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The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour

1. The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour

Uncover the secrets of Stanley Park on a 2-hour insider walking tour with an expert guide. Explore the famous seawall, dark forested trails, historic totem poles, bizarre public art, and notorious crime scenes. See Vancouver landmarks Coal Harbour, the Lions Gate Bridge and Deadman's Island. As you stroll along the glistening shoreline and beneath towering trees, you'll hear the inside story of one of the world's most remarkable parks. Meet your guide at the fountain directly outside the Vancouver Aquarium entrance and then set off to explore Stanley Park. You'll quickly leave the tourist trail behind and take a little used path through the forest. You'll hear the tale of Captain George Vancouver before you emerge on the Stanley Park seawall for the perfect vista of the glittering downtown skyline and Coal Harbour. Following the seawall, you'll hear the tragic history of Deadman's Island as you approach the park's world-famous totem poles. A short rest stop at the totem poles gives you time to visit the bathroom, take photos, or buy a snack or water at the concession stand. A short walk later finds you admiring views of the North Shore Mountains, Burrard Inlet, and the Lions Gate Bridge. You'll take in some of the city's most loved public art, and cross a long lost cemetery hidden beneath your feet. Next, it's time to leave the seawall and head onto dark forested trails. Your guide will lead you through towering groves of giant Cedar, Hemlock and Douglas Fir, some hundreds of years old. These are trails few tourists ever step foot on - a genuine Pacific Northwest forest experience. You'll see the location of a long lost indigenous village known as Whoi Whoi. A short walk later you'll be In the heart of Stanley Park where you'll hear the story of one of Vancouver's most shocking crimes. You can catch your breath on the short stroll back to the start point. Your guide will be on-hand to answer your questions, help you plan the rest of your day, and take photos. After the tour, you can continue your adventure with a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium, or travel back to downtown to relax and remember your visit to incredible Stanley Park.

Private Vancouver Aquarium and Bloedel Conservatory Tour

2. Private Vancouver Aquarium and Bloedel Conservatory Tour

If you are a nature lover, make the most of your time in Vancouver with this private tour that takes you to the city's best wildlife attractions. You'll learn all about Vancouver as you visit both Stanley and Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Conservatory, and see tens of thousands of marine animals and fish at Vancouver Aquarium. Specialized wildlife-focused tour of Vancouver: Ideal for nature lovers Private tour, exclusively for your party: A personalized experience Explore the huge Vancouver Aquarium, home to tens of thousands of critters Hassle-free pickup from your Vancouver accommodations, port, airport or station

Vancouver: Self-Guided Smartphone Tour of Stanley Park

3. Vancouver: Self-Guided Smartphone Tour of Stanley Park

Explore Vancouver at your own pace. VanWalks is a web app that works on any device with a modern web browser. No app to download, no accounts to create, no ads to watch. Optimize your time in Vancouver by exploring the most popular areas of the city. Stop when and where you like, grab a coffee, and continue when you're ready. Our host, Chris King, has been living in Vancouver for 20 years and is excited to give you a unique look into the most interesting aspects of his city. Our routes combine historical context, modern events, and local interpretation to provide an interesting and fun experience for tourists, new Canadians, and lifelong locals. Available without a data connection. Use Offline Mode to download the routes using wifi in advance, and use static maps to enjoy the sights without any need for a data connection. Offline Mode can also be used in combination with a data connection to save data usage by downloading assets in advance, however the data usage in general is very low.

Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

4. Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

Spend a day hitting up Vancouver's most popular sight with this private tour. You'll ride all over town in a private vehicle, with stops along the way to visit the Vancouver Lookout and the Vancouver Aquarium. You'll also get the chance to stop to eat at local food carts and have the flexibility to stop for photo breaks along the way. See many of Vancouver's highlights in just one day Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle Admission tickets to the Aquarium and Lookout are included Private tour for a flexible, customizable experience

Discover Stanley Park with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

5. Discover Stanley Park with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Use the live GPS map on your smartphone app to creation your own itinerary for Stanley park in Vancouver with this audio tour. Use the app offline to save your data. Hear commentary automatically play at points like Hallelujah Point, Beaver Lake, and the Lord Stanley statue. Begin at the busy Stanley Park Causeway and follow the seawall all the way around the park. Have the option of stopping at points of interest in the park's interior. Get suggestions on attractions to see like Nature House and the Vancouver Aquarium. Learn about the creation of Stanley Park and its history. Delve into the geology of the area. Hear about the lost lagoon, Beaver lake, the hollow tree, and the devastating wind storm of 2006. Uncover the history of Hallelujah Point, Deadman’s Island, and the naval reserve. Check out the statues of the Scottish poet Robbie Burns, the Olympian Harry Jerome, and the park’s namesake, Lord Stanley. See the Nine O’Clock Gun, the SS Empress of Japan figurehead, and the 'Girl in a Wetsuit' statue Take a break on one of the logs at Third Beach, or visit the historic Stanley Park Pavilion. Admire views at Brockton Point and the Prospect Point. View Lions Gate Bridge. Tour the Rhododendron, Rose, and Rock gardens and hear the history behind the Malkin Bowl.

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What people are saying about Vancouver Aquarium

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 94 reviews

Fabulous! Tour guide made the experience! Very knowledgeable and made you feel like you had traveled back in time and were on the outside looking in!

Excellent trip!! Their service is great and the information received was useful for locals and tourists