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Private Tour: Gardens of Vancouver
"Your private tour starts with a stop at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver's Chinatown. The Chinese have a totally different perspective on what a garden should be and it must be seen to be understood. Take a short wal you travel to the highest point in the city the spectacular Queen Elisabeth Park and its sunken gardens. Originally a rock quarry for the early development of downtown it is now a spectacular garden and view point. Finally you'll enjoy the breathtaking Van Dusen Botanical Garden with an amazing array of what nature has to offer. This mature 55 acre (22 hectare) garden features displays of plants in picturesque landscape settings. Specific garden areas are planted to illust"""Spend a half-day in Vancouver's wonderful gardens on this private and personalized tour. Beauty
From CAD161.00
 
Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour
"After pickup from select hotels Vancouver hotels your 4-hour tour starts in Gastown Vancouver's historic district. Stride along cobbled streets past 19th-century buildings. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the popular landmarks as you pass. Soak up the lively cultural atmosphere of Chinatown one of North America's largest Chinatowns and drive through Robson Street Vancouver's trendy shopping district in the heart of downtown Vancouver.Enter the urban oasis of Stanley Park and see Brockton Point’s nine historic totem poles built by the First People in British Columbia. Ascend to Prospect Point the highest point of Stanley Park
From CAD75.00
 
Best of Vancouver Private Evening City Tour
"This 3-hour small-group private tour includes the service of a professional local guide and vehicle and is available for groups as small as two or as large as needed. Small groups will travel in Luxury SUVs or Cadillac touring limos with all seats facing forward and easy in and out.Your talented local guides will show you the best that Vancouver has to offer. The tour starts with 6pm pickup at your hotel. Afterwards you'll visit famous attractions such as Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge. Then stop at Chinatown the second largest on the west coast of North America and one of Vancouver's oldest neighborhoods before heading to Gastown
From CAD104.00

Vancouver Trolley Tips (5)

Trolley Bus!

For a tour around Vancouver why not take a trolley?

City Attractions Tour:
Join us for our popular City Attractions Loop Tour and see all that Vancouver has to offer at your own pace. Hop on and hop off at any of our 23 stops. You can purchase tickets at any time from our drivers, ticket sellers or our Vancouver Trolley ticket booth in Gastown ((157 Water St. Open cruise season only). There is also a Map and Schedule of the route available on this website.

$28 Canadian for Adults
$14 Canadian for Children (4 to 12)
FREE (Kids under 4)
Don't forget to print the web site coupon to redeem $1 off your City Attractions Tour!

Sunset Tour to Grouse Mountain (June-Sept only) - absolutely breathtaking! :
Your valid City Attractions Tour ticket entitles you to a discount. Adults save $5 and Children save $2. You can purchase tickets at any time from our drivers, ticket sellers or our Vancouver Trolley ticket booth in Gastown (157 Water St. Open cruise season only). Refer to our Pickup Locations & Schedule for more information.

$52 Canadian for Adults
$49 Canadian for Seniors (+65)
$45 Canadian for Youths (13 to 18)
$27 Canadian for Children (4 to 12)
FREE (Kids under 4)
*Prices include GST
Seasonal Tours- Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours:
Tickets are just $25 with GST and include admissions into the Museum's latest exhibit. Please be advised this tour is not for children, you must be 13 or older to go on this tour. For further information call 604-861-6508, reservations will only be taken online, we will not take reservations over the phone. Tickets are non-refundable as this is a fund raiser for The Vancouver Museum.

$25 Canadian per ticket (must be at least 13 yrs of age)
*Tickets for this fundraiser are non-refundable

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Sep 08, 2004

Vancouver Tourist Trolley

Enjoy the best of Vancouver in the classic turn-of-the-century trolleys. Visit Vancouver's major attractions, famous parks and gardens, shopping areas and fine restaurants.
Trolley Tours start in Gastown at Stop #1 at 9:00 am and leave every 30 minutes thereafter. Last tour leaves Gastown (Stop #1) at 4:00 pm and arrives back at 6:00 pm.
Tour at your own pace! Take the entire tour in 2 hours or get off the Trolley at any of our stops to visit attractions, shop or dine. Then reboard another Trolley to continue your tour.
Reservations are not necessary. Tickets can be purchased from the driver when you board.

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sunnywong
Sep 07, 2002

Vancouver Trolley Cars

Vancouver Trolley cars are sort of like the fancy tacky tour bus of Vancouver. I feel that everybody should always make the point of doing the "City Tour" - which ever city they are visiting!

They might be tacky in a touristy sort of way, but you can't visit it city without doing it! ha ha ha!

We chose the Vancouver Trolley Car for our Vancouver tour. It was great fun for all the usual reasons i.e. its reasonably cheap, you see a lot, you can hop on and off as you please and the drivers are very friendly.

However, 2 things did spoil it alittle:

1) They are quite small and have no windows on the roof - which means when you pass by tall buildings that are on the opposite site of the road from where you are sitting, you cannot see them!

2) They don't really stop anywhere long enough for a decent photo opportunity. The only times we noticed them stopping was at traffic lights and of course at the trolley car bus stops.

All in all it was a good way to spend a few hours, and to get a good impression of where everything was. Its also allows you to visit both Granville Island and Gastown in the same day - even although they are at opposite end of Downtown.

Not overly expensive, it cost us $56 dollars total, which is around ?28. For that you can use the trolley cars all day, hopping on and off as you please.

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Webboy
Aug 06, 2004

The Vancouver Trolley Company

Well, I'm not too sure what to think about this, but Vancouver has their own trolley cars that stroll around downtown. Unfortunately they run on wheels, and not rails.

This is Vancouver's attempt to implement the successful trolley car system in San Francisco. I liked the ones in San Fran better myself.

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duanestorey
Apr 20, 2003
 
 
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Sightseeing by Vancouver Trolley

A good way to see a lot of Vancouver in a short time, or to get a glimpse of places you want to go back to and spend more time there, is to use the Vancouver Trolley,
It has 23 stops, fully narrated, you get off and on whenever you feel like it.

There is a day pass for one full circuit.
Pick up a leaflet, or ask at your hotel. There is a timetable included,. a map showing the route and numbered stops , so it is easy to choose your stop off points, if you have done your homework first.

Believe it or not, the picture shows part of the roof of the Trolley that was decorated for Christmas, with huge red bows. The outside of the Trolley had icicle style lights all round it.

Photo by joanj

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Jan 07, 2004

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Queen Elizabeth Park

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Totem Poles

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Granville Island

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