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Discover Vancouver Tour

Join our day tour in the city and visit the hidden gems that make Vancouver so diverse and vibrant

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Our half-day Discover Vancouver tour fulfills the ultimate visitor bucket list in just under 4 hours. Visit the must-see highlights to experience firsthand why Vancouver is frequently ranked among the world’s best places to live, including Jack Poole Plaza and English Bay. Make a sightseeing stop at Stanley Park, where you will have the option to join a guided walking tour through the collection of totem poles, and Granville Island, to explore the home of Vancouver’s most famous food market. Our experienced guides will offer live commentary and will point out some exciting hidden gems along the way to ensure they are not missed. At the conclusion of the tour, ask our staff about our special rates for Flyover in Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and more. This tour is best suited for families, seniors, and newcomers to Vancouver.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and it is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather or road closures.


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False Creek
  • Begin your tour by visiting Canada Place and Jack Poole Plaza, where you will see the Olympic Torch
  • Explore the Totem Poles in Stanley Park with an optional walking tour led by your local guide
  • Drive through the West End’s trendy neighbourhood and the beach at English Bay to get a sense of the land
  • Visit Granville Island for a brief tour of this little oasis in the heart of our city. Walk-through one of the market halls and snap a picture of the quaint water taxis cruising through False Creek. Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping here
  • Return to your preferred pick-up location at the beginning of the tour at approximately 1:30pm (morning departures) or 6:30pm (afternoon departures)
  • You can purchase additional adventures before or after your tour at our office. We offer special rates on diverse Vancouver attractions, such as Flyover in Vancouver or Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which offers free shuttles from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver
Totems in Stanley Park
Granville Island Public Market
Optional activities

Canada Place & Jack Poole Plaza

Start your journey today with a stop at two iconic landmarks situated side by side along Vancouver’s waterfront. Canada Place resembles a sailing ship, and it serves as both a symbol of Canadian pride and a hub for tourism and events. Jack Poole Plaza, named after the visionary behind the 2010 Winter Olympics bid, features stunning views of the harbor and mountains, making it a popular gathering spot. Here you will see the Olympic Torch, which was lit during the 2010 Winter Olympics, and represents the four host First Nations of the games. The entire area stands as a testament to Vancouver’s cultural vibrancy.

Stanley Park & Brockton Point

Continue on and stop at Stanley Park, one of Vancouver’s top attractions, offering a coastal rainforest walk with a rich diversity of lush plants and rare trees. Explore the park as you are surrounded by local mountains and the beautiful cityscape. Here you will have the option to join a short guided walking tour of the First Nations Totem Poles. These represent a number of Indigenous Nations near Brockton Point. Some of these beautifully carved Totem Poles have been dated back to as early as the 1880’s.

Optional walking tour

West End & English Bay

Drive away from Stanley Park and into the city’s urban area. The West End offers a captivating blend of urban living and natural beauty. As Vancouver’s trendiest neighbourhood, it has a vibrant and diverse community and a lively atmosphere. English Bay, also called First Beach, is known for its sandy beach and breathtaking sunsets. This is where the annual Polar Bear Swim takes place every New Year’s Day since 1920, where brave participants take a cold plunge into the water.

Granville Island

Cross the bridge onto Granville Island. Situated in the heart of the city, this little peninsula is home to a quaint public market featuring fresh produce, artisanal foods, and unique crafts. Have free time to stroll through the area’s lively streets, explore the galleries and shops, and find the perfect lunch/dinner spot. This must-visit destination for both locals and tourists will be the last stop of your tour. Then, you will be dropped off at the same spot you were picked up from at the beginning.

False Creek

From Granville Island, you can find the best spots to relax along the seawall to catch picturesque water shots of False Creek.


Are there restroom facilities available during the tour?

Yes, restroom facilities are available at various stops along the tour route, including Stanley Park and Granville Island. Your tour guide will also be happy to point out restroom locations throughout the tour.

What is my departure time and location?

Our 3.5-hour Discover Vancouver tour has daily departures every morning from April 27 to October 29, 2024. Additionally, we offer afternoon departures every other day during the same period of time.

Take a look at our availability in the calendar above and book your desired departure date online or with an agent. Upon booking, you will be asked to choose a pick-up location and time from our available options. Please refer to your confirmation email for exact time and location, and meet at your selected pick-up point no later than 15 minutes before departure.

If you wish to change your pick-up location after booking, please notify us prior to departure.

Can I purchase additional activities in Vancouver?

Of course! Please visit our office at 636 Hornby Street in downtown Vancouver to purchase tickets for Vancouver’s top attractions and sport events at exclusive rates. These include Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Harbour Air, Flyover in Vancouver, Grouse Mountain Gondola, and local ice hockey, football, soccer and lacrosse games. Our staff will be happy to assist you with recommendations and additional information.

Please contact us if you don’t see any availability that fits your schedule. We will try our best to accommodate you when possible.



3.5 Hours (Half day)


GUIDED (Max. pax: 24)

Adult / Youth (13+)

From* CA$74/pp

Senior (65+)

From* CA$69/pp

Child (3-12)

From* CA$40/pp
*Prices are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes. Fuel surcharge and booking fee are excluded.
Morning departures: Daily April 27 - October 27, 2024

Pick Up Times

Library Square
Sheraton Wall Centre
Hyatt Hotel
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Canada Place
Afternoon departures: Selected days April 27 - October 27, 2024

Pick Up Times

Library Square
Sheraton Wall Centre
Hyatt Hotel
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Canada Place
All of the available pick-up locations are located in downtown Vanvouver. Please refer to your confirmation email for final schedule, and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your departure. Missed departures will not be refunded.


  • Get to know the city that has it all: nature, a lively urban scene, and a vibrant community
  • Stop at the famed Stanley Park with and take in the beautiful scenery
  • Join an informative & fun guided walking tour of the Totem Poles at Brockton Point
  • Drive through the trendy West End and the adventurous English Bay Beach
  • Stop at Granville Island and stroll through the Public Market and the shopping & entertainment streets
  • Add on activities at special rates like Flyover in Vancouver or Capilano Suspension Bridge Park


  • BusDeluxe mini-coach transportation with air conditioning and large windows
  • GuideExperienced, fun and friendly tour guide
  • NarrationOn board commentary provided by your driver/guide
  • WalkingOptional walking tour of the Totem Poles at Stanley Park
  • SightseeingSightseeing coach tour of downtown Vancouver with stops at:
  • Canada Place & Jack Poole Plaza
  • Stanley Park & Brockton Point
  • Granville Island Public Market
  • Add-onSpecial rates on optional activities at our office

What to Bring:

  • Sweater or jacket in case it’s a chilly day (recommended)
  • Light waterproof layers in case of drizzle (recommended)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Reusable water bottle
  • 2 pieces of ID
  • Camera (recommended)

Book today and get to know the great highlights and hidden gems of Vancouver

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