Vancouver - a vibrant metropolitan city, Vancouver is nestled between majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage. All four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Join us on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus, where you're stopping at 25 stops within downtown Vancouver and 6 stops in beautiful Stanley Park. Take the entire tour in two hours or spend the whole day experiencing different parts of the city. Included today is also a Vancouver Harbour Cruise and entrance to the Lookout. Afternoon North Shore Tour you begin with a slow drive over The Lion's Gate Bridge spanning the entrance to Vancouver's port. The longest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed it offers unparalleled views of the harbour and English Bay beyond. Once across to the North Shore, it is a short drive up the mountain to your first stop at the Capilano Fish Hatchery (11am Tour Only). Then travel onto the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Walk among the towering trees of this temperate rain forest and learn the ways of the local first nations' peoples. Then walk across the world's longest foot suspension 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 floor and the river below. Experience The Grouse Mountain Skyride - Take the tram to a 1,200 metre (3,700 feet) viewpoint above the city and enjoy what the seasons have to offer. In summertime: Meander the mountaintop meadows and be amazed by the Logging Sports show. Be enthralled by the, now grown, orphaned grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. Next kids of all ages are enraptured by the raptor's daily bird show of hawks and owls - not even a fence between you and these beautiful birds! In wintertime guests can enjoy the hibernating bears by seeing a great movie at the Theater in the Sky, and take part in sleigh rides and ice skating.
Our most popular full day narrated tour takes you from downtown Vancouver across to Vancouver Island. Travel by coach and BC Ferries for a spectacular 95 minute cruise through the marine wonderland of the Gulf Islands. Once docked on Vancouver Island (Swartz Bay), the tour continues on to the world-famous Butchart Gardens with their 50-acre display of magnificent foliage. After the Gardens you will head into downtown Victoria through quaint Chinatown and the Inner Harbour. This afternoon visit the Royal BC Museum and experience the limited time Egypt: Time of Pharaohs exhibit. Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us. Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period
Overnight: Victoria, BC
Established in 1985, Five Star was instrumental in establishing Victoria, British Columbia as a world famous whale watching destination. They are a family business offering unparalleled service and location. Five Star Charters Whale Watching is proud to help you discover the picturesque West Coast of Canada and Vancouver Island, home to the largest population of Killer Whales (Orcinus Orca) in the world. Today you will join a 3 hour whale watching tour where the "Five Star" crews are waiting to introduce you to these whales and share with you the myriad of other natural wonders abundant in this pristine marine environment. The luxurious five star SuperCat provides smooth and stable ride with plenty of seating, spacious observation decks and a full on board washroom.
Overnight: Victoria, BC
Before leaving Victoria for Vancouver join a guided, two hour food tour that includes stops at several of Victorias secret, hot and local eateries. The tour will include food and/or beverage at each location and the guide will provide an engaging narrative of the city.