• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 110.00 View price calendar

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Get to know what makes Vancouver one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world on this 5-hour guided tour. Discover Gastown, Yaletown, Chinatown, Stanley Park, and the Granville Island Public Market. Your driver-guide provides engaging insight into Vancouver’s mix of cultures and modern city planning. This small-group tour, limited to just eleven people, includes round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter van.

Highlights

  • 5-hour guided tour of Vancouver
  • Wind through Yaletown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Granville Island Public Market
  • See First Nation totem poles in Stanley Park
  • Learn about Vancouver’s history and culture
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people ensures a more memorable experience

What You Can Expect

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Vancouver is commonly called the ‘Gem on the Coast’ — see for yourself why on this 5-hour guided tour. After a mid-morning pickup from your downtown hotel, travel with your guide to Stanley Park, the largest urban park in North America.
 
From 1000-year-old trees to First Nation totem poles, Stanley Park is full of wonders and great history. Learn about the totem’s carvings and cultural import, as well as the surrounding geology.
 
Your comprehensive tour of Vancouver includes Yaletown, hopping with trendy shops housed in old and modern buildings. In Chinatown, visit the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Gardens and stop at a Chinese tea shop.
 
Hear all about Gassy Jack in Gastown, and gain insight into how Vancouver became the major trading port it is today.

See grand homes in Shaughnessy and wrap up your day at the Granville Island Public Market. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

kastner1 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wow...terrific tour! Saw it all and then some!

jwparker.family

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The guide Michael Lawrence, was amazing. Very knowledgeable. Comfortable van. Very personalized tour. We used it to get a good idea of where we want to go back and visit and spend more time.

Yvonne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was outstanding and well worth the extra $! There were four people in the tour, which made it very personal. Mike did such a great job of making Vancouver come alive! Thanks, Mike!

Karen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour of Vancouver was fantastic! Our guide was awesome - very nice and extremely knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour if you have limited time to see this beautiful city!

Rexbo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had a great day with Mike Lawrence. We were visiting Vancouver in our RV and on this trip we were staying at the Burnaby Cariboo RV park, which is outside of Vancouver proper. No problem, Mike was here promptly at 9:15 AM to pick us up for our tour. Mike drives a nice newer Mercedes Sprinter Van that has room for 12. On this day, we would only have one other traveller, Anne - a retired school principal from Melbourne, Australia. So, it was like we had our own private tour. Mike was a very interesting guy with deep roots here in British Columbia. He has managed a wide variety of tours - including wine country tours, fishing tours, outdoor / adventure tours. He is also a modern renaissance man with education in forestry, art, cooking and teaching. Our tour lasted 5 hours and it included both driving to various sites around the city where he would park and guide us on foot. It covered all the major sites of the city. We started out near the Convention Center, where we saw the 2010 Olympic flame and great views of the bay. We saw seaplanes taking off and landing and beautiful vistas of the city skyline and Stanley Park. We then went to Stanley park where Mike's knowledge of forestry gave us a very interesting background on the trees of the area and how logging has impacted the ecosystem. We also learned a lot about how Stanley Park came to be and the original inhabitants, the native Indians that occupied this ares originally. We visited the Shaunessy Heights area, Yale Town, Gas Town, Granville Public Market and China Town. It was great! At the end, Mike stopped at La Casa Gelato, where they have 258 flavors that are all made on premises. Fantastic. He was a fountain of knowledge on where to get great meals, great deals on shopping and places to have fun!

patrick g c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

If you go to Vancouver try and get a guide called Michael Lawrence he will provide a very knowledgeable guide with humour throughout
I would honestly say his love of Vancouver has been very infectious
Will certainly try and come back another year
Thanks Lawrence tours

Patricia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Small group tour in a nice Mercedes van! Michael has lived in Vancouver for years and gives an extensive city tour complete with history and lots of commentary. We walked Granville Island at lunch time and bought lunch from one of the vendors. Michael covers many miles and you will come away with a new appreciation for the city of Vancouver!

theresewilson872

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was an absolutely amazing tour, the best I have ever taken. Michael Lawrence is a wealth of knowledge who shares with you. I learnt so much on this tour. I had read up on Vancouver before leaving Australia but the learnt more with Michael. I would highly recommend his company to anyone wishing to do a City tour of Vancouver. You get that bit more and then some. definite 5 star rating from me.
Therese
Sherwood, Queensland, Australia

Brenda L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Michael was an excellent guide!!! He is very knowlegable. Riding in his lovely vehicle was also a treat!

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