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4-Hour Vancouver City Tour with Queen Elizabeth Park

4-Hour Vancouver City Tour with Queen Elizabeth Park

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Experience the city that sits between mountains and the ocean during this half-day, sightseeing tour of Vancouver with live onboard commentary. See how nature and urban planning blend together at the city’s parks and beaches and immerse yourself in Vancouver’s multicultural influences and food in popular neighborhoods in the city center.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.18
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$43.18

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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This whale-watching adventure from downtown Vancouver gives you the chance to see whales and other marine life. Hop aboard the 'Salish Sea Dream' our 80-foot flagship catamaran, and keep your eyes peeled from one of several viewing areas.. Learn about the local history and geology from knowledgeable crew on board, and soak up views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, and Howe Sound.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.51
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$159.51
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Small Group Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from Vancouver

Small Group Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from Vancouver

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Experience some of Vancouver's highlights on this family-friendly day tour, including stops at Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. With a small group of just 14 travelers, watch the lumberjack and endangered bird shows at Grouse Mountain. Visit the Treetop Adventure and the Cliffwalk at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$201.58
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$201.58
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Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

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Delight in the beauty of Vancouver on a lunch cruise along the city’s gorgeous waterfront. Enjoy a unique dining experience as your float through Vancouver’s Inner Harbor, Burrard Inlet, and Indian Arm—a dramatic glacial fjord. Stroll the deck, indulge in a freshly prepared buffet and take in the beautiful sights including the Coast Mountains, verdant forests, and local wildlife.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.83
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$71.83

Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour

Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour

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The Legendary Gastown Food tour takes you through the cobbled stone streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood. Enjoy local craft beer, Japanese Kar-age style chicken, freshly made Sicilian Tortellini with local wine, tasty pork and potato croquette, crispy sweet & chili cauliflower, organic smooth soft ice cream and creamy awarding winning cheesecake! On this 2.5 hour walking food tour, you will be lead by an improv comedy actor who will share the fascinating and funny little-known stories about Vancouver and its “Wild West” history that dates back 150 years.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.51
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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver
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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

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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. Your whale watching trip from Vancouver includes round-trip transport from your hotel, plus bottled water and snacks.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.13
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$124.13
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Vancouver Biking and Hiking Tour including Lunch

Vancouver Biking and Hiking Tour including Lunch

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Cycle and hike your way through British Columbia’s rugged landscape on a 6.5-hour tour from Vancouver with lunch. Watch for signs of wildlife as you walk through Lynn Canyon, cross a scenic suspension bridge and explore a stunning temperate rainforest. Get sweeping views from the saddle while riding the Trans Canada Trail through Pitt Meadows, where the snow capped mountains around Frasier Valley are a dramatic backdrop for winding rivers and marshland. Enjoy all-inclusive access to equipment, lunch and transportation.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.06
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Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Spend half a day touring Vancouver’s natural and urban highlights on this sightseeing bus tour. Your savvy guide escorts you to key attractions such as Canada Place, Robson Street and across the Lions Gate Bridge. Listen to interesting commentary as you wind through vibrant neighborhoods and tree-lined paths in Stanley Park. Then head to Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.14
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Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Customize your sightseeing tour of vibrant Vancouver with multiple pass options for a hop-on hop-off tour aboard a clear-top bus. Let someone else drive you around town, and choose when to disembark at any of the stops, such as Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Gastown. Choose between the City Route or the Park Route, or the Dual Pass if you'd like to do both. Explore historical landmarks and shop along Robson Street at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.17
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$47.17
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Private Tour: Vancouver 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

Private Tour: Vancouver 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

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Experience Vancouver’s top attractions and learn a wealth of information from a personalized guide on this private 3-hour tour. Travel aboard a comfortable sedan, SUV or van and visit highlights such as Stanley Park, Robson Street, Cypress Mountain Lookout and more, with a 30-minute stop at the Granville Market. Customize your itinerary and enjoy round-trip chauffeur transport from your hotel or cruise ship terminal on this private tour that accommodates up to 11 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$364.69
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Vancouver Seaplane Tour
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Vancouver Seaplane Tour

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Soar above the scenic city of Vancouver, enjoying a bird's eye view of its picturesque harbor and nearby mountain peaks, on this 20-minute, small-group seaplane flight. Hop aboard your seaplane as you leave the tourist crowds in downtown Vancouver behind, as you glide above the city's beautiful skyline and take in an aerial view of its Olympic facilities. This small-group flight, limited to just 14 guests, also includes a carbon offset levy.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.67
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$116.67
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A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour Led by a Chef

A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour Led by a Chef

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Spend a morning in Vancouver’s Chinatown with an off-duty chef on this food and cultural walking tour. With the help of your expert, taste delicious barbecued crispy duck and other savory delights, as you learn about Chinatown’s historical landmarks and local cuisine. Drink tea, enter cookware and herbal medicine shops, and visit the tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. A dim sum lunch is included in this small-group tour limited to 10 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.77
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$90.77

Private Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain

Private Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain

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Discover the beautiful Pacific Northwest on this private 6-hour tour from Vancouver. Cross over the Lion’s Gate Bridge and relax during the scenic drives aboard an SUV with panoramic windows and a sunroof. At Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, explore the woods on the Treetops Adventure and test your courage on the glass floors of the Cliffwalk. Ride a gondola up Grouse Mountain and capture sweeping views. Add a trip to the famous Capilano River Salmon Hatchery, where the fish jump upriver during the summer. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$317.58
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$317.58
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The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour
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The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour

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Discover Vancouver’s bootlegging, rum-running, prohibition past on a walking tour through Victory Square and Gastown. Visit landmark buildings and historic sites as your guide brings the past to life with stories of the corrupt politicians, mob bosses, and showgirls that ruled the city’s dark side. Hear how the city bloomed from a frontier outpost to a cosmopolitan hotspot, and finish your walk in Gastown, where speakeasies and gambling dens have been given way to chic restaurants and hip bars.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.40
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$28.40
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Grand City Small Group Tour of Vancouver
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Grand City Small Group Tour of Vancouver

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Get to know what makes Vancouver one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world on this 5-hour guided tour. Discover Gastown, Yaletown, Chinatown, Stanley Park, and the Granville Island Public Market. Your driver-guide provides engaging insight into Vancouver’s mix of cultures and modern city planning. This small-group tour, limited to just eleven people, includes round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter van.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.92
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$118.92
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Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
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Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

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Get a glimpse into Vancouver’s rough and rowdy past on a walking tour of the historic Gastown neighborhood. Hear haunting tales of the city’s darkest days, when fires, smallpox and gold dust fever swept through the frontier outpost. Visit the neighborhood’s landmarks and historic sites as your guide evokes the thieves, hustlers and vagabonds that made the west so wild.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.40
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$28.40
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Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Two of Vancouver’s most popular attractions are included in this tour. Take a walk on the wild side in the forest at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Then see the world from the top as you ride the largest aerial tramway in North America--the Grouse Mountain Skyride. The tour also includes a stop at the Capilano River hatchery.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.12
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$151.12
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The Fraser Valley Winery Tour
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The Fraser Valley Winery Tour

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Just east of Vancouver is Langley, part of the prime winemaking region of Fraser Valley. Explore multiple wineries on this half-day guided tour, with a unique lunch at the end of the tour. Learn about each winery’s history and specialty products. Pay a minimal fee to taste wines at each winery, or have it waived with a purchase of wine. Enjoy attentive service on this small-group tour limited to 11 people. Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter van is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.92
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$193.92
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Grouse Mountain Admission

Grouse Mountain Admission

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Escape to the picturesque alpine landscape just outside Vancouver with this admission to Grouse Mountain, a cultural and outdoor park that's perfect for the whole family. Enjoy the chance to observe endangered animals like owls and bears, or watch the park's collection of birds of prey as they soar through the air. You can also enjoy a ride on one of the longest aerial trams in North America, go snowshoeing, and watch a lumberjack show, plus much more. Along with your Grouse Mountain admission, a shuttle is available (first-come first-serve basis) from downtown Vancouver and ride on the park's peak chairlift.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.53
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Granite Falls Zodiac Tour
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Granite Falls Zodiac Tour

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Experience Vancouver sights by water on this 3-hour zodiac-boat tour from Granville Island. Cross False Creek and admire Siwash Rock, an iconic stone spire located near the Lion’s Gate Bridge. In Vancouver Harbour, learn about the waterfront landmarks. Venture into Deep Cove and the glacial fjord of the Indian Arm, for incredible views of granite cliffs that you can only see by boat. Capture the beauty of Granite Falls and Silver Falls before heading back.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.47
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Ticket

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Ticket

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Immerse yourself in nature’s splendor moments from downtown Vancouver. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you wander through the stunning temperate rain forest. Soar over the Capilano River as you cross the suspension bridge, climb through old-growth fir trees on the Treetops Adventure, and rise high above the canyon along a towering wall of granite on the new Cliffwalk.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.32
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Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour
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Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.91
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Private Transfer from YVR Airport to Vancouver

Private Transfer from YVR Airport to Vancouver

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Have safe and quick transportation from YVR (Vancouver International Airport) to Vancouver City. Reach your destination in a spacious Van or minibus meant to make your trip comfortable and hassle-free. Enjoy complimentary bottled water onboard.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.90
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Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise

Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Looking for an enchanting and unusual way to spend an evening in Vancouver? Take a leisurely dinner cruise along the city’s gorgeous waterfront. Listen to live music and savor delicious Pacific Coast-style cuisine as you float through Vancouver’s Inner Harbor. Stroll the deck at sunset, indulge in a freshly prepared buffet, and take in the beautiful sights including Canada Place, the North Shore Mountains and the West Vancouver skyline after dusk.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Half-day Tours in British Columbia

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4-Hour Vancouver City Tour with Queen Elizabeth Park
"Carlos was a fantastic guide. Very personable and knowledgeable with humor. Points of interest on this tour gave a great overview of Vancouver."..."
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
"The tour operators are amaziiiiing! And also sa the captain of the boat tries hard to see areas where the whales are."..."
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Small Group Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from Vancouver
"Wish we had more time in Capilano. Grouse Mountain was cute. Worth it as an overall experience. Driver was friendly as well."..."
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Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise
"The narrative about what we were seeing as we cruised really helped make the trip interesting. It was well organized a nice to see sights from the water. Very much enjoyed."..."
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Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour
"Daniel was great! Knowledgeable, friendly, organized and the food and drink were also very good! Thanks!"..."
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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver
"Excellent experience with several whales, sea lions and seals. Sue and Captain James were excellent at explaining and touring our group around."..."
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Vancouver Biking and Hiking Tour including Lunch
"Best thing we did on our trip was booking this trip! Paul the guide was beyond amazing! We loved the lunch that came with the tour and the hiking was beautiful and the biking was sooo good too! Highly recommend"..."
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Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge
"Tour guy was amazing! He had a lot of knowledge that made the experience that much better. Highly recommend this tour and guide"..."
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Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"This was well worth the time and cost! The park tour was great and lasted about 2 hours. The city tour was 1 hour. Wonderful introduction to the city! Good way to spend a few hours when the weather is a bit cold! Bus driver was the guide and he did a great job."..."
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Private Tour: Vancouver 3-Hour City Highlights Tour
"Dane was was a very entertaining guide . We saw a lot of the city and he was very knowledgeable! It was just the 4 of us in a very spacious vehicle đźš—! On time and very efficient use of time"..."
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Vancouver Seaplane Tour
"What an amazing adventure with a great company. The online booking experience was easy and flexible. The actual trip was absolutely amazing. Felt safe and organized. Add it to your bucket list as a must do. The views were spectacular."..."
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A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour Led by a Chef
"Bob, our tour guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, entertains, and interesting. Highly recommend him!!"..."
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Private Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
"Justin was jovial, friendly, knowledgeable and friendly. Every one enjoyed the trip and overall excursion experience. Aaaaa. Bbbbbbbbbbbb."..."
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The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour
"Tour was great, our guide Will was so friendly and knowledgeable. He gave us lots of historical information about Gastown, and had the answers to all our questions. I super recommend it!"..."
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Grand City Small Group Tour of Vancouver
"Could not have asked for a better experience. Driver was well informed, knew the city very well. Quickly responded to all questions."..."
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Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
"Eric brought to life the late 1800s Vancouver. I loved how immersed he was in character. Transported us back in time. 5 stars"..."
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Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
"Most memorable was I got closer to nature and I was able to see the most visited place in BC. The tour guide was amazing."..."
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The Fraser Valley Winery Tour
"Great tour. The guide was entertainment and had a lot of good information. He took us to five wineries and we sampled a lot of wine. He took us to small boutique wineries that had different wine. We ended up being two bottles of blueberry mead wine and walnut port. We can’t wait to have our Christmas guest try them."..."
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Grouse Mountain Admission
"Lumberjack show and chairlift were so good. Would like to have a shorter zip line opportunity for children that would take them on just one line. ( my two grandchildren age 10 and 12 were so disappointed that it was a two hour trip. We did not plan for that length of time nor the expense for 4 of us to go)."..."
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Granite Falls Zodiac Tour
"It was a awesome experience .The guide had a good knowledge and fun person.My 8 year old daughter enjoyed well too."..."
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Ticket
"Really interesting venue, love the treetop adventures... Well worth the time and cost. We went on a very rainy day but with umbrellas and rain jackets I was fine...not crowded."..."
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Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour
"Nick was a great guide. The tour was fun. You get to see a good portion of Vancouver on this tour. Biking was the only type of tour I've never done so now I can check it off my list."..."
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Private Transfer from YVR Airport to Vancouver
"The driver was on time and very professional. The car was specious and air conditioned for ten of us and our luggage fit perfectly. Thank you"..."
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Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise
"Friendly staff. Food was great. Great costumer service. We really enjoyed this cruise. Planning on returning again. Dress warm"..."

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