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Experience the vibrance of Vancouver’s art scene on an exciting 3-hour walking and ferry tour. Accompany an expert guide through the city’s most creative corners from the hip Yaletown neighborhood to colorful Granville Island, where you'll art hop through diverse galleries, peek into charming French bakeries and learn the history and culture of British Columbia's largest city.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Vancouver walking tour
  • Explore the trendy Yaletown fashion district
  • Take a ferry along False Creek (one-way ticket included)
  • Browse Granville Island’s many art galleries
  • Learn about the city’s history and culture from your local guide

What You Can Expect

Vancouver Art Walking Tour: Yaletown and Granville Island Including Ferry Ride

Granville Island

Your exciting city art tour begins in the afternoon at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Meet your art-savvy guide and set off on a 3-hour walking tour of the city’s cultural hubs. 

Your first stop is historic yet cosmopolitan Yaletown. Learn the history of this dynamic neighborhood, which has undergone recent transformation from a warehouse district to an area bursting with hip cafes, trendy restaurants, shops and galleries. Explore the manicured streets and make your own short list of places you’d like to return to.

Next, head to False Creek – Yaletown’s watery border to the south – and hop on a ferry (ticket included) to artsy Granville Island, passing creekside homes along the way. 

You’ll have plenty of time to soak up the unique vibe of Granville, home to dozens of art galleries featuring a range of works from glass-blown sculptures to delicate silk weavings. Stroll through the area’s charming streets, passing French bakeries and cutting-edge restaurants, and hear fascinating stories from your guide about the history and culture of this global city. You’ll soon arrive at the island’s Public Market, a hot local landmark full of artisan products. Your tour ends here in time to grab an early dinner (own expense) or to independently explore before nightfall.

Customer Reviews

Deborah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our young guide took our small group at an easy walking pace to many interesting parts of town, giving us an interesting look at the history and culture of Vancouver. This is a great city for walking, and our guide knew the answers to all our questions. The tour was not just to tourist spots, and when it ended we were well informed and oriented for the whole city. The ferry ride was great, and I'd recommend this tour to anyone!

Patricia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

IT was a cold, rainy day in the Northwest and we had a BLAST... Our tour guide was fun, thoughtful, insightful and age 25-60 loved it !!

jimmy_e8

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2014

Our guide, Nick, was a well informed, enthusiastic and knowledgeable high school student who clearly has a passion for his city. We started at the Vancouver Art Gallery and moved on pas the courts through Yaletown and down to what was Expo '96. Until this point, it had been interesting - so interesting, in fact, that based on this tour, we wen track to Yaletown for dinner and by accident found the best Italian restaurant we've been to outside Italy (and we go to Italy every year). From the Expo area we went to Granville Island and there, after less then 2½ hours, we were left to explore. Fine. We went back to Granville Island another time too. The problem was that the tour had nothing to do with art and wasn't focused on art as we had expected. As a city tour, this would work if it concentrated on Yaletown, Granville Island, arty areas etc but the longish walk around the Expo area - all high rise apt blocks and a sports stadium - was to interesting and certainly didn't reflect the tour's remit. I want to score this higher as Nick was a good guide but I can't as it simply didn't reflect what was described and what therefore led me to book it, unfortunately.

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