Through the drizzle, our tour guide (Rob, I think) gave one of the best tour talks ever. He was full of pertinent info, was adaptable, helpful, and humorous. Stanley Park, in particular, and his comments throughout it were so good - and we appreciated the chance to hop off the bus on occasion and take some photos. Since our on/off experience was the first thing we did when we got to the city, the tour through the downtown areas was very helpful in orienting us to the city - its layout and its sights. We ended up not using the on/off two-day opportunities since we were there for just parts of two days, but it was well worth it for our single tour. Cheers for Rob. Oh - another thing: I have trouble hearing and often have frustration hearing what's said in public situations like this; our guide spoke so clearly that I was alert to all the info. Again, thanks.