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.
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.
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!
Sightline Tours explores Vancouver's North Shore's highlights including Capilano Salmon Hatchery, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetop Tours, and Grouse Mountain the Peak of Vancouver.
Experience authentic Coast Salish First Nation culture during one of Takaya Tours' ocean-going canoe or kayak paddles, or on trail walks.
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 Mountain Ecotouring at Grouse Mountain
Sno-Limo Mountain Ecotouring offers 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.
Burrard Drydock Free Tours
Daily Wednesday to Sunday at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM from May to September.
Join the Shipyard Pals on a lively tour of the former Burrard Dry Dock site and learn about North Vancouver's wartime history. "Victory" ships, colourful characters, and tales of local lore and luck, combine to take you back in time. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length and occur rain or shine. Stroller and wheelchair accessible.
Tours depart from the PGE Railway station building at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, adjacent to Carrie Cates Court. To book a group tour or for more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.990.3700 ex. 8008.
Max & Molly the Mountaineers
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM to September 4th
Join these adventurers at the historic Lynn Canyon Park and discover North Vancouver’s connection to mountaineering. See early equipment that was used in reaching some of Canada’s highest mountains. Equipped with a deep knowledge of Vancouver’s mountaineering past, visitors can expect Max and Molly to provide them with dozens of fascinating stories and unique insights into this important part of British Columbia’s past.
You can find Molly and Max at Lynn Canyon Park in front of the Suspension Bridge weekends 11am to 3pm. To book group tours or to learn more contact us at email@example.com or 604.990.3700 ex. 8008.