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Free tour of Vancouver (includes Gastown & Chinatown)

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Alex
Quality Verified Registered on November 10, 2022

Hello! My name is Alex and I've grown up in Vancouver. My passions are history, archaeology, and nature!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Hi everyone and welcome to Vancouver!

In this tour, we will visit the historic areas of Vancouver in both Gastown and Chinatown, while learning about Vancouvers indigenous communities. 
Some of the tour highlights are:

  • Vancouver Waterfront
  • Marine Building
  • Walking down the streets of Gastown
  • Gastown Steam clock
  • Hearing about the great Vancouver fire
  • Maple Square (old Gassy Jack statue)
  • Exploring the history of Chinatown
  • World's thinnest building.
  • Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden (subject to hours of operation)


During the tour, I will be happy to answer all your questions, as well as the best-kept secrets that some locals don't even know. 
 

Meeting location: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl'e7énḵ Square at Vancouver Art Gallery (plaza off Georgia St). I will be standing at the bottom of the large staircase with the 2 lion statues wearing a small blue backpack.

Please note that if you tip, please do so in CAD or USD. 

I also offer private and group tours all around Vancouver, feel free to message me for more information.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7,...
    750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada
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    Meeting location: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl'e7énḵ Square at Vancouver Art Gallery (plaza off Georgia St). I will be standing at the bottom of the large staircase with the 2 lion statues and I'll have on a small blue/ black backpack.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Christ Church Cathedral
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Waterfront Station
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Gastown Steam Clock
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Blood Alley
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Vancouver Chinatown Millennium Gate
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Sam Kee Building
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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4.98
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4.66
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4.97
Quality
4.92
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4.87
Felix 12 Jul 2024
Berlin

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Great tour of a knowledgeable local!
Lourdes 09 Jul 2024
Santiago de Querétaro

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Muy ameno y divertido El gurú conoce bien la ciudad
jin jiang 09 Jul 2024
Shanghai

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Very good. Informative and fun, making the city come alive.
Assaf 09 Jul 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Very interesting tour, history, anecdotes & informative 👍
Nadia 05 Jul 2024
Melbourne

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Alex was awesome…great knowledge and presented in an entertaining way.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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