Vancouver tours and excursions

Vancouver tours

Gastronomic tours

Edible Canada tickles your taste buds with culinary tours of Granville Island Public Market, Gastown and the city’s food trucks. Off the Eaten Track guides you round eateries in Railtown and Main Street, takes you to its favourite brunch spots, and introduces you to the latest gelato flavours on summer ice-cream tours.

Edible Canada

Telephone: +1 604 558 0040.

Off The Eaten Track

Telephone: +1 778 918 4584.

Hop-on hop-off bus tours

The Vancouver Trolley Company runs tours past the major sights with live commentary on replica early-20th-century trolley buses. West Coast Sightseeing follows a similar route on open-top buses with pre-recorded commentary in seven languages. The easiest places for tourists to catch one are in Gastown or by Canada Place.

Vancouver Trolley Company

Telephone: +1 604 801 5515.

West Coast Sightseeing

Telephone: +1 877 451 1777.

Excursions from Vancouver


British Columbia’s capital centres on its busy Inner Harbour, fringed by the grand Fairmont Empress hotel, Parliament Buildings and Royal BC Museum. On the city’s outskirts, kaleidoscopic floral displays fill Butchart Gardens, a former quarry. Victoria lies three to four hours southwest of Vancouver by road and scenic ferry ride, or you can splash out on a floatplane.

Telephone: +1 800 663 3883.

Lying 120km (75 miles) north of Vancouver, Whistler is an adrenaline hound’s dream. In winter, you can ski over 200 powder-filled runs on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Summer’s exhilarating activities include hiking through alpine meadows, riding the gnarly downhill bike park, bungee jumping over the Cheakamus River and ziplining through old-growth forest.

Telephone: +1 800 944 7853.
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