Explore the main parts of downtown Vancouver (rated as amongst the most livable cities in the world) like a local, with a tour, tips and unique facts from a local! On our tour, we will walk amongst the famous landmarks and historic areas of Vancouver, explore world-class architecture, and at the same time discover a whole new angle from a local's perspective. Walk in to the Vancouver's Waterfront, the Olympic Cauldron, the main parts of downtown such as Granville, Robson, and Burrard Streets. Discover some interesting history tidbits and architecture along the way, discover places to dine like a local, stroll through some neighbourhoods like a local, where to sip your favourite lattes, cappuccinos, or coffees like a local or where to simply chow down and pair some good old local wine or craft beers that will excite your senses! Vancouver and area is dotted with amazing culinary experiences so bring your appetite! The tour will end in historic Gastown, home of many boutiques, bars, and innovative restaurants and original settlement that became the core of the creation of Vancouver. Bring your cameras, your questions and your curiosities!
I am a born-and-raised Vancouverite all my life, and have seen Vancouver change through the 30 years of living and working here. I have also served on advisory boards on heritage and am constantly learning new things about this city. From humble beginnings to a bustling and international city on the rise, it is time to experience Vancouver like a local! Here's your chance to experience something new, yet something familiar. I look forward to welcoming you and showing my city to which I call home. Each tour group size is limited, so that each guest on the tour and I have the opportunity to talk along the walk.
Sun Screen or Hand Warmers (depending on weather)
This tour will take in some of the key areas of the city, such as Gastown, with it's historic buildings and landmarks, including the famed steamclock. The tour will also head along Vancouver's iconic waterfront as well through some of Vancouver's heritage buildings. Depending on weather, the tour may even head underground or inside on some of the city's covered paths. We will see the sights but use these covered areas to get to them.
Walk Like a Local thru Vancouver