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  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
When your cruise arrives in Vancouver, hit the road for scenic sights along the Sea to Sky Highway. You’ll visit the thundering Shannon Falls, lift off over the Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky Gondola, and go underground at the Britannia Mine Museum. Round-trip transport is included.

Highlights

  • Take a day trip from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway after your cruise arrives at port
  • Look skyward at British Columbia’s third-tallest waterfall, Shannon Falls
  • Glide through the air on 10-minute Sea to Sky Gondola ride for views of Howe Sound and surrounding mountains
  • Walk across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge
  • Dig deep into BC’s mining history at the Britannia Mine Museum
  • Port pickup and hotel drop-off included
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What You Can Expect

Vancouver Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Sea-to-Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver

Sea to Sky

When your cruise is over and you arrive in Vancouver, you'll be picked up from the cruise port and taken on a post-cruise shore excursion to see some of the area's best mountainous terrain. Enjoy a comfortable coach drive north along the Sea to Sky Highway, a stretch of Highway 99 wedged between Howe Sound and the coastal mountains.

Travel about 36 miles (58 km) along the highway to Shannon Falls Provincial Park, just south of the town of Squamish, passing through the coastal village of Horseshoe Bay along the way. When you reach Shannon Falls, the third-highest waterfall in British Columbia at 1,100 feet (335 meters), take a 10-minute walk through the forest to a lookout deck where you can feel the mist of the gushing waters that fall over the cliffs.

You can also catch some air on this tour: Head to to the Sea to Sky Gondola, where a 10-minute ride will take you 2,900 feet (885 meters) above sea level. During the ride, enjoy panoramic views of Howe Sound, Shannon Falls, the mountains and the lush coastal forest. When you get to the top, you have free time to take advantage of whichever amenities you wish: explore two different walking trails that lead to amazing viewpoints; check out the dizzying, 328-foot-long (100-meter) Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge; get a drink or something to eat at the Summit Restaurant and Edge Bar (own expense); or just relax and soak up the views from the Summit Lodge.

Ride the gondola down to your coach to continue your day trip to your last stop, the Britannia Mine Museum, about 10 minutes back down the highway toward Vancouver. Located in the sleepy community of Britannia Beach, the now-defunct copper mine dates back to the late 1800s and is today a museum and National Historic Site.

During your tour of the mine, go panning for gold and ride a mining car into the old mine. Learn about the history and importance of mining in British Columbia through the museum’s exhibits and underground tour, during which a museum guide will operate your mining car and provide commentary.

Your day trip ends with the drive back to Vancouver.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
From USD $ 69.55

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