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Downtown Vancouver Tours

Although it's officially on a peninsula, the abundant water surrounding downtown Vancouver can make it feel like an island. It is, today, the center of commerce and business for British Columbia but, even historically, the downtown area has always been a significant meeting point for trade and culture.

In modern history, the area wasn't permanently settled by outsiders until 1862 when the city was chosen to be the terminus for the transcontinental railroad. As Vancouver grew, a number of neighborhoods began to develop within the city. Gastown is one of the oldest parts of the city and remains a tourist attraction. It's here where the world's first steam-powered clock still stands in working condition. Other significant neighborhoods worth visiting within the downtown core include Robson Street, Coal Harbour and Yaletown. There is also a prominent Chinatown in downtown Vancouver – the largest in Canada.

Visitors can take in the sea views from Canada Place, enjoy a tandem bicycle ride at Stanley Park or check out the beautiful works of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Foodies, too, will enjoy the cuisine opportunities in downtown Vancouver, with its abundance of Asian foods such as Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese, as well as great places to test the local seafood.

Practical Info

If you're coming from the Vancouver Airport, the city's downtown core is accessible directly via the SkyTrain. Once you arrive, downtown Vancouver is fairly easy to navigate on foot.

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Vancouver Biking and Hiking Tour including Lunch, Vancouver, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Vancouver Biking and Hiking Tour including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

On your 6.5-hour biking and hiking adventure, explore the natural beauty of British Columbia. Cycle along the Trans Canada Trail in the Fraser Valley and hike ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $104.47
Seaplane Flight to Vancouver with Bus Tour from Victoria, Victoria, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Seaplane Flight to Vancouver with Bus Tour from Victoria

Depart Victoria's Inner Harbour by seaplane for an exciting flight over the Gulf Islands to beautiful Vancouver. Then enjoy a 4-hour fully-narrated bus tour of ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $338.47
Granite Waterfalls 4-Hour Boat Rental for 5 to 6 People, Vancouver, Air Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Granite Waterfalls 4-Hour Boat Rental for 5 to 6 People

Experience the thrill of driving your very own speed boat while navigating the majestic Vancouver coastline and mountain fjords up to the Granite Waterfalls. ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.14
Vancouver Boat Rental for up to 4 People, Vancouver, Boat Rental
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Vancouver Boat Rental for up to 4 People

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience the thrill of driving your very own speed boat while navigating the majestic Vancouver coastline and surrounding Islands. There is 250 sq km of ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.92
Seal Colony 3-Hour Boat Rental for 5 to 6 People, Vancouver, Boat Rental
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Seal Colony 3-Hour Boat Rental for 5 to 6 People

Experience the thrill of driving your very own speed boat while navigating the majestic Vancouver coastline and West Coast Islands up to the Colony of Seals. ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.30

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