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  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Spend the afternoon exploring two of Vancouver’s most exciting neighborhoods for food and culture on a walking tour of Gastown and Chinatown. In Gastown, see how urban trendiness meets old town history as you walk down the cobbled streets. In vibrant Chinatown, peruse traditional Chinese markets and indulge in flavorful Chinese tea.


  • Walking tour of Vancouver's Gastown and Chinatown
  • Walk down the cobblestone streets of historic Gastown and see the famous Steam Clock
  • Grab a pint of ale at a local Irish bar
  • Explore North America's 2nd-largest Chinatown and unfold its rich past
  • Soak in the sights, sounds and smells of the Chinese markets
  • Sample soothing Chinese tea at a local tea shop
  • Relax in the serene Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

What You Can Expect

Vancouver Walking Tour: Gastown and Chinatown

Vancouver Walking Tour

Start your walking tour at Waterfront Station, Vancouver’s transportation hub that boasts amazing architecture and stunning waterfront views.

Make the short walk to Gastown, Vancouver’s birthplace, where the area’s first saloon was opened in the 1860s. Mosey along the cobblestone streets as you discover the heritage buildings, native galleries, and unique mix of boutiques and restaurants. As you walk down Blood Alley, you’ll see Gastown’s famous Steam Clock and hear it sound the Westminster chime to signal the time. Then stroll to the heart of historic Gastown and try cider and ale at a local Irish bar before heading to Chinatown.

Get a taste of Chinatown’s ancient and fascinating culture as you walk past the striking historical buildings. Your guide will provide expert insight into the history of Chinatown as you stroll through the lively Chinese produce markets, herbal medicine shops and colorful alleys. Sample soothing, fragrant Chinese tea at a local tea shop, and learn about the different varieties. Then take a peaceful break at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, where you’ll journey back in time to a 15th-century Chinese garden oasis.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

If you like history this tour tells a lot of it. We went on Canada Day, so there were probably more people in the street than usual, but we still learned much.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2012

Great fun. As it was only the guide and myself, if felt as though it was one of my friends showing me around the city they love.

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