Vancouver, B.C., CA
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Approximately 6 Hours
Meals not included
Photographers, nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike will delight in this full-day exploration of the greater Vancouver area's picture-postcard scenery.
Travel by air-conditioned coach, heading north out of Vancouver and up along the famed Sea-to-Sky Highway. A dramatic landscape of ocean views, old-growth forest and coastal mountains accompany your climb from sea level to 2,290 feet. Soon, you'll reach Shannon Falls Provincial Park -- home to the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia. Stretch your legs on a 15-minute walk through the forest to a lookout point. Here, you can watch the thousand-foot drop of crystal-clear water and feel the spray as it plunges over the cliffs.
Next up -- the base camp of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Hop into a gondola car, which travels 7,004 feet across the canyon and 2,785 feet up to a viewpoint 2,903 feet above sea level. The eight-minute ride to the summit provides sweeping views of Howe Sound and the majestic coastal forest and surrounding mountains. When you reach the top, take in the dazzling panorama of earth, sea and sky. You will have approximately three hours of free time to enjoy outdoor adventures such as hiking and interpretive walks. Or, if you're feeling daring, check out the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. The bridge is approximately 328 feet long and offers fantastic 360-degree views of Howe Sound and the coastal mountains. Perhaps a little less daring? Stroll over to the Summit Lodge and relax on the viewing deck -- a sprawling 5,000-square-foot open space.
You may opt to end your outing with an enjoyable self-serve dinner at the lodge (at your own expense).
When it's time to call it a day, take the gondola back down to the bottom, and return to the ship in Vancouver by coach.
Wear sturdy walking shoes if you want to explore at the summit. This tour is available only to guests whose cruise does not begin or end in Vancouver.