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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour

Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Duration:
3 hours
From:
USD 30.08
<p>Uncover the secrets of Stanley Park on a 3-hour insider walking tour with an expert guide. Explore the famous seawall, dark forested trails, secret cemeteries, 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.</p>

Wacky Adventure Walk Game - Vancouver, BC

Wacky Adventure Walk Game - Vancouver, BC
Duration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Wacky Walks is a unique walking game. It is similar to a board game in which the power, or control shifts from one player to another, and instead of a board, you'll be navigating the city streets with your smartphone to play. <br>The objective of the game is to have fun, learn some facts about the city, be a little wacky, and enjoy the company of whoever you are playing with. Wacky Walks will start out by designating who will be the first King or Queen (kind of like a Team Captain), but don't worry, that could soon change. You'll then go out on checkpoints throughout the city. <br>At each checkpoint, the players will need to answer a question about the checkpoint and the players, or “pawns” as we call them will perform a task for the King or Queen. <br>Wacky Walks is done completely on foot and usually takes about two hours to complete. But don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote/virtual guide that will be available in case you get stuck.

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Things to do in Vancouver if you have a Vancouver Airport Layover or Extended Vancouver Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Vancouver Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Vancouver.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel


If you don't want to go far and are really looking to unwind between flights then head over to the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. Located inside the Vancouver Airport, the Fairmont Vancouver offers a day pass to guests who want to make use of their extensive spa and gym facilities. With over 130 treatments to choose from you will be hard pressed not to enjoy yourself while you are waiting for your onward flight.

Vancouver Tour


If you only have a short time, but want to see as many of the sights around Vancouver as possible, why not book yourself a Vancouver Tour? There are several options to choose from. The most popular offer hop-on hop-off convenience, and include all the top sights, including Stanley Park, Lion's Gate Bridge, Granville Island, Gastown and much more. A tour is also a great way to get a city overview, to identify areas to return to later in a longer vacation stay.


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Chinatown and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden


Vancouver's Chinatown was settled by Chinese immigrants who came to Canada in the late 1800s to build the national railroad. Today's grocery and herbal medicine markets mimic the ethnic flavors, sights and sounds of Eastern Asia. If you are lucky enough to visit during Chinese New Year, you will find the area alive with festivities and a parade. If you visit during the summer, the Chinatown Night Market, styled after Asian marketplaces, is very popular activity (100 and 200 block Keefer Street, 6:30pm-11pm, Fri-Sun, summers).


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a Ming-dynasty style garden located in Chinatown. The gardens combines traditional Chinese buildings, plants, a small lake, and curved footpaths to create the illusion of a very big place within a single block.

Grouse Mountain


Just a 15 minute drive from downtown is one of Vancouver’s greatest attractions: the Peak of Vancouver at Grouse Mountain. Here you will find activities to suit the season from skiing and snowboarding, ice skating and sleigh rides to the skyride and Vancouver's only zipline. For an active and adventurous layover head over to Grouse Mountain and you will find an activity to keep everyone happy.


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Capilano Suspension Bridge


The Capilano Suspension Bridge is suspended 230 feet above the Capilano River and is definitely worth a look. There are a number of family activities in this area including the award winning Treetops Adventure, you can take a rainforest tour, and experience the culture of Vancouver’s First Nation including traditional weaving and beadwork. If you prefer to relax over a good meal there are a number of dining facilities to choose from or you could choose to shop at the Trading Post for gifts and souvenirs.


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Richmond Oval


The Richmond Oval was the stunning venue for long track speed skating events during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Situated on the banks of the Fraser River in the city of Richmond, the Oval has been transformed into its legacy purpose as an international centre of excellence for sports, health and wellness. Facilities include ice rinks, courts, a running track, paddling centre, climbing wall and fitness studios. The 23,000 square foot high-tech fitness facility is open to guests. 

Take in a museum


If you are looking for culture and history, Vancouver offers several outstanding museums:

  • The impressive Museum of Anthropology houses several thousand objects from BC's First Nations. The museum is also home to significant collections of archaeological objects and ethnographic materials from around the world.
  • The Vancouver Art Gallery, combines local with international through a variety of exhibitions and a permanent collection that focuses on renowned British Columbia artist, Emily Carr.
  • Situated on the east side of False Creek is the shiny geodesic dome of the Telus World of Science (commonly known as Science World), which has a number of exhibits, shows and galleries aimed at making science fun for kids. 
  • The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, located at Gate A of BC Place Stadium, preserves and honours BC's Sport heritage by recognizing extraordinary achievement in sport, and uses the collection and stories to inspire all people to pursue their dreams.
  • In Kitsilano, near downtown, there are 3 gems: the Vancouver Maritime Museum, the Museum of Vancouver, and the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre.

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As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Vancouver Airport in time for your connection and enjoy your layover city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Vancouver Attractions

Bloedel Conservatory Admission Ticket

Bloedel Conservatory Admission TicketDuration:
1 day
From:
USD 5.49
Experience the colors and scents of the tropics year-round! Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush paradise located in Queen Elizabeth Park atop the City of Vancouver's highest point. More than 120 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers thrive within its temperature-controlled environment. Constructed through a very generous donation from Prentice Bloedel, Bloedel was dedicated at its opening in 1969 “to a better appreciation and understanding of the world of plants.'<br>

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VanDusen Botanical Garden Admission

VanDusen Botanical Garden AdmissionDuration:
1 day
From:
USD 6.50
VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop.<br>

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WiFi Rental in Canada - Free delivery and return anywhere in the US

WiFi Rental in Canada  - Free delivery and return anywhere in the USDuration:
1 to 90 days
From:
USD 8.00
<p>Our WiFi hotspot uses the local carrier, providing you with fast and reliable internet wherever you travel in the county.&nbsp;<br><strong>This device can only be delivered in the US&nbsp;<br><br></strong>A WiFi hotspot provides portable WiFi whenever you need it for your smart phone, PC and tablet device.</p> <ul> <li>Multiple people can connect to a single device&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Multiple devices can be used at the same time.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Up to 5 different devices can connect&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Why choose us’&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Up to 4G-LTE connection</li> <li>One low flat price that includes the rental of the hotspot which includes the data plan&nbsp;</li> <li>No hidden fees</li> <li>Free delivery and returns via FedEx anywhere in the US&nbsp;</li> <li>No worries of incurring expensive roaming fees with your carrier&nbsp;</li> </ul>

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4G LTE Pocket WiFi Rental, Internet Connection in Vancouver - pick up at LAX

4G LTE Pocket WiFi Rental, Internet Connection in Vancouver - pick up at LAXDuration:
1 to 90 days
From:
USD 8.00
<p>Our WiFi hotspot uses the local carrier, providing you with fast and reliable internet wherever you travel in the county.&nbsp;<br> A WiFi hotspot provides portable WiFi whenever you need it for your smart phone, PC and tablet device.</p> <ul> <li>Multiple people can connect to a single device.</li> <li>Multiple devices can be used at the same time.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Up to 5 different devices can connect.</li> </ul> <p>Why choose us’&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Up to 4G-LTE connection.</li> <li>One low flat price that includes the rental of the hotspot and the data plan.</li> <li>No hidden fees.</li> <li>Free pick up and return at LAX.</li> <li>No worries of incurring expensive roaming fees with your carrier.</li> </ul>

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Wacky Adventure Walk Game - Vancouver, BC

Wacky Adventure Walk Game - Vancouver, BCDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Wacky Walks is a unique walking game. It is similar to a board game in which the power, or control shifts from one player to another, and instead of a board, you'll be navigating the city streets with your smartphone to play. <br>The objective of the game is to have fun, learn some facts about the city, be a little wacky, and enjoy the company of whoever you are playing with. Wacky Walks will start out by designating who will be the first King or Queen (kind of like a Team Captain), but don't worry, that could soon change. You'll then go out on checkpoints throughout the city. <br>At each checkpoint, the players will need to answer a question about the checkpoint and the players, or “pawns” as we call them will perform a task for the King or Queen. <br>Wacky Walks is done completely on foot and usually takes about two hours to complete. But don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote/virtual guide that will be available in case you get stuck.

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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure - Vancouver, BC

Crazy Dash Walking Adventure - Vancouver, BCDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Crazy Dash is a digital adventure walking tour that takes you around the city to do silly tasks and see the sights using just an app on your smartphone. These sites could range from monuments and historical markers to sculptures and other important landmarks of the city. <br>The objective of the Crazy Dash is to have a blast with your friends and family, explore the city, learn a little, answer questions about your checkpoints, and complete crazy challenges. <br>After getting introduced to a remote guide via text message, you'll set out to 10 checkpoints around the city. At each checkpoint, you'll answer a question. Along the way, be prepared to perform crazy tasks! You won't be alone. Your remote Guide will monitor your progress  throughout the Dash. They may even give you challenges!<br>

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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Abbotsford, BC

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Abbotsford, BCDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Operation City Quest is an open world scavenger hunt, in which you use your smartphone along with a remote guide to seek out 150+ items including monuments, statues, and unique points of interest.  Challenges and trivia from your guide makes Operation City Quest fun for the whole family. This downtown adventure game is played for two hours while walking about 2 miles.<br>

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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Vancouver, BC

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Vancouver, BCDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Operation City Quest is an open world scavenger hunt, in which you use your smartphone along with a remote guide to seek out 150+ items including monuments, statues, and unique points of interest.  Challenges and trivia from your guide makes Operation City Quest fun for the whole family. This downtown adventure game is played for two hours while walking about 2 miles.<br>

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2021