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Top Vancouver Day Trips & Excursions

While there’s plenty to keep travelers busy in Vancouver, it also makes a great base to explore other parts of British Columbia. From the West Coast’s most beautiful highway to wine-country adventures, here are some day trip ideas from Vancouver.

Victoria — 62 miles (100 km) away
Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and also one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest cities, settled in 1843. The ferry ride to Vancouver Island passes by some of the most beautiful scenery in British Columbia, and whether you’re heading to Victoria to see Butchart Gardens, go whale watching, or check out the second-oldest Chinatown in North America, a day trip is well worth your time.

Fraser Valley Wine Country — 76 miles (121 km) away
British Columbia is rapidly becoming known as one of North America’s up-and-coming wine-producing regions. Adults 19 and older can enjoy a private tour to the Fraser Valley, including the opportunity to stop at five different wineries and enjoy a gourmet 3-course lunch featuring local produce and wild British Columbia salmon.

Whistler — 78 miles (125 km) away
Whistler is one of the most popular day trip destinations from Vancouver, especially as there are plenty of shuttles that go back and forth all year round. (The drive, which follows the breathtaking Sea to Sky Highway, takes about 90 minutes.) Best known as a winter wonderland for snowboarding and skiing, Whistler is also popular during the summer months for hiking and mountain biking. 
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Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from VancouverDay Trips

Small-Group Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

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Experience Victoria’s signature beauty on a full-day tour from Vancouver. Traveling by coach and ferry, witness the region’s stunning waterways and mountains en route to British Columbia’s capital. Spend the day snapping photos and visiting the city’s top attractions like the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre (22-hectare) haven for nature enthusiasts. This tour combines guided coach tours and free time to explore on your own.
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from VancouverDay Trips

Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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Explore British Columbia’s coastline by land and sea on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens tour from Vancouver. Hop aboard your ferry and enjoy a cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands. Stand on the deck and watch the waves for whales and sea lions, and keep your eyes on the skies for eagles. Visit the botanical Butchart Gardens, where trickling fountains sit among themed flowerbeds and sunken gardens. Explore vibrant corners of Victoria such as Chinatown and the Inner Harbour at your leisure and soak up the metropolitan atmosphere.
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Whistler Small-Group Day Trip from VancouverDay Trips

Whistler Small-Group Day Trip from Vancouver

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Play in wild and beautiful British Columbia on a small-group trip to the alpine village of Whistler. Enjoy pickup from Vancouver or Richmond and head off on an epic tour through mountainous terrain and past rushing waterfalls on your way to the world-famous ski destination. Enjoy ample time in Whistler to eat, explore the village, and take optional tours of sites like Squamish, Shannon Falls, and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center.
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver LookoutDay Trips

Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver Lookout

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Enjoy a wonderful overview of the Pacific Northwest on this full-day coach tour of Vancouver and the adjacent North Shore. Wind through downtown, Chinatown, and Gastown. Visit Granville Island, snap photos from the Vancouver Lookout's observation deck and admire Stanley Park’s famous Indigenous Peoples' story poles. Cross the Lions Gate Bridge and head to the teetering Capilano Suspension Bridge and the glass floors of the Cliffwalk. Stop at a salmon hatchery before you’re transported back to Vancouver.
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour Day Trips

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

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Enjoy round-trip travel from Vancouver to Victoria, and discover top attractions in British Columbia on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens day trip from Victoria. Take the ferry to Vancouver Island, and enjoy fine views over the beautiful Gulf Islands. Dock in Swartz Bay, and visit the famous Butchart Gardens, exploring the grounds at your leisure. Then, enjoy free time to explore the city, perhaps walking through Chinatown and the Inner Harbour, before returning to Vancouver by ferry.
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Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver, see Horseshoe Bay and Shannon FallsDay Trips

Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver, see Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls

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Travelers that want to explore Whistler on a day trip from Vancouver typically need to rent a car and drive, which means focusing on the road rather than the landscape. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the views on this sightseeing tour to Whistler, complete with a guide to whisk you there. Along the way you can see Downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park, enjoy views of Howe Sound, and take a few hours to explore Whistler independently.
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North Shore Day Trip from Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse MtnDay Trips

North Shore Day Trip from Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mtn

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Fit some epic natural sightseeing into your Vancouver vacation on a half-day tour of the area’s gorgeous North Shore. Your personal guide escorts 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 to see native grizzly bears.
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Whistler and Sea to Sky Gondola TourDay Trips

Whistler and Sea to Sky Gondola Tour

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Your camera just might run out of memory space on this trip. Discover one dramatic landscape after another on this full-day coach tour between Vancouver and Whistler: the Sea-to-Sky highway, the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Squamish, Whistler Village, and Brandywine Falls. From the gondola, admire Howe Sound, the Squamish River, and the coastal mountain range. Enjoy plenty of free time to wander about Squamish and partake in Whistler Village activities on your own. Round-trip transport from select locations included.
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Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge ParkDay Trips

Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Two of Vancouver’s most popular attractions are included in this tour. Take a walk on the wild side in the forest at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Then see the world from the top as you ride the largest aerial tramway in North America--the Grouse Mountain Skyride. The tour also includes a stop at the Capilano River hatchery.
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Sea to Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls & Sea to Sky GondolaDay Trips

Sea to Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls & Sea to Sky Gondola

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Experience the essence of British Columbia on a full-day excursion along the Sea-to-Sky Highway! Leave the Vancouver area for a 7-hour trip through mountainous terrain and along Howe Sound to visit Shannon Falls—BC’s third largest waterfall and pan for gold at the Britannia Mine Museum. You’ll have plenty of time throughout to trek along forest trails, buy lunch, and participate in optional activities.
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Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension BridgeDay Trips

Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Spend half a day touring Vancouver’s natural and urban highlights on this sightseeing bus tour. Your savvy guide escorts you to key attractions such as Canada Place, Robson Street, and cross the Lions Gate Bridge. Listen to interesting commentary as you wind through vibrant neighborhoods and tree-lined paths in Stanley Park. Then head to Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths.
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Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and FerryDay Trips

Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry

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Take the adventure route between Vancouver and Victoria with a scenic 35-minute flight. Soak up lovely aerial views while crossing the Strait of Georgia by seaplane — the most eco-friendly transport to Victoria — then set off on your own sightseeing excursion of BC’s capital. At the end of your day, catch the ferry back to the mainland, admiring stunning island and ocean views at dusk.
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Small Group Tour: Whistler Day Trip from VancouverDay Trips

Small Group Tour: Whistler Day Trip from Vancouver

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Immerse yourself in Whistler's scenery and culture, including British Columbia's tallest waterfall and charming Whistler Village, on this full-day tour from Vancouver. With a small group, make additional stops at the new Aboriginal Cultural Center and Museum and Squamish. Travel the Sea to Sky Highway and enjoy plenty of personalized attention and time to ask questions. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Ground Transport and Butchart Gardens AdmissionDay Trips

Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Ground Transport and Butchart Gardens Admission

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Book this quick-and-easy round-trip seaplane flight package from Vancouver to Victoria. Fly over the Georgia Strait and Gulf Islands, and make a splashy ending in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Enjoy free time in Victoria, before returning on an afternoon or evening flight back to downtown Vancouver. Bonus: A shuttle bus and admission fee to the Butchart Gardens are included, making this travel experience even more pleasant.
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Vancouver, Shannon Falls & Whistler, Sea Everything TourDay Trips

Vancouver, Shannon Falls & Whistler, Sea Everything Tour

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Have your camera ready to capture photos of bald eagles in Brackendale during this full-day journey to Whistler, via downtown Vancouver. Along the way, stop at Stanley Park and Horseshoe Bay, a quaint village at the entrance to Howe Sound. Your guide follows a scenic route along the Sea to Sky Highway to Shannon Falls, where you'll take a short hike, with time to explore the ski resort year-round.
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Whistler Day Tour from VancouverDay Trips

Whistler Day Tour from Vancouver

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Spend time in the beautiful former Olympics village of Whistler on this all-day tour from Vancouver. Cruise along the famous Sea-to-Sky Highway for breathtaking scenery and hear the thundering Shannon Falls. After a guided tour of Whistler Village, you’re free to explore Whistler as you wish — swim in the Lost Lake, go on a hike or ride the Peak-to-Peak Gondola (activities are at your own expense). Round-trip transportation is included.
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Private Group Tour: ALL the Best Sights!Day Trips

Private Group Tour: ALL the Best Sights!

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Enjoy a personalized tour of Vancouver with a born-and-raised local as your private tour guide and driver. This private experience accommodates up to four passengers, with parking and fuel costs included. Simply share your preferences to customize the itinerary for up to six hours of exploring and keep your camera ready as you stop at the city's most picturesque spots.
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Post-Cruise Excursion Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver: Sea to Sky GondolaDay Trips

Post-Cruise Excursion Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola

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Discover top attractions along Canada’s famous Sea-to-Sky Highway on this 7-hour shore excursion from Vancouver. Hop aboard your coach at the Vancouver cruise ship terminal and head out along the Sea-to-Sky Highway with your guide. Admire the mighty Shannon Falls and explore Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Pan for gold the way the miners used to at the Britannia Mine Museum and gain insight into the gold rush of the late 19th century.
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The Fraser Valley Winery TourDay Trips

The Fraser Valley Winery Tour

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Just east of Vancouver is Langley, part of the prime winemaking region of Fraser Valley. Explore multiple wineries on this half-day guided tour, with a unique lunch at the end of the tour. Learn about each winery’s history and specialty products. Pay a minimal fee to taste wines at each winery, or have it waived with a purchase of wine. Enjoy attentive service on this small-group tour limited to 11 people. Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter van is included.
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Whistler and Sea to Sky Gondola TourDay Trips

Whistler and Sea to Sky Gondola Tour

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You’re visiting Vancouver and want to experience the natural wonders outside the city. Avoid the hassle of renting a car with this day trip that shows off BC's fjords, inlets, and mountains, with included transportation and a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola. A guide provides commentary on the drive, and you'll enjoy photo stops as well as free time in Whistler Village.
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Private Charter Tour to Explore Vancouver and Surrounding AreaDay Trips

Private Charter Tour to Explore Vancouver and Surrounding Area

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We offer a private chartered tour based on the sights you want to see. Travel in style in a luxurious Mercedes mini bus that fits up to 11 people. Enjoy entertaining commentary from an experienced local who knows the best places to visit.
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Fraser Valley Wine TourDay Trips

Fraser Valley Wine Tour

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Venture out of metro Vancouver to explore the wineries of the Fraser Valley. This tour takes you to four local wineries, allowing you a taste of what each has to offer, and delivers you safely back to central Vancouver. In addition to the wine sampling, enjoy a tour of the wine-making process, a delicious lunch, and some yummy amuse-bouches along the way.
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Ultimate Day Tour to VictoriaDay Trips

Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria

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Torn between a day of city sightseeing and nature excursions? Do it all on this full-day tour of Victoria! From Vancouver, cruise the Strait of Georgia for some epic whale-watching, take a self-guided tour of Victoria and soak up the perfumed beauty of Butchart Gardens! At the end of your full day, relax and take in stunning coastal mountain views as you cruise back to Vancouver at dusk.
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Small Group Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from VancouverDay Trips

Small Group Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from Vancouver

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Experience some of Vancouver's highlights on this family-friendly day tour, including stops at Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. With a small group of just 14 travelers, watch the lumberjack and endangered bird shows at Grouse Mountain. Visit the Treetop Adventure and the Cliffwalk at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
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