2021 Guided Tours and Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing is available for booking!  Please click the Things to Do drop down list for touring options.
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Hop-On, In Vancouver + Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour


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About This Tour

Hop-On, In Vancouver + Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

Save up to $24! 

Christmas in Vancouver!  By day, explore the city onboard the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and by night, celebrate the holiday season by singing along to your favourite holiday tunes aboard the Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley!  This multi-day activity includes a 48 hour Hop-On, Hop-Off Classic Pass and the Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour.

Giving Back – The iconic Gastown Steamclock is a staple visit and photo op for tourists, locals and is featured on all our tours throughout the year. The Steamclock designer and builder, Raymond Saunders, took a fall from another clock this past September that caused severe injuries. To show our Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing support to Mr. Saunders on his journey to recovery, we will be making a donation for every guest that books the Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour to his GoFundMe to help with his recovery!!

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Prices include attraction admission and taxes. Gratuity is optional and is not included in the price. If you feel our staff have gone above and beyond your expectations, gratuity will be greatly appreciated.




Frequently Asked Questions

Guided Tour Bundle FAQ

Are attraction admission tickets included in the tour?
Yes, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights and Stanley Park Bright Lights admission tickets are included in the tour.
Are the vehicles heated?
The vehicles are heated, however we do recommend dressing warm as you will be outside for a portion of the tour.
Are strollers, wheelchairs and walkers allowed on the tour?
We will accept wheelchairs, walkers and strollers ONLY if they can be folded/collapsed and will fit between the seat occupied by the guest and the seat in front of them. Please note, that we do need at least 24 hours in advance and it is dependent on availability. To inform us of this please leave a comment in your booking or contact us at 604-451-1600.
Are there any age restrictions?
No, this tour is suitable for all ages.
Do you pick up from hotels?
No, our meeting place is 999 Canada Place Way. Please be at our Canada Place Welcome Kiosk by 6:15 pm the night of your tour.
Are there any requirements and restrictions if you are travelling in a group?
If you are travelling in a large group please call our Contact Centre, and notify them of the groups you are travelling with. We will try our best to keep all groups together, however, it is not guaranteed. In addition, if you are seeking to inquire Private Charter services or have a group of 20 or more please click here, or call our Contact Centre at 604-451-1600 or e-mail charters@glwcs.com for further information.  Note that smaller groups booking the normal scheduled tour may not be guaranteed seating on the same vehicle.  
What if I need to use the washroom?
We advise all guests to use the washroom prior to boarding. However, there will be opportunities to use washroom at Stanley Park Bright Lights and the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.  
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations made after 3pm the day before scheduled departure will be 100% non-refundable.
Can I bring a baby stroller on the bus?
Space is limited and we are only able to accommodate collapsible strollers or wheelchairs. We ask that you collapse the equipment and secure it between the seats or at the back of the bus. Please hold your child safely on your lap while on the bus. Guests with collapsible wheelchairs will need to board the bus independently as we do not have a wheelchair lift on the bus.
Does the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour include entrance to any of the attractions?
No, attractions must be purchased separately.
How long does the tour take?
Depending on your purchased route: The CITY Route takes approximatley 1.5 hours, and the PARK Route takes 2 hours.
Is there commentary in my language?
Full commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean & Mandarin on the clear top convertible Hop-On, Hop-Off busses. Enjoy live commentary in English onboard the San Francisco-style Trolleys. Both bus types (clear top and trolley) will be travelling on all routes.
What do you mean by convertible clear-top buses?
We have installed clear roofs on our open-top buses to allow for stunning views when it’s raining. When the weather is sunny, the roofs come off! In the summer, there is no better way to see the city and park – looking up at the skyscrapers and giant cedars. We promise, you won’t forget it!
What does it mean to have a 48-Hour Pass?
To give you the most out of your Pass, we have based the service on the number of hours instead of the day. If you Hop-On at 3:00 pm on a Tuesday, your first 24 hours will be valid until that time the next day. Then you will have 72 hours to redeem the next 24 hour.
What is the bus frequency at each stop?
In the summer season, our scheduled frequency is every 20 minutes. In the winter season, our scheduled frequency is every 60 minutes. Schedule is subject to change without notice. For the latest information, please contact us at 604-451-1600.
What does the one-way False Creek Ferry ticket included on the Hop-On, Hop-Off pass, allow me to do? - Hop-On, Hop-Off
Use this pass to take a one-way scenic water transportation service to Granville Island from stop P13 the Aquatic Centre/ False Creek Ferries.

General FAQ

Are the tours canceled if it rains?
Absolutely not! Vancouver is well-known for its rainy weather and our tours run rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring along an umbrella!
Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate motorized scooters/wheelchairs or folding wheelchairs, walkers or strollers on our Hop-On, Hop-Off buses due to limited storage capacity and provincial laws prohibiting luggage and other items which are not securely or properly stored onboard.

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing can offer folding wheelchair, walker and stroller accessible buses on our Guided Tours.  We cannot accommodate motorized scooters/wheelchairs on any of our buses. Please check with our Contact Centre for the availability of a wheelchair accessible bus before confirming your tour by calling 604-451-1600 or at info@westcoastsightseeing.com.

For guests who were looking forward to our Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing experience, we are happy to offer a special rate of $69 per person to our City + Lookout tour guided tour for the entire group. Please contact our Contact Centre to check availability.

We are not able to accept any type of motorized scooters/wheelchairs on our buses.

Are children allowed to travel by themselves?

No, at least 1 adult must book and travel with any children under the age of 12.

Do you allow pets on the bus?
With the exception of registered service dogs, no pets are allowed on board.
What is your cancellation policy?
Changes or cancellations can be made 24 hours before your scheduled tour, unless otherwise specified.  After that time, all bookings will be considered non-refundable.  Please note that no shows or missed departures will not be refunded.  No refunds or exchanges will be allowed on any unused tier products and attractions (Classic, Classic +, Premium Pass).
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather depending on the season. Check the weather prior to arrival into Vancouver. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket just in case of inclement weather.