Vancouver Shore Excursions
Harbour Center Tower
At 581 feet the Harbour Center Tower is the tallest structure in British Columbia. Take the 50-second glass elevator to the top floor and enjoy a 360-degree view of the North Shore Mountains, Burrard Inlet and the city.
The quaint buildings and cobblestone roads of Gastown are the center of historic Vancouver. Though the original wooden houses were entirely burnt to the ground in the of 1886. See the statue of ‘Gassy Jack’ and the famous steam clock hiss then have a well-earned stop at a welcoming snack bar.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
In the middle of the city’s prosperous Chinatown, you’ll find the lovely Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The Garden is reflects the mixing of the four elements: architecture, water, plants and rock, resulting in perfect balance.
Stanley Park is the largest urban park in North America. It’s home to the Vancouver Aquarium and an interesting collection of Totems. Enthusiastic hikers can contour the 6 mile seashore, along a pathway which offers magnificent views over the sea.
Visit Vancouver Aquarium and experience a range of ‘animal encounters’, with sea turtles, sea otters, dolphins and sea lions. Youngsters will love Clownfish Cove, with its clownfish, sea urchins, corn snakes and sea stars.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a swinging footbridge spanning the Capilano river. After the bridge, try the Treetops adventure, where you follow rope walkways suspended far above the ground to see the grand trees of the temperate forest close up. To travel to the Capilano Bridge catch the bus from Canada place, or bus no 236 which departs from Lonsdale Quay (the northern Sea Bus terminal).
If you’d like to meet a Grizzly bear, make the quick journey up to the summit of Grouse Mountain. Summer attractions are lumberjack shows, paragliding, birds in motion, helicopter tours, ziplining and eco walk. The Refuge for Endangered Species houses species like bears and wolves. Bus number 236 from Lonsdale Quay calls at Grouse Mountain,the journey takes around 20 minutes. A short ride in the gondola carrys you up to Peak Chalet.