Like many other large Canadian cities, Vancouver located right above the border separating Canada from the United States is characterised with a mixture of the modern infrastructure and facilities with picturesque historical areas surrounded by majestic nature. Vancouver is a place where everyone will find something for oneself whether it is exploration of history, enjoying nearby flora and fauna or enjoying city experience visiting nightclubs, concerts, festivals, art galleries and shopping malls.
Let’s look at some of the tours and events organised in Vancouver!
Capilano Suspension Bridge Light Show
One of the most widely known Vancouver landmarks is its Capilano Suspension Bridge which is 140-meter long and 70-meter high. The bridge itself is an amazing place to observe the surroundings while enjoying not only splendid views but also the thrill of being thus high above the ground. Yet, this place changes in some fairy-tale spot during the holiday time especially when the Capilano Suspension Bridge Light Show takes place.
During this time, the entire Vancouver downtown is lit up and the bridge itself looks particularly fabulous with all the decorations. Needless to say, it is a perfect way for feeling all the magic of Christmas and your children will enjoy it in particular.
Certainly, you can visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Light Show on your own, however, you can also participate in a five-hour tour which also includes exploring other crucial landmarks of Vancouver. Of course, the Granville Island Market which is an ideal spot for Christmas shopping is also included into the tour.
Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Tour
If you are interested in spending some time in the most picturesque natural sights of Vancouver,. you can participate in Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Tour which is a ten-hour trip perfect for getting introduced to the natural surroundings of this incredible Canadian city.
If you decide to take part in the tour, you will be picked up from any accommodation located inside the city and then you will go straight to the foot of the Sea to Sky highway. This is a great place to observe the exciting views of Howe Sound.
Your next stop will be at Habrich Ridge where you will be able to spend 1,5 hour exploring the mountains.
Finally, you will go to Whistler village, the home of the Winter Olympics of 2010. This is a great place for shopping for some artisanal goods and enjoying local cuisine in cosy cafes.
Vancouver City Highlights
Providing you are visiting Vancouver for a short time, then you definitely should use your free time so as to be able to see the maximum of this city. In such a case, short tours focusing on the major landmarks of the city will be of the greatest assistance.
One of such tours lasts for only four hours during which you will travel around Vancouver by a special state-of-the-art vehicle. Here, all of the seats are located next to the windows allowing passengers to observe the entire scenery. While you will be enjoying a comfortable ride around Vancouver, your guide will provide you with all the most interesting information about this city.
Some of the places you will be able to see during this short trip are Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown, shopping areas and the most significant historical sights. The Vancouver City Highlights tour also includes a stop at the Harbour Centre Tower. Here, you will be able to get to the observation deck of the Vancouver Lookout. This is a fantastic place to get a 360 view of the entire city from a high level.
Vancouver Whale Watching Safari
Certainly, exploring a new city is always a fascinating experience, however, Vancouver offers a lot more to its visitors. If you are interested in participating in a real adventure in the wilderness which you will never forget, you should take part in Vancouver Whale Watching Safari.
Believe us, watching trained dolphins and sea lions living in captivity is nothing compared to getting to the natural area where these creatures are living in a regular way. Vancouver Whale Watching Safari offers you exactly such an experience. Besides the dolphins and sea lions which we have already mentioned, you will also sea grey whales, eagles and many other creatures living in their natural habitat. Undeniably, such a trip will be exciting for the entire family.
If you decide to take part in the tour, you will be collected from any accommodation spot located on the premises of Vancouver. The marine exploration will be taking place with you inside a special covered speedboat. In order to make sure, you are able to spot all of the aquatic creatures, the time earmarked for the trip is six hours. Yet, this is not the end of your tour since the next stop will be on Granville Island where you will be able to enjoy some of the best Vancouver’s shopping facilities.