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Downtown Vancouver
Surrounded by water on three sides, downtown Vancouver is the place to go for sea views, bright lights, and action. The city’s commercial core, it encompasses several distinct areas including shop-lined Robson Street, the green expanse of Stanley Park, historic Gastown, and one of the largest Chinatowns in North America.

The Basics
With so much to see here, many visitors to Vancouver devote the majority of their time to downtown. Join sightseeing tours of downtown, or delve deeper with walking tours of specific downtown neighborhoods, such as Victorian-era Gastown or the hip waterfront enclave of Yaletown. Downtown biking tours typically follow routes around Stanley Park’s scenic seawall, while many boat tours cruise around Vancouver Harbour, False Creek, and English Bay, offering front-row views of the downtown skyline. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Downtown Vancouver is a must for first-time visitors.
  • You’ll never be far from a restaurant in downtown Vancouver, with lots of dining options at all price points, including an abundance of Asian eateries.
  • Navigating downtown Vancouver is easy, with an interlinked transit network that includes the SkyTrain, buses, and the SeaBus passenger ferry. 

How to Get There
From the airport, take the Canada Line SkyTrain to Yaletown–Roundhouse, Vancouver City Centre, or Waterfront station. Cruise ship passengers disembark at Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, on downtown Vancouver’s waterfront . 

When to Get There 
Downtown Vancouver sees the warmest weather from mid-June through mid-September, and this is the best time for outdoor activities such as biking around Stanley Park or kayaking in False Creek. Avoid driving into or out of downtown during rush hours (7am–10am and 4pm–7pm). 

Top Sights in Downtown Vancouver
Many of Vancouver’s most recognizable landmarks and well-known attractions are situated in the downtown area. View the city from on high at the Vancouver Lookout observation deck, admire the sail-shaped forms of Canada Place, hear the Gastown steam clock chime, and explore Stanley Park, home to the Brockton Point Totem Poles and the Vancouver Aquarium. 
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51 Tours and Activities to Experience Downtown Vancouver

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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.75
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$166.75
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Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls

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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  • 10 hours
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$131.69
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Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver, Shannon Falls and Whistler

Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver, Shannon Falls and Whistler

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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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.10
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Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$99 Vancouver 2 Hours City Tour Private

$99 Vancouver 2 Hours City Tour Private

If time is limited and you have not seen Vancouver before, this is the tour for you. Welcome to this beautiful city. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a Luxary Mini Van. Enjoy finding out why the 'Economist' ranked Vancouver one of world's most livable cities. This tour of Vancouver's highlights is both informative and fun. Bring your camera and we'll be sure to get some excellent shots. We will stop at some of the city's most famous attractions such as Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, and Stanley Park. You will have an opportunity to see the market, stroll on the seawall, stop for great photo vistas, walk through beautiful gardens, and much more. Plan to have a wonderfull exploring this beautiful city.
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  • 2 hours
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Vancouver Lay Over Shopping (Mc ArthurGlen Designer outlet Mall ) Tour Private

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Vancouver Lay Over Shopping (Mc ArthurGlen Designer outlet Mall ) Tour Private

Although layovers can also an opportunity to see a city you may not have visited otherwise. Whether you’ll have Less then 4 hours in Vancouver, there’s plenty to do around the airport and nearby Vancouver, three hours is not enough time for a return trip into the city. Instead, stick to Richmond, which is where the airport is located. A five-minute Luxary MIinivan ride away is the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. There are over 60 brands within the open-air shopping village, plus many dining options. Take a bite out of a JAPADOG, a famous Vancouver street-food option serving Japanese-inspired hot dogs McArthurGlen Designer outlets are home to the world’s most prestigious luxury, designer, and premium brands offering the fashion-loving shopper year-round savings of up to 70% on retail prices. families can enjoy a great day out at McArthurGlen children can look forward to travelling around in style in their own kids’ cab, riding on a mini steam train or flying high with indoor skydiving
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  • 2 hours
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Vancouver Private Tour

Vancouver Private Tour

Take the effort out of your sightseeing and see the best of Vancouver with ease on this private tour. With pickup and drop-off at your Vancouver hotel included, spin through the city in comfort and hit attractions like historic Gastown and Stanley Park with your guide. Gain insight into Victoria’s rich history and heritage, and enjoy free time to explore the galleries and studios of Granville Island at your leisure.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Whistler Day Tour from Vancouver

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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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver Secret Mission Spy Game (2-10 Players)

Vancouver Secret Mission Spy Game (2-10 Players)

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Vancouver is under threat from an evil organization known only as Blackout, and you might be the city’s last chance! On this adventurous spy game, follow clues and crack puzzles in downtown Vancouver locations including Granville Street, the Marine Building, and Robson Square. With your secret agent kit provided, see if you have what it takes to stop Blackout from destroying Vancouver.
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  • 2 hours
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Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

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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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

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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  • 13 hours
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$163.64
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Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

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Delight in the beauty of Vancouver on a lunch cruise along the city’s gorgeous waterfront. Enjoy a unique dining experience as your float through Vancouver’s Inner Harbor, Burrard Inlet, and Indian Arm—a dramatic glacial fjord. Stroll the deck, indulge in a freshly prepared buffet and take in the beautiful sights including the Coast Mountains, verdant forests, and local wildlife.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.08
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The Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour

The Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour

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Whether you’re a Vancouver local or newcomer to the city, you will learn something new on this Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting tour of the city. Walk through the downtown core, discovering impressive Art Deco buildings. Your guide shares remarkable tales of murder, fame, and mystery. Stop at two award-winning local chocolatiers and indulge in generous tastings. Explore Vancouver’s past, architecture, and amazing chocolate.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Circle West - Canadian Rockies Round Trip Bus Tour From Vancouver

Circle West - Canadian Rockies Round Trip Bus Tour From Vancouver

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On this coach tour of the Canadian Rockies, you can avoid the long drive into the mountains—where winding roads require constant attention—and simply focus on soaking up the magnificent scenery. Travel between Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff, stopping at scenic highlights and enjoying free time to explore. With everything fully organized, there is no need to worry about hotel bookings, navigation, or schedules.
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  • 4 days
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$969.92
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Victoria Excursion from Vancouver by Helicopter and Sea Plane

Victoria Excursion from Vancouver by Helicopter and Sea Plane

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Travel from Vancouver to Victoria in style with round-trip flights across the Strait of Georgia, and make the most of your time by skipping long ferry lines. You’ll travel to the island by helicopter, with spectacular views of the coast and islands, then make the return trip by sea plane. Your flights between Vancouver and Victoria include pickup and drop-off at accommodations in Vancouver, with departure times that are tailored to your schedule.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$575.85
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Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

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We provide custom tailor tour made including the Vancouver aquavarium and Vancouver Lookout. Our Vancouver Day Tour is intended to cover major Spots in Vancouver like: i) Downtown ii) Chinatown iii) Robson St iv) Gastown v) Stanley Park vi) English Bay vii) False Creek viii) Canada Place ix) Coal Harbor x) Granville Island xi) Vancouver Aquarium xii) Vancouver convention centre xiii) Yale town x!!!!} Vancouver Lookout The main Attraction would include the tour and tickets for Vancouver lookout and Vancouver Aquarium which will give you a chance to see the entirety of Canada without leaving Vancouver.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$379.09
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Whistler and Sea to Sky Gondola Tour

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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.27
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Vancouver City Tour with Indian Meal ( 70 Items Eat as much as you can)

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Vancouver City Tour with Indian Meal ( 70 Items Eat as much as you can)

We provide custom tailor tour made including the Vancouver Lookout. Our Vancouver Day Tour is intended to cover major Spots in Vancouver like: i) Downtown ii) Chinatown iii) Robson St iv) Gastown v) Stanley Park vi) English Bay vii) False Creek viii) Canada Place ix) Coal Harbor x) Granville Island xii) Vancouver convention centre xiii) Yale town x!!!!} Vancouver Lookout The main Attraction would include the tour and tickets for Vancouver lookout and Our Lunch menu is inspired Specialty meat dishes including butter chicken and lamb curry and lots of fresh daily Vegan & vegetarian options, seasoned with a custom blend of spices as the key attractions for lunch The Lunch menu has over 70 food items to choose from with a perfect blend of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. We offers a spectacular ambience for just having cocatails at our mega bar, for our different customer spectawhich will give you a chance to see the entirety of Canada without leaving Vancouver.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.48
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Vancouver City Tour with Taste of India

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Vancouver City Tour with Taste of India

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We provide custom tailor tour made including the Vancouver Lookout. Our Vancouver Day Tour is intended to cover major Spots in Vancouver like: i) Downtown ii) Chinatown iii) Robson St iv) Gastown v) Stanley Park vi) English Bay vii) False Creek viii) Canada Place ix) Coal Harbor x) Granville Island xii) Vancouver convention centre xiii) Yale town x!!!!} Vancouver Lookout The main Attraction would include the tour and tickets for Vancouver lookout and Our Lunch menu is inspired Specialty meat dishes including butter chicken and lamb curry and lots of fresh daily Vegan & vegetarian options, seasoned with a custom blend of spices as the key attractions for lunch The Lunch menu has over 70 food items to choose from with a perfect blend of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. We offers a spectacular ambience for just having cocatails at our mega bar, for our different customer spectawhich will give you a chance to see the entirety of Canada without leaving Vancouver.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$317.92
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$56.11 savings
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Best Selling Vancouver Sightseeing Tour/Best 5 Hours in vancouver private

Best Selling Vancouver Sightseeing Tour/Best 5 Hours in vancouver private

Step aboard a horse-drawn carriage and experience a unique way to sightsee in Stanley Park. Discover a variety of natural and cultural attractions during a gentle ride on Park Drive, passing the Rose Garden and First Nations totem poles. With multiple departure times to choose from, it’s a quick and easy orientation to Vancouver's world-renowned public park.The Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours is always an adventure for kids both young and old. It’s a good way to see a lot of the park at a leisurely speed and be informed about all the areas of the park. It’s takes about hour around for the entire tour.
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  • 5 hours
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$319.69
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YVR Layover -- Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour

YVR Layover -- Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour

Why hang out at the airport for four hours when you can see the best of downtown Vancouver instead? I will meet you at the airport, we will take you with AC Mini van to downtown, then Sightseeing around the most beautiful city in North America! You will see our local mountains, and the ocean, the two elements that make Vancouver so unique: and our beautiful street vistas. We will make our way to False Creek and hop on a False Creek Ferry to Granville Island, the jewel of Vancouver. Then back we go to the airport and, if you have enough time, we can Sightseeing through the airport which has one of the premier collections in the world of west coast indigenous art. All travel expenses are included.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Night Vancouver (Music,Bars,Clubs & Casino)

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Night Vancouver (Music,Bars,Clubs & Casino)

From sophisticated cocktail spots to hard-partying clubs, Vancouver nightlife is diverse: there really is something for everyone. Most Vancouver nightlife and bars are concentrated into five nightlife districts, each with their own unique vibe and appeal, including downtown Vancouver's Granville Street, Gastown, and Yaletown.Robson street. Hard-PartyiCasino is not just a place to gamble, but rather its a luxurious experience ranging from assorted restaurants to custom activities. No one Casino is truly the same and therefore we want our customers to check out multiple casino's whether you are a professional gambler or a fan of luxurious food. We bet you will find what you are looking for at these casinos.Vancouver's Main Street has long been considered hipster-central, and the nightlife on Main and South Main has a hipster appeal: it's casual and relaxed, focused on music and atmosphere rather than style and decor, with a planned tour you can enjoy with 100% max satisfaction.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Vancouver Amazing city Highlight Tour

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Vancouver Amazing city Highlight Tour

Enjoy the best of Vancouver Christmas Festival of Lights with a Local Guide. Vancouver Amazing Christmas Light is a private tour for guests who wants to experience the Christmas spirit and joy during the winter, see the colourful decorations. The duration of the tour is approximately 6 hours, starts at 4.00 pm. Enjoy a complimentary pick up at your hotel in our luxurious Mini van. You will first visit the Van Dusen Botanical Garden and experience the Van Dusen Festival of Lights, including the Dancing Lights, Air France Carousel Ride, Fireside Lounge, Make A Wish Candle Grotto, and meet Santa. Next, over to Stanley Park and experience the Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park, with 3 million twinkling lights. For more Christmas lights extravaganza, you will be driven around Downtown, Canada Place, False Creek, Gastown, to see all the colourful light decorations. There will be stops for photo ops. Please along a camera suitable for night photo ops.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver Superheroes Outdoor Game for Families (11-40 Players)

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Vancouver Superheroes Outdoor Game for Families (11-40 Players)

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Team up with your superhero family to save the planet in one of the newest family activities in Vancouver - perfect for families with children ages 8 and up! The Muck Monster plans to take over the entire planet starting with Vancouver. She is determined to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world at any cost! Your superhero team will explore the Coal Harbour waterfront, finding clues and solving puzzles as you search for Muck Monster’s hideout, discover her secret identity and stop her attack. Groups are divided into teams of 2-5 players competing against each other in this Amazing Race style game. We supply the kits, you save the planet. Use your superhero powers for good and save the planet on this heroic family adventure!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$30.76
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