7 Night Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise on Radiance of the Seas from Seward, Alaska Chilkat Peninsula, Skagway, Alaska
The 7 Night Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise from Seward, Alaska visits Hubbard Glacier, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Haines, Alaska; Icy Strait Point, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Inside Passage, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
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Explore Radiance of the Seas
Day 1 - Seward, Alaska
Day 2 - Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Day 3 - Juneau, Alaska
Day 4 - Skagway, Alaska
Day 4 - Haines, Alaska
Day 5 - Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Day 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 7 - Inside Passage, Canada
Day 8 - Vancouver, British Columbia
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Chilkat Peninsula, Skagway, Alaska
Chilkat Peninsula, Skagway, Alaska
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7 Night Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise

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Leaving from
Seward, Alaska
Onboard
Radiance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Seward, Alaska
Departs at 7:00 PM
2
Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Sightseeing from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3
Juneau, Alaska
From 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4
Skagway, Alaska
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4
Haines, Alaska
From 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
From 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6
Ketchikan, Alaska
From 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7
Inside Passage, Canada
Sightseeing
8
Vancouver, British Columbia
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Radiance of the Seas

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Radiance of the Seas
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Radiance of the Seas
A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Movies by the pool and mini golf right on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

WANDER THE WORLD OVER

Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

FEED YOUR INNER EXPLORER

Prepare to fuel up on fare that's as thrilling as the destinations you'll visit, like authentic Tuscan flavors at Giovanni's Table and exotic Asian eats at Izumi. For contemporary steakhouse dining with a twist, head to Chops Grille℠. Or sit down to a five-course culinary journey at Chef's Table.

Day 1: Seward, Alaska

Day 1
Seward
Alaska
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Dock Sailboats Waterfront, Seward, Alaska
Dock Sailboats Waterfront, Seward, Alaska
Things to do in
Seward
Departs at 7:00 PM
Sandwiched between towering Mount Marathon and glistening Resurrection Bay, the small town of Seward is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and action-packed adventure. Downtown’s Main Street houses a cluster of historic buildings decked out in colorful murals— and its Kenai Peninsula backyard serves as a spectacular outdoor playground. Hit the water for kayaking to tidewater caves, or go flightseeing over bright-blue Exit Glacier. You can hike Caines Head Trail’s pebbled beaches and mountain bike Lost Lake Trail’s alpine valleys. In Seward you’ll discover authentic native cultures, thrilling sport fishing, expansive icefields and all-out adventure— no matter which direction you turn.
Sealife Center Sea Lions Marine Life, Seward, Alaska
Sealife Center Sea Lions Marine Life, Seward, Alaska

ENCOUNTER MARINE LIFE AFLUTTER

Enter the world-class Alaska SeaLife Center for a “window to the sea” where puffins, giant Pacific octopuses, Steller sea lions and colorful fish swim. Hold sea anemones and starfish in touch tanks — or watch salmon splash their way up a fish ladder from an outdoor observation platform.
Kayaking Kenai Fjord National Park Wilderness Outdoor Activities, Seward, Alaska
Kayaking Kenai Fjord National Park Wilderness Outdoor Activities, Seward, Alaska

GO WILD

Explore Kenai Fjords National Park, over 600,000 acres of wilderness chock-full of tidewater glaciers, Alaskan wildlife, and outdoor activities galore. From hiking backwoods trails to bicycling mountain pathways, kayaking icy waters and beach combing rocky shorelines, this park encompasses the best of Alaskan scenery and adventure.
Dog Sledding Huskies Iditarod National Historic, Seaward, Alaska
Dog Sledding Huskies Iditarod National Historic, Seaward, Alaska

DOG DAYS OF ADVENTURE

Live life like an Alaskan musher at Mile 0 of the Iditarod National Historic Trail. Learn about the famed dog-sledding race while touring a local kennel. Then board a custom-designed sled for an exhilarating ride through rainforest or across glaciers, a team of spirited huskies leading the way.
Cuisine Crab Eggs Benedict, Seward, Alaska
Cuisine Crab Eggs Benedict, Seward, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Start the day with king crab eggs benedict and then enjoy a reindeer hot dog for lunch. Alaskan sablefish and Resurrection Bay red salmon are both solid dinner choices, best paired with a pint from Seward Brewing Company. Then stop by Sweet Darlings for fudge, gelato or saltwater taffy— all are made in-house.
Shopping Coastal Town, Seward, Alaska
Shopping Coastal Town, Seward, Alaska

SHOPPING

A collection of downtown shops sell handmade pottery, jade jewelry, and hand-crafted knives with carved handles. Totem poles, ulu knives and watercolors by well-known Alaskan artist Karla Morreira all make great souvenirs. And local fish processors can arrange overnight shipping of fresh catches directly to your home.

Day 2: Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Day 2
Hubbard Glacier
Alaska
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Iceberg With Sunset in the Background, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Iceberg With Sunset in the Background, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Things to do in
Hubbard Glacier
Sightseeing from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Experience the daunting power of the largest tidewater glacier in North America. While most glaciers tend to thin and retreat, Hubbard Glacier continues to thicken and actively advance toward the Gulf of Alaska, earning the nickname “Galloping Glacier”. Sailing into Disenchantment Bay near the glacier’s 400-foot-tall face, you’ll get panoramic views of its gigantic expanse— Hubbard is a monstrous 76 miles long and 1,200 feet deep.
Yakutat Bay Icy Point, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Yakutat Bay Icy Point, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

TIDES OF ADVENTURE

As you sail into picturesque Yakutat Bay, the first all-weather, all-vessel safe harbor north of Icy Point, you’ll be able to see Hubbard Glacier off in the distance. Passing miles of sandy beaches, keep your eyes peeled for harbor seals lounging on buoys or swimming in waters alongside the ship.
Insider tip
Bring a camera with a good zoom to capture the glacier’s best angle.

SPREAD YOUR WINGS

The Yakutat Bay Important Bird Area is known for its large population of breeding Kittlitz’s murrelet. Its open-water habitat is also home to one of the largest breeding colonies of Aleutian terns. More than 200 species of birds can be seen in this area.

Day 3: Juneau, Alaska

Day 3
Juneau
Alaska
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Couple Enjoying Glacier Tour, Juneau, Alaska
Couple Enjoying Glacier Tour, Juneau, Alaska
Things to do in
Juneau
From 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.
Humpback Whales Watching Ocean, Juneau, Alaska
Humpback Whales Watching Ocean, Juneau, Alaska

SEAFARING SAFARI

Watch for humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals, and Steller sea lions as you cruise through the icy Alaskan waters on a charter boat.
Insider tip
Summer temperatures average in the 60’s but can jump into the mid-80s or drop unexpectedly into the 40s or below, so dress in layers.
Sledding Dogs Family, Juneau, Alaska
Sledding Dogs Family, Juneau, Alaska

BECOME A MASTER MUSHER

Travel to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and join a team of professional mushers and their huskies on a sleigh ride over the snow.
Insider tip
Keep your eyes peeled, because Juneau is in the heart of Bear Country. While the bears don’t typically bother humans, it’s always a good idea to keep your distance.
Gold Panning Family Fun, Juneau, Alaska
Gold Panning Family Fun, Juneau, Alaska

GO FOR THE GOLD

Follow in the footsteps of fortune hunters and pan for gold along trails forged by prospectors over a hundred years ago during the Juneau gold rush.
Salmon Grill , Juneau, Alaska
Salmon Grill , Juneau, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

From coffee shops to local pubs, Juneau’s food scene is all about seafood and simple fare, like burgers and sandwiches. If you’re craving a cold one, be sure you try Alaskan Brewing Company’s Alaskan Amber or Smoked Porter— they’re both local favorites.
Aerial of City and Mountains, Juneau, Alaska
Aerial of City and Mountains, Juneau, Alaska

SHOPPING

For some frontier retail therapy, head to downtown Juneau and you’ll find plenty of shops and boutiques selling Native art, locally-crafted goods and designer brands.

Day 4: Skagway, Alaska

Day 4
Skagway
Alaska
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Mountains Ice Snow Glaciers , Skagway, Alaska
Mountains Ice Snow Glaciers , Skagway, Alaska
Things to do in
Skagway
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.
Vintage Rail Car White Pass Yukon Route Bridal Veil Falls, Skagway, Alaska
Vintage Rail Car White Pass Yukon Route Bridal Veil Falls, Skagway, Alaska

ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Prepare to be blown away by breathtaking Alaskan scenery while riding in a vintage rail car along the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway. See Bridal Veil Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and Glacier Gorge unfold before you while climbing the 2,885-foot incline of White Pass.
Insider tip
For $5 you can ride the S.M.A.R.T. Bus around town all day long.
Chilkoot Trail Hiking Trail, Skagway, Alaska
Chilkoot Trail Hiking Trail, Skagway, Alaska

TAKE A HIKE

Known as “the world’s longest outdoor museum”, Chilkoot Trail encompasses 33 miles of hiking trails. Follow in the footsteps of Klondike stampeders as you trek through dense rainforest, enjoy incredible scenery, and discover the Gold Rush ghost town of Dyea. This is the ultimate Alaskan outdoor challenge.
Insider tip
National Park Service rangers lead free walking tours of the historic district five times daily.
Klondlike Gold Rush Museum, Skagway, Alaska
Klondlike Gold Rush Museum, Skagway, Alaska

GO FOR GOLD

Step back in time at the museums of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Relive the good old Gold Rush days through interactive exhibits at its Visitor Center, housed in the restored 19th-century Railroad Depot. You can also watch a captivating documentary film detailing the rush for gold in Alaska.
Cuisine Crab Legs Seafood Shellfish, Skagway, Alaska
Cuisine Crab Legs Seafood Shellfish, Skagway, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Skagway is one of the best places to feast on king crab legs. Hit Skagway Brewing Company for sockeye salmon sandwiches paired with a Blonde Ale made from hand picked Sitka spruce tree tips. Enjoy Mendenhall Mudd or Klondike Walnut fudge at the Alaska Fudge Company— and then sip a nightcap at Red Onion Saloon, the oldest watering hole in town.
Old Historic Buildings, Skagway, Alaska
Old Historic Buildings, Skagway, Alaska

SHOPPING

Skagway’s downtown historic corridor has its fair share of Gold Rush-era facades that now house souvenir shops. Sprinkled among them are galleries selling local artisan paintings, carvings, pottery, woodworks and jewelry. You’ll know it’s authentic if it has the “Made in Skagway” logo.

Day 4: Haines, Alaska

Day 4
Haines
Alaska
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Haines Alaska Coastal Homes
Haines Alaska Coastal Homes
Things to do in
Haines
From 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
If you’re looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward. And discover the area’s rich cultural heritage at museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People..
Beautiful View Haines City Near Glacier Bay Alaska
Beautiful View Haines City Near Glacier Bay Alaska

SPEND THE DAY IN GLACIER BAY

Glacier Bay is one of Alaska’s most impressive national parks, and Haines is the perfect town to catch a flightseeing tour of this pristine wilderness. Keep your camera ready as you soar over gleaming blue glaciers and sprawling forests, learning about glaciology and the local critters that call the preserve home.
Insider tip
Calling all birdwatchers — Haines has more than 260 species of birds and lots of eagles, so bring your binoculars.
Active Young Boy Hiking Haines Alaska
Active Young Boy Hiking Haines Alaska

TAKE A HIKE

You’ll find lots of trails to choose from here in Haines. One of the most popular is the Battery Trail Hike, which takes you all the way to the beach. If you’re a veteran hiker, try one of Haines’s alpine trails, like Mt. Riley and Mt. Ripinski. They’re steep, but offer gorgeous views.
Insider tip
Make sure to ask about discounts for seniors and kids — many tour operators, museums, and even restaurants offer special rates.
Grizzly Bear Hunting Salmon
Grizzly Bear Hunting Salmon

GO WILD

A short drive north of Haines you’ll find Kroschel Wildlife Center, one of the best spots in the area to mingle with local critters. Join a wildlife expedition for an up-close look at grizzlies, wolves, reindeer and more, or set out on a photography tour across more than 600 yards of maintained trail.
Insider tip
It rains often in Alaska, even in the summer, so pack a waterproof jacket or raincoat.
Delicious Healthy Grilled Fish Served on a Platter
Delicious Healthy Grilled Fish Served on a Platter

LOCAL CUISINE

You’ll find all kinds of tasty food in Haines, Alaska, from wood-fired pizza to tacos to tantalizing Thai cuisine. That said, don’t leave without tasting some of the region’s locally caught seafood, like Alaskan king crab, salmon and halibut. Ask for a recommendation from your waiter or the chef — sometimes restaurants offer off-menu specialties.
Totem Pole Sculpture Art Haines Alaska
Totem Pole Sculpture Art Haines Alaska

SHOPPING

One of the most popular souvenirs you’ll find in Haines is smoked salmon — pick up a pre-packaged morsel and bring it back to your stateroom for snacks later on during your trip. Or look for galleries and stores selling goods crafted by local artisans — Haines has several.

Day 5: Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Day 5
Icy Strait Point
Alaska
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Things to do in
Icy Strait Point
From 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Icy Strait Point is one tiny port that’s big on Alaskan wilderness and Native culture. Opened a decade ago by the Huna Tlingit Native Alaskans, it’s easily one of the best spots in the region for fishing and whale watching. Dive into Native Alaska culture at a tribal dance show or pay a visit to Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Tlingit village. If you want to venture over to the wild side, go on a guided nature hike through nearby rainforests or hop into an ATV and explore the backroads of Chichagof Island. At the end of the day, you can take in forest views while soaring high above the trees on the longest zip line in the world. No matter what kind of Alaska adventure you’re craving, you’ll find it in Icy Strait Point.
Longest Zip Line, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Longest Zip Line, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

SCENIC SOARING

Brave the ZipRider®, the world’s longest zip line, and enjoy amazing views of the forest as you race from a mountain peak at 60 miles per hour.
Whale Watching, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Whale Watching, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

GO WHALE WATCHING

See the amazing humpback whales that call the waters of Icy Strait Point their home. You might even catch them bubble net feeding!
Alaska Icy Strait Point Tribe Local Performance
Alaska Icy Strait Point Tribe Local Performance

CULTURE TRIP

Watch members of the Huna Tlingit Dancers troupe tell the story of their tribal heritage through song and dance at the Native Heritage Center Theater.

LOCAL CUISINE

Hearty and rich, Alaska cuisine is made to hit the spot. Most meals spotlight local fish or caribou, and Dungeness crab when it’s in season. For a real Alaska specialty, head to the Cookhouse Restaurant and try the reindeer chili or the Alaska Blue Burger, made with reindeer meat, blue cheese and merlot steak sauce.
One of the Many Historic Cannery Buildings, Icy Strait Point, Alaska
One of the Many Historic Cannery Buildings, Icy Strait Point, Alaska

SHOPPING

You’ll find plenty of authentic Alaska gifts just a quick stroll from the dock at the historic Cannery Shops. Look for jewelry made from fine gold nuggets, handcrafted objects, and warm winter fashions.

Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska

Day 6
Ketchikan
Alaska
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Downtown Lodge Houses Stilts, Ketchikan, Alaska
Downtown Lodge Houses Stilts, Ketchikan, Alaska
Things to do in
Ketchikan
From 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.
Totem Pole Saxman Village, Ketchikan, Alaska
Totem Pole Saxman Village, Ketchikan, Alaska

TOTEM TIME

Ketchikan has more totem poles than anywhere in the world. And just south of downtown at Saxman Native Village you’ll find a nice collection of finely carved and decorated totems— all authentic replicas— plus a replica clan house.
Insider tip
You can pick up useful maps and brochures at the Ketchikan Visitors Center, located on the dock at Berth 2.
Tongass Trail Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska
Tongass Trail Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska

WILDERNESS WANDERING

If you’re craving natural thrills, venture past the town limits into Tongass National Forest. The largest national forest in the U.S., it’s a great place to spot local wildlife like deer, seals— even black bears and bald eagles.
Insider tip
Ketchikan is one of the rainiest towns in North America, so bring waterproof gear and umbrellas.
Majestic Body of Water Along the Mountains of Misty Fjords, Ketchikan, Alaska
Majestic Body of Water Along the Mountains of Misty Fjords, Ketchikan, Alaska

LORD OF THE FJORD

If you really want to experience Alaska’s dramatic landscape, visit Misty Fjords National Monument. It’s 3,570 square feet of rock walls, towering trees, sea cliffs and dramatic fjords.
Insider tip
Ketchikan’s crossing guards mean business. Use the crosswalks and listen to their instructions.
Grilled Salmon Topped with Rosemary, Ketchikan, Alaska
Grilled Salmon Topped with Rosemary, Ketchikan, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Ketchikan isn’t called the canned salmon capital of the world for nothing. Seafood is incorporated in all sorts of dishes, from chowders and omelets to sandwiches and burgers. You’ll find plenty of American staples, but for a taste of the local culture try some traditional native foods like beach asparagus or seaweed. And for a pick-me-up, have a cup of locally roasted Raven’s Brew Coffee.
Boats Docked by Cabins Town, Ketchikan, Alaska
Boats Docked by Cabins Town, Ketchikan, Alaska

SHOPPING

The pier is home to specialty shops, galleries and boutiques. But be sure to wander downtown Ketchikan for local finds like authentic Alaskan art, Native crafts, furs and jewelry.

Day 7: Inside Passage, Canada

Day 7
Inside Passage
Canada
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Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Ocean Mountain View, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Things to do in
Inside Passage
Sightseeing
Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Vancouver Island, Inside Passage, British Columbia

UNSPOILED BACKDROP

Discover a wide range of landscapes and native wildlife without leaving the ship. See glacial valleys speckled with evergreens and powerful waterfalls plunging toward the sea. Watch bald eagles soar overhead and porpoises playing in the ship’s wake. This is British Columbia in all its raw, pure glory.
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia
Sleepy Bear in the Forest, Inside Passage, British Columbia

ADVENTURE MAZE

British Columbia’s Inside Passage is dappled with forested islands and nature reserves. Explore the southern portion, passing Vancouver Island’s remote villages and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. To the north, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to grizzlies, while the peaks lining Grenville Channel reach 3,500 feet above sea level.

Day 8: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 8
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Downtown Skyline at Night, Vancouver, British Columbia
Downtown Skyline at Night, Vancouver, British Columbia
Things to do in
Vancouver
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
The Seabus runs every 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and offers fantastic skyline views.
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

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