This year round tour of Vancouver and the neighboring North Shore includes both a comfy coach bus ride through downtown attractions and hair-raising walks high above a canyon river. Stops include the totem poles in Stanley Park, Granville Island and the observation deck of Vancouver Lookout. Hold on tight as you trek across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge and look down through the glass floors of the Cliffwalk. A visit to a salmon hatchery completes your overview of the Pacific Northwest. Hotel transport is included.
Your tour of Vancouver starts with a convenient hotel pickup from your downtown Vancouver or Richmond hotel or the airport. Throughout the day, enjoy a mix of guided commentary and free time to explore. Wind through Stanley Park, 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of natural oasis, and snap pictures from Prospect Point, the park’s highest vantage point. Gaze at a collection of nine totem poles, a fine example of First Nation art and one of the most visited attractions in BC.Admire the art studios and craft shops of Granville Island, and purchase snacks from the colorful stalls of the Public Market. From the top of Vancouver Lookout in Harbour Centre Tower, enjoy panoramas of the city, ocean, North Shore Mountains and Gulf Islands.Pass through Chinatown, the historic Gastown and trendy Robson Street, while catching sight of English Bay and Vancouver Harbour. Then, travel over the green-hued Lions Gate Bridge and into the temperate rain forest on Vancouver’s North Shore.Stop at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where the stunning canyon scenery helps to overcome any fear of heights. Tread gingerly across one of the world's longest and highest suspension bridges, which rocks gently over the river, and then test your courage again on the Cliffwalk. The series of suspended walkways have glass floors that jut out from the granite cliffside. Afterward, check out the gift shop or grab a bite to eat at your own expense.Finally, visit Capilano Fish Hatchery to learn about the life cycle of the Pacific salmon. Set in a picturesque spot among cedar trees and the canyon walls, the hatchery has been developed to maintain the local salmon stocks. Take in the scenery of Capilano Canyon, and then relax on your journey back to your hotel.