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Vancouver Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

Vancouver is a city seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. It is a beautiful city surrounded by mountains, the ocean and rainforests. There's a wide array of things to do, check some out below.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Full-day Vancouver Grand City Tour

Explore Queen Elizabeth Park and the Capilano Suspension Bridge park. Visit and walk around Chinatown in Vancouver. Experience the beauty of Stanley Park and much more.


Duration

8 - 10 hours

Availability

Fridays at 8am

Price

$93 per person

Alternative


Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour

Discover the beauty and culture of Vancouver on a small-group bike tour—great for riders of all levels. Accompany your guide on a leisurely ride along dedicated bike routes. Explore the city’s natural wonders like Stanley Park's rain forest and historic neighborhoods like Gastown and Chinatown. Cruise along the seawalls for gorgeous views of the North Shore Mountains, False Creek and more.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$78 per person

Alternative


Food Walking Tour of Granville Island Public Market

Explore the Granville Island Public Market, a top Vancouver attraction, with an off-duty chef on this 2-hour food walking tour. With your in-the-know guide, make your way through the vibrant stalls and sample homemade culinary delights, such as maple-cured salmon, ciabatta bread, artisanal chocolates, Canadian cheeses and just-made doughnuts. Sip a delicious chai tea latte and get to know Granville Island’s craft beer scene, art galleries and specialty restaurants. Bring your appetite!


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 4pm

Price

$65 per person

Alternative

Gastown Pub Crawl

Welcome to the best bar crawl in Vancouver. If you want to know the best places to go, this is the tour to take. Come party through Gastown's nightlife with amazing people from across the globe!


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm

Price

$22 per person



Vancouver Wine Tour

Taste a long list of locally produced wine at four wineries outside of Vancouver. A comfortable van transports you and your group to Fraser Valley. Over five and a half hours, try four different samples at each winery. Along the way, discover the details of the winemaking process from your guide. Round out your experience with a light lunch, typically a cheese and charcuterie platter, before returning to the city.


Duration

5.5 hours

Availability

Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays at 10am

Price

$123 per person

Alternative

Vancouver Brewery Tour - $72 per person


FlyOver Canada Experience

Experience advanced technology to showcase awe-inspiring sights. Sit suspended, feet dangling, before a 20m spherical screen as films take you on a journey to unique places all around the world.


Duration

25 minutes

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 8pm

Price

$21 per person

Alternative

Vancouver Lookout - $15 per person

Britannia Mine Museum Admission, Tour and BOOM!

Go on an adventure at Britannia Beach's historic and award-winning copper mine and museum. Get an in-depth look at mining throughout the years, and ride deep into a real mine. Pan for gold, and enjoy Britannia's brand new live-action experience, BOOM!


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from10:30am - 2:30pm

Price

$29 per person

Alternative


VanDusen Botanical Garden

Secure your spot at the lovely VanDusen Gardens. A visit to the 55-acre oasis in the middle of Vancouver is your chance to wander among the plants and flowers that flourish on the West Coast. The extensive collection of sculptures throughout the property add visual interest to the nature on display. Please note, this voucher is not applicable to the VanDusen Festival of Lights.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 5pm

Price

$7 per person

Alternative


North Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour

Enjoy a half-day excursion that takes you from Downtown to the North Shore, visiting the region’s best attractions including the Shipyards District, Cleveland Dam, and the famed Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Fridays & Saturdays at 10am

Price

$103 per person

Alternative

Grouse Mountain

Ride the scenic skyride to the alpine and enjoy activities year-round. In winter, have fun snowshoeing, skating, doing the Light Walk, sledding, and more. In summer, take in a lumberjack show, the Birds in Motion show, the grizzly bear habitat, and more.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 9pm

Price

$53 per person

Alternative


Full-Day Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour

Marvel at 7,000-foot high mountains as you travel from Vancouver to Whistler along the “Sea-to-Sky Highway”. Visit Shannon Falls and Whistler Village on this this full-day tour while admiring the breathtaking mountain scenery.


Duration

10.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am

Price

$156 per person

Alternative


Whale-Watching Tour

Scout for an incredible array of marine life during this half-day Vancouver whale watching cruise. Join a professional naturalist on board a modern boat as you search for creatures including orcas, seals, porpoises, and eagles. The waters for your cruise are renowned for attracting whales, offering an up to 90% success rate with sightings. Best of all, enjoy spectacular scenery set amidst the Gulf and San Juan Islands.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 12pm

Price

  • $133 per person without transportation

  • $148 per person with transportation

Sailing Experience

Get a new perspective on Vancouver by getting out onto the water. This small-group boat tour takes you sailing around the city and its harbor aboard a 44-foot Beneteau sailboat. Relax with an included drink and snack as you take in the views of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, Passage and Bowen Islands, Point Atkinson, Howe Sound and even more.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am

Price

$131 per person

Alternative



Howe Sound Sea Safari Cruise

Make the most of your time in breathtaking British Columbia with an unforgettable 2-hour Howe Sound Sea Safari! Choose from three different routes and hope aboard a 30-ft (10-m) custom, high-speed boat, to view stunning natural attractions like the cliffs of Anvil Island, cheeky seals at Pam Rocks and the Bowen Island caves. Get out of the city and experience the splendor of Horseshoe Bay and the Strait of Georgia.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$81 per person

Alternative


Seadoo Tour

Enjoy high-speed thrills over the waves in English Bay and Howe Sound on this morning Jet Ski tour from Vancouver. Following a 30-minute safety briefing, hop onto your single- or double-rider Sea-Doo watercraft and take to the water. Follow your guide through English Bay and out toward Horseshoe Bay, and enjoy panoramic views over the bays, beaches and coves of Bowen Island. Head through beautiful Howe Sound to Bowyer Island and see native harbor seals lazing by the shoreline at Pam Rocks. Then, return to base via Anvil Island.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am

Price

$156 per person

Snorkel, Kayak, and Seal Adventure

Kayak in Howe Sound and snorkel with Vancouver's resident harbor seals during this half-day eco-adventure. Board a boat from Horseshoe Bay with your adventure guide, headed toward the Pam Rocks seal colony. Slip into the provided snorkel gear and wetsuit, then dive in for an up-close experience with seals, following their lead. Kayak around the bay and the rocks, experiencing the marine environment while in a low-profile boat. A sightseeing-only option is available for those passengers who wish to stay dry on the boat. All kayaking and snorkeling equipment, refreshments and light snacks are included.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday at 2pm

Price

$112 per person

Alternative


Scuba Diving and Boat Tour

Get access to British Columbia's best dive sites with this boat trip from Horseshoe Bay. Choose to dive or simply ride along to enjoy the mountain scenery. Divers will see pinnacles, canyons, sponge bioherms, wolf eels, Pacific Octopus, and seals that make their home in Howe Sound. Certified divers only.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Friday - Sunday at 2pm

Price

Staring from $105 per person


Vancouver Panorama Tour by Seaplane

Enjoy the most popular tour of Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains. This ideal introduction to seaplane aviation departs from downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour and provides a complete aerial view of the city, as well as its surrounding parks and beaches. As if the scenery isn't enough, the thrill of flying will really carry you away. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during take-off and landing.


Duration

20 minutes

Availability

Everyday at 10:30am and 2:30pm

Price

$110 per person for a 20 min flight

$162 per person for a 45 min flight

Alternative

Personal Travel Photographer Tour

Leave your selfie stick at home on a tour of Vancouver accompanied by a professional photographer guide. In addition to capturing candids, your guide recommends photo locations that suit your needs and interests, whether your trip is a romantic getaway or a family vacation. All photos are made easily accessible in an online gallery with free digital downloads.


Duration

30 mins - 3 hours

Availability

Everyday from 8am - 10pm

Price

Starting from $185 per group






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