You'll start your tour with a pickup at your hotel and head straight out forStanley Park and the Lions Gate bridge with stops at displays of native totem poles and view points as you continue around with world class park. Traveling through Vancouver's west end, and theEntertainment and Business districts, you'll cruse around toGranville Island, the artists' district and fashion Mecca for some free time to wander about on your own.
Next it is off toQueen Elizabeth Park Viewpoint to get a view of the entire city from the highest point in town before heading forChina Town - the second largest on the west coast of North America. Chinatown is one of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods and a fascinating place to explore. Finally head to Gastown - Vancouver's earliest business district, lovingly restored with shops and galleries, and a little more walk around time. Lunch is not included but your guide we be able to make many suggestions to suit any taste.
In the afternoon, drive across the famous Lions Gate bridge to the foot of the mountains. Your first stop is the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge (admission Included). Take in the thrilling treetops adventure and dramatic cliffhanger walk. Explore the interactive living forest exhibit and seven acre West Coast rain forest. You'll also have the opportunity to check out First Nations Artisans depicting their artistic techniques, skills and heritage.
Next, head to Grouse Mountain where the Skyride whisks us to the top of the Grouse Mountain alpine area (Admission Included). Once on top you will be treated to an easy guided orientation walk of the many features of Grouse Mountain, followed by plenty of free time to explore on your own. Several different lunch and dinner venues are available, as well as souvenir and gift shops. The tour fee includes complimentary access to the Theater in the Sky, snowshoeing, ice skating, The Peak of Christmas and sleigh rides in the winter. In the summer, visit the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife with its' resident Grizzly Bears, take advantage of complimentary scenic chair rides, Grouse Mountain's World Famous Lumberjack Show, Birds in Motion demonstrations and much more.
Time and interest permitting we will also stop at the Capilano Fish Hatchery where you will learn about the life cycle of Salmon, (up close) and the Cleveland Dam.