Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Tours and Guided Tours have paused for the 2020 season.
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GUIDED TOUR

The North Shore
Explore Tour

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Duration

Plan for 6h 30m

Pick-Up

Full list of locations →

ADULT

from C$129

CHILD

from C$65

Returning 2021

About This Tour

The North Shore Explore Tour

Vancouver’s North Shore is more than just the majestic mountain backdrop for one of the world’s most scenic cities. It’s a year-round destination where the city and wild nature collide.

This is the place where landscapes, history, culture, and people connect in a region of varied experiences. From the mountaintops to our towering old-growth forests to the turquoise waters of our shoreline, let’s explore the North Shore!

Begin with a drive through Stanley Park to cross the iconic Lions Gate Bridge Continue Vancouver’s scenic North Shore, and onto Grouse Mountain, which offers up ever-changing views as the Skyride ascends to the peak. Explore the Wildlife Refuge, awesome chainsaw carvings and learn about the local wildlife at the Theatre in the Sky.

A quick drive to the Cleveland Dam to to explore and capture pictures of the incredible mountainous landscape.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic drive to Horseshoe Bay for time to ferry watch, beachcomb or just to breathe in the salt air.

The last stop at Lonsdale Quay and it’s unobstructed views of Downtown Vancouver will satisfy your taste buds or shopping needs. Fresh food market with international and local products, artisan shopping and restaurants with menus for everyone.

EXPLORATION STOPS

Next stop: Adventure! Step off the bus, stretch your legs, and explore at your own pace. We've created our itinerary to give you the perfect amount of time at each unforgettable stop! Not sure where to start? Our guides are always happy to show you their favourite hidden gems!

Grouse Mountain Resort

Your stop at Grouse Mountain is sure to stoke your inner mountain adventurer, even if only from the safety from a tram. The Skyride Gondola is your ticket to the top of Grouse Mountain where year-round adventure awaits. Catch a show in the Theatre in the Sky, hang out with the bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife or experience the Birds in Motion demonstration. Whether summer or winter there is always much to do on top of Grouse Mountain! Did we mention that the views of the City of Vancouver are breathtaking? Don't forget your camera!
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Cleveland Dam

The Cleveland Dam located on Capilano River Regional Park is arguably the most picturesque sites on the North Shore. The water reservoir leads into a a beautiful scenic view of the Lions Mountain. The lake water you see at the Cleveland Dam is pristine, which is why Vancouver has some of the purest drinking tap water in the world!
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Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay Park, located in West Vancouver, is full of views, restaurants and coffee shops. From picnicking to beachcombing to ferry watching, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With tree-lined mountains rising from the depths of Howe Sound, the views from Horseshoe Bay Park will captivate onlookers of every age.
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Lonsdale Quay

Relax and take in the view of downtown Vancouver from the North Shore's waterfront market, Lonsdale Quay. Fresh food market with local products, shopping, restaurants and unbeatable views. Grab a snack and walk to the end of the pier or revel in local fare at The Shipyards and Lonsdale Quay.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Each of our tours shine a spotlight on the region's most iconic landmarks, neighbourhoods, and culture — all with live narration from our expert guides. Don't forget your camera! Our oversized, tinted windows are designed for sightseeing so you won’t miss a thing!

Stanley Park

Celebrated as Vancouver’s first official green space, Stanley Park compliments the business of the city with an expansive array of forest, field and path known as Stanley Park. Driving through the park you will experience life on the Vancouver Seawall where runners, walkers and cyclists all stretch their legs along this barrier protecting the shores from erosion. Stanley Park is a true wonderland of forest attractions including the quaint Teahouse Restaurant, views of the endless Pacific Ocean over sandy shores, even an outdoor summer theatre. You will want to return to visit the iconic Vancouver Aquarium and decipher the stories wandering through the First Nations Totem Poles.
Operated By
Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing

Prices include attraction admission and taxes. Gratuity is optional and is not included in the price. If you feel our staff have gone above and beyond your expectations, gratuity will be greatly appreciated.

ADULT

From

C$129

CHILD

From

C$65

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Coach & Grouse Mountain Health and Safety
Masks will be provided for all guests on the tour.  Each coach will have hand sanitizer accessible for all guests.  Please view this link for our latest information https://westcoastsightseeing.com/covid-19-safety/  Grouse Mountain Skyride Terminal is a mask-required zone.  If guests do not have a mask present, one will be provided.  Please read signs and listen to staff whole boarding and disembarking.  Note that cash is NOT accepted for purchased on the mountain.  Credit Card or Debit payment only. Learn more here:  https://www.grousemountain.com/pureclean
Additional Purchases
Payment for additional purchases is available using credit or debit card. Cash is currently not being accepted at Grouse Mountain.
How long do we spend at each stop?
We spend about 1.5 hours at Grouse Mountain, 20 minutes at the Cleveland Dam, 45 minutes at Horseshoe Bay and about 1 hour at Lonsdale Quay.
What is your cancellation policy?
Changes or cancellations can be made anytime before 8:00 pm the night before your scheduled tour, unless otherwise specified. After that time, all bookings will be considered non-refundable. Please note that no shows or missed departures will not be refunded. No refunds or exchanges will be allowed on any unused tier products  and attraction packages (Classic, Classic +, Premium Pass)
What should I bring on the tour?
Camera or video camera Water bottle Comfortable walking shoes Comfortable clothing for the weather Umbrella for rain or shade
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather depending on the season. Check the weather prior to arrival into Vancouver. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket just in case of inclement weather.
Are the tours canceled if it rains?
Absolutely not! Vancouver is well-known for its rainy weather and our tours run rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring along an umbrella!
Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate motorized scooters/wheelchairs or folding wheelchairs, walkers or strollers on our Hop-On, Hop-Off buses due to limited storage capacity and provincial laws prohibiting luggage and other items which are not securely or properly stored onboard.

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing can offer folding wheelchair, walker and stroller accessible buses on our Guided Tours.  We cannot accommodate motorized scooters/wheelchairs on any of our buses. Please check with our Contact Centre for the availability of a wheelchair accessible bus before confirming your tour by calling 604-451-1600 or at info@westcoastsightseeing.com.

For guests who were looking forward to our Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing experience, we are happy to offer a special rate of $69 per person to our City + Lookout tour guided tour for the entire group. Please contact our Contact Centre to check availability.

We are not able to accept any type of motorized scooters/wheelchairs on our buses.

Do you allow pets on the bus?
With the exception of registered service dogs, no pets are allowed on board.