The tour starts from picking participants up at select hotels in Downtown Vancouver and at Canada Place (Cruise Ship Terminal). Join other participants in a lively discussion throughout the tour, with live commentary from an experienced local guide.
Enjoy a walk around sights of majestic Stanley Park, the biggest park of Vancouver and one of the best urban parks in the world. With 27 km of trails, you'll have a chance to witness bald eagles, coyotes, beavers, raccoons, herons, seals and 3 species of squirrels.
After that, you will visit the most popular city beach in the most prestigious neighbourhood of English Bay. Then the bus will cross a bridge which connects Downtown peninsula with the bigger part of Vancouver, you'll see the beautiful False Creek and drive to the geographical center of Vancouver.
Your guide will also tell you about Granville Island, Vancouver's landmark of modern art life: how the Vancouver Public Market was started and who lives in the unique Sea Village.
The beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park will impress you with endless gardens of blooming flowers and wonderful views of Vancouver City from the top of one of its hills.
You will also see vibrant Chinatown, one of the largest in North America and the main reason why Vancouver is also nicknamed Hongcouver. On the way you will also learn the origins of East Hasting phenomenon, the least popular street and the darkest side of the city that you never see on pictures. You will wonder how it can exist just a few blocks from the prosperous downtown.
Then we will stop in Gastown which is the oldest neighbourhood of Vancouver and home to the famous Steam Clock. The guide-driver will show why this place attracts fashionable and modern people.Those who are interested to see the city from the observation deck of the Vancouver Lookout attraction, will finish the tour getting off at the Harbour Centre tower (tickets available on-site). They will ride in a glass elevator in 40 seconds to an observation deck 168m above ground to enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Vancouver recognising places they've just visited. They can also have lunch in a rotating restaurant right above the observation deck.The rest of the group will finish just a little further at Canada Place, or at their hotels in Downtown Vancouver.