Clipper offers a variety of handpicked tours and activities to add to your package when booking your trip. List of available tours and activities vary based on travel dates. Need help selecting the right tour or activity for a customized trip? Call our Clipper Pacific Northwest travel experts at 800-888-2535 7am – 7pm PDT.

Adventure Crossing: One Way from Vancouver To Victoria With Whale Watching

1666 Duranleau St. Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada

Available

May 26-September 22, 2019

Start out from the Prince of Whales Adventure Center located on Granville Island in Vancouver and settle into the Salish Sea Dream or climb up to the top deck and enjoy the wind in your face. Traveling through the scenic small islands between Victoria and Vancouver, your boat will carry you in search of the most fantastic wildlife to be found on this coast while an onboard naturalist guides your trip and informs all about our resident and transient Killer Whales. Arrive in downtown Victoria in time for lunch.

Why we love it
  • View several different species of whales in the wild as well as an assortment of sea birds and other species of marine wildlife.
  • The most adventurous way to travel between Vancouver and Victoria!
  • Fun for the whole family – the kids will never forget their memories with the whales.
What’s included
  • 4-hour Adventure Crossing cruise from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Onboard naturalists to provide commentary on whales and wildlife
  • Complimentary luggage service available
  • All applicable taxes

Best of Downtown Tour

Kirin Restaurant, Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Available

Year Round, (Except October 14, December 23-26 & 31, 2019)
April 1 -May 17 – Mondays & Saturdays
May 18-September 30 – Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
October 1-December 17 – Mondays & Saturdays
December 17 – 31 – Daily
 

Treat your palate to the best of Vancouver’s culinary scene with a seafood, wine and city tour! Drink in Vancouver’s fresh, seasonal, and diverse flavors with West Coast seafood, award-winning Chinese dim sum, French patisserie and British Columbia wine pairings! You’ll dine, drink and explore among striking architecture, natural beauty and breathtaking waterfront views!

Why we love it
  • Indulge in Vancouver’s fresh seafood – this progressive lunch features 5 seafood 5 ways!
  • Taste award-winning British Columbia wines from multiple growing regions.
  • Explore Vancouver’s breathtaking cityscape in the heart of downtown – between stops, you’ll learn about the city’s history, architecture and culture.
What’s included
  • A progressive meal at 4 best-in-class downtown establishments with 4 craft beer, local wine and cocktail pairings
  • A guided city tour through downtown Vancouver
  • Printed guide with food map and exclusive dining discounts
  • All applicable taxes

Gastronomic Gastown Tour

Gassy Jack statue, Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Available

Year Round, (Except October 14, November 11, December 23-25, 2019)

April 6 to May 15 – Wednesdays to Sundays
May 16 to September 30 – Daily
October 1 to 31 – Thursdays to Sundays
November 1 to December 17 – Fridays to Sundays
December 18 to 31 – Daily

Eat and drink your way through Vancouver’s #1 foodie district, just like the locals love to do! Weave through Gastown’s cobblestone maze, meet local restaurateurs, and indulge in a series of super-Vancouver foods like pork belly crackling, parsnip fries, tempura bacon eggs, immaculate desserts and more!

This is Gastown’s one-and-only designated Canadian Signature Experience! You’ll get an amazing meal, a charming local guide and a historic city tour from one of the Forbes’ Top 9 Food Tours in the World.

Why we love it
  • Skip the line and sit down for signature dishes from Gastown’s locally-owned, award-winning restaurants.
  • Weave through Gastown’s cobblestone maze of restaurants and cocktail bars and experience the city like a local!
  • Learn Vancouver’s beginnings – this is Vancouver’s most historic neighborhood with rich history and stunning heritage architecture!
What’s included
  • A progressive meal at 4 locally-owned, award-winning Gastown establishments with 4 craft beer, wine and cocktail pairings
  • An in-depth historical tour of Vancouver’s beginnings
  • Printed guide with food map and exclusive dining discounts
  • All applicable taxes

Granville Island Market Tour

1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Available

Year Round (Except May 12; July 1 and December 23-26, 31, 2019)

April 20 to October 30 – Daily
November 1 to December 17 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
December 18 to 31 – Daily

Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric, Granville Island is a paradise for food, art and culture. The Public Market is the crown jewel of the island – you’ll skip the lines and indulge in 20+ signature Canadian dishes, including organic breads, award-winning charcuterie, British Columbia cheeses, melt-in-your-mouth donuts and more!

Why we love it
  • Skip the lines in the bustling market for 20+ exclusive tastings at Canada’s top food artisans.
  • Be immersed in the action – the Public Market is where chefs and locals shop for daily ingredients!
  • Get a guided tour and personal introduction to Granville Island’s vibrant community of bakers, makers and family businesses!
What’s included
  • A progressive meal from 8 of Canada’s top artisans in the Public Market
  • An exclusive food and wine pairing at Edible Canada, a farm-to-table restaurant
  • An in-depth guided tour of Granville Island
  • Printed guide with food map and exclusive Granville Island discounts
  • All applicable taxes

Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour

Grouse Mountain, Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Available

April 15 – October 7, 2019

Duration

6 hours and 30 minutes

Live life on the wild side as you soak in all the natural wonders surrounding Vancouver with three stops on a spectacular half day tour. Journey through Stanley Park’s urban oasis, across the historic Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s North Shore before stopping at Capilano Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge. Walk across this popular and iconic bridge to get a squirrel’s-eye view of the old-growth forest and feel a rush of adrenaline on the jaw-dropping Cliffwalk attraction. Continue to the Capilano River Hatchery and learn more about BC salmon and trout. Next, take the mile-long Sky Ride to the top of Grouse Mountain and enjoy time to explore the Wildlife Refuge, awesome chainsaw carvings and learn about the local wildlife at the Theatre in the Sky.

Why we love it
  • The perfect half-day excursion into the stunning nature that envelops Vancouver.
  • Get even closer to nature on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from granite cliff face above Capilano River at CLIFFWALK.
  • Enjoy unbeatable aerial views above the treetops aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride, culminating in a 3,700 foot viewpoint above the city.
What’s included
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Stop at Capilano Fish Hatchery, Sky Ride to Grouse Mountain
  • Pick up/drop off from hotel
  • All applicable taxes

Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Available

January 1 – December 31, 2019 (Except July 10 & December 2019)

There is no better way to see the city of Vancouver than onboard clear-top buses and San Francisco-style Trolleys. This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver’s urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don’t forget Robson Street to do a little shopping!

Why we love it
  • Create your own itinerary with the convenient hop on/off locations.
  • Convertible clear top buses for stunning views, rain or shine
  • See the city at street level, you’ll discover neighborhoods in all corners of Vancouver.
What’s included
  • Hop On/Off Trolley Tour with approx. 29 stops
  • Full commentary of the sights, 2- day pass
  • Coupon book with discounts for local attractions and restaurants
  • All applicable taxes

Scenic Helijet Helicopter Flights Between Victoria BC & Vancouver BC

Helijet, West Waterfront Road, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Available

January 1 – May 1, 2019
Multiple flights per day, call for schedule and easy booking.

Ever experienced the incredible feeling of zipping in a helicopter over the skies of Vancouver? Now, you can experience this bucket list trip of a lifetime! Hop on a Helijet helicopter for the fastest, easiest travel between downtown Victoria and downtown Vancouver. Your safe and stylish helicopter will whisk you between these two great cities in just 35 minutes, allowing plenty of time for you to shop, dine and explore both destinations.

Why we love it
  • Soar above some of BC’s most spectacular scenery, including the Gulf Islands’ pristine evergreen forests and snow-capped peaks.
  • Bring your camera along for some one-of-a-kind aerial photos of BC’s sweeping landscape.
  • Fast, convenient and fun, this is a great way to see the most of our favorite BC cities.
What’s included
  • 1 seat aboard Helijet’s Sikorsky S76 helicopter
  • One-way harbor to harbor transportation between Victoria and Vancouver
  • Complimentary wine/beer, specialty coffee, tea, snacks and gourmet goods, reading materials & WiFi available at Helijet’s Victoria and Vancouver Terminals
  • All applicable taxes

The Forbidden Walking Tour

Available

April 1 – October 13, 2019: Monday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m, Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

Please arrive at the start point ten minutes before the scheduled tour departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather. Not recommended for under 14s.

Delve into Vancouver’s secrets on a walking tour packed with the city’s most scandalous prohibition era history. Walk along Vancouver’s historic streets as your knowledgeable guide shares tales of the villains, crooked politicians and mobsters that ruled the city in the roaring twenties, including the story of Joe Celona, Vancouver’s very own “Al Capone.” From back alley “blind pigs” to Chinatown opium dens you’ll see a side of Vancouver you never knew existed. If you are a history buff, this is an experience you won’t forget!

Why we love it
  • Wander past ornate heritage buildings and down narrow alleyways unchanged in over a hundred years
  • Visit the historic Gastown, Victory Square, Chinatown, Maple Tree Square and more!
  • Expert local guides entertain and delight with tales of Vancouver’s fascinating past
What’s included
  • Forbidden Walking Tour
  • All applicable taxes

The Really Gay History Tour

Available

April 7 – November 24, 2019: Sundays 2:00 p.m.
July 25 – August 7, 2019: Daily at 2:00 p.m.
(Except August 4, 2019)

Please arrive at the start point ten minutes before the scheduled tour departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather. Not recommended for under 14s.

The wild history of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community comes alive with stories of struggle, unity, and oh so much humor on a 3-hour long walking tour of this West Coast metropolis. From Downtown Vancouver to the Davie Village “Gaybourhood,” meet a history of outrageous drag queens, bookstore bombings and brave citizens who fought for acceptance.

Meet your expert guide, the man in pink, and stroll from downtown Vancouver to the historic gay village of Davie Street. Along the way you’ll visit the sites of police raids, Imperial Court coronations, the “Kiss-Ins” of Granville Street and the gayest beer parlor in town.

Why we love it
  • Learn fascinating stories about the strange tale of Rex vs. Singh, the remarkable story of two-spirited warrior Gone to the Spirits and more
  • Explore the Vancouver Courthouse, Robson Square, Jim Deva Plaza, Granville Street, Nelson Park, West End and Davie Street
  • The chance to grab a post-walking tour cocktail in the historic Davie Street Village
What’s included
  • The Really Gay History Tour
  • All applicable taxes

The Ultimate Day Tour: Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver

Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada

Available

May 26-September 22, 2019

Travel aboard the Salish Sea Dream through the Gulf Islands, watching wildlife with commentary by an onboard naturalist, arriving in Victoria at 1pm. Spend time in the capital city, then head to The Butchart Gardens by coach, where you can stroll through the Gardens at your leisure. Late that afternoon, re-board at The Garden’s private dock and enjoy a quick water trip back to Vancouver, sailing under the Lions Gate Bridge and into the harbor just in time for dinner.

Why we love it
  • The most adventurous way to travel between Vancouver and Victoria!
  • View several different species of whales in the wild as well as an assortment of sea birds and other species of marine wildlife.
  • Fun for the whole family – the kids will never forget their memories with the whales.
What’s included
  • Round-trip Prince of Whales Ocean Cruiser travel from Vancouver, onboard naturalists
  • 4 hours of whale watching and wildlife viewing from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Complimentary luggage service, shuttle from Victoria to Butchart Gardens
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens, with 2 hours to stroll at your own leisure, all applicable taxes

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium, Avison Way, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Available

Year Round

Discover more than 50,000 captivating aquatic creatures from around the globe! Voted the #1 indoor Vancouver attraction, the aquarium is the largest in Canada and among the five largest aquariums in North America. Inside, you’ll be treated to live shows featuring walrus and penguins. You can also watch sea otter feedings, daring shark dives as well as thrilling shows in the 4-D theatre.

Why we love it
  • The whole family will love an afternoon at the aquarium – kids will get a kick out of intimate walrus, penguin and otter encounters.
  • The Vancouver Aquarium is a self-supporting, non-profit organization committed to effecting marine conservation.
  • Convenient location just five minutes from downtown Vancouver in Stanley Park.
What’s included
  • One general admission ticket
  • All applicable taxes

Vancouver City & Lookout Tour

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Available

April 1 – October 7, 2019 (Except May 5 & April 21, 2019)

Grab your camera and spend an entertaining half day exploring the culturally rich city of Vancouver. Cruise through Canada Place and Robson Street, view the First Nations Totem Poles at the 1,000-acre Stanley Park and stop at Prospect Point for a great shot of the Lions Gate Bridge. Continue to the enchanting sights of English Bay beach area, followed by the eclectic Granville Island Market before topping off your adventure with a glass elevator ride 169 meters above the streets at the Vancouver Lookout.

Why we love it
  • Excellent photo opportunities along the way at Stanley Park and several lookout points.
  • Sit back and relax as your talented driver and guide show you the sights and sounds of Vancouver’s hot spots.
  • Convenient hotel pick-up.
What’s included
  • Downtown Vancouver hotel pick up and drop off
  • Narrated tour of downtown Vancouver and Shaughnessy neighborhood
  • Photo stop at West Coast Native Totem Poles and English Bay
  • All applicable taxes

Vancouver Lookout Tour

Vancouver Lookout, West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Available

Year Round
8:30 am – 10:30 pm May – September
9 am – 9 pm October – April

Experience the beauty of Vancouver from 450 feet above ground! Whisk yourself skyward with a 40 second glass elevator ride to the iconic building’s panoramic observation deck and soak in breathtaking 360-degree views of the beautiful Vancouver, historic Gastown, bustling Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and more! Afterward, hop on a complimentary tour to learn about Vancouver’s history, infrastructure, current trends and future expansion.

Why we love it
  • Watch the sun set on the bustling Coal Harbour.
  • Great for the whole family! The kids will love searching for Vancouver’s unique attractions and landmarks with Lookout telescopes.
  • Option to explore at your own pace, or hop on a complimentary tour to discover more about the city’s history and community.
What’s included
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • All applicable taxes