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Take advantage of your time in port in Vancouver with a half-day tour of some of area’s most epic viewpoints along the North Shore. Your personal guide will escort you over the Lions’ Gate Bridge to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths. Then ride the Grouse Mountain gondola high into the alpine forest for breathtaking views Mount Baker and a chance spotting of native wildlife.


  • 5- to 6-hour pre- or post-cruise tour of the verdant North Short with private guide
  • View Vancouver Harbor, English Bay and the Pacific Ocean from Lions Gate Bridge
  • See leaping salmon at the Capilano Fish Hatchery
  • Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge — the world’s longest — through temperate rainforest
  • Experience the thrill of the Treetops Adventure walkway or the Cliffwalk
  • Take the scenic Grouse Mountain Skyride
  • Round-trip transport from hotel or cruise port included

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What You Can Expect

Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre- Or Post-Cruise North Shore Tour


Start your Vancouver half-day shore excursion with a drive over the Lion’s Gate Bridge, a 5,890-foot (1,823-meter) suspension bridge that offers unparalleled views of the harbor, English Bay and beyond. Once you get across the North Shore, it is a short drive up the mountain to the Capilano Fish Hatchery (post-cruise departure only). Learn about the life cycle of salmon and watch them (in season – July and August) as they leap their way upriver.

Next, head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Meander among the towering trees of this temperate rainforest and learn the traditions of the indigenous First Nations’ peoples. Then walk across the 446-foot (136-meter) bridge to the other side of the river, where you can climb to the canopy and stroll through the Treetops Adventure walkway high above the canyon and river below. For those seeking a more thrilling adventure, try Clifffwalk, the newest attraction at the bridge. This heart-stopping journey will take you through the rainforest on a series of suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face to unexplored territories of the park.

At the Grouse Mountain Skyride, take the tram to a 3,937-foot (1,200-meter) viewpoint above the city and enjoy nature’s spectacular view. In the summertime, amble along the mountaintop meadows and witness the Logging Sports show. Get up close to grizzly bears with only a thin wire fence between you and them. On top of this beautiful mountain on a clear day, you can see Mount Baker and Vancouver Island off British Columbia’s coast.

For pre-cruise tours, you’ll be driven to your cruise ship terminal, where you and your bags will board your ship.

Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call tour operator ahead to confirm

Customer Reviews

Bruce G Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely fabulous tour. It takes in a good selection of things to see and do especially when you have limited time before a cruise like we did. The Capalano suspension bridge and forest walk was the favourite! Our guide was also fabulous and very knowledgeable. I think his name was Wharm?

Petr United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We got fabulous sunny day during our tour - we loved it every moment of it - seemed like the time was just flying - we had amazing guide Tim with us - fabulous time in Vancouver!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Everything about the tour and the way in which it was organized were great. I would definitely recommend this tour. It was well-organized, had great and informative tour guides. This is a beautiful area to tour and this tour really does it justice.

Theresa G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Our guide was wonderful - helpful and informative. Enjoyed every minute. Some attractions we would have liked more time for example at the capilone bridge walk - more time there and less time at the bear viewing place. It was even fun walking and hiking in the rain. thank you Terry and Abe

Morette J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

We absolutely enjoyed this tour of the North Shore. We had a great driver/tourguide and it was such a pleasure to arrive on our cruise ship and find our luggage waiting at our stateroom door. Well worth it.

Frederick G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Without a doubt, this is an excellent way to: 1. Tour before your 5 p.m. sailing, 2. See the north island, 3. Have your bags taken right to your cabin. The swing bridge is fascinating, it takes you to a temperate rain forest on the other side and lots of nature trails. Back to the bus and your short ride then to Grouse Mountain allows the ascent of this magnificent area with literally too much to do. Highly recommended is the lumberjack show; this does have intelligent humor and some really talented 'jacks' and one heart stopping surprise. It is included with the gondola lift tickets. On top of the mountain you can also gaze for miles, zip, see bears, take the chair lift, dine, walk and take in some unbelievable tree carvings. Short bus ride to the dock then, where we found our luggage already in our cabin. Highly recommend this tour.

Arland M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

It was great! We were busy and had a great time. We didn't have to worry about our luggage, it was outside our room on the ship. Wonderful guide and great tips on what to expect. Perfect start to our cruise to Alaska.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Excellent trip. The guide collected us from the Hotel, on time, and was very good. An enjoyable day visiting the Lions bridge, the suspension bridge (which is not as scary as it looks) and Grouse Mountain. The cable car is an experience but the mountain is excellent. We got to see a bear whilst there that lives on the mountain. Recommended

Walter J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This was a wonderful tour.

Kathy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was great. We saw lots and, for us, it solved the problem of what to do between leaving the hotel and boarding for our cruise to Alaska. Also our large bags were delivered to the ship so that they were there waiting for us as soon as we were on board. Marvellous.

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