Excursions Vancouver, Canada by Musement

Capilano Suspension Bridge tickets

Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano river. Included in your ticket is the Cliffwalk, the park’s newest attraction – a stunning walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Also, Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor. Enjoy seasonal musical entertainment and First Nations culture. Take photos at the Totem Park and with the Capilano Tramps. Top it off with a visit to the gift shop full of quality merchandise from all over Canada and great homemade fudge!

Capilano Suspension Bridge tickets

Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour

The tour starts with a 90-minute ferry cruise aboard with scenery so jaw-dropping you won’t want to blink! Marine wildlife sightings from the outdoor ship decks are common, especially eagles, sea lions and whales.

You’ll arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden and dancing fountain.

On to the City of Victoria which boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city.

Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour

Vancouver hop on hop off 24 hour sightseeing pass with optional tours

  • Explore Vancouver with a 24 hour Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
  • Create your own itinerary, with unlimited 24-hour use at 29 stops!
  • Choose to add on an evening walking tour or harbor tour
  • Explore Vancouver onboard clear-top buses and San Francisco-style trolleys. This flexible Hop-On, Hop-Off pass offers all the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Enjoy exploring two distinctive routes of the city with unlimited use for 24 hours!With this tour you can also choose to add on an evening tour, a harbor cruise tour, or both – just select your preferred option at checkout!

Vancouver hop on hop off 24 hour sightseeing pass with optional tours

Victoria sightseeing tour from Vancouver

One of the most beautiful cities in the world is Victoria and is the capital of British Columbia. A vacation to Vancouver is not complete without a day trip to Victoria. The Victoria sightseeing tour begins with a scenic ferry ride with views of the Gulf Islands. Then you’ll be treated to a coastal drive through the communities of James Bay, catching sights of Beacon Hill Park and Mile 0. Then the tour continues with a sightseeing tour of downtown Victoria, with stops at the Inner Harbour, Government Street, Chinatown, Empress hotel, and parliament buildings.

Victoria sightseeing tour from Vancouver

Vancouver delights tour

Uncover the delights of downtown Vancouver and its neighbouring North Shore all in one day! This guided tour features stops at the city’s most famous landmarks, including: Vancouver Lookout Tower, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Capilano Salmon Hatchery, Granville Island, Stanley Park Totem Poles and Stanley Park Prospect Point. You’ll also be able to see iconic Lions Gate Bridge, vibrant Chinatown, historic Gastown and beautiful English Bay.

Vancouver delights tour

Vancouver Art Gallery tickets

Telling stories through art for almost 90 years, the Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest public art museum in Western Canada and one of this country’s most respected and dynamic cultural institutions. The Gallery’s ground-breaking exhibitions, extensive public programs, and emphasis on advancing scholarship all focus on historical and contemporary art from British Columbia and around the world. Special attention is paid to the accomplishments of Indigenous artists, as well as to the arts of the Asia Pacific region—through the Institute of Asian Art that the Gallery founded in 2014. The Gallery’s programs also explore the impacts of images in the larger sphere of visual culture, design and architecture.
Enhance your experience with a guided tour of the exhibitions or get creative as a family with engaging art-making activities available every Sunday. Exit through the Gallery Store to find unique gifts, or refresh at the Gallery Bistro and enjoy its exquisite rooftop patio.

Vancouver Art Gallery tickets

Whistler and Shannon Falls tour from Vancouver

Take in the stunning landscapes as you make your way along the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler. Along the way you’ll stop at Shannon Falls, the third tallest waterfall in the country. Admire views of the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks and the coastal fjord of Howe Sound.

Upon arrival in Whistler, you’ll be free to explore the many shops and restaurants in the quaint mountain village. Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Centre–a museum honoring the history, culture and art of the local First Nations. After a full day in the mountains, sit back and relax on your journey back to Vancouver.

Whistler and Shannon Falls tour from Vancouver

Sea to Sky tour with deep fjord Zodiac boat ride

Explore Horseshoe Bay, a quaint seaside village in West Vancouver, before taking a one-hour Zodiac boat ride through Howe Sound–North America’s southernmost fjord. Take in the rugged landscapes of the coast with a knowledgeable guide. Walk to the base of Shannon Falls before continuing north, where you’ll board a Sea to Sky Gondola and journey 2,800 feet up the mountainside. You’ll also visit Britannia Mine Museum, a Canadian National Historic Site of Canada, and climb aboard a mine train as you hear the stories of early mining efforts within this community.

Sea to Sky tour with deep fjord Zodiac boat ride

Seattle sightseeing tour from Vancouver

  • Visit Seattle also known as the Emerald City with its plentiful evergreen trees and great sights of the Cascade and Olympic mountains coupled with the Pacific Ocean
  • A guided tour throughout Seattle catching all the highlights, the Seattle Centre, the famous Pike Place Market and the first Starbucks
  • Free time to explore shops

Seattle sightseeing tour from Vancouver

Canyon Lights Winter Festival tickets

Canyon Lights – a Winter Festival – has caught the attention of the world. Named one of the nine most spectacular holiday light displays in the world in 2017 by CNN Travel. Re-capture the feeling of wonder and excitement of the holiday season and be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. Treetops Adventure is a series of seven suspension bridges attached to eight 250 years old Douglas-firs with viewing platforms, reaching up to 110 feet above the forest floor. These magnificent Douglas firs will be lit above and below the collars, making these trees the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world! Back by popular demand, go on a Snowy Owl Prowl, decorate gingerbread cookies (by donation) and sing-along carols with the holiday band.

Canyon Lights Winter Festival tickets

City highlights tour of Vancouver

This city highlights tour is perfect for those wishing to discover Vancouver’s most popular sights! Stop to visit the Totem Poles in Stanley Park, the most visited attraction in British Columbia, before heading up to Prospect Point. Wander through artist’s studios, craft galleries and the public market on Granville Island. Ascend the Vancouver Lookout Tower to enjoy a stunning bird’s-eye view of the city.

Additional highlights include: Chinatown, Gastown , Canada Place ,English Bay

City highlights tour of Vancouver

Vancouver Lookout Tower admission tickets

You’ll get amazing panoramic views from the iconic Vancouver lookout tower and take in spectacular views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Glass elevators will whisk you 170 meters up from street level in 40 seconds!

Highlights from the lookout tower include landmarks such as English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District.

Vancouver Lookout Tower admission tickets

Entrance to Grouse Mountain

ou’ll enjoy access to the mountaintop via round-trip Skyride plus exciting adventures each season!

In the summer, enjoy scenic chair rides, the World Famous Lumberjack Show, Birds in Motion Demonstrations, Guided Eco- Walks and Grouse Mountain’s Refuge for Endangered Wildlife that includes Ranger Talks. In the winter months, enjoy endless snowshoe trails, family Sliding Zone, magical Lightwalk, ice skating on a 8,000 square foot outdoor pond and during December enjoy the Peak of Christmas holiday celebration. All of this and so much more awaits!

Entrance to Grouse Mountain

Sea to Sky tour in Vancouver

Enjoy a day exploring Vancouver’s rugged wilderness! Visit the quaint seaside village of Horseshoe Bay and take a Sea to Sky Gondola up Mount Habrich high above the Howe Sound fjord–North America’s southernmost fjord. For a boost in adrenaline, walk across the 335-feet long Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and feel the mist from Shannon Falls–the third largest waterfall in British Columbia. Visit the Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site of Canada, and climb aboard a mine train into a retired copper mine tunnel.

Sea to Sky tour in Vancouver

Grand tour of Vancouver by bike

On this tour, you’ll experience the very best sights, attractions, and biking that Vancouver has to offer! You’ll ride at a leisurely pace to world-famous Stanley Park, taking in the wildlife and natural surroundings. Pass by English Bay and hop a ferry over False Creek to discover amazing food and art at Granville Island.

After an hour break to find lunch at the Market, you’ll ride the seawall along the Southside of False Creek, enjoying beautiful views of Vancouver’s modern architecture framed by the North Shore Mountains. Pass the Olympic Village complex and Science World, and then go back in time to check out Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown and Gastown.

The tour is easy for beginner riders of basic fitness. Frequent stops for stories and photo opportunities and the flat bike paths make this an enjoyable ride for all.

Grand tour of Vancouver by bike

Flyover Canada simulated ride experience

You’ll soar from coast to coast across some of Canada’s most spectacular sights with the latest in-flight ride technology!

Wind, scents and other amazing effects will make you feel like you are truly flying! At FlyOver Canada, you’ll spend approximately 25 minutes getting introduced to Canada. The complete experience includes pre-show, pre-boarding and the Ultimate Flying Ride!

Flyover Canada simulated ride experience

Scenic seaplane tour of Vancouver

This tour is the ideal introduction to seaplane aviation and one of the most popular tours of the North Shore Mountains. Departing from downtown Vancouver’s bustling Coal Harbour, you’ll experience a complete aerial view of the city!

Photographers will especially enjoy a bird’s eye view of Horseshoe Bay, English Bay and Deep Cove. The sensation of landing on water is something you’ll never forget!

Scenic seaplane tour of Vancouver

Whistler sightseeing tour

Whistler is a popular year-round destination with endless sightseeing and adventure choices. Enjoy scenic stops along the Sea-to-Sky highway, visit Shannon Falls and a full day of fun in Whistler. Upon arrival, you will be guided through Whistler Village. In the afternoon you have the choice to join an exciting outdoor activity or simply sightsee and shop in Whistler Village

Whistler sightseeing tour

Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park tour

From suspension bridges and treetop viewing platforms to fish ladders and mountain gondolas, this is the ultimate tour for thrill-seekers and nature lovers.

Enjoy the ocean, mountain and cityscape views over the Lions Gate Bridge as you make your way to the adrenaline-pumping Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

You’ll watch salmon leaping up the river at the Capilano River Hatchery, then climb aboard the world-renowned Grouse Mountain Skyride to a mountaintop playground of panoramic views and activities.

Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park tour

North Shore Peak & Canyon tour

Cross the Lions Gate Bridge into the North Shore–home to Vancouver’s most gorgeous nature. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the world’s longest suspension footbridges. Walk over the suspended walkways throughout the forest canopy and visit Cliffwalk, a path cantilevered to the granite cliff-side.

Take a ride on the world-famous Grouse Mountain Skyride and enjoy breathtaking views of Vancouver. You’ll travel one aerial mile to the Peak Chalet where you can find seasonal entertainment, including live performances, chairlifts, exhibits and the Wildlife Refuge–a sanctuary for two orphaned grizzly bears.

North Shore Peak & Canyon tour

Vancouver City and The Lookout

This tour of culturally rich Vancouver begins with an introduction to downtown including Canada Place and Robson Street.

You’ll wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en route to Stanley Park, a 1000-acre natural oasis, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. View the First Nations Totem Poles, and gaze upon ever-changing rainforest and shoreline scenery on the way through the park. Get the camera ready for a photo stop at Prospect Point, with a great view of Lions Gate Bridge.

You’ll continue on to the enchanting sights of English Bay beach area, followed by the eclectic Granville Island Market. This market embodies the ideal of smaller is better, with all food, art, and music locally produced, as a labour of love.

Top off this adventure with a glass elevator ride 169 meters above the streets, at the Vancouver Lookout, for views of the ocean framed by the lush Coastal Mountains, busy city and rugged shoreline. This tour is a great introduction to the scenic and historic highlights of beautiful Vancouver.

Vancouver City and The Lookout

Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver

Spend a day in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, located right on Vancouver Island. This full-day narrated tour begins, and will end, with a scenic cruise through the gorgeous Gulf Islands between mainland Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Explore the world-renowned 55-acre Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada, and admire the beautiful floral displays. Don’t forget to visit the Sunken Gardens, which will surely take your breath away.

Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver

Sea to Sky tour with deep fjord Zodiac boat ride

Explore Horseshoe Bay, a quaint seaside village in West Vancouver, before taking a one-hour Zodiac boat ride through Howe Sound–North America’s southernmost fjord. Take in the rugged landscapes of the coast with a knowledgeable guide. Walk to the base of Shannon Falls before continuing north, where you’ll board a Sea to Sky Gondola and journey 2,800 feet up the mountainside. You’ll also visit Britannia Mine Museum, a Canadian National Historic Site of Canada, and climb aboard a mine train as you hear the stories of early mining efforts within this community.

Sea to Sky tour with deep fjord Zodiac boat ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Alison Coplen

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