Capilano River Explorer - Private tour


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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent)

From sea to source with a Private Guide

A journey alongside the majestic Capilano River. We utilize Vancouver public transit as it allows us to start at the estuary and end high at the edge of the Capilano watershed, it's also quick, efficient and green! We depart downtown for a short 15 minute ride over the Lions Gate Bridge to our starting point where the Capilano meets the sea, an exciting start to our day. The trail starts gently here and is interspersed with quiet developed areas, an easy transition and opportunity to find the rhythm of current. Once in the Capilano Regional Park, we visit the salmon hatchery, enjoy river vistas, the rainforest, culminating with a visit to the Cleveland Dam and Capilano River valley. From here we're back on and easy transit ride to Lonsdale Quay public market for some local market time. We cap our memorable day with a stunning ride across Burrard inlet back to downtown Vancouver via the Seabus. Solo travelers welcome.


Downtown departure via local transit, Capilano River experience, Lonsdale Quay public market, Seabus across Burrard inlet and to downtown Vancouver. While some of these areas are visited by tourists, the way in which we discover and how the day unfolds, gives it a truly local and off the beaten path feel!

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: We can decide on a designated meeting area near downtown Vancouver.

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 5 hours

Approximately five hours depending on your preferred pace, local transport.


Local transit, walking

What’s Included

Other: Fully escorted and guided tour with local insight.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 cad - Transit Fares, snacks, refreshments, shopping.

What’s Extra

Other: Transit fares, snacks, refreshment, shopping.

A Recent Review of this tour

Martin tailored our tour to see all the things we asked for, plus many more. It was a wonderful visit to a great city, we saw all four seasons in four hours, plus 50,000 runners, all capped off with a lovely lunch. Thank-you Martin!
Chris Griffiths

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