Pre Cruise North Shore Tour
Before boarding your cruise ship, see some of the beautiful city of Vancouver. See the stunning nature that surrounds the city of Vancouver and more on this incredible tour of one of Canada's most visited and exciting cities. With a professional guide aboard an air conditioned bus, journey to see the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, and the amazing temperate rainforest of Vancouver's North Shore on your incredible Vancouver sightseeing tour.
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, continue on to your next stop at 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.
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.
Vancouver North Shore highlights are yours to encounter on this exciting Canada tour. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and the expertise of your guide as you explore the city and create travel memories you'll never forget.
Please Note: The order of stops may vary. This is a transfer tour from a hotel to the cruise pier, and can accommodate luggage. Please include a note when traveling with over two pieces of large luggage, to ensure the proper amount of space is available.
The weather was wretched--rained all day--but the guide brought the trip to life.
Reviewer: Irene Scheffler
What a beautiful day for a train ride! We were able to see all the glaciers because there were no clouds in the sky, and the trip was a great step back in time. I couldn't believe the trail these gold prospectors walked with their "grub stake" to make a better life for themselves. What a tough life, and so few rewarded with the precious finding of gold. Good narrator on board -- very informative.
This was a fabulous tour. And the nice surprise was they had a van meet us at Grouse Mountain to take our luggage to our ship so it would be in our state room when we boarded. Very unexpected.
Reviewer: Diane Anderson
We did this tour prior to our cruise. We wanted to see Capiallano but only had a few hours. This was a perfect solution and we got to see so much more than we originally wanted to see. What a relaxing tour, being picked up at our hotel and knowing that our luggage was being taken to our ship. We were dropped off at Canada Place before our sailing and after the big crowds were already on the two ships in port. We walked right through customs. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Our luggage was waiting for us in our stateroom.
Reviewer: Diane Sauer
We loved the excursion and the driver! The treetop and suspension bridge stop was a lot of fun. The cliff walk was fantastic. We loved the tram up to Grosse mountain. It was really cloudy and rainy when we reached the top. We enjoyed some coffee and hot chocolate at the cafe there. Overall we give it a 10 out of 10 for the tour and the escort, she was great!