ROL Cruise recommends…
1. Come face to face with spectacular sea life
If you’ve never been just metres away from a shark, exotic fish or unusual creature from the deep, Vancouver Aquarium is a great place to start. Home to some of our planet’s most elusive sea life and boasting the title of Canada’s biggest aquarium, this is a great way to entertain kids and nature-lovers of all ages.
2. Test your nerve on Capilano Suspension Bridge
Got a taste for adventure? Then you’ll love the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a 230 foot-high bridge traversing some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. Built in 1889, the bridge has been a hotspot with tourists for over a century – and you’ll soon see why, as you wobble along its 450 foot (140m) length!
3. Get a bird’s-eye view from Grouse Mountain
Great for hikers and families alike, Grouse Mountain boasts stunning views of the city, plus family friendly fun such as the Lumberjack Show and the opportunity to see real two orphaned grizzly bears!
4. Be spellbound by Vancouver’s sights
Since opening in 1977, the Vancouver Lookout has been a popular spots for tourists looking to take in a jaw-dropping birds-eye view of the city from its heart. Rise to 550 feet (168m) above street level in a striking glass elevator to the Observation deck, and you’ll be greeted with a view you won’t forget in a hurry. If it's fresh Canadian air you're after, check out Stanley Park, a spectacular park that is popular with locals and tourists alike. Positioned between the waters of English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, this famous site brings together views of woods and water, making it a stunning place to stop for a picnic or scenic stroll.
5. Take a Hop In, Hop Off tour of Vancouver’s hotspots
If your trip is a little tight for time, Vancouver’s Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tours are for you. Hosted from replica turn-of-the-century-style trolleys, they’re a convenient way to see the best bits of Vancouver while giving your feet a well-earned rest. Offering over 30 stops including the city’s famous China Town, Granville Island and Gastown, the tours come complete with rolling commentary so you can learn all about the city from a true expert.
6. Explore the Britannia Mine Museum
Ever wondered if you could be a miner? Discover if you’ve got what it takes at this copper mine, once recognized as the largest in the British Commonwealth and now an award-winning tourist hotspot and National Historic Site. Enter the world of a 1914 miner thanks to a guided tour, or explore the mine’s original buildings and equipment in your own time.