If you are staying in a hotel in Vancouver and have a day free, take some time to explore Vancouver's North Shore and have a day full of adventure while in this scenic region surrounding the city. Visit the Capilano Fish Hatchery and learn about the interesting life cycle of the Pacific Salmon. Travel to great heights above Vancouver while exploring Grouse Mountain. Also, visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and enjoy the many treetop trails and cliff walks that await you.
Begin your tour with a slow drive over the Lion's Gate Bridge, which spans the entrance to Vancouver's port. The bridge offers unparalleled views of the harbor and English Bay beyond. Once across to the North Shore, head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge park. Trek along the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which is raised 230 feet above the Capilano River and crosses a span of 450 feet. Enjoy the park's Treetop Adventures and venture across a series of elevated suspension bridges, while walking among magnificent Douglas fir trees that cover the forest floor. While on your North Shore tour in Capilano Suspension Bridge park, brave the Cliff Walk. Suspended walkways meander through rainforest vegetation and jut out from granite cliffs. Many of the high, narrow walkways feature glass floors, which are all that separate you from the magnificent canyons hundreds of feet below.
Continue on to your next stop at the Capilano Fish Hatchery. Wonder at nature's incredible ability to sustain itself as you are shown how salmon are helped through man's intrusion on their habitat. Learn about their life cycle and watch them as they leap their way up river and through the glassed-in fish ladder.
Next, you will ascend 3,700 feet above Vancouver as you ride up the Grouse Mountain skyride. From this impressive height, view the city, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf Islands below as they get smaller and smaller as you ride higher and higher up the mountain. Once at the top, take the opportunity to enjoy Grouse Mountain's many attractions. Depending on the season you travel, you will see lumberjack shows, grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, and even theatre presentations.
See Vancouver's North Shore and uncover your adventurous side while on this amazing Canadian tour. With hotel pickup and drop off, you can enjoy your spectacular day with ease and convenience.
Please Note: This tour is for hotel guests who need to be dropped off at a hotel, the airport, or the train station, and can accommodate luggage. If you require pick up from the cruise pier, please refer to our post-cruise tours. Please include a note when traveling with over two pieces of large luggage, to ensure the proper amount of space is available. The earliest flight time that can be accommodated is 8:00 PM for domestic flights, or 9:00 PM for international flights. If your flight has an earlier departure, you will have to leave the tour early and take a taxi at your own expense.
Reviewer: Christine Yu
Our tour guide in north Vancouver tour is very patient, well planned and executed. He explained well about the tour highlights and the local city. It was a fun tour for us. We would recommend this tour.
Yes, when you're staying in a hotel in downtown Vancouver you can take the free shuttle to Capilano bridge...but when you get there the entrance lines are a mile long. We've been before, but were traveling with friends, including a 5-year-old, and did not want to hassle with driving in an unfamiliar area. This tour was a great alternative. We were picked up at our hotel right on time. The shuttle bus small and clean with a well-spoken tour guide/driver. At Capilano we had to wait in the line to walk over the bridge, but not to get in the gate. There was plenty of time to explore the park. Arrived at Grouse Mountain, walked onto a tram to the top and in time to attend each of the shows that afternoon. Really enjoyed the lumberjack and bird shows. We were returned to our hotel right on time.
Reviewer: Tadeusz from Chicago
This was a fantastic tour with and excellent tour guide, breathtaking view from Grouse Mountain, and plenty of fun at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. My wife and I enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and very courteous. We had enough time at each stop, and did not have to rush. There was plenty of time, to enjoy views and nature.