Take a Tour of Vancouver In Many Different Ways
When you visit Vancouver, whether it is for a weekend or for a long extended stay, there are so many ways to take a tour of Vancouver. Vancouver is a very walkable and likeable city. There are tours on land, on water and by air. All will give you a different perspective on this city by the sea surrounded by mountains. But once you have done your tour, get out and enjoy!
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Take a Tour of Vancouver By Bike
Vancouver is a very walkable city. You can see many of the main downtown sites just walking around. If you don’t want to walk, you can rent a bike in many places and bike this very bike-friendly city on your own or on a bike tour! There are bike path around all the waterways and a great set of bike routes within the city.
But if you want to rest your legs, get a running commentary, go a bit further afield or try a new viewpoint there are options for you!
Take a Tour of Vancouver By Road
If you are looking for an overview of Vancouver and spots where you may want to visit, one of our favourite things to do in a new city is to take the Hop-On-Hop-Off (“HoHo”) bus. If you want to do this with a little historical flair, there is always the Vancouver Trolley.
You can take Vancouver local bus Route 19 to get you and your bike into Stanley park. Once you are in Stanley Park, you can walk, bike or take the horse drawn carriage.
Vancouver Tours By Air
For a different perspective you go in a helicopter or small plane to take a tour of Vancouver. You will get a great view of the Fraser River, the multiple bridges that join Vancouver to the mainland and see the mountains surrounding the city.
Vancouver Tours By Water
You can take a water ferry around False Creek to see Granville Island, Telus Science World, BC Place and the many other things you can explore around False Creek. You can buy a single trip ticket or get a day pass from one of the two ferry operators (False Creek Ferries or The Aquabus). You can even take your bicycles on the Aquabus ferries outfitted specially to carry bikes!
For a different view of Vancouver, take a ferry to North Vancouver! The ferry is covered under Vancouver’s transit system. A day pass will get you around Vancouver and its suburbs and on the water ferry to North Van.
No matter which way you choose to take a tour of Vancouver, you will find lots to see and do in Vancouver!
What other ways have you used to explore Vancouver? Do you have any tips for first time or repeat visitors?