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  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:1 or 2 days

Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Vancouver’s top sights are all mapped out for you to explore at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Hop aboard a San Francisco-style trolley and listen to live commentary as you pass 34 sites, including Stanley Park, Granville Island and Gastown. Your ticket can be used over two consecutive days. Take the entire tour in 2.5 hours or hop off the trolley to sightsee, shop or dine out. For stunning city panoramas, upgrade and add entry to Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre.

Highlights

  • 1-day or 2-day pass on the Vancouver hop-on hop-off trolley tour with 34 stops
  • See popular attractions like Stanley Park, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Yaletown, Robson Street and Granville Island
  • Learn about Vancouver’s sights and history from the onboard live commentary
  • Ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days, leaving time to sightsee or shop at a leisurely pace
  • Upgrade to enjoy city views from Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The trolley bus, with 34 stops, gives you a convenient way to get around Vancouver, with seven stops just in Stanley Park alone. Enjoy even more benefits: a False Creek Ferries ticket is included, as well as a walking tour on Granville Island.

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What You Can Expect

Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Vancouver Trolley Tour

Board a classic turn-of-the-century trolley at any of the 34 stops and enjoy live commentary as you see Vancouver’s most noteworthy attractions. You can hop on and off as many times as you like for a 1-day or consecutive 2-day period. Buses run from morning till the early evening, giving you flexibility to discover the city at a pace that suits your schedule. In the summer, the route covers two loops, Green and Red, which are combined into one super loop during the winter. (See below for a full list of stops.)

Both routes begin at Canada Place, a convention center built for Expo ’86. The Green Route then travels through West End before winding through Stanley Park, 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of natural oasis. Inside the park, hop out at Brockton Point, fine examples of First Nation art, or at Prospect Point, the park’s highest vantage point for views of the Cascade Mountains and the green-tinged Lions Gate Bridge. After the park, the Green Route trolley swings by the English Bay and False Creek Ferries.

Prefer museums and city scenes? Then plan your day around the Red Loop. See the 19th-century buildings of Gastown, Vancouver’s historic cobblestoned district, and check out the vibrant district of Chinatown. Take a shopping break or grab a bite in the stylish district of Yaletown, full of boutiques and local eateries.

Or spend your lunch hour at Granville Island’s Public Market, where you’ll discover colorful stalls of baked goods, seafood, art and music. A walking tour of the island is included with your trolley ticket.

Optional Entry to Vancouver Lookout:

Upgrade your introduction to the city with a glass-elevator ride at Vancouver Lookout. Ascend 554 feet (169 meters) in 40 seconds and walk around the observation deck overlooking Vancouver, the ocean, the North Shore Mountains and Olympic Peninsula. Your ticket is valid for a full day so you can return in the evening to see the city illuminated at night.

Vancouver Hop-On Hop-Off Tour 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

Customer Reviews

John D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great way to see the city! Guides were very informative and helpful.

Greg J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent way to see Vancouver to get an overall picture!
We were there at Halloween and the buses were decorated in spiders webs etc!
Friendly and informative guides.
Would highly recommend if you only have a short time in Vancouver to see the sights!

demuth194

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour. Staff very helpful

sue.short

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

FUN FUN FUN we had such a good day, great drivers full of information and so many stops could of do another day. so easy to find and get on and off.

Deb New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had the two day pass which was fabulous for getting around the city and seeing the sights. We had a friendly and knowledgeable driver both days.

Allen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Commentary was great and the trolley is easy to use.

Janet Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The trolley was very easy to use and was a great way to explore the city.

Sherry N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our driver was extremely knowledgeable about the Vancouver area and the history which we found fascinating. He also interacted with the customers. It was very obvious to me that this man really enjoyed his job.

usual

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent 2 days using the hop on hop off bus

George K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great way to see the city. The first day we travelled both routes, city and park in order find our bearings. Used the bus and free ferry crossing to see the sights without having to rent a car. Drivers were really knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour too. Great value.

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