We decided to take the red Vancouver hop on, hop off trolley. The trolley starts at Canada Place so it was an easy walk there from the Auberge Vancouver Hotel. There is also a blue hop on, hop off bus run by Grayline. The trolley has ... Read More
We decided to take the red Vancouver hop on, hop off trolley. The trolley starts at Canada Place so it was an easy walk there from the Auberge Vancouver Hotel. There is also a blue hop on, hop off bus run by Grayline. The trolley has two routes, a Stanley Park route and a City route. Your tickets are good on both routes for the day. The back part of the blue buses has no roof. We were very glad we were riding on the trolley where every seat was under a roof because the sun was bright and hot. Tickets to the trolley are sold by people wearing red and standing on the sidewalk. There is a ticket booth that sells tickets to the blue bus but not the red trolley. The weekends are very busy for both these tours with cruise ships coming in and departing. We got on our trolley around 10:30am and it was full. Even though it is a hop on/hop off bus, we decided not to get off. There were several stops the trolley made where people wanted to get on but couldn’t because we were already full. We did eventually get off at the False Creek stop to take the False Creek Ferry to Granville Island.
When you buy your trolley ticket you get a free coupon for the ferry. We ate lunch on Granville Island at the Vancouver Fish Company. We sat outside and had another good, but expensive, meal. The beer they serve at the Vancouver Fish Company is from the Granville Island Brewery. To return, you just have to walk a couple of blocks over a bridge to the mainland and pick up the trolley on the City route. By this time it was around 4pm or so and there was no problem getting seats on this trolley. We saw more of the city on this route and finally got off at Canada Place. Read Less