Activities & Programs
Vancouver Aquarium Tour
Bonnie takes you on a leisurely stroll through the West End into Stanley Park where you will eventually end, about 40 minutes later, at the Vancouver Aquarium. Check out the free beluga whale and dolphin shows, watch sea otters and other creatures being fed, and catch a really cool show in their 4D theatre!
Meet the group at 12:30pm at HI-Vancouver Downtown. Cost for admission to go into the Aquarium with our group is between $3.20-$7.00 less than what you would pay if you went to the Aquarium on your own -- pay the front desk before the start of the tour.
Granville Street Pub Crawl
A short wander around the entertainment district of Vancouver will bring you to a trio of pubs, all within easy stumbling distance. Nothing but good times. The night culminates at the infamous Roxy Night Club where Joe's Garage will be kicking the 1980s rock jams. No cover charges, the rest is up to you.
The tour starts at 8:30pm at HI-Vancouver Central and ends when you see fit.
Erik's Lynn Canyon Tour
Started in 1995, Erik's Tour is described in the Lonely Planet as 'legendary'. Become one of the 15,000 guests who have toured the city with Erik, enjoying the metropolitan sites and the local wilderness. It's a full-day walking tour to places you just won't see on your own. Join the delightful and enthusiastic Erik for the tour that is unquestionably the best bargain around. The tour starts at 9am at HI-Vancouver Downtown and lasts about 9 hours. It costs $14 which covers all your transportation. Note: Erik's Tour runs from mid April until the 2nd week of November.
Read more about Erik here>>
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 Crash and Burn 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 happy. And hey, it's free.
The group meets at 7:30pm at HI-Vancouver Central. The show wraps up at 10:30pm.
Granville Island Market and Brewery Tour
Experience the culture, food and history of Granville Island. An eclectic array of artists, buskers, green grocers, casual eateries, craft vendors, ethnic food sellers, importers, sweet stands, florists, fishmongers, butchers, bakers & candlestick makers. Then take a tour of the Granville Island Brewery and sample some of B.C.'s best beer.
The tour starts at 11:45am at HI-Vancouver Downtown and lasts about 2 hours. The cost of the tour is FREE but you will have to buy fare for the False Creek ferry at the front desk ($2 each way). If you opt for the Granville Island Brewery Tour, it is $9.75 and include 3 tasters.
Our friends at Doolin's, Johnnie Fox's, The Roxy and Studio will host an evening of drinking. You can't lose. No cover, but you buy your own drinks.
Meet the group at 8:30pm at HI-Vancouver Central. The night last as long as you like.
Seawall Bike Tour
Join us for a scenic ride around the Stanley Park Seawall! We'll supply you with a knowledgeable guide to take you out and show you the sights. You just need to bring your cycling legs. 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.
Meet the group at 1:30pm at HI-Vancouver Downtown. The tour costs $15 for 2 hour bike rental, but is free if you have your own bike. Make sure to sign up in advance to ensure a bike as availability is limited, but accommodations can be made if you give us enough notice.
Erik's Tour - Capilano Canyon
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 Suspension Bridge.You'll see tall, old Douglas fir trees, a salmon spawning ladder and get a view over the gorge from the canopy walks. It's a full day of exploration that will not only thrill you, but will save you money on admission to the Suspension Bridge.
The tour starts at 9am at HI-Vancouver Downtown and lasts about nine hours. The tour costs $37.50 which covers admission to the Suspension Bridge and all transportation.
Note: Erik's Tour runs from mid April until the 2nd week of November.
Read more about Erik here>>
Enjoy the great Canadian past time of strapping razor blades to your feet and gliding around gracefully on cold hard water.
There will be a volunteer with some tips on how to stay up right.
Meet the group at 11:45am in the HI-Vancouver Central lobby.
Cost is $4.00 for skate rental
What if we could get you free cover on a Friday night? And all you would have to do is sign up and then meet in the lobby of HI-Vancouver Central and then walk down to the spots with our volunteer? Well, that's what we're telling you. It's a really good deal!
The group meets at 8:30pm at HI-Vancouver Central.
Hatha Yoga with Samantha
Start your 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, but inside when there's poor weather. It's only $5 to participate!
The group meets at 10:20am at HI-Vancouver Downtown. Yoga class starts at 10:30am and lasts for about an hour.
Bowen Island Tour
Located in scenic Howe Sound, Bowen Island is a sleepy island community with some beautiful, easy hiking. The tour takes you on the short ferry ride from Horeshoe Bay to Bowen Island and then a couple hours of hiking around Killarney Lake. The tour stops at the local shops and eateries before coming back downtown for around 6pm.
The tour starts at 9:15am at HI-Vancouver Central and lasts about 8 hours. The tour is free, though you will need roundtrip bus fare ($5.50) and money for the ferry (roundtrip $11.95 for adults and $6.00 for children).
Note: Tour runs from April to October, weather permitting.
You've probably had a busier weekend and want to wind down on Sunday night. So join the gang at HI-Vancouver Downtown for Sunday night movies. Most weeks, you'll get a sparkling new release that was only just released on DVD! Other weeks, classic films or quality recent releases will be shown from our prestigious back catalogue.
The movie goes on at 8:30pm (though sometimes a little later in the summer). It's free to attend and we'll supply some popcorn and/or chips.