Vancouver's Chinatown Private Tour

 (6)

Tour Number

Activity Level

5883


Categories

City, Food and Wine, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Tour the historic roots of a fascinating neighbourhood


Chinatown is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Unfortunately it's known by many only as "Canada's poorest postal code". But this tells only part of the story; this community is also historic, vibrant and diverse. I grew up here with my family, and would love to share some of its stories with you.

Chinatown is one of Vancouver's best neighbourhoods for strolling, exploring, shopping, and--of course--eating. Chinatown Vancouver is one of the largest Chinatowns in the western hemisphere.

Located just east of Downtown Vancouver, Chinatown is one of Vancouver's earliest residential and commercial neighbourhoods, the district became known as Chinatown in the late 1800's, due to an influx of Chinese immigrants before BC was incorporated, thousands of Chinese pioneers and immigrants worked in the province; from 1881 - 1885, 10, 000 Chinese labourers were contracted to build the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Itinerary

This is a walking tour taking us through several main streets within a 12 block radius from Hastings Street and Main Street. We will stop randomly at several points of interest and may stop for a coffee break at a Chinatown bakery or cafe in the area.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel in downtown Vancouver.

End location: Your hotel in downtown Vancouver or other location.

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

This is a Walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal guide.
Assistance in transportation from your hotel to the start of the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 CDN - Optional Dim Sum Lunch in Chinatown.

What’s Extra

Other: Personal purchases are the responsibility of the traveler.

A Recent Review of this tour

Affable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, Winston is an excellent representative of his fabulous city but cognizant of its challenges. Now if he could only control the weather! :)
Debra Potts

Read More Reviews For This Tour
Private tour guide Winston

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Winston W.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/DowntownEastsidePrivateTour

Tours by Winston W.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights

Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour,...

See the main tourist areas of Vancouver - say "I've been there"

388 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

5 hours

learn more
Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge - Shore Excursion Private Tour

Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano,...

A combination tour featuring two of the 'essential' attractions in,...

365 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

6 hours

learn more
UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion

UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets,...

See the sights inside Vancouver, but outside the Downtown Core with,...

242 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

4 hours

learn more
Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip - Private Tour

Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip - Private,...

Visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens and downtown Victoria

1066 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

13 hours

learn more
Vancouver to Whistler Day Trip - Private Tour

Vancouver to Whistler Day Trip - Private,...

Ride the Sea-to-Sky Highway to the world-class Whistler resort

686 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

8 hours

learn more
Farming Private Tour in Vancouver City - Get off the beaten track!

Farming Private Tour in Vancouver City,...

Visit urban homesteads - growing gardens in the suburbs with a private,...

174 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

5 hours

learn more
Greater Vancouver Valley Wine Private Tour

Greater Vancouver Valley Wine Private,...

Wineries in the Fraser Valley with private guide

440 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

5 hours 30 min.

learn more
Vancouver's Granville Island - The main spot to see on your Shore Excursion Private Tour

Vancouver's Granville Island - The main,...

Visit Arts, Crafts, Music, and the "Stock Market" with a local private,...

209 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

3 hours

learn more
Vancouver's Chinatown Private Tour

Vancouver's Chinatown Private Tour

Tour the historic roots of a fascinating neighbourhood

166 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours

learn more
Vancouver Aquarium Private Tour

Vancouver Aquarium Private Tour

Come see the most famous of BCs aquatic animals and others from around,...

302 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

5 hours

learn more
Vancouver Shore Excursion, guide only

Vancouver Shore Excursion, guide only

 unrated

See the main tourist areas of Vancouver with a local guide

277 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

learn more