropped off, with your luggage, at the Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal.

This tour gives you all of Vancouver’s highlights and still gets you to your cruise ship in plenty of time to board the ship, unpack, have a snack and get ready to sail.

Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Price
(Includes hotel pick up with luggage and drop off at cruise ship terminal)
Adult: $75 per person
Child: (4-11) $45

Time
10:00 AM

Duration
4 hours

Hotel Pick Up: 10:00 AM; 30 minutes earlier from Airport hotels.
Drop Off: Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal with Luggage

Destinations

* Canada Place: Cruise ship terminal and new Convention Centre
* Robson Street: The city’s finest shopping
* Stanley Park: Stops at the Totem Poles & Prospect Point
* Granville Island: Public market, marinas, galleries & more
* Chinatown: 2nd largest in North America
* Gastown: Historic Vancouver & the world famous Steam Clock
* Look Out Observation Tower with 360 views high above the city

Stanley Park: One of the largest urban parks in North America, Stanley Park is 1000 acres of rain forest, beaches, gardens bordering downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. You’ll wander among totem poles and see Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains at Prospect Point. Unlike other large urban parks, Stanley Park is not the product of a landscape architect, but has evolved into its present, mixed-use configuration.

Chinatown: Looking for paper lanterns, pottery, a bamboo back scratcher, Chinese herbs or other exotic gifts?
Vancouver’s Chinatown won’t disappoint you. You’ll feel you’ve taken a shortcut to China.

Gastown: Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, famous for its cobblestone streets, steam clock, and quaint shops. Gastown was Vancouver’s first downtown core and is named after “Gassy” Jack Deighton, a British seaman, steamboat captain and barkeep who arrived in 1867 to open the area’s first saloon.

The Entertainment District: See Canada Place, home to the cruise ship terminal and the Vancouver convention centre. Then on to Queen Elizabeth Theatre home of Vancouver Opera, BC Ballet and Broadway shows, and finally Vancouver Public Library, an architectural masterpiece that will remind you of the Roman Coliseum.

Robson Street: Robson Street is Vancouver’s most famous shopping street. It’s famous for upscale clothing and shoe stores, restaurants, gifts and souvenirs, hair salons and candy stores.Its name honors John Robson, a major figure in British Columbia’s entry into the Canadian Confederation, and Premier of the province from 1889 to 1892.

The Lookout: Your Vancouver tour ends with a trip to the Lookout, 167m (553 feet) above Vancouver at the top of the Harbour Centre Skyscraper.

Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Vancouver See It All Tour

This all day tour combines the natural beauty of Vancouver’s North Shore with the urban beauty of Vancouver’s cosmopolitan downtown core.

Begin your day with a visit to the best of the North Shore: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park and Grouse Mountain.

You’ll have nearly two hours to explore the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. Cross the amazing 450 foot Capilano Suspension Bridge, stretched over the Capilano River raging 230 feet below you.

Take the Cliff Walk’s cantilevered and suspended walkways out over the canyon. In places you’re walking on glass, just to make sure you don’t miss any of the scenery. The Cliff Walk is narrow and exhilarating. (I took my very brave dog on the Cliff Walk and it gave him pause (paws?)

If you haven’t had enough of heights, take the Tree Top Adventure. After what you’ve been through, it will feel like a walk in the park. Actually, it is a walk in the park.

Before you go, be sure to watch native carvers working on totem poles, and explore one of Vancouver’s most extensive gift shops or have a snack at the Logger’s Grill or Canyon Cafe.

Then it’s off to Grouse Mountain and another experience with altitude. This time it’s the Grouse Mountain Skyride, an 8 minute journey to the top of Grouse Mountain where you’ll find a Grizzly Bear refuge and you’ll have the chance to watch the two resident grizzlies, Coola and Grinder, show off for the visitors.

Grouse Mountain also features a Lumberjack Show, a scenic chairlift ride with great views of Vancouver far below, the Theatre in the Sky showing a video of Vancouver from an eagle’s perspective.

There will even be time to visit the Eye of the Wind, a giant wind turbine that supplies part of the power on Grouse Mountain (admission extra).

At the conclusion of your time on the top of Grouse Mountain, you’ll take the Skyride down the mountain, board your bus and return to Vancouver.

After a break, you’ll tour Vancouver’s highlights including Stanley Park, English Bay, Chinatown, Gastown, Coal Harbour and Granville Island. At the conclusion of this memorable experience, you’ll be delivered to your hotel, or to a downtown restaurant of your choice.

Book Now or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Departure Time

9:00 AM daily May 8-September 27, 2015
30 minutes earlier from Richmond Hotels

Duration

8.5 hours

Price

All prices are in Canadian dollars, and include hotel pick up and drop off, 8 hour tour, tax, admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and the Lookout.

Adult: $189
Child 4-11: $109
Child under 3: Free

Destinations

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge, Tree Top Adventure and CliffWalk
  • Grouse Mountain with SkyRide, Lumber Jack Show and Grizzly Refuge
  • Stanley Park
  • English Bay: Great view along downtown beaches
  • Chinatown
  • Gastown and its Steam Clock

Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

 

Grouse Mountain and Capilano Bridge Tour

See the best of Vancouver’s North Shore on this tour that includes both the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park and Grouse Mountain.

Tour includes an exhilarating ride to the top of Grouse Mountain aboard the Grouse Mountain SkyRide and admission to the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park with access to the suspension bridge and the Tree Top Adventure.

Times

9:00 AM 5 hours – May 8 – September 27
10:00 AM 6 hour – April 15 – September 30
11:00 AM 6.5 hours – Year round

Duration

5 – 6.5 depending on the pick up time

Price

All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax, hotel pick up and drop off and all admissions.

9:00 AM 5 hours (minus the Capilano Fish Hatchery): Adult – $149; Child – $95
10:00 AM 6 hours: Adult – $152; Child – $95
11:00 AM 6.5 hours: Adult – $155; Child – $99

 

 

Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Destinations

* Lions Gate Bridge and Capilano Fish Hatchery: Get in touch with nature.
* Capilano Suspension Bridge: A treetop adventure
* Grouse Mountain: Summer Activities
* Skyride to Grouse Mountain with breathtaking views
* Theatre in the Sky “Born to Fly”
* Chainsaw Carvings
* Lumberjack Show
* Scenic Chairlift
* Grouse Mountain Grizzly Bear Refuge and more

Capilano Fish Hatchery: Capilano Fish Hatchery: Designed to restore the dwindling stocks of Coho salmon and Steelhead trout, this hatchery produces over 1 million Coho, up to 2.5 million Chinook and 10,000-20,000 Steelhead every year. The salmon hatchery has extensive educational displays covering many aspects of the salmon life cycle and the functioning of the hatchery.

Capilano Suspension Bridge: Often voted the best attraction in BC, the Capilano Suspension Bridge has, along with its 450 foot suspension bridge stretched over Capilano Canyon, a beautiful collection of totem poles and totem pole carvers, a rainforest nature park, a large gift shop and history centre.

Grouse Mountain: Travel by gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain, a summer and winter mountaintop playground. Watch the movie “Born to Fly,” an eagle’s eye view of the area, in the Theatre in the Sky, ride the Peak Chairlift to the top of the mountain, eat in the café, shop in the gift shop or watch the logger’s show. Finally, visit the orphan grizzly cubs who now make their home in a habitat designed especially for them.

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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

Victoria, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, 63 km (39 miles) south of Vancouver, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is world famous for its beautiful Empress Hotel, Parliament buildings and gardens. A visit to Vancouver is not complete without a trip to Victoria. And a visit to Victoria is not complete without a tour to the world renowned Butchart Gardens.

The Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour price includes hotel pick up and drop off, ferry crossing in both directions, all transportation, tax and admissions.

On your return ferry trip, a buffet dinner is available with excellent food and spectacular views of the lights of the islands and mainland.

Book Now or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Departure Time
7:00 AM May 1- June 10 and Sept 7 – Oct 5
8:00 AM June 11- Sept 8
9:00 AM Mar 7 – April 30 and Oct 5 – Nov 15

Duration

13.5 hours

Price – In Canadian Dollars
(Includes hotel pick up and drop off, bus and ferry transportation, lively commentary, free time in Victoria and admission to the Butchart Gardens)
Adult and Senior: $199
Child: $99

Tour Highlights

Ferry ride to Vancouver Island: Enjoy a 90 minute ferry cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands en route to Victoria. Watch for whales, sea lions and bald eagles. Breakfast is available on the ferry ride to Swartz Bay where the Victoria ferry lands on the island.

Butchart Gardens: In 1904, Jenny Butchart began to beautify a worked-out quarry site near Victoria, BC. The quarry site was the gash in the earth left over from her husband’s portland cement operation.
Today Butchart Gardens is fifty-five acres of flowers, trees, pathways and creeks. Featuring a sunken garden, a world famous rose garden and a wonderful restaurant serving High Tea daily, Butchart Gardens is one of the most beautiful and best maintained gardens in the world.

Downtown Victoria: Tour the city and take a scenic drive along the coast and enjoy the views. Ride through the famous Oak Bay and Uplands residential areas plus the University of Victoria, Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown and Downtown.

Free Time: Enjoy time in Victoria to browse, visit the Royal British Columbia Museum with its North West Coast Native art, the Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel.

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Vancouver City & Capilano Bridge Tour

If you really want to understand the magic of Vancouver with its blend of sophisticated urban living and a magnificent natural environment, this is the tour to take. It includes Vancouver city highlights and the North Shore, including the world famous 450 foot Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Departure Time

April 1-September 30, 2015: 11:30 AM
30 minutes earlier from Richmond Hotels

Price – In Canadian Dollars

Includes hotel pick up and drop off, 5 hour tour, tax, admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park
Adult: $101
Child 4-11: $55
Child under 3: Free

Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Highlights

* Canada Place: Home of Vancouver Convention Centre and Cruise Ship Terminal
* Stanley Park: With stops at the Totem Poles and Prospect Point
* Lions Gate Bridge: Historic Link between the North Shore and downtown Vancouver
* Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cliff Walk, Tree Top Adventure
* Granville Island: Public market, marinas, galleries and more
* Chinatown: 2nd largest in North America
* Gastown: Historic Vancouver and the world famous Steam Clock

Stanley Park: One of the largest urban parks in North America, Stanley Park is 1000 acres of rain forest, beaches, gardens bordering downtown Vancouver. You’ll wander among totem poles and see Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains at Prospect Point. Unlike other large urban parks, Stanley Park is very natural and gives the wonderful feeling of wilderness in an otherwise urban environment.

Chinatown: Looking for paper lanterns, pottery, a bamboo back scratcher, Chinese herbs or other exotic gifts? Vancouver’s Chinatown, the second largest in North America, won’t disappoint you. It’s like a shortcut to China.

Gastown: Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, famous for its cobblestone streets, steam clock, and quaint shops. Gastown was Vancouver’s first downtown core and is named after “Gassy” Jack Deighton, a British seaman, steamboat captain and barkeep who arrived in 1867 to open the area’s first saloon.

Canada Place: See Canada Place, home to the cruise ship terminal and the Vancouver convention centre.

Robson Street: Robson Street is Vancouver’s most famous shopping street. It’s famous for upscale clothing and shoe stores, restaurants, gifts and souvenirs, hair salons and candy stores.Its name honors John Robson, a major figure in British Columbia’s entry into the Canadian Confederation, and Premier of the province from 1889 to 1892.

Capilano Suspension Bridge: Often voted the best attraction in BC, the Capilano Suspension Bridge has, along with its 450 foot suspension bridge over Capilano Canyon, a Cliff Walk and Tree Top adventures, totem poles, a snack bar, gift shop and history centre.The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers a wonderful walk in a typical British Columbia rain forest. You’ll be here for 90 minutes.

Granville Island: Once an industrial area, Granville Island was redeveloped in the 1970s and the result is a mecca for tourists and locals alike. Browse through the public market, kids market, marina, art studios and galleries, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and many specialty shops. You’ll have time for a meal or snack at the international food court. You’ll stop for lunch at Granville Island. You’ll be here for 60 minutes.

Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

Vancouver City Highlights Bus Tour

This city tour is an ideal Vancouver introduction whether you’re in town for a few hours or a lifetime. Fully narrated by entertaining, knowledgeable local guides, this tour includes all of Vancouver’s famous landmarks. Tour includes pick up and drop off at all Vancouver and Richmond (airport) hotels.

Our precruise Vancouver City Tour picks you up at 10:00 AM from your hotel; allowing plenty of time to get on board your ship.

Our post cruise Vancouver City Tour picks you up at 10:00 AM from the cruise ship terminal with your luggage and at the end of the tour drops you off at your hotel, the airport or the train station.

The 4 hour city tour stops and lets passengers off twice in Stanley Park for 15-20 minutes each, once at Granville Island for 45+ minutes and once at the Lookout observation tower for 20-30 minutes. Granville Island is where you can get lunch and explore artisan shops and a public market.

Departure

Tour Times:
10:00 AM Year Round
1:30 PM May 1 – Sept 30, 2015
2:00 PM May 3 – Nov 2, 2015

Prices (including tax) – In Canadian Dollars

Adult: $75
Child 4-11: $45
Child under 4: Free

Hotel pick up and drop off, or cruise ship pick up and drop off, 4 hour tour, tax, admission to the Look Out included

Book Tour or Email or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

  • Canada Place: Cruise ship terminal
  • Robson Street: The city’s finest shopping finds
  • Stanley Park: Stops at the Totem Poles & Prospect Point.
  • English Bay: Gorgeous views along our downtown beach
  • Granville Island: Public market, marinas, galleries & more
  • Chinatown: 2nd largest in North America
  • Gastown: Historic Vancouver & the world famous Steam Clock
  • The Lookout: 360° panoramic viewing deck

Stanley Park: One of the largest urban parks in North America, Stanley Park is 1000 acres of rain forest, beaches, gardens and fun. The bus stops at Totem Park where you can wander among totem poles and, at Prospect Point, you’ll have a great view of Lions Gate Bridge, the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains. Your tour parallels the Stanley Park seawall, one of the most popular places in Vancouver to walk, ride a bike or rollerblade. Two stops in Stanley Park

Chinatown: Drive through Chinatown. You’ll see shops selling paper lanterns, pottery, bamboo back scratchers, Chinese herbs and other exotic gifts. Vancouver’s Chinatown won’t disappoint you. You’ll feel you’ve taken a shortcut to China.

As you drive through Chinatown, you’ll get a glimpse of Dr Sun Yat Sen Garden. This full-sized classical Chinese garden is the only one of its kind outside China. Though the garden is small compared to some of Vancouver’s other gardens, it provides a sense of serenity, balance and order found in no other Vancouver garden.

Drive along the beach at English Bay, located in the trendy West End. English Bay is an ideal place to swim (in summer), stroll or watch the boats, ships and the world go by. Famous with locals for its sunsets and for its annual Fireworks competition held at the end of July and the beginning of August.

See Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, famous for its cobblestone streets, steam clock, and quaint shops. Gastown was Vancouver’s original downtown core and is named after “Gassy” Jack Deighton, a garrulous British seaman, steamboat captain and barkeep who arrived in 1867 and never left.

Granville Island:
Once an industrial area, Granville Island was redeveloped in the 1970s and the result is a mecca for tourists and locals alike. Browse through the public market, kids market, marina, art studios and galleries, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and many specialty shops. You’ll have time for a meal or snack at the international food court. You’ll stop for lunch at Granville Island.

The Entertainment District: See Canada Place, home to the cruise ship terminal and the Vancouver convention centre. Then on to Queen Elizabeth Theatre home of Vancouver Opera, BC Ballet and Broadway shows, and finally Vancouver Public Library, an architectural masterpiece that will remind you of the Roman Coliseum.

Robson Street:
Robson Street is Vancouver’s most famous shopping street. Watch for its upscale clothing and shoe stores, excellent restaurants, hotels, gift and souvenir shops, hair salons and candy stores. It boasts two Starbucks that face each other from opposing corners.

The Lookout: Your Vancouver tour ends with a trip to the Lookout, 167m (553 feet) above Vancouver at the top of the Harbour Centre Skyscraper.

Book Tour or Email us or call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 for more information and reservations.

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