- 50-m-high rainforest suspension bridge
- 400-hectare urban greenspace
- 200 stores to shop
Go from the bustle of an urban centre to the heart of nature in a matter of minutes. Through Rockwood Adventures, have unforgettable nature experiences within Vancouver and nearby Bowen Island via float plane, ferry and on foot.
Discover primitive ecosystems in the temperate rain forest of the Pacific Northwest, and observe lichen, moss, ferns and flowering plants growing under the mantle of some of the world’s oldest and largest trees. Take off in a float plane and ride high above the hanging glaciers and knife-edged ridges of Mount Mamquam before landing on a pristine mountain lake. Join a Zodiac boat expedition to study the wild Orca whales of Haro Strait first-hand, giving you a profound understanding of these magnificent animals in their home waters. In the heart of these beautiful outdoor settings, savor gourmet picnic lunches prepared by an Olympic culinary chef. Along the way, learn about the area’s delicate ecosystems from personable, knowledgeable guides who love sharing their passion for the area.
Language and culinary preferences accommodated. Tours include pick-up and drop-off at downtown Vancouver hotels.
- Embark on a walking tour of some of Vancouver’s most popular destinations, led by friendly, engaging and knowledgeable local guides.
- Stroll Robson Street’s exclusive shopping strip and discover the essence of west coast urban style.
- Discover the city’s Aboriginal and European heritage in Stanley Park, a 400-hectare seaside greenspace on the edge of downtown—recognized as one of the greatest urban parks in the world.
- Cross the iconic green giant—the Lion’s Gate Bridge—to Vancouver's mountainside and outdoorsy North Shore.
- Brave the 50-m-high Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge; marvel at giant Western red cedars and Douglas firs; hug the province’s oldest known Yew tree.
- Learn about the lifecycle of wild Pacific salmon; inspect lichens, mosses, ferns and flowers endemic to the Capilano Canyon.
- Savour a gourmet lunch pre-prepared by a chef de cuisine with more than 30 years of experience.
- Expect mild to warm weather throughout the tour operating season (May 1 to September 30). Average daily temperatures range between 13°C and 18°C, with the warmest months being July and August.
- Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
- Vancouver Coast Rainforest Adventure operates from May through September.
- July and August sees the warmest and driest weather of the year.
- Weekdays see fewer crowds than weekends.
- See the Capilano River in peak whitewater during May and June.
- Spot spawning salmon in Lynn Canyon during September.
- Tours are four hours in duration; departing at 9:00am.
- Lengthy walking is involved; comfortable, sturdy footwear is required.
- Guests should prepare for possible precipitation and changing weather patterns.
- Tour package price includes lunch.