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  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Get to know the vibrant city of Vancouver aboard an open-top double-decker bus on this hop-on hop-off tour. With the option of a 1-day or 2-day pass, you get to create your own itinerary and set your own timetable. Hop off at any of the 23 stops, which includes major attractions such as Chinatown, Stanley Park and Gastown, and explore historical landmarks, eat at trendy eateries and shop along Robson Street. After sightseeing, hop off and join the locals at English Bay Beach.


  • Vancouver city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour
  • Enjoy the city’s most popular attractions on an open-top double-decker bus
  • Hop off at any of the 23 stops, including Stanley Park, Yaletown, Canada Place, beaches and more
  • Learn about Vancouver’s sites and history from the onboard commentary
  • Choose a 1-day or 2-day pass for just you, or you and your family

What You Can Expect

Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Canada Place

Start your hop-on hop-off tour in Gastown near the Steam Clock, or at any of the other 22 stops on the route. As the open-top, double-decker bus transports you around town, hop on and off as many times as you like to see the best of Vancouver at your own pace (full tour duration without stops is 90 minutes). Your 1- or 2-day pass is valid within a two-week period, with buses departing every 15 to 20 minutes during peak season (March 15 – October 15) and every 30 to 45 minutes during the off-season (October 16 – March 14).

Admire the white sails of Canada Place, a convention center built for Expo ’86, and then take time to discover Stanley Park, bounded on three sides by water. From Prospect Point, the park’s highest point, snap memorable shots of the Cascade Mountains and the Lions Gate Bridge. At Brockton Point, gaze at the exquisitely carved First Nation totem poles, the most visited monuments in British Columbia. Or, hop off at a spot in the park offering rides by horse-drawn carriage.

In need of retail therapy? Get off at Robson Street, which has everything from big-brand stores to indie boutiques. When you want to grab a bite to eat, the dizzying array of food stalls at Granville Island’s Public Market is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy an afternoon on the beach. The bus stops at Stanley Park’s Second Beach, which boasts an outdoor pool in addition to fantastic views along the park’s Seawall. Or, lounge on English Bay Beach, the most popular stretch of sand in the coastal seaport city.

Vancouver Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:

#1 WESTCOAST Welcome Centre Gastown
#2 Art Gallery/The Lookout/Pacific Centre
#3 Canada Place
#4 Marriott Hotel
#5 Robson Shopping District
#6 Coal Harbour & Harbour Cruises
#7 Stanley Park Pavilion
#8 Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours/Vancouver Aquarium
#9 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
#18 Granville Island
#19 Entertainment District
#20 Yaletown
#21 Library Square
#22 Sports District/Sandman City Centre
#23 Chinatown

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great and affordable way to get around the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to see the city, Stanley and other areas. The tour gives you an overall view!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic way to get an overall view of the city. We did the entire loop, which allowed us to determine which areas interested us most, and then used the hop-on, hop-off feature to return to those areas and explore them further.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved the convenience of seeing Vancouver and spending more time in selected locations. Bus driver was awesome and brought us right back to our hotel.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to explore Vancouver, especially if you have enough time and get the 2-day pass which doesn't have to be used on two consecutive days, giving you great flexibility if you're in town for 4-5 days

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Well worth doing this trip, not the first time and would do it again! For information the ferry to Granville Island is one way, if you want to get the ferry back you have to pay but it's not much and vey scenic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Had one day to show some family the sights of Vancouver. Hop-on-hop-off tour worked out as a great way to see the main sights of Vancouver. Had time for 3 stops to explore areas of interest. Bus was very prompt and we never waited more than 15 minutes at any stop. Would highly recommend this tour if you only have a day to spend in Vancouver.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tours are great and we do them frequently when we travel to see the whole city. The recorded commentary was nice for consistency but it was our final guide/driver who had me rate it 5 stars. Jon is THE BEST.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Honestly young or old this is a great way to see the city. We are in our twenties and this was a great way to start our trip to Vancouver to get your bearings around the city. You can literally jump on and off the buses and they take you all around the spots to see in Vancouver. As a plus, the bus drivers are friendly and offer bits of information about the city during your drive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We have been to Vancouver, several times and never taken the bus.
The bus is the best thing ever. We won't drive in Vancouver, ever again.

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