Coal Harbour


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About This Harbour Tour

Coal Harbour e-Tour

New this year, WESTCOAST Sightseeing brings you Coal Harbour e-Tours, an environmentally-friendly cruise through Vancouver’s Inner Harbour.
Creating zero air or water pollution, we will carry you over the waters for a 60-minute tour on one of our ultra quiet, ten-passenger electric boats, enjoying sights of the towering North Shore Mountains and the glimmering Vancouver City skyline. Passing by Stanley Park for the perfect view of the Vancouver Seawall and the bustling Port of Vancouver, your Captain Guide will be sure to fill you in on all the highlights of Vancouver, the rich history and architecture, the significant landmarks and events, spinning a tale of our amazing city you are sure to remember for years to come.

During your tour, you’ll see some of Vancouver’s top highlights, including :

  • Stanley Park Vancouver – Created in 1886, it was Vancouver’s first official greenspace. It’s no stranger to accolades, as Stanley Park was designated as the Top Park in the Entire World by Tripadvisor, and the Best Running Spot in Canada by Running Magazine!
  • Stanley Park Pavilion – Built in 1911, the Pavilion is the park’s most recognizable building, housing a restaurant a bar, as well as a turn of the century ballroom that can host as many as 300 guests.
  • Port of Vancouver – As Canada’s largest port, the numbers are impressive. Trading with 130 foreign economies, roughly 142 million tonnes of cargo pass through the port annually with a value of $200 billion!
  • Vancouver’s 9 o’clock Gun – Originally fired at 6:00 PM Sundays to indicate the close of hours for salmon fishing, the gun has been firing daily for over 120 years! It even has its own Twitter account, tweeting “BOOM” everyday at 9:00 PM.
  • Deadman Island & HMCS Discovery – Rich with history, the island has been a battle site, the location of a smallpox quarantine, and the site of Vancouver’s first ever reading of the Riot Act. Before settlers arrived, the island was a cemetery for the Squamish First Nations people. They constructed boxes of Red Cedar for the bodies of loved ones and suspended them from the branches of the trees.
  • Vancouver Rowing Club – Established in 1886, the Vancouver Rowing Club is one of the city’s oldest athletic clubs with over 130 years of history! It’s not just for rowing athletes, the club also supports rugby, field hockey and of course yachting.

Explore At Your Own Pace

Hop-On With Us


Take our Hop-On, Hop-Off  PARK Route to Coal Harbour (Stop #P5) and take a short stroll along the seawall towards Stanley Park, until you get to Harbour Cruises Marina.

Variety is the spice of life, so for each of our Hop-on Hop-off tours we dish it up and you get to choose. We operate two types of vehicles, and while both buses travel the same routes, each offers a very different tour experience. Of course, we suggest you take the time to enjoy both, but we won't make you. Channelling the spirit of San Francisco, our Trolley's will have you ready for a jolly time. The driver will provide you with live commentary of your tour, lending a local's authentic take on the magic that makes Vancouver great. But as fun as our trolley tours are, our clear-top buses are equally special. Your view of the city will be like no other as you tour the streets with the wind in your hair, experiencing our vibrant downtown with all of your senses. You will be accompanied by a recorded commentary that is available in multiple languages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer hotel Pick Ups for Electric Harbour Tours?
No, all tours depart from either Coal Harbour, Vanier Park, or at the West Complex of the Vancouver Convention Centre
Where are the departure locations for the Electric Harbour Tours?

Coal Harbour location: Get off on Stop #P5 on your Hop-On, Hop-Off tour or make your own way to 501 Denman Street in the Harbour Cruise Marina.

False Creek location: Get off on Stop #P15 on your Hop-On, Hop-Off tour or make your own way to 1095 Ogden Avenue, Heritage Marina located adjacent to the Maritime Museum.

Vancouver Harbour location: Get off on Stop #P2/C3 on your Hop-On, Hop-Off tour or make your own way to 1055 Canada Place to the Canada Place Seaplane Terminal Gate 1.

Are the boats wheelchair accessible?
Our boats are not wheelchair accessible.  Guests must be able to walk on and off the boat independently.
Are the boats covered?
All boats will be covered so that you may enjoy the tour in rain or shine!
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
Do you offer tours in my language?
Our guided tours are conducted entirely in English; however, our Hop-On, Hop Off tours offer recorded commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese and Mandarin.
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.
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
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!