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  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:Flexible

Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Lookout Observation Deck and Vancouver Aquarium Combo

Do it all in Vancouver! Explore the city with a Vancouver Trolley hop-on hop-off tour, enjoy panoramic views from the Vancouver Lookout observation deck at Harbour Centre, and visit Vancouver Aquarium — the city's best-loved attraction and Canada’s largest aquarium. This combo tour gives you two consecutive days to explore the 34 trolley stops throughout Vancouver, including a one-way ferry ride on False Creek.


  • Combo package to see Vancouver’s best attractions
  • Explore Vancouver’s top sights at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour, valid for two days
  • Enjoy daytime or evening admission to the Vancouver Lookout observation deck at Harbour Centre
  • Delight in sea otters, dolphins, sharks and jellyfish with admission to Vancouver Aquarium
  • One-way trip on a False Creek ferry included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Your Vancouver Trolley ticket is your passport to excitement. Tour at your own pace as you pass or visit Vancouver's major attractions, famous parks and gardens, shopping areas, and fine restaurants.

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What You Can Expect

Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Lookout Observation Deck and Vancouver Aquarium Combo

Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Route

See the best of Vancouver aboard a classic turn-of-the-century Vancouver Trolley, which runs on environmentally friendly propane fuel, ensuring Vancouver stays beautiful. Take the entire tour in two hours or hop off the trolley at any of the 34 stops to visit Vancouver's major downtown attractions, go shopping or dine out. Then re-board another Vancouver Trolley to continue on your tour, which includes live commentary and operates year-round.

Your hop-on hop-off ticket can be used over two consecutive days. During April to October, trolleys depart approximately every 20 minutes; November to March trolleys depart approximately every 40 minutes from each stop. The two summer loops combine into a super single route in the winter (see list of stops in Itinerary below).

Head to the Vancouver Lookout, which provides 360-degree views from the top of Harbour Center, one of the tallest buildings in downtown Vancouver. Ride the glass elevator skyward to the observation deck and look out over the historic Gastown, lively Coal Harbour, and all the way to the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic peninsula. Your ticket is valid for a full day with multiple admissions so you can choose to visit during the day, in the evening and at night.

Voted BC's best-loved attraction, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre allows you to come face-to-fin with Arctic beluga whales, giant Amazon arapaima, tropical reef sharks and the fascinating dolphins, sea lions and otters of British Columbia. Daily shows and animal feedings are a popular highlight at Vancouver Aquarium, an attraction the whole family will enjoy in the heart of Stanley Park.

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Hop-on Hop-off Vancouver Trolley stops:

Park Route (Green)

  1. Canada Place
  2. Marriott
  3. Hyatt Regency
  4. Blue Horizon
  5. Westin Bayshore
  6. Stanley Park – Rose Garden
  7. Stanley Park – Vancouver Aquarium
  8. Stanley Park – Totem Poles
  9. Stanley Park – Lumberman’s Arch
  10. Stanley Park – Prospect Point
  11. Stanley Park – The Teahouse
  12. Stanley Park – The Fish House
  13. English Bay (Beach & Davie)
  14. False Creek Ferries
  15. Residence Inn by Marriott
  16. Sheraton Wall Centre
  17. Sutton Place (in front of Francesco’s Ristorante)

City & Museum Route (Red)

  1. Canada Place
  2. Art Gallery
  3. Holiday Inn
  4. Vanier Park – Museum of Vancouver & Space Centre
  5. Maritime Museum
  6. Granville Island
  7. Yaletown (Brix Restaurant)
  8. Library Square
  9. Sandman Hotel on West Georgia
  10. Hampton Inn
  11. Edgewater Casino
  12. Science World
  13. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens
  14. Vancouver Police Museum
  15. Vancouver Urban Winery
  16. Old Spaghetti Factory
  17. Steamclock (Gastown)
  18. Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre

Vancouver Lookout:

  • Viewing hours from 8:30am – 10:30pm

*Last elevator ride to the observation deck is 20 minutes prior to closing time.

Vancouver Aquarium:

  • September 5 to June 23
  • 10am – 5:30pm
  • June 24 to September 4
  • 9:30am – 7pm

Special Hours:

  • Christmas Day: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • New Years Day: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is the way to see Vancouver! It takes you all around the city to all of the places you want to see. I didn't realize there is a city and a park tour bus so when I got on I got on the city tour. This was great it was a good way to get acquainted with Vancouver and really get my barrings. Granville island is a must! The market alone I could have wandered in for hours! Stanley park was incredible and there is so much to do. It is really easy to catch the trolley there are signs everywhere. All of the trolley drivers I had were very knowledgeable and every one of them had there own stories and highlights. The aquarium was fantastic I really enjoyed seeing all of the animals. They have more than just fish! I did not make it to the lookout. It rained a lot when I was there and I really wanted to go on a clear day. I figure it's just something to look forward to the next time I go. I would suggest this to anyone and I would buying it again for myself. Great investment!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a great tour for people who only have a couple days in Vancouver. We stayed on the trolley the first day and on the second day got off at the stops we wanted to see more of. The Trolley drivers were very informative and friendly and very helpful to find our way through the city. We would recommend this to everyone.

Judith T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Raining on the first day,bus a bit leaky. Enjoyed the visit to the Aquarium. Many fish and aquatic animals to see. Can see the Beluga whales from below as too wet outside. Next day on the bus not wet saw a lot more good loop of Dowwntown Vancouver visited the Lookout great views. Well worth the tour and very good value

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great way to get around the main sights and good value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We did not end up using the Hop on Hop Off because we thought it would run later to see the Observation deck at night. The Aquarium and observation deck were both very nice and Vancouver we fell in love with.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We truly enjoyed this opportunity to see Vancouver. the 2 day hop on hop off is an excellent way to see what you want to see more of. we only wish we had more time in our sked. we'll go back to Vancouver again, for certain.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Well worth the cost of the tickets. My 11 year old granddaughter and I enjoyed the sightseeing. The Vancouver Aquarium and Lookout Observation Deck are must see attractions in Vancouver. We made several stops during the two days including Chinatown, Gastown, Canada Place, and the Granville Island not too mention their beautiful Stanley Park.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This Combo Package was very exciting and User Friendly. It is valid for 2 days and you can visit your favourite destinations by getting down on your stop. After you are done, another Bus will pick you up from the same spot. This gives a good amount of time to checkout the places one wants to visit.
P.S. - Bicycle ride in Stanley Park is a Must :-)

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