Stanley Park Tours

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Vancouver’s Stanley Park enjoys a stellar natural setting, surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and laid out against the backdrop of the snow-capped North Shore Mountains. At nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) in size, it’s a mix of coastal red-cedar forest, lakes and lagoons, and scenic meadows. A walk along the public park’s seawall is an essential part of experiencing Vancouver.

The Basics
Visitors can see Stanley Park as a part of a Vancouver sightseeing tour, or dive in deeper with a guided tour along its wooded trails. Those interested in history will want to check out the First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour, which explains the local indigenous history and culture. Guided photography tours take a closer look at the beauty of the area’s temperate rain forest, while fans of the outdoors will enjoy the park’s natural beauty—and a verdant escape from the city—along its winding cycling and hiking paths. Families with kids can stop at the Vancouver Aquarium (Canada’s largest) and the Stanley Park Miniature Train, a replica of the Canadian Pacific Railway engine made famous for pulling Canada’s first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1880s.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A free shuttle bus travels around the park, though many bike or walk to get around.
  • Old-fashioned horse-drawn carriages offer one-hour tours and are a great—and romantic—way to get an overview of the area.
  • Restaurants and cafés are scattered throughout the park.

How to Get There
Stanley Park is located at the west end of downtown Vancouver. The park’s information booth is near the Georgia Street entrance, along the seawall. Walking and cycling paths lead from downtown to the peninsula where the park is located. The TransLink #19 bus and Skytrain are public transport options, or you can park your car easily using a daily parking pass.

When to Get There
The park is open year-round; March to November bring the mildest weather, and it can get quite cold in the winter. To have the park (relatively) to yourself, the best times to visit are typically early morning and mid- to late afternoon.

Where to Find Stanley Park’s Best Views
Certainly one of the best views in Stanley Park is from the seawall looking back at the Vancouver skyline and Coal Harbour. For natural beauty, it’s tough to beat the views of the surrounding mountains, but the rose garden and beaches come close. There’s also the wildlife, including bald eagles, beavers, and birds. Culturally, the First Nations art and totem poles are a must. Other scenic spots worth seeing include the Lost Lagoon, Hollow Tree, and Beaver Lake.
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Address: Georgia Street West, Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights Tour

Explore Vancouver’s towering skyscrapers, architectural masterpieces, urban beaches and coastal rainforests on this 5-hour Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge canyon lights tour from Vancouver. Head through downtown Vancouver with your guide to explore Gastown, Chinatown plus the buzzing arts and financial districts. Enjoy fine city views from the peaceful forest setting of Stanley Park. Visit a local public market on Granville Island. Cross Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore and explore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Step onto the bridge and marvel at the thousands of lights illuminating the way.
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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, Gastown, and the Lions Gate Bridge. Visit Granville Island, snap photos from the Vancouver Lookout's observation deck and admire Stanley Park’s famous indigenous peoples' story poles. The teetering Capilano Suspension Bridge and the glass floors of the Cliffwalk will make your hair rise. Stop at a salmon hatchery before you’re transported back to Vancouver.
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Stanley Park First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour

Enjoy a firsthand perspective of First Nations’ history and culture on this 90-minute walking tour in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Led by a First Nations descendant and cultural ambassador, the tour provides insight into how aboriginal people have lived and managed the land, the forest and oceans for countless generations. A little more than one mile (two km) long, this walk is a great educational activity for families and history buffs.
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting

Combine two of Vancouver’s most popular activities — sightseeing and wine tasting — on a private 9-hour tour of Canada’s cultural capital. Tick off top attractions such as Vancouver Chinatown, Queen Elizabeth Park, and Lions Gate Bridge before visiting some of British Columbia’s top wineries in the afternoon. Visit the cellars, explore the vineyards and, most importantly taste locally-grown wine varietals. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour

Combine an exploration of some of Vancouver’s top neighborhoods with a garden-themed sightseeing  8-hour private city tour by limo. Explore Vancouver attractions like Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, and the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in the morning. After lunch you’ll enjoy the views fro Queen Elizabeth Park and tour the Blodel Conservatory and VanDusen Botanical Garden.
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Beer Tasting

Raise your glass for a full day of craft beer tasting and sightseeing 8-hour private city tour of Vancouver. Explore Vancouver attractions like Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, and more in the morning. Then spend the afternoon toasting your adventures during a tasting tour visiting several of the city’s best craft brewers. All entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport in a private limo are included.
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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour

Visit Vancouver’s Stanley Park with a storyteller guide on a walking tour that explores the park’s weirdest art installations, crime scenes, hidden trails, and secret cemeteries. As you walk through the park, you’ll learn fascinating bits of Vancouver history, from Deadman’s Island to the long-lost village of Whoi Whoi. And since this walking tour begins and ends by Stanley Park’s Vancouver Aquarium entrance, you’ll be in the perfect location to keep exploring when the tour concludes.
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Stanley Park Photography Tour in Vancouver

Capture Vancouver on camera and improve your photography skills on this 2-hour Stanley Park photography tour in Vancouver. Stroll through Stanley Park with your guide and capture beautiful views over Vancouver’s soaring skyline. Head along the seawall path as your guide shares tips and tricks to get the most out of your shots. Explore shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings, and photograph famous views including the North Shore mountains, Lost Lagoon and Burrard Inlet. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to six people.
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your time in beautiful Vancouver with a 4-hour tour of the city’s highlights. Your driver will escort your group to popular attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. You’ll view totem poles, wander through food stalls and craft galleries, and get great city views from lookouts like Prospect Point. As you ride, listen to fascinating stories about the city, from the First Nation’s People to contemporary culture. Opt to add admission to the renowned Vancouver Art Gallery or a ticket to Flyover Canada, a simulated flight ride that allows you to see all of Canada in less than 10 minutes.
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Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

Spend half a day touring Vancouver’s natural and urban highlights on this sightseeing bus tour. Your savvy guide will escort you to key attractions such as Canada Place, Robson Street, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. 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 City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Customize your sightseeing tour of vibrant Vancouver with multiple pass options for a hop-on hop-off tour aboard a clear-top bus. Let someone else drive you around town, and choose when to disembark at any of the 29 stops, such as Chinatown, Stanley Park and Gastown. Choose between the CITY Route (15 stops), PARK Route (21 stops) or the DUAL Pass (29 stops). You'll able to explore historical landmarks and shop along Robson Street at your own pace.
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Vancouver Holiday Lights and Karaoke Trolley Tour

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Vancouver City Private Tour

While in beautiful Vancouver, treat yourself to a private tour of the city’s best sites! Your personal guide will escort your small group to key attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. Travel at your own pace, and request stops to snap photos, grab a souvenir or have a closer look at a site. Vancouver is at your fingertips on this private tour!
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Discover Vancouver's major attractions and city highlights in one day on this private 4-hour Vancouver day trip. Travel through the city by luxury vehicle with your private guide. Chose your own route to hit the highlights you most want to see. Perhaps take in top sites such as Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Park and Stanley Park. Enjoy panoramic views over the city and North Shore mountains from Queen Elizabeth Park. Gain insight into the city’s rich history and heritage, and learn what makes British Columbia’s buzzing metropolis tick.
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Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour

Discover the beauty and culture of Vancouver on a small-group bike tour – great for riders of all levels! Over five hours, accompany your guide on a leisurely ride along dedicated bike routes. Explore the city’s natural wonders like Stanley Park's rain forest and historic neighborhoods like Gastown and Chinatown – featuring one of the world’s best city gardens. Cruise along the seawalls for gorgeous views of the North Shore Mountains, False Creek and more!
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Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

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Stanley Park Bike Tour

Discover one of Vancouver’s natural wonders by bike on a morning or afternoon tour of Stanley Park. Enjoy a relaxing 3-hour guided ride through the 1,000-acre (405-hectare) park – the city’s ‘Green Heart.’ Cruise by Lost Lagoon and Third Beach, view First Nations totem poles in Brockton Point, and catch great views of the city skyline, mountains and local wildlife. Along the way, learn about Vancouver’s rich history as a logging center and the park’s complex ecosystem.
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Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours

Discover the natural beauty of Vancouver’s Stanley Park aboard a horse-drawn carriage on this charming 1-hour tour. Sit back and relax as your trusty steed clops along Park Drive overlooking the Seawall. An informative guide shares engaging commentary on the sights, including the Rose Garden, Girl in a Wetsuit Statue and the famous First Nations totem poles. Snap memorable photos of Vancouver and the Lion’s Gate Bridge. It’s a great way to experience the fresh air of Stanley Park without tiring your feet!
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British Columbia Super Saver: 4-Day Tour of Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria

Enjoy a combination of British Columbia's top day trips covering Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and more with this 4-day super-saver package. Explore top sights in Vancouver like Stanley Park and Granville Island. Then head to Whistler to visit Squamish Adventure Centre and the scenic Shannon Falls. You'll also visit Victoria's Butchart Gardens, and have time for more exploring in Vancouver using your included hop-on, hop-off bus tickets. This 4-day super-saver package includes round-trip transport from your hotel, ferry ride to Victoria from Vancouver, entrance fees, transport by coach for day trips and 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass.
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Vancouver Private Day Tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Experience the best of Vancouver, B.C. with a 5-hour private sightseeing experience that includes the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the day to your interests, starting with the historic and cultural landmarks of central Vancouver. Walk the narrow streets of Gastown and Chinatown, get perfect views from Stanley Park and see the bustling shops of Granville Island. Get a taste of mountain air and scenery from the bridge that sways above the Capilano River, with VIP, skip-the-line access and a private tour of the park’s important sights.
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Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy the exquisite waterfront views of Canada's premier West Coast city on a leisurely one-hour Vancouver Harbor sightseeing cruise. Travel past landmarks sites such as world-renowned Stanley Park and the city's rejuvenated Gastown district, marvel at the incredible North Shore Mountains from atop an open-air deck and admire the stunning Lions' Gate Bridge while sipping a cocktail (own expense) from the onboard bar. 
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Private Tour: Vancouver 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

Experience Vancouver’s top attractions and learn a wealth of information from a personalized guide on this private 3-hour tour. Travel aboard a comfortable sedan, SUV or van and visit highlights such as Stanley Park, Robson Street, Cypress Mountain Lookout and more, with a 30-minute stop at the Granville Market. Customize your itinerary and enjoy round-trip chauffeur transport from your hotel or cruise ship terminal on this private tour that accommodates up to 11 people.
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