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Stanley Park Tours

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Vancouver’s Stanley Park enjoys a stellar natural setting, surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and laid out against the backdrop of the snow-capped North Shore Mountains. At nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) in size, it’s a mix of coastal red-cedar forest, lakes and lagoons, and scenic meadows. A walk along the public park’s seawall is an essential part of experiencing Vancouver.

The Basics
Visitors can see Stanley Park as a part of a Vancouver sightseeing tour, or dive in deeper with a guided tour along its wooded trails. Those interested in history will want to check out the First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour, which explains the local indigenous history and culture. Guided photography tours take a closer look at the beauty of the area’s temperate rain forest, while fans of the outdoors will enjoy the park’s natural beauty—and a verdant escape from the city—along its winding cycling and hiking paths. Families with kids can stop at the Vancouver Aquarium (Canada’s largest) and the Stanley Park Miniature Train, a replica of the Canadian Pacific Railway engine made famous for pulling Canada’s first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1880s.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A free shuttle bus travels around the park, though many bike or walk to get around.
  • Old-fashioned horse-drawn carriages offer one-hour tours and are a great—and romantic—way to get an overview of the area.
  • Restaurants and cafés are scattered throughout the park.

How to Get There
Stanley Park is located at the west end of downtown Vancouver. The park’s information booth is near the Georgia Street entrance, along the seawall. Walking and cycling paths lead from downtown to the peninsula where the park is located. The TransLink #19 bus and Skytrain are public transport options, or you can park your car easily using a daily parking pass.

When to Get There
The park is open year-round; March to November bring the mildest weather, and it can get quite cold in the winter. To have the park (relatively) to yourself, the best times to visit are typically early morning and mid- to late afternoon.

Where to Find Stanley Park’s Best Views
Certainly one of the best views in Stanley Park is from the seawall looking back at the Vancouver skyline and Coal Harbour. For natural beauty, it’s tough to beat the views of the surrounding mountains, but the rose garden and beaches come close. There’s also the wildlife, including bald eagles, beavers, and birds. Culturally, the First Nations art and totem poles are a must. Other scenic spots worth seeing include the Lost Lagoon, Hollow Tree, and Beaver Lake.
Address: Georgia Street West, Vancouver, Canada
Admission: Free
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Stanley Park Horse-Drawn TourHorse Carriage Rides

Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tour

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Discover the natural beauty of Vancouver’s Stanley Park aboard a horse-drawn carriage on this charming 1-hour tour. Sit back and relax as your trusty steed clops along Park Drive overlooking the Seawall. An informative guide shares engaging commentary on the sights, including the Rose Garden, Girl in a Wetsuit Statue and the famous First Nations totem poles. Snap memorable photos of Vancouver and the Lion’s Gate Bridge. It’s a great way to experience the fresh air of Stanley Park without tiring your feet!
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour - 48 HourBus Tours

Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour - 48 Hour

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Customize your sightseeing tour of vibrant Vancouver with multiple pass options for a hop-on hop-off tour aboard a clear-top bus. Let someone else drive you around town, and choose when to disembark at any of the stops, such as Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Gastown. Choose between the City Route or the Park Route, or the Dual Pass if you'd like to do both. Explore historical landmarks and shop along Robson Street at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon FallsDay Trips

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
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Small Group Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from VancouverDay Trips

Small Group Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from Vancouver

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Experience some of Vancouver's highlights on this family-friendly day tour, including stops at Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. With a small group of just 14 travelers, watch the lumberjack and endangered bird shows at Grouse Mountain. Visit the Treetop Adventure and the Cliffwalk at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
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  • 5 hours
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Vancouver, Shannon Falls & Whistler: Sea Everything TourDay Trips

Vancouver, Shannon Falls & Whistler: Sea Everything Tour

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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
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  • 10 hours
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Vancouver City Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Vancouver City Private Tour

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While in beautiful Vancouver, treat yourself to a private tour of the city’s best sites! Your personal guide will escort your small group to key attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. Travel at your own pace, and request stops to snap photos, grab a souvenir or have a closer look at a site. Vancouver is at your fingertips on this private tour!
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  • 4 hours
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Private Group Tour: All the Best SightsDay Trips

Private Group Tour: All the Best Sights

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Enjoy a personalized tour of Vancouver with a born-and-raised local as your private tour guide and driver. This private experience accommodates up to four passengers, with parking and fuel costs included. Simply share your preferences to customize the itinerary for up to six hours of exploring and keep your camera ready as you stop at the city's most picturesque spots.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Private Tour: Vancouver 3-Hour City Highlights TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Vancouver 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

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Experience Vancouver’s top attractions and learn a wealth of information from a personalized guide on this private 3-hour tour. Travel aboard a comfortable sedan, SUV or van and visit highlights such as Stanley Park, Robson Street, Cypress Mountain Lookout and more, with a 30-minute stop at the Granville Market. Customize your itinerary and enjoy round-trip chauffeur transport from your hotel or cruise ship terminal on this private tour that accommodates up to 11 people.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Stanley Park Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Stanley Park Bike Tour

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Discover one of Vancouver’s natural wonders by bike on a morning or afternoon tour of Stanley Park. Enjoy a relaxing guided ride through the 1,000-acre (405-hectare) park—the city’s ‘Green Heart.’ Cruise by Third Beach, view First Nations totem poles in Brockton Point, and catch great views of the city skyline, mountains, and local wildlife. Along the way, learn about Vancouver’s rich history as a logging center and the park’s complex ecosystem.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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Talking Trees: Stanley Park Indigenous Walking Tour Led by a First Nations GuideNature and Wildlife

Talking Trees: Stanley Park Indigenous Walking Tour Led by a First Nations Guide

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Enjoy a firsthand perspective of First Nations’ history and culture on this walking tour in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Led by a First Nations descendant and cultural ambassador, the tour provides insight into how aboriginal people have lived and managed the land, the forest, and oceans for countless generations. A little more than one mile (two km) long, this walk is a great educational activity for families and history buffs.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Spoken Treasures: Stanley Park Indigenous Walking TourCultural Tours

Spoken Treasures: Stanley Park Indigenous Walking Tour

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Anyone interested in the indigenous history of Stanley Park and Vancouver will find this walking tour informative. A First Nations guide acts as a cultural ambassador while sharing stories and historical accounts about the area’s indigenous communities. Walk with a small group of up to 10 people along the seawall and learn the symbolism behind the Stanley Park totem poles, carved by indigenous artists along the Pacific Northwest coast.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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6 Hours Private tour of city of Vancouver & North VancouverDay Trips

6 Hours Private tour of city of Vancouver & North Vancouver

You can add or subtract attractions according to your choice for this Tour. We can tailor this tour according to your need. Flexible start time and pick up from anywhere in Vancouver. This Tour needs at least 4 Guests.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension BridgeDay Trips

Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Experience the best of Vancouver, B.C. with a 5-hour private sightseeing experience that includes the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the day to your interests, starting with the historic and cultural landmarks of central Vancouver. Walk the narrow streets of Gastown and Chinatown, get perfect views from Stanley Park and see the bustling shops of Granville Island. Get a taste of mountain air and scenery from the bridge that sways above the Capilano River, with VIP, skip-the-line access and a private tour of the park’s important sights.
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Vancouver: Stanley Park's SeawallPrivate and Luxury

Vancouver: Stanley Park's Seawall

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Vancouver's Stanley Park is the largest old growth park in a downtown metro city where residents, tourists, and visitors can walk the entire perimiter of the park on Vancouver's seawall.
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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking TourWalking Tours

Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour

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Visit Vancouver’s Stanley Park with a storyteller guide on a walking tour that explores the park’s weirdest art installations, crime scenes, hidden trails, and secret cemeteries. As you walk through the park, learn fascinating bits of Vancouver history, from Deadman’s Island to the long-lost village of Whoi Whoi. And since this walking tour begins and ends at the entrance, you are in the perfect location to keep exploring when the tour concludes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Stanley Park & English Bay PhotographyHiking

Stanley Park & English Bay Photography

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With sandy beaches, ocean, old-growth forests, and towering peaks, Vancouver is one of the most photogenic cities on this planet. Doing it justice in photographs, however, can be a challenge. On this photography tour, explore Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, and Sunset Beach with a professional photographer guide who shares tips on how best to capture the beauty before you. A small group size—maximum five—ensures one-on-one attention.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Independent Bike & E-bike Tour of VancouverMountain Bike Tours

Independent Bike & E-bike Tour of Vancouver

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Pedal through Vancouver’s parks, historic districts and seaside paths with an independent bike tour of the city. Enjoy access to bike tour maps designed by local experts, and design the perfect route for your interests. Go as fast as you want, or set a leisurely pace as you take in sweeping views of the coastline and Stanley Park, or ride up the Spanish Banks to discover picture-perfect sandy beaches. See the city like a local, and get the perfect overview and orientation of Vancouver.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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Secret Food Tour of Vancouver w/ Private Tour OptionHalf-day Tours

Secret Food Tour of Vancouver w/ Private Tour Option

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Vancouver food is a highlight of exploring the city, but finding the best neighborhood flavors requires a local connection. Discover Vancouver's diverse cuisine on a walking tour of downtown and Gastown that includes stops to taste sushi, poutine, ice cream, a ‘secret dish,’ and more. It turns a meal into an adventure, and it's paired with tales of Vancouver culture and history.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Vancouver City TourHalf-day Tours

Vancouver City Tour

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This fully narrated 4-hour Vancouver City Highlights Tour takes you to the city’s greatest sights. Vancouver is truly a traveller’s paradise, consistently voted one of the world’s most livable cities. Locals are recognized for their friendly nature and welcoming attitude. Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and framed by the British Columbia Coast Mountains, it’s easy to fall in love with this breathtaking city. Discover highlights like historic Gastown, Chinatown, scenic English Bay and the picturesque Vancouver Harbour. Stops in Stanley Park feature First Nations totem poles, as well as spectacular views from Prospect Point. Also, visit the charming farmer’s market at Granville Island and enjoy 360° panoramic views from Vancouver Lookout’s observation deck (admission included) high atop Harbour Centre Tower.Our tours are conducted on comfortable mini-coaches seating up to 30 passengers and offering exceptional visibility.
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  • 4 hours
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 Vancouver Day Tour | Visit The Most Unique Places! PrivateDay Trips

Vancouver Day Tour | Visit The Most Unique Places! Private

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Our tour is made specially for people interested in having a peaceful adventure with their friends/families while enjoying some ice cream and wine at the side. The tour starts with the initial pickup from a Vancouver hotel. You will then depart to Capilano Suspension Bridge where you will have a guided tour and learn the culture of Vancouver, after about an hour you will go to Stanley park to wind down and relax and see the greenery for about an hour more. You will then go to the Third Beach and maybe swim and play in the sand a little bit. Once that is done, you will go for wine tasting at Marquis wine cellar and then go for gellato tasting at La Casa Gelato or if you want to skip wine tasting because of kids you can spend more time at the gelato place. At last we will go to Vandusen Botanical Garden where you will see an assortment of flowers and birds.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Private Tour: Whistler Day Trip from VancouverDay Trips

Private Tour: Whistler Day Trip from Vancouver

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Leave the city behind and explore the Canadian wilderness on this private day trip from Vancouver to Whistler. Travel along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky highway with your private guide. Enjoy breathtaking views over snow-capped peaks and shimmering lakes. Feel the spray in your face at Shannon Falls, the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia. Stop at top local attractions such as Britannia Beach, Squamish and the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. On arrival in Whistler, enjoy free time to explore and make the most of the amazing facilities at your leisure.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Vancouver 2-Hour Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Vancouver 2-Hour Private Tour

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A chauffeured private tour is the perfect way to see Vancouver if you have a limited time or want to get your bearings in the city. Enjoy pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in a luxury chauffeured vehicle. Relax on a 2 hour excursion that showcases both the magic of the city and the majestic beauty of Canada’s mountains, ocean and forest.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Free Cancellation
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Private Charter Tour to Explore Vancouver and Surrounding AreaDay Trips

Private Charter Tour to Explore Vancouver and Surrounding Area

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We offer a private chartered tour based on the sights you want to see. Travel in style in a luxurious Mercedes mini bus that fits up to 11 people. Enjoy entertaining commentary from an experienced local who knows the best places to visit.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$99 Vancouver 2 Hours City Tour PrivateBus Tours

$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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