Canada Itineraries: CA18

Vancouver on Waters

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Day 01: Arrival in Vancouver

Arrive at Vancouver airport and complete your immigration. Later transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is kept free for leisure. Overnight at Vancouver.

Day 02: Vancouver Waters – Dinner Cruise

After breakfast proceed to the seas and visiting with some of the region’s most spectacular inhabitants, the whales! Companies including Prince of Whales, Wild Whales Vancouver, Vancouver Whale Watch, and Steveston Seabreeze Adventures all offer tours whisking you out onto the waters of the Gulf of Georgia where you might see orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, eagles, and a variety of seabirds. Tours range from intimate groups on Zodiac-style vessels that are big on adventure, to larger boats with modern comforts. Later after lunch spends some time exploring and then consider a spa treatment at one of Vancouver’s five-star hotels, especially one that uses locally sourced ingredients such as west coast seaweed, sea salt, or glacial mud. Or take a stroll down Robson Street, Vancouver’s best known shopping district. Along with famous designer brands and quirky independent boutiques, you’ll also find the people-watching is excellent. Grab a coffee at one of the many cafes and take in some of the atmospheres. Later in the evening proceed to Coal Harbour, and board the Sunset Dinner Cruise. Take a leisurely tour past Vancouver’s Canada Place, North Shore Mountains, and Stanley Park while you enjoy live music and a West Coast-themed buffet. Overnight at Vancouver.

Day 03: Vancouver - Granville Island

After breakfast proceed to Granville Island with a Sea Vancouver tour of the city. These are fast, fun Zodiac tours of the waters around the downtown peninsula. Your adrenaline will start pumping as your skipper takes you over to the North Shore, under the Lions Gate Bridge, around Stanley Park, and down False Creek. Stroll the streets, peeking into artisan studios, galleries, craft stores, and workshops as you pick up some souvenirs. Later after lunch visit Ecomarine Paddlesports Centres’ location on Granville Island where they offer tours, lessons, and straight rentals of both kayaks and paddleboards, and accommodate everyone from absolute beginners to advanced experts. Afterward, take one of Aquabus’ or False Creek Ferries’ adorable little boats from Granville Island back over to the downtown peninsula, then take a beautiful walk around the seawall and over to picturesque English Bay Beach. Later in the evening experience the perfect Vancouver adventure, combining sea and air, and nature and culture, with Harbour Air’s Fly ‘n Dine to Bowen Island package. Take off from Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver, and soar over Stanley Park, Burrard Inlet, the Coast Mountains, and Howe Sound before landing dockside on Bowen Island. You’ll then enjoy a laidback three-course West Coast dinner before making the scenic journey back downtown via the ferry and along the Sea to Sky Highway. Overnight at Vancouver.

Day 04: Fly back to hometown

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and get ready to fly back home with loads of memories.