“Clang, clang, clang” went the trolley
“Ding, ding, ding” went the bell
I don’t know about you, but I smile every time I hear that song. I can just picture Judy Garland hanging off one of the famous San Francisco trolleys singing away … and yes, I know that isn’t how the movie goes! But you don’t have to go all the way to San Francisco to hop on a trolley and explore. In fact, if you’ve been in Vancouver recently you may have glimpsed what appeared to be a San Francisco trolley going by. Don’t worry, your eyes haven’t deceived you, it’s one of The Vancouver Trolley Company’s replica, turn of the century San Francisco style trolleys. Look a little closer next time and you’ll see that it’s full of happy people enjoying all of the amazing sights that the city has to offer.
The Vancouver Trolley Company’s Hop-On, Hop-Off City Attractions Tour is a great way for visitors (and locals) to enjoy Vancouver’s most popular areas. The tour stops at all the hot spots, including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown and Granville Island. Lively (and live), informative commentary provides riders the opportunity to learn what makes Vancouver such a spectacular and special city. The drivers are amazing and full of knowledge about the city. For example, did you know that the Sam Kee Building in Chinatown, at just 6 feet wide, is the narrowest commercial building in the world? Or that Granville Island used to be called Mud Island because it was built from fill sucked up from the bottom of False Creek? Just a couple of tidbits we learned from a Vancouver Trolley tour!
There are 30 stops on the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour. Not sure you have time to see everything? You can customize the tour to see Vancouver at your own pace. Only have a couple of hours? Stay on the trolley and take the entire tour in 2 hours. But, if you’ve got the time, and this is how we recommend it, you can hop-off at any of the 30 stops to check out attractions, shop or eat! And then you can just hop back on another trolley to continue the tour. Your ticket includes an onboard coupon book and a free False Creek Ferries ticket, which makes it a great choice for families. And what better way to celebrate Family Day than to park your car, sit back and relax with your family while enjoying door-to-door service to all of the atractions?
In the words of the Vancouver Trolley Company, “each trolley ticket is our guest’s passport to A World of Fun, Information and Excitement!”, and they’re exactly right!
The Vancouver Trolley Company is offering a special promotion for Family Day. Enjoy a special family rate (2 adults, 2 children) of $75.
We are pleased to be teaming up with the Vancouver Trolley Company to give away a Family Package to one lucky reader!
In order to enter the contest, you simply have to do the following:
1. Follow us on Twitter @604Pulse and,
2. Retweet the following:
Follow @604Pulse & RT to WIN a Vancouver Trolley Company Family Package – @vantrolley: http://goo.gl/WEhvy #invcm #bcfamilyday
3. Or, leave a comment below telling us which stop you can’t wait to check out!
THE C ONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR ENTERING! THE WINNER’S NAME WILL BE ANNOUNCED PENDING NOTIFICATION.