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Vancouver City Tour + Capilano Suspension Bridge

If the combination of city sights and a forest escape is your idea of an ideal day trip, this is the tour for you. With a local guide at the helm, you can ride, relax, and enjoy learning about Vancouver’s vibrant downtown.

Duration: 5.5 Hours
Tour Starts: 12 Noon
Operates: Daily, April 1 – October 31, 2024



Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk

See spectacular waterfront landmarks including the sails of Canada Place and the bustling Robson Street shopping district. Then soak in the view as we journey over the Lions Gate Suspension Bridge and into the rainforest, home to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Here you will be thrilled with both the natural surroundings and the many experiences the park has to offer. Take a stroll on the Cliffwalk, or saunter with the clouds in the Treetops Adventure.

Next up, tour along the sandy shores of English Bay as you make your way to the Granville Island Public Market featuring artisan boutiques and indoor market with gourmet food stalls. Finally, a scenic drive through the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown.

Tour Highlights

  • See the urban and natural beauty of Vancouver in one comprehensive tour
  • Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge for unrivalled Capilano River views
  • Shop Granville Island Public Market, a food-lover’s dream destination, and ideal place to find that perfect unique gift
  • Travel in upmost comfort through diverse districts including Chinatown, Gastown and beautiful English Bay
  • Your expert guide shares commentary on Vancouver’s settler history, urban culture and vibrant food scene

Victoria + Butchart Gardens

This iconic tour of the West Coast is a full day of exploration that includes scenic sailings along the Gulf Islands, the charming Inner Harbour of downtown Victoria, and a world-renowned garden likely on the bucket-list of every garden enthusiast.

Duration: 12-13 Hours
Tour Starts: 09:20 April 1–June 25 & October 1-31
Tour Starts: 08:20 June 26–September 30
Operates: Daily, April 1 – October 31, 2024



Victoria Tour RM

Begin your day with a drive to the BC Ferries terminal to board your 90-minute cruise across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver’s Mainland to Vancouver Island. From the ferry, tour to The Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. It features over 22 hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured floral beauty that change with the seasons. Leaving the garden, it is off to explore the majestic Victoria Inner Harbour to take in the historic sights of this capital city, named after British monarch Queen Victoria. Here you will enjoy free time to shop, explore the waterfront, walk the cobblestone streets, and indulge in the expanding local food scene. Thereafter you will bid farewell to Victoria to continue for your scenic return journey back to where your day began.

Tour Highlights

  • 90 minutes scenic voyage onboard BC Ferries across the Strait of Georgia to and from Vancouver Island
  • Meander 22 breathtaking hectares of Butchart Gardens that include the original Sunken Garden, Japanese Garden and award-winning Rose Garden
  • Become acquainted with a drive through Victoria’s inner city along Government Street past North America's second oldest Chinatown
  • Stretch your legs on the boardwalk at Victoria's Inner Harbour under the majestic Parliament Buildings and the Fairmont Empress hotel

Whistler + Sea to Sky Gondola

Escape the city and experience the wilderness of British Columbia found only minutes outside of Vancouver’s downtown core. 

Duration: 10 Hours
Tour Starts: 8:50am
Operates: Daily, April 1 – October 31, 2024



Whistler Sea to Sky Tour

Tour along the Sea to Sky Highway, rated by Conde Nast and National Geographic as one of the top 10 drives in the world due to the stunning views of snowcapped mountains and shimmering water of the adjacent Howe Sound coastal fjord.

Stop on route to Whistler Resort at Shannon Falls Park for a short stroll in the woods to the viewing deck where you can capture the perfect picture of the cascading water. Continue for a short drive to the Sea to Sky Gondola. It is here you will board a gondola and reap the reward of unparalleled views as you ascend the mountain.

Explore the viewing platforms that overlook Howe Sound and the surrounding mountain-scape before continuing on to Whistler Village. Recognized as an outdoor paradise, Whistler offers a range of activities.

Seek out an adventure or spend your free time strolling the village, home to numerous art galleries, boutique shops and restaurants. Then it is time to step back on board to relax and take in the scenery during your return journey.

Tour Hightlights

  • Travel the Sea to Sky Highway taking in immense mountain ranges, dramatic waterfalls, and an old growth rainforest
  • Unwind in the forest of Shannon Falls Park and stand at the misty base of the spectacular 335 metre (1,005 foot) falls
  • Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola high above the coastal rainforest to take in the sweeping views, mountain activities and trails
  • Visit Whistler Resort and stroll the pedestrian-friendly village exploring the art galleries, activities, shops and restaurants

Grouse Mountain + Capilano Suspension Bridge

From suspension bridges and treetop viewing platforms, to fish ladders and mountain gondolas, this is the ultimate tour for thrill-seekers and nature lovers. Enjoy the ocean, mountain, and cityscape views over the Lions Gate Bridge as you make your way to the adrenaline pumping Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Duration: 6.5 Hours
Tour Starts: 10:30am
Operates: Daily, April 19 – October 14, 2024



Grouse Mountain grizzly bears

Cross Capilano Canyon on the iconic suspension footbridge high above the riverbed. Next stop, the Capilano River Hatchery to learn about the salmon lifecycle and view the fish ladders used by the leaping Salmon on their way to their spawning grounds.

Then it is time for a new adventure further up the mountain. Soar above the clouds on the Grouse Mountain Skyride to a mountaintop playground of panoramic views, activities, and wildlife refuge home to orphaned Grizzly bears, owls and more. At the conclusion of the mountain adventure, you will tour back to where you journey began.

Tour Highlights

  • Cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge for unrivalled Capilano River and rainforest views
  • Punch your ticket to The Peak of Vancouver, the Grouse Mountain Skyride, recognized as the largest aerial tramway system in North America
  • Meet Grinder and Coola, two orphaned Grizzly bears who live in the Wildlife Refuge atop Grouse Mountain. On hot days they are often seen taking a dip in the pond or napping in the sun
  • Learn about salmon sustainability practices at Capilano River Hatchery
  • Your expert guide shares commentary on Vancouver’s settler history, urban culture and vibrant food scene

Vancouver City + the Lookout

You name it, you’ll see it on our Vancouver City + The Lookout Tour, a guided urban adventure that takes Vancouver sightseeing to new heights.

Duration: 4.5 Hours
Tour Starts: 10am
Operates: Daily, April 19 – October 14, 2024



Lookout Tour

Explore the city’s downtown landmarks including Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and the bustling Robson Street shopping district. The Vancouver city tour then showcases Stanley Park, a sprawling 405 hectare of forest and nature right in downtown Vancouver.

We continue through English Bay for some shopping at the Granville Island Public Market, and then tour through historic districts of Chinatown and Gastown. Finally, we board a glass elevator to be carried skyward to the 360-degree observation deck atop the Vancouver Lookout, affording a panoramic view of the impressive cityscape of downtown and beyond

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the towering Stanley Park First Nations Totem Poles, one of BC’s most visited tourist attractions
  • Ride a glass elevator to the observation deck of the Vancouver Lookout for 360 degree views
  • Visit Granville Island Public Market a food-lover’s dream destination, and site of many artesian shops
  • Travel in upmost comfort through diverse districts including Chinatown and Gastown and take in beautiful views of English Bay

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the potential of a delay on the rail it is recommended that you not book tours on train departure or arrival days. In your Rocky Mountaineer final travel documents or dedicated Guest Portal, your itinerary will show which days are ‘free’ to explore Vancouver at your leisure. Book your tours on those ‘free’ days or add extra days in Vancouver at the beginning or end of your Rocky Mountaineer journey for more time to explore.

No, all Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing tours will include Rocky Mountaineer guests and non-Rocky Mountaineer travelers.

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing is a preferred third-party partner of Rocky Mountaineer. All bookings done through this website will be separate to your Rocky Mountaineer booking. You will receive separate confirmation documents via email from our team when you book with us.

All our Guided Tours offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off at all Rocky Mountaineer partner hotels, as well as most others in downtown Vancouver. Pick up locations do not include the Vancouver International Airport, however with prior notification, our Vancouver City + The Lookout tour can accommodate your luggage on the bus and can drop you at the airport at the end of the tour. All other tours do not have luggage capacity, nor offer a drop off at the airport.