Summer Fun Guide: Five unique Metro Vancouver biking tours

Best of Vancouver!

$75 + GST

10 a.m. daily

Start and end at Van City Bike & Adventure, Waterfront Station, 601 West Cordova St.

info@vancitybikes.com

604-559-5450

One of the newest bike touring companies, Van City Bike & Adventure just celebrated its first anniversary, said owner operator Shane Cooke.

Van City has an extremely high-profile location right inside Waterfront Station.

Best of Vancouver! starts with the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Waterfront Station and continues through Coal Harbour and Stanley Park, then to Granville Island, around Science World and then on to Carrall Street and back to home base.

Cooke said locals take the five-hour tour because they want to know more about the city. The tour isn’t just about cycling around the city but is packed with stories about official and unofficial Vancouver.

“We don’t want people cycling and following like sheep,” he said. “We want them to understand the complexity of the history of the city.”