Private Tour through this culturally vibrant area of streetside cafes, historic lanes, galleries and souvenir shops
This tiny area is rich with culture. . . local designers, First Nations art and ethnic restaurants, not to mention hidden lanes that reveal Vancouver's colorful history as well as it's modern day problems and passions.
We can sit and enjoy the ambiance at each cafe, or get a to-go cup. We can also mix it up with a couple of tea houses and chocolate shops if you like . Overall, you'll explore where the locals go for java, learn the local views on the coffee chains versus the indies, and discover there's a whole class system operating within the coffeehouse culture. And you'll taste a variety of fresh brews firsthand.
We'll begin at the Waterfront Station and walk into Gastown, visiting a variety of one-of-a-kind shops and cafes, wandering through hidden lanes like Blood Alley, and stopping for some photos at the Steam Clock and at Gassy Jack's statue.
Then we'll stroll a couple streets over into Chinatown and its distinctive Welcome Gate, its Guinness Record holding building (thinnest in the world), and end at a Dim Sum restaurant to sample some authentic Chinese food.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you in front of the Waterfront Station under the middle black awning or in front of the Cruise Ship Terminal.
End location: Chinatown or back to the Waterfront Station or Cruise Terminal.
Duration: 3 hours
An experienced, enthusiastic and engaging private tour guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Canadian - Snacks, coffees and dim sum.
Any personal purchases.