Whale watching

Pre & Post Opportunities

Pre & Post Opportunities

Have a few hours between meetings? Here are just a few ways to spend them in and around the city.

 

Hourly Excursions

English Bay

Beach

Shopping

Shopping

Capilano Sky Walk

Capilano Skywalk

Where to Eat  on Granville Island

Granville Island

VANCOUVER CITY TOUR

Experienced guides escort you through the magnificent 400-hectare (1,000-acre) Stanley Park, with a stop at Prospect Point, English Bay, and along fashionable Robson Street all the way to Queen Elizabeth Park, an extinct volcano, for a panoramic city view.

NORTH SHORE

Just across the Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore you'll find Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Grouse Mountain Resort - with Mountain Zip-lining or Grizzly Bear viewing in the summer, and skiing or snowshoeing in the winter - and so much more.

CHINATOWN WALKING TOUR

Explore Chinatown's intriguing sights and scents, glimpse into the centuries old herbal culture of Chinese pharmacy, admire the beauty of the jade, china, and silk, and learn about our city's important Asian community and history.

GRANVILLE ISLAND

Join us locals on Granville Island, where you'll find print makers, glass artists, potters, and craftspeople working and displaying their creations. Visit the bustling public market, enjoy street performers, and take a (tasty) tour of the brewery.

SEA SAFARI

Grab a seat on a deluxe inflatable outboard and take a 2.5-hour Howe Sound safari adventure to view the stunning scenery and wildlife that make the coast of British Columbia so beautiful (and world famous).

FOOD MARKET TOURS

There is no better way to take in the distinct cultures present in Vancouver than through your taste buds. Culinary-adventurers can join some of the province's top chefs for small-group guided tours of Vancouver's top foodie districts.

 

Have an afternoon or a full day free? Here are a few ways to make even more of your time.

Daily Excursions

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Float Plane

Float Plane

Whistler village

Whistler

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

WHISTLER RESORT

DISTANCE FROM VANCOUVER: 1HR 40MIN

A scenic trip up the Sea to Sky Highway will take you to the alpine village of Whistler. From a crisp mountain air to crystal clear lakes and lush emerald forests, Whistler Resort is a natural year-round playground.
 

VICTORIA

DISTANCE FROM VANCOUVER: 3HRS

Sail through the Gulf Islands on a BC Ferry to Victoria, the province's capital city, featuring turn-of-the-century buildings, red double-decker buses

WHALE-WATCHING ADVENTURE

Every year between May and November, Orca whales pursue migrating salmon in the Georgia Strait, and aboard a semi-covered vessel with a trained naturalist as your guide, you'll see these magnificent creatures in the wild.
 

HELI-RAFTING EXCURSION

Show your meeting delegates the beauty of British Columbia from both air and river on a Heli-Rafting excursion.
 

WHITEWATER RAFTING

Enjoy a full day of exciting Class III and IV rapids. State of the art rafts will carry you alongside inspiring wilderness, glaciers, waterfalls and spectacular wildlife in their natural habitat.

 

 

If you've got a few days beyond your business trip, we suggest exploring beyond the city.

Here are just a few things you could see and do.

 

WHISTLER RESORT

DISTANCE FROM VANCOUVER: 1HR 40MIN

Under 2 hours from Vancouver on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway you'll find Whistler, a world-renowned ski resort and village (and our co-host of the 2010 Olympics).
 

VICTORIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND

DISTANCE FROM VANCOUVER: 3HRS

A 90-minute ferry ride from Vancouver will bring you to British Columbia's capital city, Victoria (also accessible by float plane and helicopter).
 

THOMPSON OKANAGAN VALLEY

DISTANCE FROM VANCOUVER: 4HRS

A treat for the eyes and for the taste buds, the Thompson Okanagan Valley is a 4-hour drive, or a short flight from Vancouver (to Kamloops, Penticton or Kelowna).

 

 

 

TOFINO

DISTANCE FROM VANCOUVER: 5HR 30MIN

A ferry ride followed by a few hours by car will lead you to Tofino - a coastal village on the western edge of Vancouver Island, known as our province's surfer's paradise.
 

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER RAILTOURS

From two-days to 16-days, Rocky Mountaineer offers unique train journeys through the many landscapes of British Columbia and Alberta.
 

VANCOUVER ALASKA CRUISE

From two-days to 7-days, between the months of May and October, Alaska Cruises offer some of the world's most spectacular scenery.