Living in the West End — near Robson Street, hotels, Stanley Park and other attractions — I am frequently surrounded by tour buses and sightseeing vehicles. In such a tourism-oriented city, it takes a little something extra to stand out and I think Landsea Tours just might have struck gold with their new Sea to Sky offering.
Landsea Tours was founded in 1985 and 25 years later, Landsea Tours & Adventures owns and operates a fleet of 16 vehicles consisting of 24 passenger Mini-Coach, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans and Luxury SUVs, annually carrying more than 40,000 guests on daily scheduled sightseeing tours, private tours, charters and group activities.
I had my first and only experience with Landsea last week with the media group that went up to the brand new Sea to Sky Gondola. We all met at Canada Place, arms full of cameras and decked out in rain coats — like good tourists in our hometown.
The Sea to Sky Tour is brand new — researched and narrated by Landsea’s own operators — taking guests across the Lions Gate Bridge, up the Sea to Sky Highway, and stopping at some natural, historic, and downright beautiful locations along the way.
Our tour was a bit different though. We hopped off at Horseshoe Bay and thanks to Sewell’s Marina, we suited up for a zodiac ride across Howe Sound. Surrounded by mountains reaching down from their snow-capped peaks to catch the turquoise waves of this coastal outlet, we rode the waves all the way to Britannia Beach.
When we disembarked at Britannia Beach, Landsea picked us up again and took us to the Sea to Sky Gondola.
Sea to Sky with Landsea Tours
Landsea’s new Sea to Sky tour is about 7 hours long and costs $89.00 for adults, $59.00 for children, and infants are free — all attraction admission is included in your tour.
You will visit the seaside village of Horseshoe Bay, have a photo op at Shannon Falls (BC’s 3rd largest waterfall), experience the underground mine at Britannia Mine Museum, head up the Sea to Sky Gondola (2800ft up, that is), walk across the Sky Pilot suspension bridge, and return to Vancouver.
This tour will be offered from May 23rd through September 8th. It goes beyond the city and explores the Outdoor Recreation Capital of the World (Squamish, BC) — giving visitors an accessible adventure for a great value. For more information, check out Landsea Tours & Adventures on Facebook and Twitter.