Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre- Or Post-Cruise North Shore Tour

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Tour description provided by Viator

The Vancouver North Shore Tour is an excellent way to get a little light adventure before or after your cruise. The half-day pre- or post-cruise excursion will take you into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. In just six hours, you’ll drive over the Lion's Gate Bridge, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and see Grouse Mountain.

Start your Vancouver half-day shore excursion with a drive over the Lion’s Gate Bridge, a 5,890-foot (1,823-meter) suspension bridge that offers unparalleled views of the harbor, English Bay and beyond. Once you get across the North Shore, it is a short drive up the mountain to the Capilano Fish Hatchery (post-cruise departure only). Learn about the life cycle of salmon and watch them (in season – July and August) as they leap their way upriver.

Next, head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Meander among the towering trees of this temperate rainforest and learn the traditions of the indigenous First Nations’ peoples. Then walk across the 446-foot (136-meter) bridge to the other side of the river, where you can climb to the canopy and stroll through the Treetops Adventure walkway high above the canyon and river below. For those seeking a more thrilling adventure, try Clifffwalk, the newest attraction at the bridge. This heart-stopping journey will take you through the rainforest on a series of suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face to unexplored territories of the park.

At the Grouse Mountain Skyride, take the tram to a 3,937-foot (1,200-meter) viewpoint above the city and enjoy nature’s spectacular view. In the summertime, amble along the mountaintop meadows and witness the Logging Sports show. Get up close to grizzly bears with only a thin wire fence between you and them. On top of this beautiful mountain on a clear day, you can see Mount Baker and Vancouver Island off British Columbia’s coast.

For pre-cruise tours, you’ll be driven to your cruise ship terminal, where you and your bags will board your ship.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)