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One of Vancouver’s oldest and buzziest districts, Gastown is packed with Victorian architecture and cobbled streets. Named after John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, an English mariner who opened a saloon in the area in the 19th century, the district is filled with heritage buildings now hosting boutiques, coffee shops, hip restaurants, and bars.

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Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour

Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour

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The Legendary Gastown Food tour takes you through the cobbled stone streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood. Enjoy local craft beer, Japanese Kar-age style chicken, freshly made Sicilian Tortellini with local wine, crispy sweet & chili cauliflower, Canadian poutine; handmade fries topped with cheese curds & gravy and choice of beer/wine, organic smooth soft ice cream, Vancouver's award winning cheesecake and delicious lemon bars. On this 2.5 hour walking food tour, you will be lead by an improv comedy actor who will share the fascinating and funny little-known stories about Vancouver and its “Wild West” history that dates back 150 years.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
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Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Customize your sightseeing tour of vibrant Vancouver with multiple pass options for a hop-on hop-off tour aboard a clear-top bus. Let someone else drive you around town, and choose when to disembark at any of the stops, such as Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Gastown. Choose between the City Route or the Park Route, or the Dual Pass if you'd like to do both. Explore historical landmarks and shop along Robson Street at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.74
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The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour

The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Small Group Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Explore Victoria’s historic neighborhoods and highlights on a 5-hour, small-group trip through the city that includes Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. You’ll discover the fascinating stories behind Chinatown, Gastown, Stanley Park, and Granville Island, drive across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, visit the Capilano Fish Hatchery, then walk the 459 foot (140 meter) suspension bridge. This 5-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel or port, entrance fees, and personal headsets, and it’s limited to 14 people for more personal service.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.19
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Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy the exquisite waterfront views of Canada's premier West Coast city on a leisurely Vancouver Harbor sightseeing cruise. Travel past landmarks sites such as world-renowned Stanley Park and the city's rejuvenated Gastown district, marvel at the incredible North Shore Mountains from atop an open-air deck, and admire the stunning Lions' Gate Bridge while sipping a cocktail (own expense) from the onboard bar. 
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.73
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Urban Bike Tour of Historical Vancouver - Afternoon
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Urban Bike Tour of Historical Vancouver - Afternoon

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Cycle along the seawall and through some of Vancouver’s most popular neighborhoods with your small group and a guide. You’ll see Gastown, Yaletown, Chinatown (with a stop at the serene Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden) and Strathcona—Vancouver’s oldest residential neighborhood.  There will be time for a walk through the market on Granville Island before concluding the 11-mile (18 kilometer) trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Stanley Park
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Stanley Park

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Make the most of your time in beautiful Vancouver on a half-day tour of the city’s highlights. Your driver escorts your group to popular attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown, and Gastown. See totem poles, wander through food stalls and craft galleries, and get great city views from lookouts like Prospect Point. As you ride, listen to fascinating stories about the city, from the First Nation’s People to contemporary culture.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Epic Electric Bike Tour of Vancouver

Epic Electric Bike Tour of Vancouver

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Touring Vancouver by bike lets you experience the city at a pace you can’t access by car. Ride along Vancouver’s separated bike trails with a small group of no more than eight riders. Cruise the Stanley Park Seawall and check out both modern and historic neighborhoods. Your electric bike makes your ride a breeze no matter your fitness level.
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  • 4 hours
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$83.14
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Vancouver City Private Tour
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Vancouver City Private Tour

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While in beautiful Vancouver, treat yourself to a private tour of the city’s best sites! Your personal guide will escort your small group to key attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. Travel at your own pace, and request stops to snap photos, grab a souvenir or have a closer look at a site. Vancouver is at your fingertips on this private tour!
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  • 4 hours
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$238.20
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$238.20
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Independent Bike & E-bike Tour of Vancouver
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Independent Bike & E-bike Tour of Vancouver

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Pedal through Vancouver’s parks, historic districts and seaside paths with an independent bike tour of the city. Enjoy access to bike tour maps designed by local experts, and design the perfect route for your interests. Go as fast as you want, or set a leisurely pace as you take in sweeping views of the coastline and Stanley Park, or ride up the Spanish Banks to discover picture-perfect sandy beaches. See the city like a local, and get the perfect overview and orientation of Vancouver.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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Evening Tour of Vancouver

Evening Tour of Vancouver

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Stroll through Vancouver after dark, which allows you to beat the crowds and get a different perspective. You'll see the sights of the city lit up for the night and listen to insightful guided commentary on Vancouver's history and culture. Make a few photo stops for frame-worthy snaps and end up in the historic Gastown district (optional) to continue exploring on your own.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Experience the best of Vancouver, B.C. with a 5-hour private sightseeing experience that includes the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the day to your interests, starting with the historic and cultural landmarks of central Vancouver. Walk the narrow streets of Gastown and Chinatown, get perfect views from Stanley Park and see the bustling shops of Granville Island. Get a taste of mountain air and scenery from the bridge that sways above the Capilano River, with VIP, skip-the-line access and a private tour of the park’s important sights.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.28
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Gastown, the origins of Vancouver
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Gastown, the origins of Vancouver

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Learn about the history of Vancouver as you stroll through the charming neighborhood of Gastown with a professional guide. You'll hear about the origins of the neighborhood and Vancouver in general, learn about alcohol prohibition in Canada, and have plenty of time to take photos and ask your guide questions about the area and Vancouver in general.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Discover Vancouver Tour
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Discover Vancouver Tour

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Familiarize yourself with Vancouver's most popular sights, and learn about some spots you may not be familiar with along the way, with this sightseeing tour of the city. You'll visit Granville Island, check out the views from Kitsilano Beach and Queen Elizabeth Park, and spend time in the vibrant Gastown and Chinatown areas.
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  • 4 hours
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Vancouver Full Day Sightseeing & Photography

Vancouver Full Day Sightseeing & Photography

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Vancouver’s mountains, forests, and beaches often star in vacation photos, and this full-day tour takes the guesswork out of getting great shots of the city’s most beautiful settings. Starting with the waterfalls and old-growth forests on the North Shore, your professional photographer guide will provide photography instruction while introducing you to some of the city’s top spots including Granville Island, Stanley Park, English Bay, and Gastown.
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  • 7 hours
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$157.64
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Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing

Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing

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Discover Vancouver's major attractions and city highlights in one day on this private 4-hour Vancouver day trip. Travel through the city by luxury vehicle with your private guide. Chose your own route to hit the highlights you most want to see. Perhaps take in top sites such as Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Park and Stanley Park. Enjoy panoramic views over the city and North Shore mountains from Queen Elizabeth Park. Gain insight into the city’s rich history and heritage, and learn what makes British Columbia’s buzzing metropolis tick.
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  • 3 hours
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$250.00
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Vancouver Murder Mystery Adventure in Gastown (2-6 Players)
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Vancouver Murder Mystery Adventure in Gastown (2-6 Players)

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Channel your inner detective to solve this murder mystery. You will scour the streets of Gastown, visiting some popular landmarks, like the Gastown steam clock, the statue of Gassy Jack, and Gaoler’s Mews to find the clues you need. Find the clues, solve the puzzle, and help bring the killer to justice.
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  • 2 hours
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Vancouver Outdoor Murder Mystery Game (Your Own Private Game)

Vancouver Outdoor Murder Mystery Game (Your Own Private Game)

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Get to know Vancouver’s Gastown while having fun with friends or family on this murder mystery-style quest. Play detective for the day as your group is split up into teams and given an in-person briefing, as well as various tools and a map. Set out to solve a series of clues and challenges with the goal of discovering the killer behind a local murder.
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  • 2 hours
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver Lookout
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver Lookout

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Discover Vancouver's most popular sites on this fully narrated city excursion. Stop to explore the totem pole display and Prospect Point in Stanley Park, the art community on Granville Island, observation deck of Vancouver Lookout. Hold on tight as you trek across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge and look down through the glass floors of the Cliffwalk. Additional highlights include viewing historic Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver Harbour, and the sandy beaches of English Bay.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Vancouver City Highlights Explorer Private Tour

Vancouver City Highlights Explorer Private Tour

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Tailor your time in Vancouver to focus on what interests you with this private, full-day, totally customizable tour that merges sightseeing with comfort and luxury. Get picked up at your hotel or cruise ship and relax as you see the city’s natural beauty and parks along the North Shore or marvel at post-impressionist paintings at an art gallery. Visit trendy neighborhoods, restaurants, markets, and breweries.
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  • 6 hours
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Walk in Vancouver like a local

Walk in Vancouver like a local

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Discover Vancouver’s architecture, history and culture with a local storyteller guide. In just two hours get to know everything you need to know about the largest city in British Columbia. As you walk through Chinatown, Gastown, Financial district and Canada place, learn everything about Vancouver history and modern living as well. The tour ends close to few great restaurants and just in time for lunch. Our guide will be guiding you and taking photos of you so you will bring home beautiful memories. ◆ Guided tour with a local storyteller ◆ Everything you need to know about Vancouver in just two hours ◆ Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a most memorable experience Looking forward to meeting you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.39
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Vancouver City Finest Private Tour

Vancouver City Finest Private Tour

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Avoid being tied down to a fixed itinerary and schedule, and see Vancouver at your own pace on this flexible private tour. Your guide can plan a route that helps you avoid the crowds and heavy traffic, ensuring you cover the major highlights such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, and Queen Elizabeth Park, and much more besides.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.73
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Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

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Spend a day hitting up Vancouver's most popular sight with this private tour. You'll ride all over town in a private vehicle, with stops along the way to visit the Vancouver Lookout and the Vancouver Aquarium. You'll also get the chance to stop to eat at local food carts and have the flexibility to stop for photo breaks along the way.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$355.68
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What people are saying about Gastown tours and tickets

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Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour
"Loved the historical anecdotes and significance of the area . All the food stops were excellent. Our tour guide , Dan , was fabulous! Great tour !"..."
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Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
"Cole was excellent as "George". Great stories about Vancouver and entertaining! Highly recommend. Thank you!"..."
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Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"We had a fab guide unsure of his name Lots of information and pointed out specifics Sorry I forgot his name but we boarded the bus on Saturday 14th after 12pm by the cruise terminal stop"..."
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The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour
"Great, informative tour. Glenn is excellent guide, entertaining as well. Loved hearing the stories of individuals from the early 20th century and background of BC’s prohibition. Highly recommended."..."
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Small Group Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge
"Wonderful tour with excellent guides. Loved the small group feel. They covered all the important highlights of the city!"..."
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Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise
"I loved this tour was very beautiful and the weather was good would definitely go again in the future or recommend to a friend"..."
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Urban Bike Tour of Historical Vancouver - Afternoon
"We toured with Jeremy who was a brilliant guide. Lots of interesting stops and he was really informative too. We all had a great trip."..."
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Stanley Park
"Alexio was an awesome guide. Facts and stories were perfect to get knowledge of Vancouver. Bus was perfect."..."
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Epic Electric Bike Tour of Vancouver
"We had a great guide, Paolo! He was incredibly knowledgeable and provided a wealth of information- for someone new to Vancouver, many things. A very safe, great way to see the city !"..."
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Vancouver City Private Tour
"Tour was very informative. Our guide Chuck was funny and helpful. We relaxed while seeing the sites, and got out to take photos etc."..."
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Independent Bike & E-bike Tour of Vancouver
"Great way to experience Vancouver - beautiful 40 km ride around Stanley Park and through downtown, English Bay, Kitsilano, Granville Island, Spanish Banks, and UBC"..."
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Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge
"It was fantastic. Maggie our guide was amazing. Would definitely recommend her. Was such a great day ."..."
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Gastown, the origins of Vancouver
"Our tour guide Ken was very friendly and knowledgeable of the history of the origins of Vancouver. We enjoyed the tour very much. We also received recommendations of other things to do during our stay in Vancouver. Thanks!"..."
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Discover Vancouver Tour
"Truly enjoyed the tour! Our guide Ian was very knowledgeable and entertaining! Got some great pics. Granville market was very nice with dozens of food options for lunch."..."
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Vancouver Full Day Sightseeing & Photography
"We had a lovely time with our guide. We saw many of the most classic sights of Vancouver without having to rent a car and figure out the itinerary, but mostly, we were guided to the best spots. We also learnt some stuff regarding photography, despite the fact that we're not complete beginners. This was a great bonus. Some in our group were not fast walker, but the guide made sure we didn't miss anything despite this issue. Overall, a very positive experience."..."
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Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing
"Got a good overview of Vancouver city. A lot of fun information, great flexibility of a private tour."..."
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Vancouver Murder Mystery Adventure in Gastown (2-6 Players)
"We decided to do this for my friends birthday who loves murder podcasts. We all had a blast walking around and solving the mystery."..."
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver Lookout
"Excellent tour highly recommend this tour company LandSea booked through Viator. So much to sea and it was fantastic from start to finish. Took this tour as a post cruise and with an airport drop off which worked out perfectly."..."
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Vancouver City Highlights Explorer Private Tour
"Bobby our driver was amazing. His knowledge about Vancouver was incredible and made our day the best it could possibly have been"..."
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Walk in Vancouver like a local
"Very interesting tour, walk like a local people bar ear the description of the beautiful Cory of Vancouver."..."
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Vancouver City Finest Private Tour
"Voytek is a very good guide, we enjoyed our join around Vancouver with him in his luxurious SUV, I really had the feeling that we saw all Thanks 2 thumbs up for him"..."
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