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British Columbia / VANCOUVER TOURING Sewell’s Marina Vancouver Lookout Step aboard the Sea Safari for a two-hour tour of Howe Sound, where you will find yourself racing along steep cliffs, observing seals at play, exploring sea caves, watching majestic bald eagles and taking in the sights of the Vancouver skyline. Each safari boat (there are three in the fleet) accommodates up to a maximum of 12 guests per boat, which provides a very authentic and enriching experience in the marine environment of Howe Sound. Sewell’s Marina is a family business in their 86th year with exceptional guides to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Join this Canadian Signature Experience with daily tours departing at 11am, 1.30pm, and 4.30pm from April to October. Shuttles available from any downtown Vancouver or North Shore hotel, reservations required. You have not seen Vancouver until you have seen it like this. The adventure starts with a 40-second elevator ride, whisking you 168 metres above ground to the panoramic observation deck. From there, you will enjoy stunning unobstructed views of picture- perfect Vancouver. Historic Gastown, the bustling downtown core, the sparkling waters of Coal Harbour, and the world-famous Stanley Park are all within view day or night at the city’s most remarkable viewpoint, Vancouver Lookout. Enjoy a self- guided tour or let the friendly and knowledgeable staff lead you and help you make the most of your time here. If you are looking for advice on more must-see attractions the team will be happy to help you. The Vancouver Lookout is open daily, year-round. From $93 From $18 Vancouver Harbour Cruises Vancouver City Highlights Tour Vancouver Harbour Tours is a unique Vancouver experience offering unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline, the surrounding Coastal Mountain range and many of the area’s most famous landmarks. Cruises include fully-narrated daily one-hour tours of the Vancouver Harbour, luxurious nightly Sunset Dinner Cruises with live entertainment, and Luncheon Cruises sailing through the calm blue waters of a coastal mountain range only accessible by boat. You will receive an extraordinary Vancouver experience aboard Harbour Cruises. The City Highlights Tour is the best way to see this West Coast gem. Explore Stanley Park’s thousand-acre playground providing superb photo opportunities. Enjoy a stop at the totem poles and get an iconic photo of the sails of Canada Place. Spend time browsing artisan workshops and get some great food with waterside views during your visit to Granville Island, a tiny peninsula within the city. Sure to be a highlight of your day is the 40-second glass elevator ride 168 metres skyward to a panoramic observation deck featuring a 360-degree view high above Vancouver. Also tour through Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, English Bay, Vancouver Harbour and more. An ideal tour for pre and post-cruise passengers with pick-up and drop-off at the cruise terminal and luggage handling included. From $41 From $85 Sea to Sky Tour Vancouver Delights Tour Vancouver’s rugged wilderness is right around the corner and now more accessible than ever before. Enjoy this fantastic day tour along the Sea to Sky corridor where you will travel to the top of a mountain as well as inside. Take in the ocean-side town of Horseshoe Bay, a quaint village popular with the locals. Feel the spray from Shannon Falls, British Columbia’s third-highest waterfall at 1,099 feet. Rise 2,800 feet to the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola - offering sweeping views of the Howe Sound fjord, luscious coastal forest and surrounding mountains - and capture photos as you journey 325 feet across the heart-pounding Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. Sure to be a highlight, climb aboard a mine train at Canadian National Historic Site Britannia Mine Museum to experience an early haulage tunnel. Explore both Vancouver and its neighbouring North Shore all in one day. This fully- narrated, seven-hour tour provides stops in downtown Vancouver at Stanley Park, Granville Island and the Vancouver Lookout, as well as journeys through Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street and English Bay. Cross the Lions Gate Bridge into the temperate rainforest on Vancouver’s North Shore to visit both the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Capilano Fish Hatchery. Walk across the heart-quickening suspension bridge and journey cliff-side through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face. And, no visit to the Pacific Northwest is complete without an impression of the Pacific salmon life cycle at the Capilano Fish Hatchery. From $135 From $135 91