Top 20 Things To Do In Vancouver, Canada 2023

Top Tours and Activities In Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus

1367 Reviews


Explore Victoria's highlights on this small-group day trip from Vancouver. Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island and then take a sightseeing coach tour of downtown Victoria, followed by free time to explore at your own pace by foot. Your highlight will surely be world-famous Butchart Gardens, a stunning 55-acre (22-hectare) sprawl of floral gardens and a National Historic Site of Canada.

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Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour

735 Reviews


Vancouver’s top sights are all mapped out for you to explore at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Hop aboard a San Francisco-style trolley and listen to live commentary as you pass 34 sites, including Stanley Park, Granville Island and Gastown. Your ticket can be used over two consecutive days. Take the entire tour in 2.5 hours or hop off the trolley to sightsee, shop or dine out. For stunning city panoramas, upgrade and add entry to Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre.

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Vancouver North Shore Day Trip with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain

572 Reviews


Experience Vancouver's beautiful surroundings on this 5- or 6.5-hour guided North Shore tour. After crossing Vancouver Harbor via the landmark Lions Gate Bridge, you'll cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge and take a ride on the Grouse Mountain Skyride. You'll also get up-close views of grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife!

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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour

499 Reviews


Hit some of Vancouver's most popular sites on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Wind through Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more, while learning about the places you see from an informative guide. This is a great way for first-time visitors and those short on time to get a great overview of the city.

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Whistler Small-Group Day Trip from Vancouver

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Leave the city of Vancouver behind and enjoy a full-day small-group tour to the famous resort town of Whistler! You'll journey past huge mountains, see the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia, and have ample free time to sample the exciting seasonal activities offered in Whistler Village. Scheduled tour stops include Squamish, Whistler Village, Shannon Falls and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.
With a maximum group size of 30 passengers led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide, you are ensured of a personal and intimate experience on this memorable day trip from Vancouver.

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Private Transport from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Downtown Vancouver

274 Reviews


Experience a luxurious, hassle-free arrival with this private luxury transfer from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to downtown Vancouver, including a high-end vehicle of your choosing. Meet your driver at the airport and receive the royal treatment as you're whisked away from the airport to your hotel or private residence in Vancouver.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Admission

234 Reviews


Only minutes away from downtown Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge lets you experience the natural splendor of British Columbia. Breathe in the cedar-scented rainforest air as you make your way across the spectacular suspension bridge, walk through the rainforest on the Treetops Adventure and feel like a bird as you soar over the evergreens on the new Cliffwalk!

With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

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Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry

202 Reviews


Add a little excitement to your day trip to Victoria from Vancouver without blowing the budget. Take a scenic seaplane flight to the famous island for a leisurely day of sightseeing before returning to Vancouver by ferry. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 14 passengers.

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Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise

163 Reviews


See Vancouver’s waterfront sights while you dine on a sunset dinner cruise. This leisurely cruise takes you past the downtown skyline, Canada Place, the North Shore Mountains behind the North Shore, the West Vancouver shoreline and more. Take in the sights and sounds of the city as you enjoy live music and delicious West Coast-themed cuisine. You'll have the best spot in Vancouver to watch the sun slowly disappear into the Pacific Ocean!

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Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

157 Reviews


Get to know the vibrant city of Vancouver aboard an open-top bus on this hop-on hop-off tour. With the option of a 48-hour or 24-hour sightseeing pass, you get to create your own itinerary and set your own timetable. Hop off at any of the 24 stops, which includes major attractions such as Chinatown, Stanley Park and Gastown, and explore historical landmarks, eat at trendy eateries and shop along Robson Street. After sightseeing, hop off and join the locals at English Bay Beach.

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Vancouver Seaplane Tour

138 Reviews


Up, up and away! See the city of Vancouver and the beautiful surrounding mountains from the air on a scenic seaplane tour. Escape the crowds on an ideal introductory tour of Vancouver from above. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 14 passengers.

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Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

127 Reviews


On this Vancouver tour by comfortable coach, not only will you visit top Vancouver attractions including Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown and Chinatown, but you’ll also experience the thrilling, scenic Capilano Suspension Bridge! You'll have time at several attractions to explore on your own by foot, and your guide will provide commentary about the places you visit.

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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

107 Reviews


While in Vancouver, don't miss the chance to take a whale-watching tour and spot killer whales, porpoises, seals, eagles and other wildlife amid the stunning scenery of Canada’s southwest coast. Join your professional naturalist and board a first class, modern vessel for a 3- to 5-hour expedition, starting in the picturesque, historic fishing village of Steveston and traveling through the spectacular Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands.

The area is renowned for attracting whales, and this tour enjoys a 90% sighting success rate. On your quest to find orcas (killer whales), you’ll have the opportunity to see the inhabitants of this diverse marine ecosystem, including bow riding Dall’s porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles and seals. Select the shuttle option to include round-trip transportation from downtown Vancouver, and spend a morning or afternoon in touch with nature on this memorable whale-watching tour!

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Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Lookout Observation Deck and Vancouver Aquarium Combo

107 Reviews


Do it all in Vancouver! Explore the city with a Vancouver Trolley hop-on hop-off tour, enjoy panoramic views from the Vancouver Lookout observation deck at Harbour Centre, and visit Vancouver Aquarium — the city's best-loved attraction and Canada’s largest aquarium. This combo tour gives you two consecutive days to explore the 34 trolley stops throughout Vancouver, including a one-way ferry ride on False Creek.

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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise City Tour with Port Drop Off

86 Reviews


Have a few hours to kill in Vancouver before your cruise? Then opt for a Vancouver City Highlights Tour and uncover the best of the beautiful capital of British Columbia before being transported directly to the cruise terminal to join your ship! Your luggage is transported with you so there is no need to worry about taxis or transfers.

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Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

81 Reviews


See the sights of Vancouver’s waterfront while you dine on a four-hour lunch cruise. Travel through Vancouver Inner Harbor and Burrard Inlet, before heading north into the spectacular setting of Indian Arm. Nestled within the Coast Mountains, the area was once heavily glaciated, leaving behind a spectacular landscape of lush green forests that protect this inlet from the open ocean.

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Private Transport from Downtown Vancouver to Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

76 Reviews


Experience a luxurious, hassle-free transfer from downtown Vancouver to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), including a high-end vehicle of your choosing. Meet your driver at your hotel or private residence and receive the royal treatment as you're whisked away from your destination to Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

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Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour

74 Reviews


On this popular 5-hour bike tour of Vancouver, ride on dedicated cycling lanes for most of the easygoing route, and stop to hear tales of the city from a knowledgeable guide. Without traffic to worry about, focus on the sights: Stanley Park’s rain forest and wildlife, an oasis in Chinatown named one of the world’s top city gardens, and the city’s historical center of Gastown. Cycle on seawalls for magnificent views of the skyline, North Shore Mountains and False Creek. Riders of all levels will enjoy this small-group tour limited to 12 people.

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Vancouver Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

73 Reviews


This year round tour of Vancouver and the neighboring North Shore includes both a comfy coach bus ride through downtown attractions and hair-raising walks high above a canyon river. Stops include the totem poles in Stanley Park, Granville Island and the observation deck of Vancouver Lookout. Hold on tight as you trek across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge and look down through the glass floors of the Cliffwalk. A visit to a salmon hatchery completes your overview of the Pacific Northwest. Hotel transport is included.

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Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour

66 Reviews


Get VIP foodie access at the world-famous Granville Island Public Market on this 2-hour walking food tour! The Public Market is the crown jewel of Granville Island, filled with fresh produce and one-of-a-kind artisans. Indulge in 20+ signature Canadian tastings - breads, cheeses, charcuterie, melt-in-your-mouth donuts and more!  
Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric, Granville Island is a paradise for food, art and culture. Taste the heart of Vancouver's food scene and learn insider tips about the market’s best food stalls and restaurants. This food tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience!

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Vancouver City Private Tour

63 Reviews


See Vancouver your way, on a private tour of the seaport city's major attractions and highlights. Spend as much time as you like at Stanley Park’s Brockton Point, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown, while learning insightful commentary from your private guide. A personal guide leads you and your group from site to site. Travel to Queen Elizabeth Park, the city’s highest point, for amazing views of downtown and the North Shore mountains. What could be a better way to discover Vancouver?

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Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

59 Reviews


Fly from Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute flight by seaplane and search for Orcas on a whale watching cruise on Haro Strait. Be kind to the environment with the most environmentally friendly form of transport between Vancouver and the mainland - carbon offset levy included! Upon arrival in Victoria set off on an exciting 3-hour cruise through Haro Strait, native home to orcas (killer whales), sea lions and seals, followed by a return flight to the mainland. This unique opportunity to see these magnificent animals in their natural habitat will bring you insight that no aquarium can provide.

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Private Tour: Whistler Day Trip from Vancouver

56 Reviews


Enjoy Whistler at anytime of year on this private and personalized tour from Vancouver. Although well known for being a great North American ski destination, the beautiful alpine village of Whistler is great fun in the summer as well!

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Sea to Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Britannia Mine and Gondola Ride

51 Reviews


Immerse yourself in British Columbia’s rugged mountainous beauty on this tour from Vancouver to the natural and historical attractions along the Sea to Sky Highway. You’ll visit Shannon Falls, one of the province’s tallest waterfalls, enjoy sweeping views of Howe Sound and the coastal forest on the Sea to Sky Gondola, and go underground at the Britannia Mine Museum. Round-trip hotel transport from select locations is included.

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Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour in Vancouver

50 Reviews


Experience the best of Vancouver's multicultural dining on a 3-hour walking food tour! In a small group, take a mouthwatering adventure to indulge in four best-in-class downtown establishments.

This tour highlights Vancouver's most-iconic cuisines - the fresh, seasonal, and diverse flavours of West Coast seafood, award-winning Chinese dim sum, French patisserie, British Columbia wines, cocktails, craft beer and more! Dine, drink and explore amongst striking architecture and stunning waterfront views!

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Private Transport from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal to Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

43 Reviews


Experience a luxurious, hassle-free transfer from Canada Place Cruise Terminal to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), including a high-end vehicle of your choosing. Meet your driver at the Cruise Port and receive the royal treatment as you're whisked away to the airport.

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Vancouver Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Whistler Day Trip

40 Reviews


Combine a Vancouver sightseeing tour and a day trip to Whistler with this Vancouver Super Saver. See top Vancouver attractions such as Stanley Park and Gastown aboard a comfortable coach, and then explore Granville Island by foot at your leisure. The next day, venture to Whistler for a guided tour and free time to enjoy optional outdoor activities. All transport is included.

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British Columbia Super Saver: 5-Day Tour of Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria

34 Reviews


Combine four tours over five days with this Vancouver Super Saver to experience the best of British Columbia. See top Vancouver attractions such as Stanley Park and Granville Island. In Whistler, take a guided tour to Shannon Falls and the Squamish Adventure Centre and enjoy free time to participate in optional outdoor activities. See Victoria’s highlights including the Butchart Gardens, and wrap up with a hop-on hop-off tour of Vancouver to explore more sites at your own pace. All transport is included.

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Summer Tour: Whistler and Shannon Falls All-Day Tour from Vancouver

31 Reviews


Escape the city and wind along fjords and inlets, ascend into the coastal mountains, and stroll through the pedestrian Village of Whistler during this epic day of exploration. After a complimentary pick up from your hotel, depart Vancouver and head for the mountains!  Stops include the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, Shannon Falls Park, Tantalus Glacier Range, Squamish Adventure Centre, and Whistler Village.  During the day, your exclusive driver/guide will provide histories and fun facts about the region.

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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre- Or Post-Cruise North Shore Tour

29 Reviews


The Vancouver North Shore Tour is an excellent way to get a little light adventure before or after your cruise. The half-day pre- or post-cruise excursion will take you into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. In just six hours, you’ll drive over the Lion's Gate Bridge, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and see Grouse Mountain.

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Gastown Walking Food Tour

28 Reviews


The Legendary Gastown Food tour takes you through the cobbled stone streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood. Enjoy local craft beer, delicious cheese & prosciutto with flavourful local wine, Japanese kar-age style chicken, refreshing buratta caprese salad, beer-battered fish with hand cut fries, tasty Carolina-style pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, organic smooth soft ice cream, creamy awarding winning cheesecake, and delicious hand-made chocolates! On this 2.5 hour walking food tour, a professional improv comedy actors full of passion for the city and its food will share the fascinating and funny little-known stories about Vancouver and its “Wild West” history that dates back 150 years. Learn about Gassy Jack, Gastown’s notorious founder and the stories that him famous and put Vancouver on the map.

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Vancouver AquaBus Ferry Ticket

26 Reviews


Hop aboard the AquaBus Ferry in Vancouver to take advantage of all that False Creek has to offer! Hop off at eight top destinations along False Creek such as Granville Island, Yaletown, The Village and Hornby Street. Shop, dine and sightsee at your own pace, and enjoy beautiful waterfront views along the way.

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Private Tour: Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver

26 Reviews


This private and personalized guided tour is the most fun and relaxing way to see Victoria. Not having to worry about crowded bus tours allows you to simply relax and enjoy the natural beauty of this city. Victoria, often referred to as the garden city, is full of history, old world charm and elegance.

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FlyOver Canada Simulated Flight Ride

26 Reviews


Fly high above Canada's stunning landscapes on a simulated flight ride — the longest one in the world at 8 minutes. Inside a high-dome screen, hang on to your seat as you careen over snowcapped peaks and zoom across green valleys. Feel like you’re really there as the wind, mist and woodsy aromas fill your senses. Get to know the history and people of Canada during a preflight presentation. The entire experience lasts 25 minutes, a perfect, wallet-friendly activity for families and first-time visitors to Canada.

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Downtown Vancouver Sightseeing Cruise in a Zodiac Vessel

25 Reviews


Zip around Vancouver’s spectacular waterways by Zodiac! This fast, inflatable boat provides a thrilling sightseeing adventure on the water and holds just 12 passengers, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience. With an expert skipper-guide, cruise around Vancouver Harbour, Burrard Inlet, English Bay and False Creek, admiring top city attractions like Stanley Park and looking for dolphins, seals and other local wildlife.

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Sea to Sky Gondola Ticket

23 Reviews


Go from the sea to the sky with this fantastic gondola ride in Squamish, 40 miles (65 km) from Vancouver. Opened in May 2014, the Sea to Sky Gondola is an incredible attraction, sure to amaze even the most hardened traveler. And it’s in Squamish, which has called the top mountain town to visit in North America. Get lifted to the top of the mountain for soaring views of the coniferous-forest-clad mountains.

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Vancouver Food Trucks Tour

23 Reviews


Food truck popularity has exploded in cities across North America, and Vancouver has some of the best food trucks around! During this two-hour small-group tour, discover the city’s most popular food trucks and dine on a four-course lunch of the most delicious offerings. You’ll be led by a passionate foodie guide and sample street food highlights including a hot, wild salmon salad, butter chicken on freshly baked naan bread, Japanese fried chicken and a diablo cookie.

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Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise from Vancouver

22 Reviews


Combine four great experiences for the ultimate Vancouver day trip! Take a whale-watching cruise, sightsee around Victoria at your own pace, explore the beautiful Butchart Gardens, and top it off with a relaxing sunset cruise back to Vancouver. This is the most scenic and convenient way to explore Victoria in one day from downtown Vancouver.

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Private Transport from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal

22 Reviews


Experience a luxurious, hassle-free arrival with this private transfer from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, including a high-end vehicle of your choosing. Meet your driver at the airport and receive the royal treatment as you're whisked away from the airport to your Cruise Ship.

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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

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Venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the Great Fire, smallpox outbreaks, and the unsolved murder of John Bray.

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