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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Vancouver Lookout

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Vancouver, Canada

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Make the most of your time in beautiful Vancouver on a half-day tour of the city’s highlights. Your driver escorts your group to popular attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown, and Gastown. See totem poles, wander through food stalls and craft galleries, and get great city views from lookouts like Prospect Point. As you ride, listen to fascinating stories about the city, from the First Nation’s People to contemporary culture.
  • Half-day Vancouver sightseeing tour
  • Visit Vancouver's most famous sites including Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Granville Island
  • Soak up 360-degree views of Vancouver from atop the Vancouver Lookout
  • Learn about Vancouver's history, architecture, and culture from an informative guide
  • Choose between a morning and afternoon tour to suit your schedule
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This city overview includes the Vancouver Lookout and is a great way to start your trip.
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Professional guide
Local taxes
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel drop-off for Vancouver Art Gallery

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note pick up times will vary from 30-60 minutes prior to your tour time depending on location of hotel.
If your hotel is not included on this list, please call and we will direct to nearest hotel.

Ports

  • Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada


Your half-day sightseeing tour begins with pickup at select Vancouver hotels or the cruise ship terminal. Grab a seat in the comfortable coach for a guided trip through this vibrant seaport city, starting in Gastown. Hear about the historic district from your local guide as you cruise down cobbled streets, then continue to Chinatown—boasting the largest Chinese population outside of China.

Leave the urban terrain for Stanley Park, a remarkable 1,000-acre (405-hectare) wonderland of 500,000 cedar, fir, and hemlock trees. Stop at Prospect Point—the park’s highest peak—for splendid vistas of the North Shore Mountains, Lions Gate Bridge, and Burrard Inlet, and marvel at First Nation totem poles at Brockton Point.

If shopping is on your to-do list, enjoy a stroll down Robson Street, where bustling eateries mingle with upscale retailers and independent boutiques, as well as touring Granville Island's colorful Public Market, selling art, coffee, and a range of delectable foods.

Conclude your day with a trip to the Vancouver Lookout atop Harbour Center. Take the high-speed elevator straight to the observation deck—more than 550 feet (169 meters) up—and admire the grandeur of the city, the mountains and the majestic Pacific Ocean.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Brockton Point Totem Pole
Visit Totem Pole Park in Stanley Park featuring Indigenous Peoples’ story poles.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lions Gate Bridge
Iconic suspension bridge connecting Vancouver to the North Shore.
Stop At:  
Prospect Point Lighthouse
Prospect Point's viewing platforms provide a bird's eye view of the North Shore mountains and the Lions Gate Bridge.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Granville Island Public Market
The Granville Island Public Market features a farmers' market, day vendors, and artists offering local Vancouver goods.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Vancouver ChinaTown
Vancouver's cultural diversity in Canada's largest Chinatown.
Pass By:  
Gastown
Vancouver's original downtown core is now a National Historic Site.
Stop At:  
Vancouver Lookout
Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from the Vancouver Lookout’s observation deck high atop Harbour Centre Tower.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: hotel drop-off is not provided for customers who have booked the Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Landsea Tours Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Vancouver Lookout?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Vancouver Lookout.

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Traveler Tips


  • "A great way to get a quick tour of Vancouver, if you are short on time." See review
  • "This is really a great tour - if you only have a few hours and want a history of Vancouver I highly recommend this tour." See review
  • "I recommend this tour for all first-time visitors to Vancouver." See review

Reviews

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Great way to see Vancouver in a short period of time
Eryn_C
, Mar 2020
We really enjoyed this tour of Vancouver. We had a short time visiting, and this allowed us to work in a good bit of sightseeing over 4 hours. We enjoyed the lookout, market and Stanley Park, and our tour guide Jeff was very knowledgeable. He provided lots of interesting information and answered all of our questions. We took our tour the week before Covid 19 seemed to hit full force, so it was a small group of 7 people which allowed for lots of interaction. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Great intro to Vancouver
RichardA_C
, Feb 2020
Rodrigo was friendly and knowledgeable. Great tour but I would have liked to stop at Gastown/Chinatown for a bit rather than driving by (instead of so much time at Granville). Highly recommended especially for solo travellers like me
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Day well spent.
Cheri
, Feb 2020
Great trip with a passionate Canadian. He loves his country and truly enjoys introducing it to others.
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Must see for quick trips
aprildurant00
, Feb 2020
Very informative, had a really good time. I would recommend this tour, our tour guide was funny and patient with everyone.
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Tourguide
trpopp
, Feb 2020
Very Good Tour and a Tourguide wird an impressive knowledge! Even the Rain didn‘t mess up our mind. Best ever!
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Solo travel
blueaggiekristi
, Jan 2020
It was a good way to see many spots especially because I was on my own. Tour moved at a good pace I just would have preferred longer stops and more stops to look around.
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Discovering the beautifull city of Vancouver
joseequirion
, Jan 2020
Took the four hours tour. Our guide Mike was very nice and kind. He make the trip plaisant . Even if english is not my first language, I didn't had problems to follow his comments and explanations. Will take a longer tour if I visit your beautifull city again.
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Great experience, guide made it fun
Joe G
, Jan 2020
The sites that were included were worth the money. The guide was excellent. Even though the weather was not what we expected
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Great tour, great guide.
nette986
, Jan 2020
Perfect way to see the city in a short amount of time. Our guide was so lovely, funny, friendly and informative. We saw all the main attractions, transport was comfortable and we enjoyed her commentary.
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Great tour
Cdelpero
, Dec 2019
Great tour. Excellent tour guide. Lots of fun. Well worth the money. We would do a tour with this company again
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