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Concierge Recommends: Spring & Summer Activities

In Vancouver, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to incredible activities. Whether within our hotel walls or in the city itself,  our knowledgeable concierge team takes great delight in sharing advice, so that you can make the most of your time here. The team is also pleased to assist you in securing restaurant reservations to ensure the most memorable dining experience possible. If you are staying at Fairmont Gold, please contact our Fairmont Gold dedicated Concierge team for a more personalized service.

Attractions & Neighbourhoods

Stanley Park:  (20 min walk) 1000 acre park– perfect for strolling, biking and running. It is home to multiple beaches, tennis courts and playgrounds.


Vancouver Aquarium: (30 min walk) From sea otters to sea lions, seals and penguins, the aquarium is a must-visit for all ages. www.vanaqua.org


Vancouver Public Library: (10 min walk) A coliseum inspired design including a roof top garden on the 9th floor, 350 West Georgia St. Vpl.ca


Horse Drawn Carriage: (10 min taxi) Travel back in time with a slow paced tour of Stanley Park in an old-fashioned tram, including a stop at the Totem Poles. www.stanleypark.com


Granville Island:  (20 min walk) Enjoy the large farmer’s market as well as numerous arts and craft stalls, galleries, cafes, restaurants, brewery and Kid’s market. Open daily from 9am- 6pm. www.granvilleisland.com


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden: (15 min walk) Enjoy the Ming Dynasty Scholars’s garden, the first of its kind built outside of China. www.vancouverchinesegarden.com


The Vancouver Look Out: (15 min walk) Take Vancouver Sightseeing to a whole new level with a bird’s eye view of the city. www.vancouverlookout.com


Fly Over Canada: (15 min walk) Soar from coast to coast on a breathtaking aerial journey through the latest in 4D virtual flight ride technology (complete with wind, scents, mist and sound!). www.flyovercanada.com


Vancouver Art Gallery: (across the street from us on Hornby Street) The Vancouver Art Gallery offers changing exhibitions of traditional and contemporary works in various media.  Permanent displays include paintings by renowned BC artist Emily Carr. Closed Tue, open late Thu/Fri. See Concierge for discount coupons.  www.vanartgallery.bc.ca


Science World: (10 min taxi) Hands-on science exhibits, demonstrations, Dream Tomorrow Today: slide into the future featuring interactive challenges, “Kids Zone” on the 2nd floor. www.scienceworld.ca


Yaletown:  (20 min walk) Vancouver’s trendy and upscale renovated warehouse district. This fresh urban neighbourhood is an easy 20-minute walk from downtown. www.yaletowninfo.com


Gastown:  (15 min walk) This quaint area is notable for its distinctive architecture, cobble stone pavement and antique street lanterns.  It is a great place to shop for souvenirs, Inuit art or to discover the talents of emerging local clothing and furniture designers. www.gastown.org


Pacific Centre Mall:  Located two blocks east of the hotel and offers over 140 shops, including 2 department stores!  Lots of shopping fun and also has a food court for a quick lunch. www.cfpacificcentre.com


Robson Street:  A boutique and restaurant district located one block south of the hotel.  Every step down Robson St. will bring you to a new café or lead into a fashionable store. www.robsonstreet.ca


Capilano Suspension Bridge: (30 min shuttle) Enjoy the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge and the thrilling Cliffwalk. Free shuttle departing from the Hyatt Hotel. Please see Concierge to issue admission tickets. Note: Treetops Adventure Closure for Maintenance until May 31st, 2024. Capbridge.com


Grouse Mountain: Take the Grouse Mountain Skyride to The Peak of Vancouver and enjoy the panoramic views of the city while exploring the outdoor activities. Visit the 2 resident grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola. Please see Concierge for admission tickets. Grousemountain.com


North Vancouver/The Shipyards: (Hop on the Seabus from Waterfront Station) Enjoy 73 eateries, 65 boutiques, 6 breweries and 2 galleries. Theshipyardsdistrict.ca


Sea To Sky Gondola (65 min shuttle) 45 minutes from Vancouver along the picturesque Sea to Sky Highway. Gondola ride to 2900 feet above sea level provides access to viewing platforms, walking trails, and a remarkable suspension bridge. Seatoskygondola.com


Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus

See the city at your own pace and check out Vancouver’s main attractions. www.westcoastsightseeing.com


Vancouver City Highlights (4.5hrs).  

Enjoy a tour to get oriented to the city. Highlights include 2 stops in Stanley Park, shop or eat at Granville Island Public Market, enjoy the city views at the Vancouver Lookout tower. Extended tour including Capilano Bridge/Hatchery (6.5hr).


Victoria Tours (13hr)

One of the most popular excursions and the best way to visit our provincial capital and the world-renowned gardens in just one day. Tour includes 1 ½ hour cruise across the Strait of Georgia, free time to explore downtown Victoria, time at the world famous Butchart Gardens.


Whistler Tours (10hr)

Escape the city and wind along fjords and inlets, ascend into the coastal mountains. The journey is as awesome as the destination.


Brewery & Winery Tours

With over 40 local breweries in the Vancouver area, there is a beer for everyone. For wine lovers, their tour takes you to explore the Fraser Valley.
www.canadiancrafttours.ca  www.vineandhops.ca


Cycle City Rentals and Tours 648 Hornby St (3 min walk)

Enjoy Vancouver like local on a bike! Choose from a bike or e-bike rental or a guided tour of the City or Stanley Park. Come see us for a $2 off coupon or tour reservation www.cyclevancouver.com


Forbidden Walking Tours

Roam the city with their expert guides for a one-of-a-kind walking tour and hear the scintillating stories of Vancouver’s secret past.  www.forbiddenvancouver.ca


Vancouver Mysteries

Explore downtown Vancouver and collect clues while a mystery unfolds.  Teams complete challenges and collect points during these real-life adventures. www.vancouvermysteries.com


Toonie Tours

Offer free walking tours of Vancouver (gratuity based) as well as bike tours, craft coffee and craft beer tours and private tours.


Vancouver Harbour Cruises 501 Denman St (5 min taxi)

Enjoy Vancouver’s harbour with a one hour city tour, 4 hour luncheon cruise or a three and a half sunset dinner cruise. www.boatcruises.com


Deep Cove Kayak

Kayak, paddleboard or canoe on Indian Arm, a spectacular fjord surrounded by majestic mountains and filled with rich marine life.  30 min drive to Deep Cove www.deepcovekayak.com


Squamish Rafting Company

Boutique-style half, full & multi-day whitewater rafting. All tours include delicious food, free professional photos & all required river and safety gear. No experience needed. www.squamish-rafting.com


Salmon Fishing

There’s no better place for salt water fishing enthusiasts than Vancouver.  Half or full-day fishing excursions are available with the following recommend companies:

www.bites-on.com, www.bonchovy.com


Sea Vancouver Boat Tours

Explore Vancouver’s spectacular waterfront on a 90 min zodiac ride departing from Granville Island.  www.seavancouver.com


Sewell’s Marina Boat Rentals (Horseshoe Bay 30 min drive)

Rent your own speed boat and explore the islands, islets and coves of Howe Sound. www.sewellsmarina.com


Vancouver Water Adventures Granville Island (10 min taxi) Cruise around the harbour in a kayak or on a paddleboard or speed things up with a Jet Ski rental. Boat tours also available with a minimum of 4 people. www.vancouverwateradventures.com


Whale Watching

Half day whale watching excursions from Granville Island with Wild Whales Vancouver www.whalesvancouver.ca  and Prince of Whales www.princeofwhales.com

Or half day excursions from historic Steveston Village (45 min drive) with Vancouver Whale Watch www.vancouverwhalewatch.com and Steveston Seabreeze www.seabreezeadventrues.ca

Harbour Air Seaplanes (15 min walk)

Harbour Air departs from Coal Harbour daily and offers scenic tours or Vancouver and the islands. They also offer scheduled flights to Victoria, Nanaimo, Sechelt, Comox, and the Gulf Islands. Please see Concierge for reservations.  www.harbourair.ca


Helijet and Sky Helicopters

Experience the amazing sights of Vancouver and Sea to Sky region.  Select a scheduled tour or create a unique personalized charter experience.  www.helijet.com


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