The 7 Best Ways to See Vancouver


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Visiting this fine city of ours for the first time?  Take in all Vancouver has to offer and more by using a few (or all) of the following modes of transportation:

photo: Round the World Girl

7. By Aquabus

Because everything is prettier on the water. 

photo: Viatour

6. By Seaplane

For a unique sight-seeing experience, book yourself a Seaplane tour!  Choose from a wide-range of scenic options like the Vancouver Classic Panorama Tour, a 20-minute flight over the city and the North Shore mountains. 

photo: Jennifer Gauthier

5. By Skytrain

One of the most frequented modes of transportation is the skytrain.  Fairly easy to navigate and takes you from point A to point B and everywhere else in between.

photo: The Vancouver Sun

4. By Car

You don’t need a car to for sightseeing in the city but if it’s raining out, or if you’re making trips over bridges and to multiple destinations, renting a car or signing up for one of the many car-share programs is a good option. 

photo: vaycay.com

3. By Bike

Our city is extremely bike-friendly.  Rent a bike from one of the many bike rental spots along Denman Street in the West End, and get pedalling! We recommend touring the city via the Seawall. 

photo: Not Without My Passport

2. By Trolley

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.  Hop on, hop off, and check out Vancouver’s biggest attractions on this San-Francisco style trolleys!

Visit the Vancouver Trolley website for more info. 

photo: Anton Pavlovich

1. By foot

Personally, we think Vancouver is best explored by foot! How else would we uncover the countless hidden gems and must visit holes-in-the-walls in the city?  Plus, walking is good for you.

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