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Discover Vancouver’s bootlegging, rum-running, prohibition past on a walking tour through Victory Square and Gastown. Visit landmark buildings and historic sites as your guide brings the past to life with stories of the corrupt politicians, mob bosses, and showgirls that ruled the city’s dark side. Hear how the city bloomed from a frontier outpost to a cosmopolitan hotspot, and finish your walk in Gastown, where speakeasies and gambling dens have been given way to chic restaurants and hip bars.
Get a glimpse into Vancouver’s rough and rowdy past on a walking tour of the historic Gastown neighborhood. Hear haunting tales of the city’s darkest days, when fires, smallpox and gold dust fever swept through the frontier outpost. Visit the neighborhood’s landmarks and historic sites as your guide evokes the thieves, hustlers and vagabonds that made the west so wild.
Give your Vancouver trip a twist with a 2-hour walking tour of the vibrant Granville Island Public Market. Head to the island and get ready to learn about Vancouver’s eclectic food culture, browse diverse products and meet local artisans and vendors. In a small group, taste regional foods from fine cheeses and meats to local wine and fresh baked goods. Get a dose of culinary education as you explore, sample and get insider tips on the area's best eateries from your expert guide.
You might not guess from the pretty gardens and charming streets, but the city of Victoria is full of ghosts, or at least ghost stories. Walk with your guide through some of the most haunted spots in town, hearing the spooky and tragic tales from Victoria’s past. You never know, you may go home with a story of your own….
Explore Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, and gain insight into Canada’s culinary offerings on this Gastown walking food tour. Listen as your guide—an improv comedian—shares insight on Gastown’s 150-year old Wild West heritage. Learn of the hip urban regeneration now sweeping the district, and experience the area’s vibrant buzz for yourself. Sample delicious food and drinks including Carolina-style, pulled-pork sandwiches, organic ice cream, award-winning cheesecake, Quebec maple-syrup treats, and local craft beer—as you pass by top city attractions.
Explore the Granville Island Public Market, a top Vancouver attraction, with an off-duty chef on this 2-hour food walking tour. With your in-the-know guide, make your way through the vibrant stalls and sample homemade culinary delights, such as maple-cured salmon, ciabatta bread, artisanal chocolates, Canadian cheeses and just-made doughnuts. Sip a delicious chai tea latte and get to know Granville Island’s craft beer scene, art galleries and specialty restaurants. Bring your appetite!
Spend a Saturday afternoon discovering the culinary scene of North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district, also known as LoLo. During the 2.5-hour walking tour, an in-the-know guide takes you from Lonsdale Quay through the Lonsdale Quay Market. Savor eight tastings, including brie-and-pear pizza, turkey meat loaf, and candied salmon. Two alcoholic beverages are included. Along the way, gain insight into the area’s shipbuilding industry.
Explore Bowen Island off the coast of Vancouver while learning how to make your photography even better. Bring your DSLR or smartphone camera and enjoy personalized instruction on getting the most out of your camera and taking the best pictures. You will have to opportunity to use your new knowledge on the ferry to the island, in the charming town, and on the hike around Killarney Lake.
Spend a morning in Vancouver’s Chinatown with an off-duty chef on this food and cultural walking tour. With the help of your expert, taste delicious barbecued crispy duck and other savory delights, as you learn about Chinatown’s historical landmarks and local cuisine. Drink tea, enter cookware and herbal medicine shops, and visit the tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. A dim sum lunch is included in this small-group tour limited to 10 people.
Cycle and hike your way through British Columbia’s rugged landscape on a 6.5-hour tour from Vancouver with lunch. Watch for signs of wildlife as you walk through Lynn Canyon, cross a scenic suspension bridge and explore a stunning temperate rainforest. Get sweeping views from the saddle while riding the Trans Canada Trail through Pitt Meadows, where the snow capped mountains around Frasier Valley are a dramatic backdrop for winding rivers and marshland. Enjoy all-inclusive access to equipment, lunch and transportation.
A private walking tour is the perfect way to get an introduction to Vancouver and a personalized experience for your small group. Orient yourself to Vancouver’s downtown core as you are transported through its history, architecture and public artworks. Your guide leads you from the Olympic Cauldron to beautiful Art Deco buildings. Hear scandalous stories of the city’s oldest gentleman’s club before exploring Vancouver's oldest cathedral. An excellent start to your visit, you leave yearning for more.
Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions for even more points. You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
Take your own tour of the charming city of Victoria, learning the history of the West Coast city as you walk. This tour allows you to set your own time line, walking at your own pace and pausing for as long as you wish at each stop. Stops include Beacon Hill Park and the world’s tallest totem pole, the Inner Harbour, Fairmont Empress, Chinatown, Bastion Square, Emily Carr house and more.
Get the inside track on Vancouver’s craft beer scene with this walking brewery tour. An in-the-know guide takes you around the city’s Brewery Creek neighborhood to three different stops. Whether you're a thirsty local or a curious visitor, you'll gain insight into the brewing process as you sample a generous variety of craft beers. So leave the keys at home and embark on a brewery journey you won't forget.
Whether you’re a Vancouver local or newcomer to the city, you will learn something new on this Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting tour of the city. Walk through the downtown core, discovering impressive Art Deco buildings. Your guide shares remarkable tales of murder, fame, and mystery. Stop at two award-winning local chocolatiers and indulge in generous tastings. Explore Vancouver’s past, architecture, and amazing chocolate.
Capture bird’s-eye views of the forests of Blackcomb and Whistler mountains on this 1.5-hour treetop canopy walk. Keep your feet on solid ground — at a height of 200 feet (61 meters) — and learn from an informative guide about the old-growth and second-generation forests that surround you. For your convenience, shuttles depart from Whistler Village at various times during the day.
Enjoy a firsthand perspective of First Nations’ history and culture on this walking tour in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Led by a First Nations descendant and cultural ambassador, the tour provides insight into how aboriginal people have lived and managed the land, the forest, and oceans for countless generations. A little more than one mile (two km) long, this walk is a great educational activity for families and history buffs.
Get a history lesson mixed with food as you wander around downtown Victoria on this walking tour. Explore historic areas of the city, which started out as a fur trading outpost, as you taste the local cuisine. Plus, Victoria boasts one of the oldest Chinatown sections in North America. The tour covers some of the oldest parts of the city, including the Victoria Public Market, Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley, and Emporium Dragon Alley.
Vibrant Vancouver is becoming well-known for its striking street art and thriving craft beer scene, but knowing where to find the best of it takes local knowledge. On this tour, explore the creative side of Vancouver with your guide and get the inside line on the city’s art scene. Sample local craft beers at trendy breweries like BREWHALL and Main Street Brewery, and explore colorful Mount Pleasant.
Immerse yourself in the cocktail and beer history of Vancouver with this 3-hour Gastown Pub Walk. With a guide in the lead, you'll skip the tourist traps and spend time in some of the city's best pubs and bars, some you probably wouldn't find if you were simply exploring on your own. Visit three craft beer pubs to enjoy VIP seating, a lesson on brewing, an appetizer, and beer tastings.
Explore Vancouver’s diverse cuisine and culinary heritage on this 2.5-hour walking food tour of Vancouver. Follow your guide from Fratelli’s Italian Bakery into the bustling heart of Vancouver’s bustling Italian district, 'The Drive'. As you explore the streets, hear colorful tales and folklore from the area’s checkered past and gain insight into the characters that helped shape the Little Italy of today. Discover secret sites off the tourist trail, and sample authentic Italian dishes like Neapolitan pizza and Italian sausage in nine of Little Italy’s most popular cafes and restaurants.
Treat your taste buds to a walking food tour of Victoria’s bustling Fort & Blanshard Streets. Once known as Antique Row for its abundance of vintage shops, this hip neighborhood is now filled with trendy restaurants, modern boutique shops, and home to the arts district. Follow a local gourmet guide to some of the best eateries in the area including a tea salon, a European-style deli, an authentic taqueria, Middle-Eastern street food, and more. Chat with shop owners and chefs along the way to gain insight into Victoria’s thriving culinary scene. Group size is limited to 12 for a more personalized tasting experience.
Get a feel for Tofino’s food scene on a walking tour of the coastal peninsula. Food and drink tastings are included at up to six eateries on the day’s itinerary, which range from an oyster bar to a hidden gem charcuterie counter. In addition to navigating, your guide provides recommendations for restaurants and activities loved by Tofino locals.