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Vancouver Chinatown Tours

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Vancouver Chinatown
Established in the 1890s by migrant workers, this Vancouver neighborhood is now among the biggest and most vibrant Chinatowns in North America. It’s packed with Asian grocers, Chinese herbalists, dim sum restaurants, trinket stores, and meat shops filled with tempting displays of hanging char siu and roast ducks.

The Basics
Vancouver Chinatown is one of Vancouver’s most distinctive and fascinating neighborhoods, one that’s a rewarding place to eat, shop, and wander. Explore as part of food tours, which not only show off key landmarks such as the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, but also include tastings of barbecue meats, dim sum, tea, and other Chinese delicacies. Many walking tours and bike tours pass through Chinatown and neighboring Gastown; hop-on hop-off buses and sightseeing coach tours also make stops here. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Vancouver Chinatown is a must for foodies and history buffs. 
  • Arrive hungry; there are myriad excellent bakeries, restaurants, and cafés in Chinatown.
  • Some attractions, such as the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, are wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Chinatown is situated in East Vancouver, next to the downtown neighborhoods of Gastown and Yaletown. The main thoroughfares are Main, Pender, and Keefer. To get there using public transport, ride the SkyTrain to the Main Street–Science World station. 

When to Get There 
Vancouver Chinatown is at its most atmospheric during the annual Chinese New Year celebrations, which typically fall between late January and late February. Celebrations usually include a parade complete with lion dancers and marching bands. 

Chinatown’s Must-See Sights
Probably the most photographed landmark in Vancouver’s Chinatown is the Chinatown Millennium Gate, a lion-guarded gate that marks the entrance to the district. And although it’s small, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and adjacent park, which includes a pagoda and koi pond, serves as a peaceful sanctum—the perfect hideaway from the busy streets. 
Address: Keefer and Pender Streets, Vancouver, Canada
Admission: Free
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43 Tours and Activities to Experience Vancouver Chinatown

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A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour Led by a Chef

A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour Led by a Chef

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Spend a morning in Vancouver’s Chinatown with an off-duty chef on this food and cultural walking tour. With the help of your expert, taste delicious barbecued crispy duck and other savory delights, as you learn about Chinatown’s historical landmarks and local cuisine. Drink tea, enter cookware and herbal medicine shops, and visit the tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. A dim sum lunch is included in this small-group tour limited to 10 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.79
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$86.79

Private Food and Walking China Tour

Private Food and Walking China Tour

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Enjoy personalized attention on this private tour of Vancouver's Chinatown with a dedicated chef/guide. Eat some traditional Cantonese dishes and enjoy a private dining experience with a private group of your choosing, then head out into the neighborhood to explore more food offerings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.49
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$102.49
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Private Walking China Tour

Private Walking China Tour

Established in the 1800s and now the largest such neighborhood in Canada, Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of the city’s top cultural destinations. On this private, fully customizable tour, you’ll discover its highlights, will visit local monuments and restaurants, and will explore hidden corners of the area that many tour groups overlook. As you go, learn all about Chinatown’s history from your guide, an expert in Chinese Canadian history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.46
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$70.46
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Vancouver City Private Tour

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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$207.24
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$207.24
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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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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.30
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$227.30

6 Hours Private tour of city of Vancouver & North Vancouver

6 Hours Private tour of city of Vancouver & North Vancouver

You can add or subtract attractions according to your choice for this Tour. We can tailor this tour according to your need. Flexible start time and pick up from anywhere in Vancouver. This Tour needs at least 4 Guests.
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  • 6 hours
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$275.87
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$275.87
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Private Tour: Vancouver 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

Private Tour: Vancouver 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

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Experience Vancouver’s top attractions and learn a wealth of information from a personalized guide on this private 3-hour tour. Travel aboard a comfortable sedan, SUV or van and visit highlights such as Stanley Park, Robson Street, Cypress Mountain Lookout and more, with a 30-minute stop at the Granville Market. Customize your itinerary and enjoy round-trip chauffeur transport from your hotel or cruise ship terminal on this private tour that accommodates up to 11 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$348.71
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$348.71
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Vancouver 2-Hour Private Tour

Vancouver 2-Hour Private Tour

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A chauffeured private tour is the perfect way to see Vancouver if you have a limited time or want to get your bearings in the city. Enjoy pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in a luxury chauffeured vehicle. Relax on a 2 hour excursion that showcases both the magic of the city and the majestic beauty of Canada’s mountains, ocean and forest.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.93
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$190.93
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4 Hours Private tour of City of Vancouver.

4 Hours Private tour of City of Vancouver.

4 hour private Tour of city of Vancouver is unique as you can tailor it according to your convenience. You can add more hours with cost. You can even tailor your tour to 4-8 hours with extra cost. This Tour need at least 4 Guests.
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  • 4 hours
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$185.97
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$185.97
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Gastown & Chinatown Night Photography

Gastown & Chinatown Night Photography

If you love sightseeing, and want to come home with the best photos of Vancouver, this tour is for you. You’ll spend the morning visiting the major sights of the iconic neighborhoods of Gastown and Chinatown. An experienced photographer and tour guide will give you insight into their history while teaching you photography. Enjoy pickup and drop-off from your accommodation; no need to navigate.
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  • 2 hours
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$42.05
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$42.05

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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$272.75
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$272.75

Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Vancouver Lookout

Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Vancouver Lookout

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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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  • 4 hours
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$72.25
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$72.25

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
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$26.76
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$26.76
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver Lookout

Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver Lookout

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Enjoy a wonderful overview of the Pacific Northwest on this full-day coach tour of Vancouver and the adjacent North Shore. Wind through downtown, Chinatown, and Gastown. Visit Granville Island, snap photos from the Vancouver Lookout's observation deck and admire Stanley Park’s famous Indigenous Peoples' story poles. Cross the Lions Gate Bridge and head to the teetering Capilano Suspension Bridge and the glass floors of the Cliffwalk. Stop at a salmon hatchery before you’re transported back to Vancouver.
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  • 7 hours
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$120.41
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$120.41

Vancouver City Tour

Vancouver City Tour

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This fully narrated 4-hour Vancouver City Highlights Tour takes you to the city’s greatest sights. Vancouver is truly a traveller’s paradise, consistently voted one of the world’s most livable cities. Locals are recognized for their friendly nature and welcoming attitude. Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and framed by the British Columbia Coast Mountains, it’s easy to fall in love with this breathtaking city. Discover highlights like historic Gastown, Chinatown, scenic English Bay and the picturesque Vancouver Harbour. Stops in Stanley Park feature First Nations totem poles, as well as spectacular views from Prospect Point. Also, visit the charming farmer’s market at Granville Island and enjoy 360° panoramic views from Vancouver Lookout’s observation deck (admission included) high atop Harbour Centre Tower.Our tours are conducted on comfortable mini-coaches seating up to 30 passengers and offering exceptional visibility.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.06
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$63.06

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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$49.60
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$49.60

Private Vancouver City tour with Flyover Canada and Vancouver Lookout

Private Vancouver City tour with Flyover Canada and Vancouver Lookout

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Make the most of a short time in Vancouver with this private tour. You have the flexibility to adjust the itinerary so that you only visit places you are interested in. Includes admission to top attractions including Vancouver Lookout and Flyover Canada.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$371.94
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$371.94

"Wonderful Vancouver" - all highlights city tour, english for foreigners (easy)

Discover the delights of coastal Vancouver on this in-depth sightseeing tour, aimed at travelers with English as a second language. With your guide on hand—sharing insight and knowledge with easy vocabulary and helpful hand gestures—learn the secrets of top attractions like the Capilano suspension bridge, Chinatown, Gastown, and enjoy panoramic views from the Vancouver Lookout. Pickup and drop-off at your Vancouver hotel is included on your tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.07
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$122.07
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Vancouver City Finest Private Afternoon Tour

Vancouver City Finest Private Afternoon Tour

When you’re short on time in Vancouver, this half-day tour offers a great introduction to the city in an afternoon. With pickup and drop-off available at downtown hotels, cruise port, or airport, this private sightseeing offers a flexible itinerary with a few stops and strolls. Visit highlights like Stanley Park, Granville Island, Queen Elizabeth Park, Chinatown, and Gastown.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.98
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$201.98
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3 hours Accessible Private Tour - Vancouver City Highlight (up to 4 passengers)

3 hours Accessible Private Tour - Vancouver City Highlight (up to 4 passengers)

Tour the city of Vancouver in style in our Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle with your own personal chauffeur guide offer exclusively by KJ Limousine. Accessible passenger gets to enjoy the magnificent view up front next to the driver seat, with 3 additional passengers seat at the back. KJ Limousine's experienced and knowledgeable chauffeurs will show the most fascination areas of this unique and vibrant city in comfort and elegance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$401.38
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$401.38
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3 hours Private Tour - Vancouver City Highlight

3 hours Private Tour - Vancouver City Highlight

Tour the city of Vancouver in style by private car with your own personal chauffeur guide. KJ Limousine's experienced and knowledgeable chauffeurs will show the most fascination areas of this unique and vibrant city in comfort and elegance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$305.81
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$305.81
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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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$201.98
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$201.98
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Vancouver City Finest and Social Wine tasting Private Tour

Vancouver City Finest and Social Wine tasting Private Tour

This private tour is a combination of two tours that I provide: Sightseeing City of Vancouver and Wine tasting tour in the Fraser Valley.
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  • 9 hours
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$400.45
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$400.45
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Full day City Tour

Full day City Tour "wonderful Vancouver" in EASY ENGLISH (for foreigners)

You will see all the highlights of this wonderful city in one day. The tour will be hold in EASY ENGLISH for non.native english speakers. We will use easy word and short sentences. We will explain again anduse hand and feet if necessary. Our guides all are Vancouver-Experts. They live in the city and they are well trained. They know a lot of interessing background and detailed information. They will deliver insider-knowledge and give valuanle advice on the city.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.69
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$139.69

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