Vancouver Area Mountains and Sea: A Gentle Adventure out in Nature with a private guide
Experience a fabulous day out in nature in Super Natural British Columbia and specifically explore the North Shore mountains and coastline.
Visit Capilano Canyon for an exhilarating walk on their famous suspension bridge over the Capilano River.
Enjoy the quaint community of Horseshoe Bay for lunch.
Then head up the famous Sky-to-Sky Highway for amazing views of Howe Sound and experience the Sea-to-Sky Gondola in Squamish.
Drive over the Lion's Gate Bridge and through Stanley Park on your way back to your downtown location
Capilano: The three main attractions and trail walk take about one-and-a-half to two hours. This includes the suspension bridge, the cliff walk and treetops.
Lynn Canyon, with no admission costs, can be substituted for Capilano Canyon. It is a local park with a suspension bridge.
The scenic drive to Horseshoe Bay and short distance along the sea-to-sky highway highlight the panoramic Howe Sound. Enjoy lunch in one of the many seafood restaurants in the village of Horseshoe Bay.
We will then head up the fabulous sea-to-sky highway for amazing vistas of the Howe Sound and experience the Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola for more breathtaking views and a tour of the area. Enjoy another quick snack break, if you wish.
Return over the Lion's Gate Bridge through Stanley Park, if time, and to your downtown or cruise ship location. A trip to the airport would require one more hour, at a cost of $60. 00
Please wear running or walking shoes as we will be on the forest floor. Layered clothing is also advisable
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up from the cruise terminal, downtown hotel or airport. Please note the airport pickup will require an additional hour, for drop-off at cruise terminal, or two hours for return to airport. Additional hours are $60 per hour. Please provide your details in advance.
Attached is a standard Tours By Locals waiver, that I would ask you to read beforehand. You will be able to sign it at the start of the tour.
End location: Drop-off at your pick-up location, at a restaurant or other close location. Details need to be communicated in advance.
Duration: 8 hours
We can vary the time to suit - a bit earlier or later will be fine.
We will travel in a black clean and spacious Honda Odyssey (2012). Seats six.
One piece regular luggage and one backpack per person. Around 150 pounds of luggage.
If your group is larger than 6, please contact me for a customized tour that is priced and designed for your group. I can accommodate groups of 10 and 25+.
Transportation and my services as a professional guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
125 Canadian - Entrance fees at Capilano Canyon and Squamish Gondola. These fees are detailed below.
Food at a moderate restaurant.
Capilano Canyon Prices with 5% tax included
Students with ID and 17+ s$36.70
Youth 13 to 16 $29.35
Under Six Free
$24.95 Youth 13 to 16 years old.
As I can provide a $4.00 discount as your guide for Capilano, it is more cost effective to purchase your tickets on-site. They are available on-line if you wish.
Group Rates are available for 15+ people, purchased on one credit card.
Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish
$103.95 Family Rate
Plus 5% tax
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We had only 1 day after our Alaska cruise to see Vancouver and Mahara couldn't be more accommodating for us to see as much as we could in a short time, thanks for the immersive experience!