Vancouver Best Day trips FAQ's
Q1. What Kinds of Day Trips Can I Do Around Vancouver?
You can take a scenic hop-on-hop-off bus tour, witness the majesty of the mountains on a full-day Grouse Mountain tour, or explore the city's unique culinary scene on a food and cultural tour. Other activities like kayaking, whale watching and visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge are also popular day trips.
Q2. How Far is Vancouver from Whistler?
Vancouver is approximately 125km or 78 miles away from Whistler. The drive usually takes two to three hours, which is why many people choose to join a guided tour of the area from Vancouver instead.
Q3. What Can I See on a Day Trip to Victoria?
A day trip to Victoria offers an array of activities and attractions such as visiting the colourful and historic downtown, touring the majestic halls of the world-famous Butchart Gardens, taking a Butchart Gardens Evening Illumination Tour, or exploring Whale-watching.
Q4. Which Attractions Are Included on a Hop-on-hop-off Bus Tour?
A hop-on-hop-off bus tours includes popular attractions like Stanley Park, Granville Island, Canada Place, Chinatown, Gastown, and Robson Square. You can also enjoy the picturesque views of the harbour, English Bay, and Coal Harbour.
Q5. How Far is Vancouver from Seattle?
Vancouver is approximately a three-hour drive away from Seattle. You can also take the Amtrak Cascades train or take a ninety minute ferry ride on the Victoria Clipper.
Q6. What Should I Wear on a Day Trip?
What you wear on a day trip depends on the type of activity you'll be doing and the weather. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Don't forget to bring a light jacket or sweater in case it gets chilly!
Q7. How Much Does a Tour Around Vancouver Cost?
Prices for day trips around Vancouver vary depending on the tour you choose and the length of the tour. Most tours range from $35 up to $100 per person.
Q8. What Is the Best Way to Get Around Vancouver?
Vancouver's public transportation system is the most efficient way to get around. The city has an extensive network of buses, SkyTrain, and SeaBus, which allows visitors to get from one destination to the next.
Q9. Is It Easy to Get to Vancouver from Seattle?
Yes, it's very easy to get to Vancouver from Seattle. You can take the Amtrak Cascades train or a Victoria Clipper ferry. It's also possible to take a car or even fly to Vancouver from Seattle, depending on your budget and preferences.
Q10. Are There Any Tours That Offer Sightseeing and Shopping in Vancouver?
Yes, there are several shopping and sightseeing tours available in Vancouver. You can take a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city and get to experience the vibrant culture, or tour the most iconic shopping districts like Gastown, Robson Street and Yaletown.