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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre- Or Post-Cruise North Shore Tour

Location Vancouver
Departure May - September
From €104.23 per person
Departure Date
May - September

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  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities (optional)

    The Vancouver North Shore Tour is an excellent way to get a little light adventure before or after your cruise. The half-day pre- or post-cruise excursion will take you into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. In just six hours, you’ll drive over the Lion's Gate Bridge, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and see Grouse Mountain.

    Start your Vancouver half-day shore excursion with a drive over the Lion’s Gate Bridge, a 5,890-foot (1,823-meter) suspension bridge that offers unparalleled views of the harbor, English Bay and beyond. Once you get across the North Shore, it is a short drive up the mountain to the Capilano Fish Hatchery (post-cruise departure only). Learn about the life cycle of salmon and watch them (in season – July and August) as they leap their way upriver.

    Next, head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Meander among the towering trees of this temperate rainforest and learn the traditions of the indigenous First Nations’ peoples. Then walk across the 446-foot (136-meter) bridge to the other side of the river, where you can climb to the canopy and stroll through the Treetops Adventure walkway high above the canyon and river below. For those seeking a more thrilling adventure, try Clifffwalk, the newest attraction at the bridge. This heart-stopping journey will take you through the rainforest on a series of suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face to unexplored territories of the park.

    At the Grouse Mountain Skyride, take the tram to a 3,937-foot (1,200-meter) viewpoint above the city and enjoy nature’s spectacular view. In the summertime, amble along the mountaintop meadows and witness the Logging Sports show. Get up close to grizzly bears with only a thin wire fence between you and them. On top of this beautiful mountain on a clear day, you can see Mount Baker and Vancouver Island off British Columbia’s coast.

    For pre-cruise tours, you’ll be driven to your cruise ship terminal, where you and your bags will board your ship.

    Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call tour operator ahead to confirm

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    Conditions of Sale:
    Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
    • Hotel for pick up
    • Weights for helicopter tours
    • Choice of times for tours
    • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

    Reviewed by bbp12 , December 2016

    Loved the tour. Warren our guide made it special....very knowledgeable, wonderful sense of humor, shared a lot of and #34;inside info and #34;.
    It was a terrific break between our cruise and flying back home.

    Reviewed by jimbet435 , October 2016

    Tour started off with driver being prompt and we soon learned that he was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He explained what we were going to see and what to expect at each stop. We were shown the salmon hatchery, no salmon were jumping that day but we still learned about the different types of salmon. We went to Grouse Mountain and thoroughly enjoyed everything it had to offer. The bears were showing off and moving to different areas of their enclosure. The lumberjack show was fun as well as informative and the huge carvings were beautiful. We then went to the Capilano Suspension bridge. Even though a little scary if you don't like heights, it is an amazing place. Every child's dream of a tree house is available to research and even with many people around, it still feels like you are alone with nature. The tour ended with our driver delivering us at our hotel. I think the tour was worth every penny spent. Being picked up at the ship and being delivered to our hotel was a great way to end our cruise.

    Reviewed by Theresa Landers , September 2016

    excellent - thoroughly enjoyed this tour - very fun

    Reviewed by Edward S , June 2016

    This was a great pre-cruise excursion. Our luggage was waiting for us on the ship.

    Reviewed by Steve C A , May 2016

    Wonderful experience. Tour operators and guides are first rate.

    Reviewed by Richard M , May 2016

    This was a post cruise booking. Wam was awesome and very knowledgeable about the area. Look forward to going back to Vancouver.

    Reviewed by Bruce G , October 2015

    Absolutely fabulous tour. It takes in a good selection of things to see and do especially when you have limited time before a cruise like we did. The Capalano suspension bridge and forest walk was the favourite! Our guide was also fabulous and very knowledgeable. I think his name was Wharm?

    Reviewed by Petr , May 2015

    We got fabulous sunny day during our tour - we loved it every moment of it - seemed like the time was just flying - we had amazing guide Tim with us - fabulous time in Vancouver!

    Reviewed by jade , November 2014

    Everything about the tour and the way in which it was organized were great. I would definitely recommend this tour. It was well-organized, had great and informative tour guides. This is a beautiful area to tour and this tour really does it justice.

    Reviewed by Theresa G , September 2014

    Our guide was wonderful - helpful and informative. Enjoyed every minute. Some attractions we would have liked more time for example at the capilone bridge walk - more time there and less time at the bear viewing place. It was even fun walking and hiking in the rain. thank you Terry and Abe