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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.

Highlights

  • 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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We highly recommend this tour!! A easy way to see the beautiful city!! All of the guides were great!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My trip was great and learnt a lot on the trip to. The drivers of the bus all welcomed us with a smile and was very pleasant.

We would use your compony again thank you.

Jaime
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Doing the hop on hop off bus tour was the great especially when I have to spend 2 days in vancouver.....the best way to do it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great way to get around town and good value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fabulous way to see Vancouver in a short time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Best way to city the city on a short time.

June K
Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was perfect way of seeing Vancouver for us. We boarded the bus at Stop 1 in Gastown. My husband has Parkinson's Disease and uses a walker. The bus drivers were all very accommodating in helping to get the walker on and off the bus. The drivers were also very well informed about the various sites along the way, with many little humourous tales to tell. We only got off the bus at Grenville Island and Stanley Park, taking the extra opportunities at each to explore the areas more (the ferry across False Creek and the Pink Bus tour of the park). We spent 6 hours of the day with the Hop On, Hop Off tour and considered it worth every cent of the senior's fare. I just wish our bodies could have handled more 'hopping off' to explore more. Thanks for a great visit to Vancouver. It was the highlight of our holiday.

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