AVAILABLE ALL YEAR LONG
8 hrs of tour, the time on each place will be modified depending on the weather conditions and the judgment of your experienced guide, example on a rainy day you might want to spend some extra time at the art museum instead at on the Stanley Park, While on a sunny day the extra time at the park is well worth it.
THE VANCOUVER CITY TOUR STEP BY STEP
Its 400 hectares (1,000 acres) make it bigger than the New York’s Central Park. Surrounded by sea and immerse in the first nations culture, you can walk along its beautiful seawall with a total of 8.8 km – 5.5 miles (will take you about an hour on a bike and about 2 walking with a camera), you will see from the totem poles created by the first nations to a lost lagoon full of peacocks and other wildlife. The views from the park are just stunning: The north shore mountains, the Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver Downtown, and some cool landmarks!
2. ENGLISH BAY
Just beside Stanley park, English bay is the greatest place to go for a walk on the beach, the waterfront walk around the park is awesome, and includes some nice restaurants and some iconic landmarks that will make your time spent the best investment.
The Vancouvers oldest neighborhood offers great restaurants, bars, cafés and many different stores to go shopping for souvenirs. With a Victorian architecture and landmarks such as the bronze statue of Gassy Jack Deighton and the steam clock this neighborhood will make you spend some good time enjoying the old spirit of this city.
4. CHINA TOWN (Sun Yat Sen Garden)
Embedded with city history and traced back to 1800s, its home to traditional restaurants that offer unfailingly authentic dim sum items, temples, sophisticated bars that offer handcrafted cocktails in restored historical buildings which are ideal after a day exploring Vancouver, traditional markets that offer a nice experience while wandering its isles, and the gardens that offer a refuge of tranquility in the midst of big city, with ornate landscapes, jade colour ponds, traditional stone pathways and halls.
5. ROBSON STREET
A trendy steet located in the heart of downtown full of stores and restaurants, this is one of the oldest commercial streets in Vancouver and is well know as the city’s shopping precinct. It’s a must between all the tourists wanting to make shopping. The Vancouver Art gallery, the Pacific center mall and the Rogers Arena are close by.
6. ART GALLERY
A neoclassical courthouse building located in the heart of downtown, it’s the largest public art museum in Western Canada and between its permanent exhibitions you will find a significant collection by the Canadian modernist Emily Carr (paintings, sketches, ceramics, photographs, totem poles and letters).
7.CANADA PLACE & HARBOUR COVE
An iconic national landmark, a large facility that includes the convention center, the fly over Canada, the Pan Pacific Hotel, the World Trade Center and the Port Metro Vancouver cruise ship terminal. Remember to take your camera as a wonderfull view of the mountains with some sea-planes landing on the water is available.
8. GRANVILLE ISLAND
Right under the Granville bridge, a public market and a cultural district home of theatres, artisan workshops and craft studios. A total food lover’s paradise, where you will find from vendors offering cheese, charcuterie, bread and fresh produce to the best restaurants offering a waterfront dinning experience. Home to an artisan sake maker, a spirits distillery and two breweries.
CHOOSE YOUR FINISH:
A) CAPILANO FISH HATCHERY + SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Locals love to fish the hatchery just below the dam on The Capilano River, then stop by the Capilano suspension bridge and enjoy the beautiful views of nature.
B) VANCOUVER ACUARIUM
The Vancouver Aquarium is one of the most visited sites in Stanley Park. Home to more than 75,000 creatures from dolphins to anacondas. It is the Canada's largest aquarium.