Vancouver, Canada is known to be one of the consistent top-rated cities in the world, a host of large worldwide events, and the cultural capital of Canada. Located in the Lower Mainland area of British Columbia, Vancouver is the most populous city in its province, having a growing population of 631,486 people. Vancouver is also the most ethnically and linguistically diverse place in the entirety of Canada. Travelers will appreciate the scenic views, mild climate, and the friendly residents living in the area. People who are interested in learning new cultures, visiting scenic views, going to conferences and events, as well as touring famous places, will love visiting the place. Tours are probably one of the most popular things to do in Vancouver. If you are interested in touring the city and don’t know where to start, here are some of the best tours offered by Viator for Vancouver.
Get acquainted with Vancouver’s top market attraction, the Granville Public Market. The tour will take you to the market’s vibrant stalls and you will taste samples of homemade culinary treats like ciabatta bread, artisanal chocolates, Canadian cheese, and of course maple-cured salmon. Aside from food, tourists can also enjoy Granville’s art galleries, craft beer scene, and specialty restaurants. The trip is inclusive of a two-hour food walking tour in the Granville Public Market, a guide who is also an off-duty chef, and a variety of food samples including meats, cheese, chocolates, and bread. If you are interested in the shops in Granville as well as businesses outside the market, then make sure to reserve now, as only a small group of 10 people are allowed in each batch as to ensure quality experiences.
Food Walking Tour of Granville Island Public Market
Duration: 2 hours
If you fancy food more than drinks, then you should consider Vancouver’s Gastown Walking Food Tour. The event is a three-hour walking tour at the historic Gastown, where tourists will be able to appreciate the architectural beauty of the place, learn its history, as well as taste savory dishes such as pork belly crackling, parsnip fries, and a variety of delicious desserts. Some of the inclusion of the event are food tastings at four of iconic Gastown restaurants, four alcoholic beverages, a printed guide of foodie recommendations and discounts, and a friendly tour guide. If you are interested in the tour, then make sure to make your reservations now as only 15 people per tour are allowed.
Vancouver Food Tour in Gastown
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Spend 2.5 hours of your time leisurely savoring food and music with your loved ones at Vancouver’s Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy the delicious Pacific Coast styled cuisine accompanied by live music and beautiful sights of the sunset while floating through Vancouver’s Inner Harbor. This event is inclusive of a 2.5-hour dinner on Vancouver Harbour and Burrard Inlet, live musical entertainment, West Coast-themed cuisine, and a variety of drinks.
Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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View the beautiful city of Vancouver with its harbor and nearby mountain peaks from the sky. This Vancouver seaplane tour is a 20-minute exhilarating flight viewing the city, with 14 other guests, on a seaplane. The departure point of the tour is at Downtown Vancouver at 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 6:45 pm in the spring and winter. As for the summer seasons, the tour is open at an hourly basis from 8:45 am to 6:45 pm.
Vancouver Seaplane Small-Group Tour with Carbon Offset
Duration: 30 minutes
Do your sightseeing of the vibrant Vancouver aboard a clear-top bus. The tour allows guests to disembark at any of the 29 stops across Vancouver, stops such as Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Gastown. Choose to take three available routes, such as the CITY Route with 15 stops, the PARK Route with 21 stops, or the DUAL Pass with 29 stops in total. Joining the tour will allow guests to get acquainted and be knowledgeable of the historical landmarks and shops along Robson Street and the entirety of Vancouver. From Mid-April to Mid-October, the tour is available from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, and from MId-October to Mid-April, the tour is available at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Two Route Options
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
If you are interested in craft beers, then you’ll be interested in this walking brewery tour held in Vancouver. Get a chance to experience Vancouver’s craft beer scene first hand. This tour will take you around the city’s Brewery Creek neighborhood in three different stops. Tourists will learn about the brewing process it takes to make special craft beers, as well as have a generous sample of a variety of beers made. The tour is inclusive of a walking brewery tour in three different breweries in the historic Brewery Creek of Vancouver, a guide about the history of the breweries and how they make craft beers, samples of beers, VIP access and entrance, a passionate and knowledgeable tour guide, and a take-home souvenir glass. The tour is available to visitors every Wednesday at Brassnack Brewery at 2:00 pm, and Fridays at the Faculty Brewery starting at 12:00 pm in the afternoon.
Walking Brewery Tour of Vancouver
Duration: 3 hours
Learn more about marine life and marine conservation by getting a skip-the-line admission ticket at the Vancouver Aquarium. Visitors will have the chance to visit and admire over 50,000 different marine life species such as dolphins, sharks, turtles, and otters. The admission will guarantee express access to Canada’s largest aquarium, 4D theatre, as well as training sessions, feeding sessions, and interpretive delivery throughout the aquarium.
Vancouver Aquarium Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket
Duration: 1 to 8 hours
If you prefer wine over beer, or are just interested in wine in general, then you will love this wine tour at Fraser Valley. This six-hour tour will explore the vineyards and wineries, where tourists will have a chance to learn the process of winemaking from start to finish, as well as learn the key characteristics of British Columbia’s different wines and how to asses wine quality. The tour is inclusive of a local guide, air-conditioned minivan for transport, wine samples, and entry/admission to Chaberton Estate Winery, Backyard Vineyards, Township 7 Vineyards and Winery, Vista D'oro Farms and Winery, and Blackwood Lane Vineyards. Tourists can also extend the tour to a full day which includes lunch and gratuities.
Vancouver Wine Tour (Fraser Valley)
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Amazing city with amazing activities
Vancouver is a big city offering tons of tours and activities. If you are planning to visit Vancouver anytime soon, the tours listed above are some of the solid tour options you can embark on to maximize your knowledge about the great city.
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