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Grouse Mountain Alpine Adventure Private Tour

1. Grouse Mountain Alpine Adventure Private Tour

The perfect family adventure, and a great afternoon tour choice is Vancouver's very own alpine playground overlooking the city. Breath taking views, a fun gondola ride, and fascinating attractions for any time of the year. This afternoon adventure starts with a pick-up at your hotel and a drive across the famous Lions Gate bridge to the foot of the mountains. Your first stop is the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge. From there the Grouse Mountain Skyride whisks you to the top of the Grouse Mountain alpine area. Once on top you will be treated to an easy guided orientation walk of the many features of Grouse Mountain, followed by plenty of free time to explore on your own. Several different lunch and dinner venues are available, as well as souvenir and gift shops. Enjoy a stunning sunset over English Bay from Grouse. The tour fee includes complimentary access to the Theatre in the Sky, snowshoeing, ice skating, The Peak of Christmas and sleigh rides in the winter. In the summer, visit the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife with its resident Grizzly Bears and Wolves, take advantage of complimentary scenic chair rides, Grouse Mountain's World Famous Lumberjack Show, Birds in Motion demonstrations and much more. Time and interest permitting you will also stop at the Capilano Fish Hatchery where you will learn about the life cycle of Salmon, (up close) and the Cleveland Dam.

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Vancouver Bike Tour: Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

2. Vancouver Bike Tour: Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

Start your tour at the sandy shores of English Bay. Follow the beach path east with your bike tour guide. Stop along False Creek seawall to view the colourful "Giants" mural by Osgemeos. Leave the seawall and head into the Yaletown district for a quick stop at the Roundhouse Community Centre. See the first train across Canada and hear about Vancouver's connection to the railroad. Return to the seawall and bike through the stadium district, alongside BC Place, The Park Casino and Rogers Arena. Skip across the city to Gastown, Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood. Hear the story of Gassy Jack, stop at the Vancouver Steamclock and gaze up at the impressive design of the Woodwards Tower. Slide over to Chinatown for a peak inside the meditative Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. Learn about the important role the Chinese played in the development of Canada and hear the quirky story of the Chinatown otter. Pedal through Strathcona, Vancouver's first residential neighbourhood. Pause in front of Nora Hendrix's house and hear Vancouver's connection to the legendary guitar player. Stop for a tasty treat at La Casa Gelato, the Guinness World Record setting ice cream shop with 238 flavours to choose from. Ride through the Olympic Athlete's Village as you return west along the south side of False Creek. Cycle onto Granville Island for a slow roll past the artisan shops and remaining factory elements. Park the bikes and putter through the over 100 stalls in the Granville Island Public Market. Return to the bikes for a quick sea jaunt across False Creek on the Aquabus ferry system. Arrive back at the bike shop for a quick tour debrief, recommendation list and Instagram selfie!

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