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Vancouver: FlyOver Canada Experience

1. Vancouver: FlyOver Canada Experience

Get entry tickets to FlyOver Canada in Vancouver for a flight ride experience that will transport you to the wonders of Canada using state-of-the-art technology. Experience special effects, including wind, mist, and scents, combined with the ride’s motion. Use advanced technology to capture thrilling, authentic footage of real locations so riders can experience those places as they were truly meant to be. Find yourself in downtown Vancouver's Canada Place, and be whisked away on an exhilarating journey over the world's most spectacular scenery. Experience state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flight. Hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-meter spherical screen while the film immerses you on an exhilarating journey across some of the world's most iconic landscapes.

Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Entry Ticket

2. Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Entry Ticket

Stand above the waters of Vancouver's Capilano River on a 450-foot-long suspension bridge with this entry ticket. Appreciate nature from 3 breathtaking perspectives: the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Treetops Adventure, and the thrilling Cliffwalk.  Step inside the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park with 27 acres to explore. Cross the wobbly Capilano Suspension Bridge and take in the views of the Capilano River from dizzying heights of 230 feet. Admire the panoramic views across the park and learn about the sites and habitats from staff. Test your nerves on the Cliffwalk, a glass path consisting of 16 anchor points in the cliff and two glass platforms. Soak up the dramatic views of the lush rainforest and canyon below as you make your way along the cliffside. Embark on the Treetops Adventure and head 110 feet into the canopy of a coastal rainforest on seven suspension bridges attached to old-growth trees. Join one of the hourly tours with a nature guide and hear about the rainforest, birds, and ecosystem.  Finish your tour with a stop for a meal at one of the in-park restaurants or grab a snack to enjoy while you walk from the on-the-go snack shop (not included).

Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

3. Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

Experience the awe and inspiration of seeing whales in their natural environment on this unique whale-watching excursion from Vancouver. Cruise along in an open zodiac boat on the Salish Sea, and get the chance to spot orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales, as well as porpoises and seals. Depart from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver on a high-speed, custom-built, luxury catamaran that takes you on a 3- to 5-hour fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife tour. As you set out from Vancouver, choose whether you want to stay inside the heated cabin or head outside and pick from 3 different viewing areas on 2 levels that are perfect for photography. Marvel at the beauty of the Strait of Georgia on this outdoor adventure. As you sail, learn about the history of the area and the local marine wildlife from your knowledgeable crew. Immerse yourself completely in this incredible experience while we take free high-resolution photos of the wildlife, yourself, and your loved ones! It is the quintessential whale-watching experience for every adventurer. Select the half-day cruise, or opt for the sunset option to watch the sun go down over the water.

Small group tour of Capilano Bridge & Grouse Mountain

4. Small group tour of Capilano Bridge & Grouse Mountain

Enjoy a personal hotel pick-up in a small minibus or SUV. Journey with a local guide that is dedicated to helping you experience the natural beauty of the Pacific North Coast. First, inhale the fresh mountain air of Grouse Mountain. Enjoy access to over 40 mountaintop attractions, such as the lumberjack show, grizzly bears, and the endangered birds show. Take in the stunning view of the city and sea. Next, head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and visit the Cliffwalk and Treetop Adventure. This tour is family-friendly and includes priority access to avoid lines. After a fun-filled day, relax on board your trip back into the city. Get dropped off at the steps of your downtown Vancouver hotel.

Vancouver: Grouse Mountain Admission Ticket

5. Vancouver: Grouse Mountain Admission Ticket

Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s most visited year-round natural attraction, located just 15 minutes from downtown.You can enjoy panoramic views as you travel to the alpine aboard the iconic Skyride. Enjoy thrilling outdoor adventures, cultural activities, and educational experiences, which are available year-round. In the summer, choose from an incredible variety of activities including a world-famous lumberjack show, a "birds in motion" demonstration, a visit to the resident orphaned grizzly bears, guided eco-walks, a disc golf course, Theatre in the Sky, plus shopping and dining. You can also add to your experience with exciting adventures (at an additional fee) such as a mountain ropes course, mountain ziplines, the "Eye of the Wind", helicopter tours, and tandem paragliding. In winter, enjoy the stunning light installations on the Light Walk, the slopes at the Sliding Zone, an outdoor skating pond, snowshoeing, and more.

Vancouver: Highlights Tour with Lookout and Capilano Bridge

6. Vancouver: Highlights Tour with Lookout and Capilano Bridge

Explore all of Vancouver's hotspots in just one day with a comprehensive bus tour and special landmark visits. Ride around the most popular districts as you learn about their history from your guide. Take in panoramic views of the city from Vancouver Lookout and cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy a fully narrated ride around the Gastown and Chinatown areas, the modern buildings of Vancouver Harbor, and the sandy beaches of English Bay. Enjoy a quick history lesson at the Stanley Park totem pole display and wander around the art community on Granville Island. Step up to the Vancouver Lookout observation deck for the most privileged views of the city and its surrounding landscape from above. Hold on tight as you trek across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge and look down at the trees through the glass floors of the Cliffwalk.

Vancouver: City Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge

7. Vancouver: City Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge

Embark on a fascinating tour of Vancouver's major landmarks and its thrilling outdoor attractions. Visit the most important sights around the city, then breathe in the fresh air of Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Receive priority entrance tickets to both parks' attractions. Get picked up directly from your Vancouver hotel and head out on a guided journey around the city. Drive across Lion's Gate Bridge and take in panoramic views of English Bay Beach and the Vancouver Harbor. Explore some of the city's most iconic sites before moving on to your next adventure. Reach Grouse Mountain and walk right into the park with your skip-the-line ticket. Have access to over 40 mountaintop attractions, such as the lumberjack show, the grizzly bears, and the endangered birds show. Admire stunning views of the city and the sea from up above. Finally, step into Capilano Suspension Bridge Park with priority entrance and seize the chance to stroll along the Cliffwalk and visit the Treetop Adventure. Once you're done exploring, take a ride back to your hotel.

Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing Adventure

8. Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing Adventure

Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and slip into the required red cruiser suit to get a safety tutorial. Then, board the open-air, purpose-built zodiac boat and set off on a scenic ride through Burrard Inlet. Get up close to native wildlife and listen to the expert commentary as you navigate the waterways at speeds up to 30 miles per hour (50 kilometers per hour). Admire the lush greenery of Coal Harbour, North Shore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park, looking for dolphins, harbor seals and bald eagles along the way. Marvel at the skyscrapers of British Columbia’s largest city as you cruise back to harbor.

Family-Friendly Cheakamus Splash

9. Family-Friendly Cheakamus Splash

Enjoy a half-day rafting trip that features small splashy rapids, outstanding scenery and lots of laughs. It’s an ideal outdoor activity for families, children, seniors, and anyone looking for a gentle and fun scenic rafting adventure. As you raft down the glacier-fed Cheakamus River between old growth forests, you’ll experience the excitement of gentle rapids and see a variety of birds, wildlife, waterfalls, and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains. Learn about the intriguing Squamish First Nations history, a key part of the history of the area. There will also be a water fight for the kids. Perfect the art of splashing others and get a chance to cool off with a quick dip in the pure, glacier-fed water. When your river journey ends, you will be taken back to the fully equipped rafting base where you can change back into your own clothes and enjoy the facilities at the resort including a full service restaurant and awesome fully-licensed outdoor patio area. Relax with your family and friends in the beautiful sunshine and comfort of the resort, and check out the photos and videos shot on your trip.

From Vancouver: Whistler and Shannon Falls Private Day Trip

10. From Vancouver: Whistler and Shannon Falls Private Day Trip

Discover the rugged landscapes of Whistler and Squamish with a private tour from Vancouver. Zip along the meandering Sea to Sky Highway and marvel at the towering mountains and lush forests. Feast your eyes on Shannon Falls, visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and savor a warm lunch in Whistler. Begin your tour with a private pick-up at your Vancouver hotel. With your guide leading the way, drive along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway and watch for local wildlife like elk, deer, and bears. Stop at Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls Park for a series of spectacular cliffs and waterfalls. Then it's time to visit Whistler, an alpine village known for its towering skyscrapers, diverse art, and eclectic restaurants. Savor a warm lunch, wander nearby trails, explore local shops, or go for a bike ride. Continue to Squamish to learn about the town's rich history of mountain biking and climbing. Walk along the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, a 100-meter-long bridge hanging 1,000 feet in the sky, offering 360-degree mountain views. During the summer months, feel your heart race as you ride the Sea to Sky gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain, before driving back to Vancouver.

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What people are saying about Vancouver

We highly recommend this tour! Vancouver is beautiful! Our tour guide Alex was very informative, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Our kids had a lot of fun. The bus was big enough for the whole group and we were all comfortable in it. 5 stars!

When we first sat down, my date says there's a post in my way, so I move to her seat, next the whole seating row moves out into viewing area, giving a funtastic view, the rest was movie magic, glad we went!

It was too good.I had a lot of fun that day.I really really enjoyed it.I started my new year with new experiences so once again it was really good

Kyle was such a great communicator in convincing me to cross the bridge, would not be so wonderful without him.

Totally inexpected the quality of this experience! Awesome!