Short on time and want to pack in some inspiring sights, experience native culture, cadge a few thrills hiking into the rainforest, or simply sit back and get the lay of the land from experts?
We've rounded up a few of the best adventures that Vancouver's North Shore has to offer. Sign on for guided wilderness hikes, kayak a serene fjord, hop aboard a train to scenic Whistler, or embark on a coach tour that will cover coveted, scenic sights in a few hours. There is pleasure packed into every picture-perfect moment, whichever option you choose.
Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre
Located in picturesque Deep Cove on Indian Arm, Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak offers a range of options from straight-up kayak rentals, to lessons and guided day and weekend paddles. Ocean kayaks, canoes and surf skis can be rented are hourly, daily and multi-day.
Get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of Vancouver's North Shore with Natural Trekking. There are a wide variety of walks and hikes to choose from, depending on your ability and the time you have available, No experience is necessary, Natural Trekking will select the best route for you.
A bonus for signing on for one of Rockwood Adventures urban or nature adventure tours-rainforest hikes, kayaking expeditions, float plane adventures is - the food. Yup, food. Manfred Scholermann's is an Olympic culinary chef. And yes, the food is that good!
Talaysay Tours offers First Nations kayak and adventure tours. North Shore Tours include: Talking Trees, snowshoeing (winter) and kayak tours. You can rent or begin tours from various sites in North and West Vancouver. Located just 15 to 30 minutes from Vancouver, you can customize your paddle experience whether it be on the Indian Arm, in the Deep Cove area, Ambleside beach or Horseshoe Bay.
Mountain Biking Tours
Looking for someone to guide you through Vancouver's North Shore mountain biking trails? Why not sign up for a tour of these North Shore companies?
Endless Biking, a local company with certified guides, offers lessons and customized tours for visitors and locals at all levels of riding.
Shore Play offers guided mountain bike rides on Vancouver’s North Shore mountains. Based in North Vancouver, BC, our guides are some of the biggest names in the sport, fun loving locals eager to take you on a cross country, all mountain or downhill ride on Cypress, Fromme or Seymour. Depending which tour you sign up for, you may find your guide is none other than Wade Simmons.
Experience authentic Coast Salish First Nation culture during one of Takaya Tours' ocean-going canoe or kayak paddles, or on trail walks.
Sightseeing Tours - North Vancouver
Step aboard a Landsea Tours bus and enjoy the best that Vancouver's North Shore has to offer. Among the included attractions are Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Grouse Mountain Skyride, the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, and more.
West Coast Sightseeing
The highlights on West Coast Sightseeing's two North Shore tours include the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, the Capilano Salmon Hatchery and the Cleveland Dam.
Hop aboard the Whistler Mountaineer for a spectacularly scenic trip to Whistler. The route hugs the coastline before heading inland towards snow-capped mountains, past rushing waterfalls and over breathtakingly deep gorges before arriving in Whistler.
Sno-Limo Tours on Grouse Mountain
Sno-Limo Tours offera a way for non-skiers to experience the thrill of gliding along snowy Grouse Mountain trails and snow-glide down the mountain in a comfortable, environmentally friendly, gravity-powered, "chauffeur-driven" SNO-LIMO.
Seasonal Tours - May to October
Bluewater Adventures offers multi-day, wildlife & wilderness eco-tours in coastal British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. The company is based in North Vancouver, BC - and operates tours from May to October.