Option 1 – Stanley Park | Option 2 – Granville Island | Option 3 – Capilano Suspension Bridge | Option 4 – Grouse Mountain

Option 1 - Stanley Park (Bus service cost: $20)

Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the urban landscape of Vancouver. Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park's famous Seawall.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Ride Cost: $45

The horse-drawn carriage tour of Stanley Park is one of the most popular attractions in Stanley Park. It is an approximately 1 hour professionally narrated tour on old-fashioned 26 person horse-drawn carriage which takes you around about one-half of Stanley Park.

For more information: http://stanleyparkvan.com/stanley-park-van-tour-horse-drawn-carriage.html

Vancouver Aquarium
Admission Cost: $40

Visit the largest aquarium in Canada, the Vancouver Aquarium hosts 70,000 creatures like Beluga whales, dolphins and fish from around the world.

For more information: https://www.vanaqua.org

Experience Stanley Park by bike/electric scooter.
Cost: Varies based on rental

Walking, biking or cruising on the scenic Seawall around the park’s coastline with electric scooter. The views boast the beautiful city and the northern mountains.

For rental, pricing & reservations: https://www.jo-e-cycles.com/rental
For routes:
https://www.letsgobiking.net/beginner/stanley-park-circle-vancouver-bc/
Most popular seawall bike route:
https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/seawall.aspx

Other free attractions

Enjoy Vancouver’s beautiful beaches like English Bay, Second Beach & Third beach are parts of the southern coastline of Stanley Park.

Stanley Park Totem Poles - First Nations inspiring and colorful cultural art.


Option 2 – Granville Island (Bus service cost: $20)

Vancouver’s premier artistic and cultural hub, located in an urban, waterfront location and steeped in a rich industrial and maritime heritage, this unique destination attracts millions of visitors each year from Vancouver and around the world.

Aquabus Ride
Cost: $16 Day Pass
(unlimited travel on all routes for one day)

Explore downtown Vancouver on Aquabus by hop-on/hop-off to places like Yaletown, False Creek, Science World, etc.

For more information: https://theaquabus.com/

False Creek Ferries Mini Cruise
Cost: $16

Take a return trip to and from Granville Island – Maritime Museum route.  Sights include Sunset Beach, the North Shore mountains, the West End skyline, Vanier Park, and Heritage Harbour. Hop-on-hop off makes it easy to stop and enjoy restaurants and shops along the way.

For more information:  http://granvilleislandferries.bc.ca/sight-seeing-cruises/

Other free attractions at Granville Island:


Watch Artists at work on jewelry, blacksmith, leather goods, home décor, glassblowing, etc.

Casual eateries and vendors offer tasteful foods like aromatic curries, fresh fish and chips, freshly baked breads, organic coffees and many more.
Walking or biking at the False Creek seawall to view downtown Vancouver waterfront. Experience the forest, ocean and city at the same time.

Option 3 – Capilano Suspension Bridge
(Bus service cost: $20 + Entrance fee: $46.95 = $66.95)

Appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives - world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge spanning 137m (450 ft) and 70m (230ft) high above the Capilano River, the seven bridges of Treetops Adventure and the thrilling Cliffwalk, a heart-stopping 700ft journey along the granite cliffside offering panoramic views of the rainforest and canyon below.

For more information: https://www.capbridge.com/
Note: There is a free shuttle from the Capilano Suspension Bridge to Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver every 15 minutes.

Cross the 450 feet long suspension bridge, 230 feet above the Capilano River.
Dare to do the Cliffwalk - a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon.
Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor, offers a unique squirrel’s eye perspective of the forest.

Optional Side Tour – Flyover Canada

Admission Cost: $28.05 + GST

Experience a state-of-the-art virtual reality flying simulator with great scenes from across Canada.
For more information or purchase ticket online: https://www.flyovercanada.com/


Option 4 – Grouse Mountain (Bus service cost: $20)

Rising 4,100 feet above Vancouver, is the vast alpine playground of Grouse Mountain. A jaw-dropping majestic nature of B.C. unfold in front visitors during the 8 minute ride from the Valley Station to the summit. There is no place quite like the Peak of Vancouver.

The Skyride
The Skyride marks the beginning of any Grouse Mountain experience, taking visitors up to the Alpine Station right next to the Peak Chalet, in just 8 minutes. Visitors will dangle above the Douglas firs blanketing the mountainside while taking in the cityscape and views of neighbouring peaks, the Pacific Ocean, inlets and bays, and the Gulf Islands.
The Eye of the Wind
Inspiring and revolutionary, this is the world’s first and only wind turbine that allows you to stand in a clear glass viewPOD at the top of the tower, three metres from its massive, rotating blades. Stand in awe of 360-degree views as you come face to face with the future of responsible energy. Approximately 30 minutes.
Theatre in the Sky
This high-definition electronic cinema shows a number of wildlife related movies in rotation throughout the day, including Extremely Wild—a Discovery Channel film on Grouse’s two resident grizzly bears.
Dining
Visitors can refuel after a long hike, Grouse Mountain offers several dining options in the Peak Chalet: casual and cozy Altitudes Bistro, or just grab a caffeine fix at the Grouse Grind Coffee Bar.
Mountain Ziplines
The dual-line, three-line circuit gives an adrenaline-pumping tour across the peaks and canyons of Grouse and Dam Mountains. The tour lasts about two hours and can be booked as an individual or as a group.
Mountain Ropes Adventure
A series of four aerial ropes courses with varying degrees of difficulty. Balance, jump, climb, swing and zip your way to the finish! Approximately 90 minutes.

Mountain Admission Tickets
Cost: Adult (17-64) $56, Senior (65+) $49