What better way to explore a city than on foot? Whether you want to explore Vancouver’s hidden culinary gems or learn more about the city’s neighbourhoods from an architectural perspective, these walking tours will offer you an insider’s perspective on the best of Vancouver. All you need is a comfortable pair of walking shoes and you are set to go!
Vancouver Tour Guys offer a number of free (yes, I said FREE!) walking tours that not only cover the history of the city, but also insider tips on places to eat, sights to see and neighbourhoods to explore. The free tours include Granville & Gastown, Downtown & Olympic Waterfront and Downtown East & Chinatown. There is no charge for the tour itself but tipping the guide is encouraged. The paid tours include Eat Your Cart Out ($32 includes a guided tour, samples at each of the food carts and discount coupons) and Beer Makes History Better ($40 includes a guided tour and craft brew samples at each of the pubs). Private tours are also available.
Join Robert Sung for a culinary and cultural walking tour of Vancouver’s Chinatown. The tour begins at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and explores the diverse specialty shops and vendors. The itinerary also includes a visit to a Taoist temple and a viewing of historical landmarks. At the end, you will have the opportunity to replenish all those calories burned with a delicious dim sum lunch. The tour takes place year-round on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (rain or shine) from 10am-2pm and costs $80.
These guided culinary tours showcase local artisinal fare and restaurant gems in BC’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Two regular Vancouver tours are offered: the Gastown Tasting Tour and the Gastown Craft Beer ‘n Bites Tour. The Gastown Tasting Tour includes a guided walking tour, four tasting courses (including dessert), one craft cocktail, one full wine tasting (three wines) and one sherry sample for $125 (including tax). The Gastown Craft Beer ‘n Bites Tour includes a guided walking tour, beer tastings at each of the four destinations and hand-selected food pairings for $80 (including tax).
* Listed prices do not include HST (unless otherwise specified) and are subject to change. Please refer to the websites for the most up-to-date information.