Vancouver, Canada


It seems unlikely that a character named "Gassy Jack" Deighton would be responsible for one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. But that's history for you.

During the gold rush, Gassy Jack saw a chance to make money from the hordes of miners on their way to the Yukon. The saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gastown. From that ragtag group of shacks, modern Vancouver was born. The provincial government persuaded settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the region's waters in 1792.

Canada's third-largest city, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and a personality all its own. It's a community with a rich ethnic mix - including the second-largest Chinatown in North America - and stunningly beautiful parks.

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Points of Interest

  • Stanley Park
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Chinatown
  • Granville Island
  • Grouse Mountain
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Gastown
  • Robson Street
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  • Stanley Park

    A lush rainforest in the heart of the city, this 1,000-acre park teems with wildlife and natural beauty. Enjoy a spectacular array of activities, including the famed Vancouver Aquarium and the majestic Totem Pole Park.

  • Vancouver Lookout

    Take a glass elevator 430 feet in the air to the city's famed lookout and step into the heated observation deck for breathtaking 360-degree views of the city, mountains and your cruise ship below.

  • Chinatown

    Experience the vibrant Asian atmosphere in the second largest Chinatown in North America. Authentic architecture, exotic cuisine, and colorful specialty shops make each turn down the narrow alleyways a unique adventure.

  • Granville Island

    Connected to the city by a causeway from the south, it was named "One of the World's Greatest Places" by Project for Public Spaces. It is a sophisticated home to performing arts, dining, and a fabulous public market that offers a wide array of fresh food and hand-made crafts.

  • Grouse Mountain

    From sophisticated entertainment to unspoiled nature, Vancouver's most visited attraction is the pre-eminent all-in-one destination, with something for everyone. The famous Grouse Mountain Skyride takes you on a one-mile journey to the Alpine Station, 3,700 feet above sea level, where you can choose from a variety of activities.

  • Vancouver Aquarium

    Home to over 70,000 fascinating creatures including majestic beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, curious sea otters, harbour seals and Steller sea lions! Long-established as a global leader in marine research, education and conservation, the Aquarium offers visitors an unforgettable experience through face-to-face engagement with a wide array of amazing animals.

  • Gastown

    The original site from which modern Vancouver evolved. The varied shops and boutiques make the area a popular shopping district. The famous steam clock fills the air with music every 15 minutes.

  • Robson Street

    Vancouver's most famous shopping street set in the heart of downtown is a three-block commercial mecca including premier fashion stores, fine dining and amenities. The street to see and be seen on!

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Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing

2.5 hours | Vancouver | YVR-110
  • Granville Island
  • Gastown
  • Robson Street
  • Stanley Park
  • Chinatown

Experience Vancouver aboard convertible clear top buses, offering stunning views, rain or shine, including world-class commentary in 7 languages! Ride through the city and be escorted to the best attractions and most scenic locales: more than 20 stops, featuring history, culture and awesome scenery. Visit Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, Robson Street, English Bay and the lively neighborhood of the West End. Explore Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Island. Hop-on and hop-off throughout the day as you explore at your own pace. This flexible tour offers ample opportunity to sightsee, shop and photograph stunning vistas.

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Stanley Park Visit & City Highlights Drive

2.5 hours | Vancouver | YVR-105
  • Chinatown
  • Gastown
  • Stanley Park

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, a sophisticated, fun-loving city that celebrates the great outdoors, cherishes its history and diverse cultures, and was home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Discover the natural beauty and signature sights on a narrated motorcoach tour that includes colorful and exotic Chinatown, the second largest in North America, and historic Gastown, a charming historical area with cobbled streets, Victorian-style buildings, and courtyards. In Stanley Park, a spectacular rainforest in the heart of the city, visit the West Coast Native Totem Poles, elaborately decorated with symbolic faces and images. Then take in the panoramic views from Prospect Point Lookout, Stanley Park's highest point. English Bay Beach, lovely residential areas, and a plethora of sights delight as your tour continues before returning to your ship.

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Stanley Park Visit & City Highlights Drive (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.5 hours | Vancouver | YVR-106
  • Chinatown
  • Gastown
  • Stanley Park

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, a sophisticated, fun-loving city that celebrates the great outdoors, cherishes its history and diverse cultures, and was home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Discover the natural beauty and signature sights on a narrated motorcoach tour that includes colorful and exotic Chinatown, the second largest in North America, and historic Gastown, a charming historical area with cobbled streets, Victorian-style buildings, and courtyards. In Stanley Park, a spectacular rainforest in the heart of the city, visit the West Coast Native Totem Poles, elaborately decorated with symbolic faces and images. Then take in the panoramic views from Prospect Point Lookout, Stanley Park's highest point. English Bay Beach, lovely residential areas, and a plethora of sights delight as your tour continues before returning to your ship.

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Stanley Park Visit & City Highlights Drive (Wheelchair Accessible)

3 hours | Vancouver | YVR-101
  • Chinatown
  • Gastown
  • Stanley Park

Disembarkation day is a wonderful opportunity to explore the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, a sophisticated, fun-loving city that celebrates the great outdoors, cherishes its history and diverse cultures, and was home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Discover the natural beauty and signature sights on a narrated motorcoach tour that includes colorful and exotic Chinatown, the second largest in North America, and historic Gastown, a charming historical area with cobbled streets, Victorian-style buildings, and courtyards. In Stanley Park, a spectacular rainforest in the heart of the city, visit the West Coast Native Totem Poles, elaborately decorated with symbolic faces and images. Then take in the panoramic views from Prospect Point Lookout, Stanley Park's highest point. English Bay Beach, lovely residential areas, and a plethora of sights delight as your tour continues to the Vancouver International Airport.

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Stanley Park Visit & City Highlights Drive

3 hours | Vancouver | YVR-100
  • Chinatown
  • Gastown
  • Stanley Park

Disembarkation day is a wonderful opportunity to explore the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, a sophisticated, fun-loving city that celebrates the great outdoors, cherishes its history and diverse cultures, and was home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Discover the natural beauty and signature sights on a narrated motorcoach tour that includes colorful and exotic Chinatown, the second largest in North America, and historic Gastown, a charming historical area with cobbled streets, Victorian-style buildings, and courtyards. In Stanley Park, a spectacular rainforest in the heart of the city, visit the West Coast Native Totem Poles, elaborately decorated with symbolic faces and images. Then take in the panoramic views from Prospect Point Lookout, Stanley Park's highest point. English Bay Beach, lovely residential areas, and a plethora of sights delight as your tour continues to the Vancouver International Airport.

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Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing w/ Hotel Transfer

3 hours | Vancouver | YVR-116
  • Granville Island
  • Gastown
  • Robson Street
  • Stanley Park
  • Chinatown

Experience Vancouver aboard convertible clear top buses, offering stunning views, rain or shine, including world-class commentary in 7 languages! Ride through the city and be escorted to the best attractions and most scenic locales: more than 29 stops, featuring history, culture and awesome scenery. Visit Stanley Park, Robson Street, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Island. Hop-on and hop-off throughout the day as you explore at your own pace. At the end of your adventure, make your way back to your downtown hotel (your luggage will be delivered by 4:00 pm.) A ticket on the Canada Line rapid transit to the Vancouver International Airport on your departure date is included. This flexible tour offers ample opportunity to sightsee, shop and photograph stunning vistas.

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Sea to Sky Gondola Experience & Shannon Falls

6 hours | Vancouver | YVR-150
  • Stanley Park

Spend the day surrounded by beauty beginning with a ride along the famed Sea to Sky Highway to Shannon Falls Provincial Park, home to the third highest waterfall in British Columbia. Once you arrive, you can watch the 1,000-foot drop of the crystal clear water from a nearby viewing deck. Photos taken, you'll rejoin your coach and continue on to the Sea to Sky Gondola for an eight-minute ride to a viewpoint 2,903 feet above sea level. When you reach the top, you will have approximately three hours of free time to enjoy outdoor adventures such as hiking and interpretive walks, or check out the 328-foot-long "Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge," which offers amazing 360-degree-views. When it's time to call it a day, you'll take the gondola back down to the bottom, rejoin your coach and return to your ship.

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Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing w/ Airport Transfer

3 hours | Vancouver | YVR-115
  • Granville Island
  • Gastown
  • Robson Street
  • Stanley Park
  • Chinatown

Experience Vancouver aboard convertible clear top buses, offering stunning views, rain or shine, including world-class commentary in 7 languages! Ride through the city and be escorted to the best attractions and most scenic locales: more than 29 stops, featuring history, culture and awesome scenery. Visit Stanley Park, Robson Street, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Island. Hop-on and hop-off throughout the day as you explore at your own pace. At the end of your adventure, make your way back to the Canada Line train station (ticket is included) to transfer to the Vancouver International Airport where your luggage will be waiting for you. This flexible tour offers ample opportunity to sightsee, shop and photograph stunning vistas.

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Northwest Exploration & Suspension Bridge Tour

3.5 hours | Vancouver | YVR-130
  • Stanley Park
  • Chinatown
  • Gastown

Enjoy an eco-friendly adventure on a 3.5-hour tour of vibrant Vancouver, plus experience one of its most popular attractions, the suspension bridge in Capilano Park. Set off on a motorcoach tour that highlights this historic and culturally diverse city, home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. See such highlights as its famed Chinatown, one of the largest in North America; the Gastown district, with its charming Victorian-style buildings; and Stanley Park, home to spectacular flora and fauna, the West Coast Native totem poles, Prospect Point and the park's scenic seawall. Continue to the 450-foot long Capilano Suspension Bridge. Not for the faint of heart, a walk across this swaying overpass offers dizzying views of the deep gorge carved by the Capilano River. Then cross a series of platforms that take you deep into the primordial forest of British Columbia to marvel at the natural surroundings.

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Capilano Canyon Walk & City Highlights - Hotel

4 hours | Vancouver | YVR-421
  • Stanley Park

A unique way to end your cruise experience, a personal eco-tourism guide escorts you on an adventure-filled day highlighting Vancouver's outdoor splendor. Enjoy the best of Stanley Park, the second largest urban forest in Canada and a premier Vancouver attraction. Visit the famed Native Totem Garden where colorful, carved works of art stand proud in commemoration of the First Nations culture, which first inhabited the area. Then, thrill to a walk across the 160-foot high Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. Once you reach the Capilano Canyon, your guide will walk you through the giant cedars, towering Douglas firs, and mature Hemlock, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover one of the world's most primitive ecosystems and how all of its inhabitants contribute to its delicate balance. Amidst this beautiful setting, enjoy a gourmet snack and drink before boarding your motorcoach for your downtown hotel. This tour has been selected by Tourism Canada as part of their Canadian Signature Experiences Collection.

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Capilano Canyon Walk & City Highlights - Airport

4 hours | Vancouver | YVR-420
  • Stanley Park

A unique way to end your cruise experience, a personal eco-tourism guide escorts you on an adventure-filled day highlighting Vancouver's outdoor splendor. Enjoy the best of Stanley Park, the second largest urban forest in Canada and a premier Vancouver attraction. Visit the famed Native Totem Garden where colorful, carved works of art stand proud in commemoration of the First Nations culture, which first inhabited the area. Then, thrill to a walk across the 160-foot high Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. Once you reach the Capilano Canyon, your guide will walk you through the giant cedars, towering Douglas firs, and mature Hemlock, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover one of the world's most primitive ecosystems and how all of its inhabitants contribute to its delicate balance. Amidst this beautiful setting, enjoy a gourmet snack and drink before boarding your motorcoach for the Vancouver International Airport. This tour has been selected by Tourism Canada as part of their Canadian Signature Experiences Collection.

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Capilano Canyon Walk & City Highlights

4 hours | Vancouver | YVR-422
  • Stanley Park

A a personal eco-tourism guide escorts you on an adventure-filled day highlighting Vancouver's outdoor splendor. Enjoy the best of Stanley Park, the second largest urban forest in Canada and a premier Vancouver attraction. Visit the famed Native Totem Garden where colorful, carved works of art stand proud in commemoration of the First Nations culture, which first inhabited the area. Then, thrill to a walk across the 160-foot high Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. Once you reach the Capilano Canyon, your guide will walk you through the giant cedars, towering Douglas firs, and mature Hemlock, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover one of the world's most primitive ecosystems and how all of its inhabitants contribute to its delicate balance. Amidst this beautiful setting, enjoy a gourmet snack and drink before returning to your cruise ship. This tour has been selected by Tourism Canada as part of their Canadian Signature Experiences Collection.

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Exclusive Vancouver Brewery Tour

3 hours | Vancouver | YVR-370

Vancouver's craft beer scene is as vibrant as the city itself. Explore both on this fun-filled three-hour tour to three of the top local breweries, where you'll learn the brewing process and sample a variety of artisan recipes. A comfortable van will transport you, allowing time to relax and chat with your fellow travelers between venues as well as take in Vancouver's scenic points of interest. Your guide will highlight the best of the city and give you the inside scoop about the iconic neighborhoods you'll be visiting. At each stop, you'll be treated to a behind-the-scenes VIP tour. Understanding the process and the beers' origins, you'll have a deeper appreciation of the finished product. These innovative breweries strike the perfect balance, producing both classic brews and creative batches. At the completion of the tour, return to port and enjoy the rest of the day exploring this vibrant city. Cheers!

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Stanley Park & Scenic Grouse Mountain

5 hours | Vancouver | YVR-120
  • Stanley Park
  • Grouse Mountain

Commune with nature on this picturesque half-day adventure that makes the most of Vancouver's natural scenery. Board your motorcoach at the pier and set off for Stanley Park, North America's third-largest urban park, which is actually a 1,000-acre rainforest. Stanley Park is home to an abundance of wildlife, and coexisting within the verdant landscapes are pieces of artwork and sculpture, creating an expansive outdoor gallery. From the park, cross the Lions Gate Bridge and continue on to Grouse Mountain, rising 4,100 feet into the sky. Upon arrival, step into the Super Skyride, a passenger tram that glides up the steep mountainside. At the top, enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to walk the nature trails, experience Born to Fly, a video tour of British Columbia's splendor from a bird's-eye view, or dine at one of the restaurants. Return through the other side of Stanley Park and stop to photograph historical Prospect Point before returning to the pier.

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