Explore Vancouver Day Tours

Explore Vancouver Day Tours

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All-Inclusive | Private Tour

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Weave your way through the city streets, eclectic neighborhoods and green spaces of Vancouver, a city immersed in the natural elements, yet rich with independent design, culture, food and fashion.  Choose from a half day city overview from Gastown to Stanley Park, to a full day adventure including walking the Capilano Suspension Bridge and riding the tram up Grouse Mountain.

Half Day |  3.5 hours

  • Stanley Park – Stanley Park boasts numerous lovely beaches, miles of  trails, Canada’s largest aquarium and an array of  kid-friendly spots (including a pool, water park, miniature railway and more), this 1,000-acre haven is recognized as one of the greatest urban parks in the world.
  • English Bay and West End –  One of Vancouver’s most diverse neighborhoods, English Bay is popular for outdoor activities like skating, cycling, walking, running, and jogging along the seawall. There are bookstores, gift shops, fashion and cosmetic retailers and an eclectic fusion of culinary arts and eateries with clientele to match. Some of the city’s best dine-with-a-view restaurants can be found here.
  • Spanish Banks & Kitsilano – Explore some of the finest beaches in the world.  Watch the kite surfers ride the waves, picnic in grassy fields, or explore the low tide flats while enjoying incredible panoramic views.
  • Granville Market – A fascinating assortment of colorful stalls, showcasing unique homemade products and the very finest in gastronomic delights.
  • Gastown – Vancouver’s historic heart and the epicenter of independent design, culture, food and fashion.

Full Day | 8 hours

Experience the half day tour followed by a Cascadian Safari lunch with local wine.    Then prepare for an afternoon of adventure!

  • Grouse Mountain – Visit the “Peak of Vancouver.”  While popular for snowboarders and skiiers, Grouse Mountain offers something for everyone.  Ride to the top in a fully enclosed gondola with breathtaking views.  At the top learn about Grouse Mountain’s fascinating native and adopted wildlife in our mountaintop high definition cinema. perhaps you want to give ziplining a try in summer, or snowshoeing in winter, with a hot beverage at the mountain top cafes or restaurants to warm you up.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – An unforgettable and unique spectacle to behold, beautiful gardens skirt time-worn British Columbia First Nations totem poles and Capilano Suspension Bridge carries you high above the river through the serene treetops of this West Coast rainforest.  Cliffwalk follows a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms. With only 16 anchor points in the cliff supporting the structure, the new Cliffwalk is both environmentally sensitive and adrenaline pumping!  Treetops Adventure offers a squirrel’s eye view of a thriving coastal rainforest in the mid-story of 1300-year-old old growth Douglas-firs. Treetops Adventure uses an innovative compression system using no bolts or nails in the trees to secure its viewing platforms and 7 suspension bridges.  Fun for the whole family!

Further Customize:

  • Biking Stanley Park in lieu of driving; Spokes bike rentals near park ($30 half day/bike)
  • Greenheart Canopy Walk & Botantical Garden:  A 308-metre (1010 feet) aerial trail system that offers a rare perspective of the natural beauty of the west coast forest canopy ecosystem, this is the only one of its kind in Canada.  Canopy walkways allow access to the upper parts of the forest (the canopy) where visitors are introduced to a world of old growth trees, and flora and fauna that thrive in this lofty environment.  (Note limited hours Nov-Mar)
  • Queen Elizabeth Park & Bloedel Conservatory: Vancouver’s horticultural jewel, at 152 metres above sea level, it’s the highest point in Vancouver and makes for spectacular views of the park, city, and mountains on the North Shore.  The 52-hectare park is home to the stunning Bloedel Conservatory. There is also a gorgeously landscaped quarry garden, the arboretum with its collection of exotic and native trees, sculptures, and diverse recreational offerings such as tennis, lawn bowling and pitch & putt. The park is also the perfect setting for fine dining at Seasons in the Park, a picnic or stargazing!
  • Port Authority Interpretative Center at end of Canada Place pier:  A “Promenade into History,” guests travel along a walkway on an exploration of Vancouver’s past. Photos and anecdotes enhance the stories and, all the while, visitors can enjoy great views of the harbour.  An Interpretive Center, located at the North End of Canada Place, is where visitors can learn about the port through a series of interactive games, videos and information panels.
  • Olympic Athletes Village & BC Place Stadium: Home of the opening & closing 2010 Vancouver Olympic ceremonies, the neighborhood, which was formerly an industrial site, housed about 2,600 athletes and coaches. After the Olympics end, the neighborhood became Millennium Water, a mixed-used residential and commercial neighborhood and the greenest neighborhood in the world.  Millennium Waters received LEED Platinum Certification for the entire neighborhood, as well as LEED Gold status for all of the buildings included, making it only the second neighborhood ever to achieve this. With super energy efficient residential units, close proximity to the city center, a renewable energy heating system and a net zero energy building, this village is sure make other eco-developments green with envy.

 

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  • Activities | Sight-seeing, wildlife spotting, iconic and educational sightseeing with expert naturalist guide
  • Interests | Local culture, neighborhoods, ecology, geology, botany, local and natural history
  • Inclusions
    • Highly qualified Escape Artist guide
    • Travel in adventure-outfitted Mercedes Vans and luxury SUVs
    • Morning coffee or tea
    • Cascadian safari lunch and afternoon canapes included on full day tour
  • Duration | 3.5 – 8 hours
  • Difficulty | Easy with moderate walking
  • Age | 13+
  • Cost | Starts at $150 per person

Contact us to book this tour.

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EverGreen Escapes is Cascadia’s premier local and sustainable adventure, nature and epicurean tour company. Specializing in private and small group, naturalist led escapes in bio-fueled Mercedes Vans and Crossovers. We’re a small business with a Big Mission: to create positive change in the world by connecting people with places and nature. Our guides aren’t just naturalists, they’re Escape Artists.[/tab]

[tab title=”FAQ”]1. What should we wear/bring on our escape?

  • We recommend wearing layers that you can add if there is wind or rain, and remove when there is sunshine. Comfortable walking shoes will allow you to explore further at some of our stops. It’s always a good idea to bring sunglasses and a camera! We provide reusable water bottles, along with other snacks and refreshments.

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2. How strenuous is this? How much experience do I need to have?

  • All of our scheduled departures are meant for beginners (easy to moderate). We try to cater our tours to all ability and interest levels – and this really depends on the group that day. Your Escape artist will choose the difficulty of the physical activity based on the group’s interest and ability level. If you are interested in a different level, we can certainly put together a private itinerary specifically for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding specific questions!

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3. Can I have vegetarian/ special diet food?

  • Yes. Please advise us if you have any food restrictions or requests, we can accommodate vegetarian diets, lactose intolerant diets, and often times can also accommodate gluten free diets when given enough notice.

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4. What is your Cancellation Policy?
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5. Should I get Travel Insurance?

  • We recommend that you do. Travel insurance can be purchased to cover penalty costs in the event you need to cancel or change your travel plans (subject to approval of claim by the insurer). It also can provide medical and emergency assistance protection as well as some loss and delay coverage. Travel insurance can be purchased directly from EverGreen Escapes.

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6. Should I tip my guide?

  • We take great personal and professional pride in orchestrating rich and memorable adventures for each and every client we engage with, sometimes our clients are inspired to show their appreciation in the form of a gratuity. While gratuities are not an expectation, our guides traditionally receive an amount consistent with the rest of the service industry in the U.S., somewhere between 10% and 20%.

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