Tour of the Totems
Totems are a unique facet of local First Nation’s culture. Visit some notable totems including the Centennial totem pole in Vanier Park, Sunset Beach Inukshuk, Stanley Park totems, and Native Friendship Centre.
Using the City’s Public Art Wisit the numerous examples of public art that can be found along the Seawall and throughout the downtown core.
Starting downtown, participants enjoy a leisurely cycle along the Seawall, stopping at the foot of Davie St to pick up a snack or drink from Urban Fare, and continuing to Sunset Beach to enjoy a beautiful Vancouver sunset.
The Olympics left their mark on the city in many ways. This tour shows off some of the enduring landmarks that are a result of the 2010 Winter Games. Starting at the Olympic Cauldron, the tour travels to the Olympic Village to explore Habitat Island and other features in the area, and culminates at the Olympic Village Canada Line station below the Cambie Bridge.
A leisurely ride along the Seawall culminates in a refreshing swim. Participants can choose to pay admission to enter the Second Beach pool, or take a dip in English Bay at the adjacent beach.
Chinatown comes alive on Friday nights with a bustling market full of delicious snacks, shopping, and unique entertainment. This tour exposes participants to the vibrant Asian cultures that call Vancouver their new home.
The Trout Lake Farmers Market is a great place to find delicious food, local arts, and enjoy the sights and sounds of a bustling local tradition. Tour participants begin their trip at the Cambie and Broadway Canada Line Station, travelling along the Tenth Ave bike route to Trout Lake. The return trip follows Lakewood to the Adanac bike route/Dunsmuir separate lane, culminating at the Canada Line station at Granville and Georgia
A short trip designed to appeal to cruise ship passengers, this tour starts at Canada Place, travels to Klahowya Village in Stanley Park to see the totem poles and First Nations performances, before returning along the same route.
The classic Vancouver bike ride. Starting at Canada Place, tour participants ride through Coal Harbour, around Stanley Park and end their journey at the Yaletown Canada Line station. Stops include Klahowya Village, Siwash Rock, the Nine O’clock Gun, and Second Beach.
Stanley Park gets all the buzz with tourists, but locals know that Pacific Spirit Park embodies the bigger is better approach. Kilometers of groomed hard-pack trails and good signage make it hard to get lost in the woods.
Take in the multitude of displays at the Beatty Biodiversity Museum and then get above it all at Greenheart Canopy Walkway. Walk the adjacent UBC gardens or visit the Museum of Anthropology. For a truly natural finish to your UBC adventure, check out the action on Wreck Beach!