7 unexpected things to do in Vancouver this fall at 25% off

Oct 6 2020, 9:16 pm

Fall might be the best time to enjoy our city. For one, it’s finally “sweata weatha,” but let’s not forget that this is also when we can explore Vancouver (and its fine West Coast attractions) with stunning scenes of fall foliage in full effect.

There’s so much to see right in our own town, and Tourism Vancouver has teamed up with TransLink and Viator to give locals 25% off select local attractions and tours when you use the code COMEBACKTOTRANSIT. Think attractions like FlyOver Canada, haunted tours, local craft beer tastings, and more, all at a major discount.

TransLink’s Safe Operating Action Plan (SOAP) is still in effect with increased daily cleaning protocols, disinfecting “Pit Crews,” and physical distancing measures in place to keep commuters safe as they visit nearby attractions. Be sure to stay home if you feel unwell, wear a mask at all times, and sanitize your hands before and after your trip.

Hold onto your London Fogs, people — here are seven attractions and experiences you’ll want to lock into your calendars to enjoy the best of Vancouver this fall.

Whale-watching cruise

This is often a special big-ticket item you take your visiting relatives to, but don’t think to book for yourself. However, this fall, you can explore the currents of the Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound for 25% off! There’s never going to be a better opportunity to feel the sea mist in your face and witness orcas doing playful jumps out of the water.

Vancouver seaplane tour

There’s nothing quite like soaring over the city to give you some perspective on how small, special, and beautiful it really is.

Hop on a 20-minute ride that leaves from downtown and gives you a birds-eye view of nearby mountains, city landmarks, and False Creek. From a high elevation, you’ll gain an appreciation for how beautiful our lush parks become with the golden hues of fall. Plus, you’ll never forget your first on-the-water takeoff!

Historic Gastown walking tour

This is the perfect activity for fall and COVID times because you’re outdoors, taking in the fresh crisp air, and stopping at key landmarks to discover the dark side of Vancouver’s rough and rowdy past.

There will also be some learning involved — Gastown’s racked up a lot of history in 150 years — from haunted legends to an unresolved murder. Prepare yourself for a spooky yet educational journey.

Bike tour of Vancouver

Vancouver is a city of cyclists, but also of many scenic spots worth visiting up close and personal. Treat yourself to a true tourist experience for the day and join a bike tour so that you can cruise Stanley Park, Granville Island, and notable neighbourhoods like Chinatown and Gastown.

Grab a small group of friends within your bubble and get to know new parts of the city. Because you’re on a bike, you can stop any time and you don’t have to pay a dime for parking.

Grouse Mountain day trip

We see iconic parts of the city from various viewpoints around Vancouver, but how often do you get to take in the sweeping panoramic vistas from the peak at Grouse Mountain?

This season is the perfect time to act like a tourist and lock in a Mountain Admission ticket that includes a Skyride trip and the chance to see bears and other wildlife.

FlyOver Canada

You don’t need a car for this one. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the city to soar high above Canada during a simulated flight-ride experience at FlyOver Canada.

Before the adventurous experience, learn fascinating details about our national landscape, history, and cultures during a pre-flight show. Then, buckle up and take off.

Behind-the-scenes brewery tour

Railtown Settlement Building/Tourism Vancouver

Skip the lines and get straight to the beer with this Behind-the-Scenes Brewery Tour that takes you to three top breweries for craft samples and opportunities to quiz some brew masters.

How do you get beer to taste like bananas? You’re about to find out. Transportation is included, and you get to take home a souvenir beer glass to complement your growler collection.

There’s so much of Vancouver to explore! And now you can see it all at 25% off.

Viator has worked with its tour operators to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations where applicable. Each tour provider has its own COVID-19 safety precautions, and these may vary depending on the operator. However, details are listed on the Viator site. You can also search for tours that are taking safety measures by using the relevant filter.

If you end up booking a tour and want to turn it into an overnight excursion, there are plenty of hotel deals available via Tourism Vancouver’s website, too. Right now, you can even receive a free $25 Amazon Gift Card with your hotel booking. Visit www.stayvancouverhotels.com for details.

Click here to see the whole list of activities and experiences offered (yes, they’re all really 25% off) and use the code COMEBACKTOTRANSIT.

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