You’ll be picked up at your hotel bright and early in one of Landsea Tours & Adventures luxury private charter vehicles for your trip up to Grouse Mountain. As you travel the 20 minutes up to the base of the mountain, your driver will offer personal commentary, introducing you to Vancouver’s history and sightseeing highlights. You’ll take the scenic SkyRide gondola to the peak of the mountain before enjoying Breakfast with the Bears. Grouse Mountain is home to two orphaned Grizzlies, Grinder and Coola, and you’ll get to participate in their morning feeding, learn more about them from their wildlife officer, before sitting down to enjoy your own breakfast in the café. When you’re finished, take in the spectacular views on The Eye of the Wind tour, taking you up 58 storeys to a glass viewing pod in the middle of a wind turbine. If you have time before leaving the mountain, you may want to relax with wildlife film being shown at the Theatre in the Sky.
Take the SkyRide back down to the base of the mountain and your driver will pick you up. From here, enjoy the beautiful views of downtown and the water as you drive to Horseshoe Bay, just northwest of the city. Here, you’ll enjoy a seafood lunch at the picturesque Boathouse Restaurant before donning a red survival suit for your Sewell’s Marina sea safari. Aboard their high-speed, Zodiac-style vessel, you’ll cruise the magnificent deep fjords of Howe Sound while learning about the natural environment and ecosystem of the area. Howe Sound is rich with wildlife, and on your tour, you’ll likely spot sea birds, eagles, otters, deer, and lots of seals. Once you’re back on dry land, it’s time to be whisked back to downtown via one of Harbour Air’s floatplanes. Departing Horseshoe Bay, your “flightseeing” tour will take you high up over mountains, sea and finally, city skyscrapers before landing in coal harbour.
Tonight enjoy an exclusive taste of the city with an Edible Canada’s Guest Chef Market Dinner on Granville Island. Some of Canada’s best chefs come to make guest appearances in the Edible Canada Bistro demonstration kitchen and private dining room, creating multi-course dinners paired with Canadian beer, wine and spirits right in front of you. After dinner, you’ll be emailed recipes from the evening – the ultimate foodie souvenir!