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1-Day Tours


City and Hike? Absolutely!

Combine the pleasure of your Vancouver visit with our tour into nature. Nowhere else in Canada is a city so close to mountainous terrain, rainforest and hiking trails. Slow Down Tours offers guided day trips for private groups around Vancouver and Whistler. The focus is on enjoying the stunning scenery and the experience of being in the outdoors while learning about the natural environments of beautiful British Columbia. 


All 1-Day tours are available upon request, from May through October.


(easy), allow 6 to 7 hours

Join us for a drive & walking tour as we make our way from Vancouver to Canada's Outdoor Recreation Capital - Squamish.

We escape directly the rush of the city and there is hardly a better route for that than the super scenic Highway 99, which is also called Sea-to-Sky Highway. With several stops along the Howe Sound and an easy hike in an old-growth forest where you will gain an appreciation and further understanding of the plants that flourish in this area. Spending time in the coastal temperate rainforest is a spectacular experience that involves all senses.

You receive a detailed itinerary when you register for a trip.

Bring along water, a snack, layered clothing, hiking shoes or trail running shoes.

Trip cost: CAD$500 + 5% GST (1 - 4 People)

Additional Person: $55

  • Price includes private guide/driver and transportation 

  • Permits and fees

  • Professional planning and coordination

  • Travel start and end in Downtown Vancouver


(moderate to difficult), allow 8 hours


Join us for a day of informative guided hiking in mountainous terrain and the most pleasant surroundings of the Sea-to-Sky region. Slow Down Tours will choose the best hike for the day in Squamish or Whistler as trail conditions vary. This adventure is perfect for people who are looking for a bit of a challenge. The tour does not include transportation from Vancouver and starts at the trail-head. Bring along water, lunch and layered clothing, hiking boots, hiking poles.

Trip: CAD$350 + 5% GST (1 - 4 People)

Additional Person: $50

  • Price includes professional hiking/interpretive guide

  • BC parks permit

  • Times are estimates 

Booking, Cancellation and Refund info:

All our prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and subject to change. 

We will send you our bank details on request and instructions on how to send us a deposit.

Single-Day Tour bookings require full payment at the time of booking to make a reservation.

Should you need to cancel a tour, the cancellation notice must be received per email or via phone. Please advise us of your cancellation as soon as possible. 

1. Cancellations must be 72 hours in advance for a full refund.  

2. Cancellations made less than 72 hours in advance from the tour start are refundable minus a C$50 fee per person. 

In the event that Slow Down Tours has to cancel a single-day tour prior to departure, your full payment regarding the specific booking, will be refunded.