Unique Tours for Every Season
If sightseeing in Vancouver is on your itinerary, you won’t have to look very far to find a tour company or professional guide to lead the way. Chances are that, whether you’re looking for a culinary tours or a whale watching expeditions, there will be more choices than you’ll know what to do with. So why not try something completely different? We’ve rounded up a unique Vancouver tour for every season, so you’ll be seeing the city in a whole new way, no matter when you get here. Tour buses not included.
Chocolate Fondue Tour
Spend an evening exploring snow-dusted forests and serene mountain landscapes on this guided snowshoe tour of Cypress Mountain. After trekking through powdery slopes, you’ll come to cozy Hollyburn Lodge where you can warm up with a cup of hot apple cider and chocolate fondue. The traditional wood-burning stove and romantic candlelight make this an idyllic alpine escape you won’t soon forget.
Cycle City Tours
Take advantage of Vancouver’s mild springtime weather by doing your sightseeing on two wheels. Cycle City Tours offers daily bicycle tours through some of Vancouver’s most vibrant neighborhoods, so riders can visit attractions such as the Stanley Park Seawall, Granville Island Public Market, Chinatown and Gastown—they’ll even get to ride a ferry over False Creek. Use of a cruiser bike, helmet and bike lock are all included with the price of the tour.
Sins of the City Walking Tour
Vancouver may seem wholesome due to its pristine wilderness and polite residents, but on the Sins of the City Walking Tour, you’ll get to see an entirely different side of this coastal city. Offered by the Vancouver Police Museum, this edgy tour takes visitors to the original location of legendary Gassy Jack’s first saloon, the site of Vancouver’s first jail, notorious Blood Alley and a historic area known for its vice- filled days of bootlegging, opium dens and brothels. This fascinating look at Vancouver’s naughty past is intended for adults only. The tour also includes complimentary museum admission.
Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tour
There are a few must-do activities when you visit Vancouver in the fall, and seeing the vibrantly coloured foliage is one of them. Take in the sights of the city in autumn with a ride through famous Stanley Park in a horse-drawn carriage. With Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours, visitors can enjoy a one- hour narrated tour of this 400 hectare (1,000 acre) sanctuary. You’ll see Deadman’s Island, Lions Gate Bridge, scenic red cedar forests, authentic First Nations totem poles, fragrant rose gardens and, of course, brilliantly hued vegetation.