Vancouver is a lively multicultural city in a fantastic setting of beautiful parks, soaring peaks, and the Pacific Ocean. Everything is within easy reach, from great food, shopping, and entertainment in the city, to outdoor activities including skiing just a short distance away. It is the perfect place to start or finish a Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour and enjoy the delights of western Canada.


Sights and Attractions

Before or after a memorable trip on the Rocky Mountaineer there are many sights and attractions that make a stay in Vancouver a special experience. Below are listed just a few of the highlights, contact us at Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours for more suggestions & to book excursions.




Stanley Park

A star attraction, no trip to Vancouver is complete without a visit to Stanley Park, a green haven on the fringe of the city’s busy downtown. Surrounded on three sides by water the park can be best enjoyed by walking or cycling the perimeter sea wall. There are also horse-drawn tours along with numerous other attractions, including the Vancouver Aquarium.

Granville Island

This lively and attractive riverside area is connected to downtown Vancouver by a short ferry ride or bridge.

It boasts a thriving collection of craft stores, artists’ studios and galleries, as well as a wonderful, bustling food market and the famous Granville Island Brewing where you can enjoy a tour or simply taste their beers.

Vancouver Lookout

Great views of the city, the ocean and the surrounding mountain peaks are on offer from the Vancouver Lookout. Victoria on Vancouver Island is visible on a clear day from the tower’s circular observation deck

Canada Place

The iconic Canada Place, with its distinctive architecture of 5 white sails, is the terminal for cruise ships to Alaska. It also houses a hotel and the promenade outside gives sensational views of the surrounding mountains with the Olympic cauldron of Vancouver 2010 nearby.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

On Vancouver’s North Shore is one of the world’s oldest (1889) and longest (137m) suspension footbridges, which crosses the wooded Capilano Canyon.

In addition, visitors can enjoy a Treetops Adventure on 7 smaller bridges suspended up to 30m above the ground and an exciting cliff walk.




Grouse Mountain

Energetic visitors can take the Grouse Grind, a 3km trail to the top of the 1211m mountain in North Vancouver, but for a less demanding trip there is the Skyride cable car.

Once there the views are stunning and summer entertainment includes a lumberjack show, falconry display and a grizzly bear refuge, as well as activities such as nature walks, ziplining and paragliding.




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