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Downtown Vancouver Tours

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Downtown Vancouver
Surrounded by water on three sides, downtown Vancouver is the place to go for sea views, bright lights, and action. The city’s commercial core, it encompasses several distinct areas including shop-lined Robson Street, the green expanse of Stanley Park, historic Gastown, and one of the largest Chinatowns in North America.

The Basics
With so much to see here, many visitors to Vancouver devote the majority of their time to downtown. Join sightseeing tours of downtown, or delve deeper with walking tours of specific downtown neighborhoods, such as Victorian-era Gastown or the hip waterfront enclave of Yaletown. Downtown biking tours typically follow routes around Stanley Park’s scenic seawall, while many boat tours cruise around Vancouver Harbour, False Creek, and English Bay, offering front-row views of the downtown skyline. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Downtown Vancouver is a must for first-time visitors.
  • You’ll never be far from a restaurant in downtown Vancouver, with lots of dining options at all price points, including an abundance of Asian eateries.
  • Navigating downtown Vancouver is easy, with an interlinked transit network that includes the SkyTrain, buses, and the SeaBus passenger ferry. 

How to Get There
From the airport, take the Canada Line SkyTrain to Yaletown–Roundhouse, Vancouver City Centre, or Waterfront station. Cruise ship passengers disembark at Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, on downtown Vancouver’s waterfront . 

When to Get There 
Downtown Vancouver sees the warmest weather from mid-June through mid-September, and this is the best time for outdoor activities such as biking around Stanley Park or kayaking in False Creek. Avoid driving into or out of downtown during rush hours (7am–10am and 4pm–7pm). 

Top Sights in Downtown Vancouver
Many of Vancouver’s most recognizable landmarks and well-known attractions are situated in the downtown area. View the city from on high at the Vancouver Lookout observation deck, admire the sail-shaped forms of Canada Place, hear the Gastown steam clock chime, and explore Stanley Park, home to the Brockton Point Totem Poles and the Vancouver Aquarium. 
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49 Tours and Activities to Experience Downtown Vancouver

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Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls

Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls

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Travelers that want to explore Whistler on a day trip from Vancouver typically need to rent a car and drive, which means focusing on the road rather than the landscape. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the views on this sightseeing tour to Whistler, complete with a guide to whisk you there. Along the way you can see Downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park, enjoy views of Howe Sound, and take a few hours to explore Whistler independently.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.07
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$133.07
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Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

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Delight in the beauty of Vancouver on a lunch cruise along the city’s gorgeous waterfront. Enjoy a unique dining experience as your float through Vancouver’s Inner Harbor, Burrard Inlet, and Indian Arm—a dramatic glacial fjord. Stroll the deck, indulge in a freshly prepared buffet and take in the beautiful sights including the Coast Mountains, verdant forests, and local wildlife.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.81
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Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Spend half a day touring Vancouver’s natural and urban highlights on this sightseeing bus tour. Your savvy guide escorts you to key attractions such as Canada Place, Robson Street and across the Lions Gate Bridge. Listen to interesting commentary as you wind through vibrant neighborhoods and tree-lined paths in Stanley Park. Then head to Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.58
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$101.58
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

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Enjoy round-trip travel from Vancouver to Victoria, and discover top attractions in British Columbia on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens day trip from Victoria. Take the ferry to Vancouver Island, and enjoy fine views over the beautiful Gulf Islands. Dock in Swartz Bay, and visit the famous Butchart Gardens, exploring the grounds at your leisure. Then, enjoy free time to explore the city, perhaps walking through Chinatown and the Inner Harbour, before returning to Vancouver by ferry.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.36
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$165.36

Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Two of Vancouver’s most popular attractions are included in this tour. Take a walk on the wild side in the forest at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Then see the world from the top as you ride the largest aerial tramway in North America--the Grouse Mountain Skyride. The tour also includes a stop at the Capilano River hatchery.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.88
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$144.88
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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Explore British Columbia’s coastline by land and sea on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver. Hop aboard your ferry and enjoy a cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands. Stand on the deck and watch the waves for whales and sea lions, and keep your eyes on the skies for eagles. Visit the botanical Butchart Gardens, where trickling fountains sit among themed flowerbeds and sunken gardens. Explore vibrant corners of Victoria such as Chinatown and the Inner Harbour at your leisure and soak up the metropolitan atmosphere.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.51
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$168.51
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Sea to Sky Sights & Whistler All-Day Tour from Vancouver

Sea to Sky Sights & Whistler All-Day Tour from Vancouver

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Escape the hustle of city life and head to the coastal mountains outside Vancouver on this guided, full-day, summer adventure getaway. From the fjords of Howe Sound to the majestic Coast Mountain Range, enjoy the natural wonders between Vancouver and Whistler. Listen to live, onboard commentary while traveling along the Sea-to-Sky Highway and visit Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Squamish Adventure Centre, and the famed ski town of Whistler Village, the headquarters for many of the 2010 Winter Olympic events. Vancouver hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.33
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$117.33

Vancouver Biking and Hiking Tour including Lunch

Vancouver Biking and Hiking Tour including Lunch

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Cycle and hike your way through British Columbia’s rugged landscape on a 6.5-hour tour from Vancouver with lunch. Watch for signs of wildlife as you walk through Lynn Canyon, cross a scenic suspension bridge and explore a stunning temperate rainforest. Get sweeping views from the saddle while riding the Trans Canada Trail through Pitt Meadows, where the snow capped mountains around Frasier Valley are a dramatic backdrop for winding rivers and marshland. Enjoy all-inclusive access to equipment, lunch and transportation.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.23
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$118.23

Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver, Shannon Falls and Whistler

Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver, Shannon Falls and Whistler

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Have your camera ready to capture photos of bald eagles in Brackendale during this full-day journey to Whistler, via downtown Vancouver. Along the way, stop at Stanley Park and Horseshoe Bay, a quaint village at the entrance to Howe Sound. Your guide follows a scenic route along the Sea to Sky Highway to Shannon Falls, where you'll take a short hike, with time to explore the ski resort year-round.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.33
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$117.33

Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

We provide custom tailor tour made including the Vancouver aquavarium and Vancouver Lookout. Our Vancouver Day Tour is intended to cover major Spots in Vancouver like: i) Downtown ii) Chinatown iii) Robson St iv) Gastown v) Stanley Park vi) English Bay vii) False Creek viii) Canada Place ix) Coal Harbor x) Granville Island xi) Vancouver Aquarium xii) Vancouver convention centre xiii) Yale town x!!!!} Vancouver Lookout The main Attraction would include the tour and tickets for Vancouver lookout and Vancouver Aquarium which will give you a chance to see the entirety of Canada without leaving Vancouver.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$383.07
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$383.07

Victoria Excursion from Vancouver by Helicopter and Sea Plane

Victoria Excursion from Vancouver by Helicopter and Sea Plane

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Travel from Vancouver to Victoria in style with round-trip flights across the Strait of Georgia, and make the most of your time by skipping long ferry lines. You’ll travel to the island by helicopter, with spectacular views of the coast and islands, then make the return trip by sea plane. Your flights between Vancouver and Victoria include pickup and drop-off at accommodations in Vancouver, with departure times that are tailored to your schedule.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$581.90
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Rockies Summer Explorer from Vancouver (4 Days)

Rockies Summer Explorer from Vancouver (4 Days)

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This Rocky Mountains 4-day summer tour makes it easy to plan an adventure for group members with different traveling styles. Along with sightseeing and wine tasting, you can also opt to include other activities such as a hike, an ice field tour, a visit to the hot springs and more. Plus, you can book the type of room perfect for your small group, depending on everyone's preferences.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$499.22
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$499.22
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$99 Vancouver 2 Hours City Tour Private

$99 Vancouver 2 Hours City Tour Private

If time is limited and you have not seen Vancouver before, this is the tour for you. Welcome to this beautiful city. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a Luxary Mini Van. Enjoy finding out why the 'Economist' ranked Vancouver one of world's most livable cities. This tour of Vancouver's highlights is both informative and fun. Bring your camera and we'll be sure to get some excellent shots. We will stop at some of the city's most famous attractions such as Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, and Stanley Park. You will have an opportunity to see the market, stroll on the seawall, stop for great photo vistas, walk through beautiful gardens, and much more. Plan to have a wonderfull exploring this beautiful city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.56
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$105.56

The Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour

The Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour

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Whether you’re a Vancouver local or newcomer to the city, you will learn something new on this Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting tour of the city. Walk through the downtown core, discovering impressive Art Deco buildings. Your guide shares remarkable tales of murder, fame, and mystery. Stop at two award-winning local chocolatiers and indulge in generous tastings. Explore Vancouver’s past, architecture, and amazing chocolate.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.99
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$42.99

Circle West - Canadian Rockies Round Trip Bus Tour From Vancouver

Circle West - Canadian Rockies Round Trip Bus Tour From Vancouver

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On this coach tour of the Canadian Rockies, you can avoid the long drive into the mountains—where winding roads require constant attention—and simply focus on soaking up the magnificent scenery. Travel between Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff, stopping at scenic highlights and enjoying free time to explore. With everything fully organized, there is no need to worry about hotel bookings, navigation, or schedules.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$980.11
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$980.11
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Vancouver Private Tour

Vancouver Private Tour

Take the effort out of your sightseeing and see the best of Vancouver with ease on this private tour. With pickup and drop-off at your Vancouver hotel included, spin through the city in comfort and hit attractions like historic Gastown and Stanley Park with your guide. Gain insight into Victoria’s rich history and heritage, and enjoy free time to explore the galleries and studios of Granville Island at your leisure.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$488.20
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$488.20
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Private Pre/Post-Cruise Vancouver Tour With Transfer to Airport/Hotel

Private Pre/Post-Cruise Vancouver Tour With Transfer to Airport/Hotel

This is Specially designed for Cruise Passengers.In this Pre/Post Cruise Transfer with Vancouver City tour If time is limited and you have not seen Vancouver before, this is the tour for you. Welcome to this beautiful city. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a Luxury Mini Van. Enjoy finding out why the 'Economist' ranked Vancouver one of world's most livable cities. This tour of Vancouver's highlights is both informative and fun. Bring your camera and we'll be sure to get some excellent shots. We will stop at some of the city's most famous attractions such as Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, Stanley Park. You will have an opportunity to see the market, stroll on the seawall, stop for great photo vistas, walk through beautiful gardens, and much more. Plan to have a wonderfull exploring this beautiful city.In addition to this you will be well be received(Meet and Greet Service)from Either Airport/Cruise port and you will be transferred with your luggage to Cruise port/Airport
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.85
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$196.85

Fraser Valley Social Wine Tasting Private Tour

Fraser Valley Social Wine Tasting Private Tour

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Discover Fraser Valley wines on a private wine tasting tour from Vancouver; with a driver to whisk you from winery to winery, you can relax and enjoy included tastings. Since the tour is for your party alone, it’s a personalized alternative to traveling to Fraser Valley on a more generic group tour, and you'll have plenty of room to bring wine purchases back to Vancouver.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.27
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$250.27
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Vancouver City Finest plus North Shore Adventure (Private Tour Full day)

Vancouver City Finest plus North Shore Adventure (Private Tour Full day)

The first part of the day, we will visit the best and most interesting places in Vancouver like the locals do. It is an easy going drive with few stops and strolls. In the second part of the day we will take Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore. Lonsdale Quay Market, Suspension Bridge at the Capilano Park and Salmon hatchery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$401.80
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$401.80
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The Really Gay History Tour

The Really Gay History Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Vancouver's LGBTQ2+ community on this half-day walking tour. Follow a guide on a curated itinerary designed to show the history of the movement in the Canadian city, with stops at Granville Street, the Imperial Court coronations site, locations of police raids and bookstore bombings. On the way from downtown to the historic gay neighborhood of Davie Street, you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and snap photos.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.80
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$24.80
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Vancouver City Tour With Capilano Suspension and Harbour Sea Plane Adventure

Vancouver City Tour With Capilano Suspension and Harbour Sea Plane Adventure

This Unique Vancouver city is 2 in 1 Program. You will start on a Private ride of the Luxury vehicle which will take you to top attractions of Vancouver, to name the few are Capilano Suspension Bridge ,Stanley Park, Canada Place, Steam clock, Gastown, Granville Island, etc and After that you will be taken to the harbour front located in The beautiful settings of Seaport. After boarding in The Float plane, you will witness a Virtual Runway on the sea and gradually your seaplane will be in the sky, Every moment in the sea plane, Vancouver scenario will change while, you will be flying and taking the top view of the Vancouver bustling Coal harbour, Sky scrappers city and over huge Stanley park etc. Capture in your memory and camera the uniqueness, which will take you to the wilderness of the emotions and the reality. This is incredible life time experience.This tour of Vancouver's highlights is both informative and fun. this Short, sweet and scenic tour fits into any schedule..
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$464.58
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$464.58

Vancouver city Special Tour With Flyover Canada

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Vancouver city Special Tour With Flyover Canada

Vancouver City lights are very Beautiful . We string colourful, bright lights on our houses, suspension bridges, forests, and botanical gardens. We deck out cruise ships with New Year lights and create magical light tunnels through snowy mountains. We even send floating lantern lights into the sky.New Year in Vancouver celebrate with plenty of events, attractions, and activities coming to the city this holiday season ​wandering through creative lighting displays, there are plenty of things you can do on your trip to Vancouver without spending a time.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$238.35
$297.94
$59.59 savings
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$297.94
$59.59 savings

Vancouver Night Life and Casino Private Tour

Vancouver Night Life and Casino Private Tour

From sophisticated cocktail spots to hard-partying clubs, Vancouver nightlife is diverse: there really is something for everyone. Most Vancouver nightlife and bars are concentrated into five nightlife districts, each with their own unique vibe and appeal, including downtown Vancouver's Granville Street, Gastown, and Yaletown.Robson street. Hard-PartyiCasino is not just a place to gamble, but rather its a luxurious experience ranging from assorted restaurants to custom activities. No one Casino is truly the same and therefore we want our customers to check out multiple casino's whether you are a professional gambler or a fan of luxurious food. We bet you will find what you are looking for at these casinos.Vancouver's Main Street has long been considered hipster-central, and the nightlife on Main and South Main has a hipster appeal: it's casual and relaxed, focused on music and atmosphere rather than style and decor, with a planned tour you can enjoy with 100% max satisfaction.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.49
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Best Selling Vancouver Sightseeing Tour/Best 5 Hours in vancouver private

Best Selling Vancouver Sightseeing Tour/Best 5 Hours in vancouver private

Step aboard a horse-drawn carriage and experience a unique way to sightsee in Stanley Park. Discover a variety of natural and cultural attractions during a gentle ride on Park Drive, passing the Rose Garden and First Nations totem poles. With multiple departure times to choose from, it’s a quick and easy orientation to Vancouver's world-renowned public park.The Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours is always an adventure for kids both young and old. It’s a good way to see a lot of the park at a leisurely speed and be informed about all the areas of the park. It’s takes about hour around for the entire tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.05
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$323.05

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