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MONDAYS

Stanley Park Tour

Join us for a leisurely two hour stroll along the Seawall and into Stanley Park. See famous sights such as the Lions Gate Bridge, totem poles, flower gardens and be sure to keep an eye out for local Vancouver wildlife.  

The tour will finish at the Vancouver Aquarium where guests have the option to save money on regular entry prices.

  • Cost: Free. For the optional Vancouver Aquarium visit, you will save $3 - $7 per person (Please pay at the front desk prior to start of tour)
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Downtown lobby
  • Tour starts: 11:30

Karaoke & Live Music Night

A short wander around the entertainment district of Granville Street will bring you to a trio of pubs, all within easy stumbling distance of HI Vancouver Central. After some liquid courage in a couple of spots, we will make a stop at Studio Records for some karaoke. The evening culminates at the infamous Roxy Night Club where Joe's Garage will be kicking the 1980's rock jams. No cover charges, the rest is up to you.

  • Cost: Free cover charge
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Central lobby
  • Tour starts: 20:30

TUESDAYS

Erik's Lynn Canyon Tour

With us since 1995, our tour guide Erik is described in Lonely Planet as 'legendary'.  His walking tour takes you to places you just won't see on your own. Spend a whole day exploring Lynn Canyon Park, the locals' favourite spot for a day out in the forest. Cross the suspension bridge and look down into the rushing canyon waters below before exploring more secret spots. 

Note: This tour runs from mid April until the 2nd week of November.

  • Cost: $14 for all transportation
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Downtown lobby
  • Tour starts: 9:00

Comedy Night at The Comedy Mix

If you like to laugh, this night is for you. Join the group for free entry to The Comedy Mix's Pro-Am Night, showing off either new and untested comedians, or funny people with new material seeking both your laughter and pity. There is a professional host and a headliner, so you will always leave laughing. 

  • Cost: Free entry
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Central lobby
  • Tour starts: 19:30

Salsa Night (Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month)

Do you like to dance and get down to some Latino tunes?  If yes, then Salsa Night is for you! It doesn't matter if you're a pro or have two left feet, everyone of all dancing abilities is encouraged to join in.

  • Cost: Free entry to studio
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Central lobby
  • Tour starts: 19:30

WEDNESDAYS

Granville Island Market & Brewery Tour 

Experience the culture, food and history of Granville Island. You'll find an eclectic array of artists, buskers, craft vendors, ethnic food sellers, sweets stands, butchers, bakers & candlestick makers across the island. 

After devouring some tasty treats, take the optional Granville Island Brewery Tour and sample some of BC's best beer.

  • Cost: Free market tour. False Creek ferry transportation is $2 each way (tickets can be bought at front desk). For the optional Granville Island Brewery Tour, $9.75 gets you entry and 3 tasters.
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Downtown lobby
  • Tour starts: 11:45

Pub Night

Our friends at Doolin's, Johnnie Fox's, The Roxy and Studio Records will host an evening of drinking. You can't lose. No cover, but you buy your own drinks. The night lasts as long as you like or until the lights come on.

  • Cost: Free cover entry
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Central lobby
  • Tour starts: 20:30

THURSDAYS

Seawall Bike Tour

Join us for a scenic ride around Vancouver's famous Stanley Park Seawall. We'll supply you with a knowledgeable guide to take you out and show you the sights. It's a leisurely pace, so you don't need to be a great cyclist, but if you've never ridden a bike, this isn't the tour for you.

Make sure to sign up in advance to ensure your spot as bike availability is limited.

  • Cost: $15 for 2 hour bike rental, or free if you have your own bike
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Downtown lobby
  • Tour starts: 13:30

Boxfit & Fitness

While travelling it's very easy to forget a healthy lifestyle, and we don't blame you for getting caught up eating and drinking your way around new surroundings! But for those missing some hard earned sweat and looking to meet health conscious travellers, this activity is perfect for you. This one hour class will include Boxfit, strength & conditioning, cardio fitness and high intensity circuit training.

You will have a professional instructor and basic equipment supplied.

  • Cost: Donation
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Downtown lobby
  • Tour starts: 17:30

FRIDAYS

Erik's Capilano Canyon Tour

Erik's second tour has no overlap to his first. Taking a different route, you'll be guided up the the Cleveland Dam and down through Capilano Canyon to the famous Suspension Bridge. You'll see tall, old Douglas fir trees, a salmon spawning ladder and a view over the gorge from the canopy walks. It's a full day of exploration that will not only thrill you, but will also save you money on admission to the Suspension Bridge.

Note: This tour runs from mid April until the 2nd week of November.

  • Cost: $37.50 for Capilano Suspension Bridge Park admission and all transportation
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Downtown lobby
  • Tour starts: 9:00

Club Night

What if we could get you free cover on a Friday night in Gastown, the party district of Vancouver? All you have to do is sign up and walk down to the best spots in town with us.  To make it even sweeter, we'll give you a free shot on entry to make sure the night starts off right. 

  • Cost: Free cover entry
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Central lobby
  • Tour starts: 20:30

SATURDAYS

Hatha Yoga with Samantha

Start your Saturday morning with a good stretch and join Samantha's Hatha Yoga class. She'll host the lesson outdoors on our rooftop patio on nice days, or inside when the sun isn't showing its face. 

A yoga mat and towel will be supplied for each person.

  • Cost: $5
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Downtown lobby
  • Tour starts: 10:20

SUNDAYS

Bowen Island Tour (Every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)

Located in scenic Howe Sound, Bowen Island is a sleepy island community with some beautiful, easy hiking to be done. This tour takes you on a short ferry ride from Horeshoe Bay to Bowen Island, where guests spend a couple of hours hiking around beautiful Killarney Lake. The tour stops at the local shops and eateries before coming back to Vancouver for around 18:00.

Note: This tour runs from April to October, weather permitting.

  • Cost: Free tour. You will need $5.50 for bus transportation and $11.95 for the ferry trip (or $6.00 ferry trip for children)
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Central lobby
  • Tour starts: 9:15

Lighthouse Park Tour (Every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month)

Lighthouse Park is a great hiking and sightseeing spot with spectacular views of downtown Vancouver. Before leaving we’ll stop off at some shops for guests to grab food for the day.

You will have a guide take you on some easy hikes, before we choose a scenic spot to stop for a picnic and then head to the lighthouse and surrounding cliffs. This tour lasts 4-5 hours.

Note: This tour runs from April to October, weather permitting.

  • Cost: Free tour. You will need $5.50 for bus transportation
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Central lobby
  • Tour starts: 11:30

Movie Night

You've probably had a busy weekend and want to wind down on Sunday night, so join us for a cozy movie. Most weeks, you'll get a sparkling new release, other weeks, classic films or quality recent releases will grace your eyes. 

We will supply free popcorn or chips to munch on.

  • Cost: Free
  • Meet at: HI Vancouver Downtown TV Room
  • Tour starts: 20:30