Our Princess cruise ends in Vancouver. Our flight doesn't leave until 6:55 pm. Can anyone recommend a tour? Vancouver overview sounds nice, but I think we'd like to do more than just ride on a bus. It doesn't sound like it stops. Is the trolley tour practical, and where does it end? Also, how is your luggage handled when you take one of these tours?
Thanks in advance.
Canada Place has baggage storage, which is probably what you would need to use with the trolley or hop on hop off bus. Be aware, you would be best to leave downtown Vancouver 2 1/2-3 hours prior to your flight. It can take up to 45 mins. via cab and international flights need a 2 hour window. So not really a lot of time. You could just check the bags and take the long walk to Stanley Park??? Or cab if you have mobility restrictions. Would take up several hours.
If you haven't visited "Gastown" yet - that might be the place to start. It's close enough for a walk. You can also hop on the sea bus and ride it across to North Vancouver. Lonsdale Quay is a great place to browse. The Sea bus is right near the cruise terminal. Another thing you might try is just hopping on the Skytrain and staying on for the round trip - you will see a lot that way and for very little money. If you do take the skytrain you might even get off at Metrotown - it is a huge mall - in Burnaby and the skytrain stops right near the entrance. Looking at your flight time - it might be wise to allow even more time than suggested to get to the airport - rush hour starts about three o'clock in Vancouver.
Enjoy your cruise and Vancouver. If you have any questions just ask on here or e-mail me and I will try to help.
The seabus and sky train are wonderful options and leave from the same place. As you exit Canada Place, walk up the hill, turn left and down 2 blocks. They only take CANADIAN money however, so get some in a shop etc. $2.25
The Sky train is also a cheap option if you take Amtrak.
Thank you for the advice, Karen and Hazelson! Our day in Vancouver is Saturday, so rush hour might not be too bad? (I'm guessing.) I hadn't heard of the seatrain or skybus, but you've made them sound like great options!