VANCOUVER CITY EXPLORER +
VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDENS

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About This Tour

Vancouver City Explorer + VanDusen Botanical Gardens

This private tour of culturally rich Vancouver begins with an introduction to key downtown including Canada Place, and Robson Street. Wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en-route to Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural oasis, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.  View the First Nations Totem Poles, and gaze upon ever-changing rainforest and shoreline scenery on the way through the park.  Get the camera ready for a photo stop at Prospect Point, with a great view of Lions Gate Bridge.

Continue to the enchanting sights of English Bay beach area followed by a visit to the eclectic Granville Island Market. This waterfront artisan’s market embodies the ideal of smaller is better, with all food, art, and music locally produced, as a labour of love.

Top off this adventure with a visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden.  The garden was established in 1975 and covers 22 hectares (55 acres).  In addition to displays of plants from all over the world, the garden boasts an extensive collection of plants native to British Columbia.  In addition to water features, the garden features works of art including carved totem poles, stone sculptures and a maze for the family to enjoy.  10 person minimum is required to book a private tour.

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Online booking for this tour is currently unavailable. Please call to book on +1-604-451-1600.

Contact Us

Email or call us with any questions →

Call To Book

Online booking for this tour is currently unavailable. Please call to book on +1-604-451-1600.

Contact Us

Email or call us with any questions →

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!

Lions Gate Bridge

A photographers paradise, the historic Lion's Gate Bridge is one of Vancouver's best known landmarks. With stunning views over the Burrard Inlet and the mountains of North Vancouver, you are sure to be inspired by the long history of the bridge and its picture-perfect setting. Famously known for the lion statues that protect the south entrance, travelling the Lion's Gate during the day provides much to see, but you'll want to come back at night to witness the sparkling array of thousands of lights donated by the Guiness Family, lending the skyline a recognizable night time glow.

English Bay

Widely considered among the biggest highlights of downtown Vancouver, English Bay is a real coastal gem. Your tour takes in attractions including Beach Avenue, the 2009 A-maze-ing Laughter statues and the sandy beaches of English Bay itself. As you explore, enjoy sweeping views out toward the Juan de Fuca Strait and the iconic Vancouver Seawall. During the festive season, be sure to catch the remarkable Christmas Tree Display — a highlight of English Bay’s celebrations. 

Chinatown Vancouver

Vancouver is a wonderfully diverse place, with people and cultures from across the world rubbing shoulders happily. Chinatown Vancouver showcases this diversity beautifully, and with its bustling markets and busy streets it’s the largest Chinatown district in Canada. On your spin through this must-see neighbourhood, see the Chinese markets and coffeeshops, and admire the distinctly Eastern architectural designs. Chinatown Vancouver is also home to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, an authentic 15th century-inspired haven of tranquility.  

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are GST and gratuities included?
The price includes 5% GST & Driver Gratuity
Can I customize a Private Tour?
Yes!   All Private Tour itineraries can be customized for the group.  Requests such as a special language guide, additional stops and water service can be provided for additional fees.  Final pricing will reflect changes to the existing advertised itinerary. Please contact our office directly at reservations@glwcs.com or 1-877-451-1777 to make special requests.
What is the cost for groups over 25 people?
For groups larger than 25 people, please contact our office directly for a quote.