posted by: Simona K.
Summer is finally here and if you are visiting Vancouver, you’ll have endless options to explore this amazing city either at your own pace or on a guided tour. Even though it might be fun to wander around by yourself, we would like to help to make the most out of your stay. Our amazing front desk staff at the Days Inn Downtown will be more than happy to help you pick the right tour for you and assist you with the booking process. These tours are our best sellers, but there is more! Come and see us at the front desk!
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour is one most popular day trips based on the Tripadvisor Users. Your adventure will start with boarding a local ferry that sails along the coastline and past the Southern Gulf Islands before arriving on Vancouver Island. Your next stop will be Victoria downtown where you can explore boutique shops, museums, and restaurants. Stroll the cobblestone streets, admire charming buildings or discover the Inner Harbour. Your journey will then take to the famous Butchart Gardens showcasing 55 acres of the garden display. Finish your exciting day with peaceful evening sailing back to Vancouver, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
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Hop On Hop Off
Those of you who prefer to explore Vancouver’s top attractions at your own pace, Hop-on Hop-off tour is the way to go! You can choose between two types of vehicles; a trolley or a clear-top bus. The routes are the same, but the tour experiences they offer are very different. Hop on a trolley and get ready for a jolly ride! Enjoy live commentary and learn why Vancouver is such an amazing city. If you pick a clear-top bus, you will enjoy an equally special tour! With the wind in your hair, you’ll be amazed by the view of the city and the pulsating downtown. You will be accompanied by a recorded commentary available in multiple languages.
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Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour is an experience that allows you to grasp the genuine west coast way of life. Enjoy amazing views, including Shannon Falls, mountains and the second granite monolith in the world. Experience all of this riding along the famous Sea to Sky Highway, one of the best scenic drives in the world. Our tour will take you to Whistler Village, a picturesque Canadian gem, where you can explore everything from relaxing spas, peaceful strolls to immense mountains and forests with stunning views. Enjoy your four hours of leisure time to discover the beauties of the Whistler Village.
Join us to explore Vancouver's oldest neighborhood on a 90-minute walk through the cobbled streets and alleyways. Listen to the stories of Gastown's eternal residents: The mysterious Lady in Black, the mischievous "Looky Lou", the Headless Railman and many more. The tour runs every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm so make sure you book yours in advance! Please note that this tour is not recommended for anyone under the age of 12. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Vancouver City Tour and Capilano Bridge & Grouse Mountain
The Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tour will take you to the two of Vancouver’s most famous nature destinations. The tour starts with the visit of the Capilano River Hatchery where you observe the salmons jumping up the river on their way to their annual spawning beds. You will have a remarkable view on your walk along the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Your adventure continues on the Grouse Mountain Skyride, The North American’s largest aerial tramway. As you reach the top of the mountain, the view of Vancouver and the surrounding mountains will take your breath away. So go on and take the most unforgettable selfie!
Harbour Air Seaplanes
There is a lot to explore in Vancouver, British Columbia’s largest city, but how about exploring it from a birds perspective? The vast Pacific Ocean, towering Coast Mountains, and the rainforest will guarantee a unique and unforgettable experience when you admire the natural beauty as well as big-city amenities from a seaplane.
Have you tried riding on an e-bike? It’s a fun way to explore the beauties of Vancouver, which includes Stanley Park, English Bay, False Creek, Chinatown, and Gastown. Electric Bikes are suitable for all fitness levels but remember you must be able to ride a normal bike. This tour will take you around the highlights of our Stanley Park and the Seawall with spectacular views of the Downtown skyline and the North Shore Mountains. You’ll visit the iconic Totem Poles, Beaver Lake and ride up all the way to the Prospect Point Lookout, the highest point in the park. After you’re done exploring the natural treasures in the park, you head off to the city to the famous Olympic Village, Chinatown, and Gastown where you will hear the stories about the city’s roots before heading back to the bike shop.
From March to October each year, thousands of whales migrate through the waters near Vancouver, which makes it one of the world’s best locations for whale watching. Many varieties pass through these waters, including humpback whales, orcas, gray whales, and minke whales. Orcas are often considered the main attraction; the waters around Vancouver Island host large resident pods of nearly 100 of these whales. But that’s not all you will see. Make sure to bring a pair of binoculars, you might be able to spot many creatures from sea lions and otters, to dolphins and a wide range of seabirds, such as brown pelicans, harlequin ducks, pacific loons, tufted puffins and bald eagles. Keep an eye out — and your camera handy.
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