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Customize your sightseeing tour of vibrant Vancouver with a 24-day or 48-day pass for a hop-on hop-off tour aboard an open-top bus. Let someone else drive you around town, and choose when to disembark at any of the 24 stops, such as Chinatown, Stanley Park and Gastown. You'll able to explore historical landmarks and shop along Robson Street at your own pace.

Highlights

  • Vancouver city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour
  • Enjoy the city’s most popular attractions on an open-top bus
  • Hop off at any of the 24 stops, including Stanley Park, Yaletown, Canada Place, beaches and more
  • Learn about Vancouver’s sites and history from the onboard commentary
  • Choose a 24-hour or 48-hour sightseeing pass for just you, or you and your family

What You Can Expect

Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Canada Place

You pick the starting place for your hop-on hop-off tour from one of 24 key stops in Vancouver -- such as Gastown, the Robson Shopping District, or Chinatown. You can get on and off the open-top bus as often as you like to see the highlights of Vancouver at your own pace. Use your 24-hour or 48-hour pass in a two-week period, with buses departing every 15 to 20 minutes during peak season (May 1 – October 10) and every 60 minutes during the off-season (October 11 – April 30).

Key city attractions include the Vancouver's famous Stanley Park. From the park’s highest point, Prospect Point, you'll have great views of the Cascade Mountains and Lions Gate Bridge. Admire the exquisitely carved First Nation totem poles, the most visited monuments in British Columbia, at Brockton Point. If you have time in your custom itinerary, hop off the bus at spot in the park where you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride (weather permitting).

If you're in the mood for some shopping, consider getting off the open-top bus at Robson Street, with tiny boutiques and big brand-name stores to browse. For a bite to eat, check out the array of food stalls at Granville Island’s Public Market.

You have two options for relaxing on Vancouver's beaches when you're ready for a break from sightseeing: The bus stops at Stanley Park’s Second Beach, which has an outdoor pool and great views along the park’s Seawall, as well as English Bay Beach, a popular stretch of sand in this coastal seaport city.

Note: The duration of the tour without stops is 90 minutes.

Itinerary

Vancouver Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:

1 – Gastown (321 Water Street)
2 – Art Gallery/ The Lookout/ Pacific Centre
3 – Canada Place (Cruise Terminal)
4 – The Marriott Hotel
5 – Robson Shopping District
6 – Coal Harbour & Harbour Cruises
7 – Stanley Park Pavilion (closed for the winter)
8 – Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours/ Vancouver Aquarium
9 – The Totem Poles
10 – Prospect Point
11 – Ferguson Point
12 – Second Beach
13 – English Bay Beach
14 – False Creek/ Aquatic Centre
15 – South Hornby/ Marriott Hotel
16 – The Century Plaza Hotel
17 – Davie Street/ Sandman Suites (closed for the winter)
18 – Granville Island
19 – Entertainment District
20 – Yaletown (closed for the winter)
21 – Library Square
22 – Sports District/ Sandman City Centre
23 – Chinatown
24 – Maple Tree Square

Customer Reviews

Heather C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent experience, highly recommend this company after researching many options. Took advantage of the free option to ride a tiny boat back to our hotel in Yaletown from the Granville Island stop. You can also do so on the trip over to Granville. The ride was a bit chilly since the weather hadn't warmed up, so be ready with a coat in the chillier months.

Laurie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

great way to see the city and learn about the different areas... I highly recommend this tour.

Deborah P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Good tour wonderful driver. The driver lifted the rating from 4 to 5 stars. Great guy gave 1000 to the tour.

Louis D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I was traveling with my twins from back east and we all had a wonderful time.

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Being new to Vancouver, this tour gave us the overview we needed to become familiar with the city and its many charms. We hopped on and off several times, and were treated to a wide variety of drivers and the ways they approached the tour. All were cheerful and informative, adding to the great experiences waiting around the city. This turned out to be the best possible way to get introduced to a new place. It made us feel like we knew what we were doing by the end of the day without the worry of having to figure it out for ourselves. If you have a full day to spend in Vancouver for the first time, you really can't go wrong with this tour.

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very informative and a great way to get your bearings. As always you receive loads of useful information on the tour.

Julie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

from start to finish was such a busy day ,everyone was so helpful and the activities were great,weather was so good

Nicholas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour! Loved it!

mphassey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a great time on your Hop-on Hop-off Tour. We got the 2 day pass before we went on our cruise and it really worked out great for us.

Chris H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We always use a 'Hop on Hop off' bus tour to orientate ourselves to a new city. This tour did not disappoint. The commentary was very good if a bit loud. It was easy to get on and off and the 2 day ticket worked well.

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