Hippie to Hipster - A Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), French (fluent)

the "Real Van" city tour

The non-tourist version of experiencing Vancouver. . . You will experience some neighborhoods that are not part of the usual visitor route . Join me to experience local culture and lifestyle with an eclectric tour of our city experiencing local scenery, art, culture and food and beverage unique spots.

The canadian hippie movement started in Vancouver and the current hipster culture is alive and well. Come explore with me some of my favourite areas of the city . If you want to include some of the usual key neighbourhoods too just let me know. I love to design customized tours to appeal to your interests and preferences.


Beginning in downtown we will travel on foot for a unique tour in Gastown/Chinatown.

After a short ride on our famous Skytrain we will explore Commercial Drive stopping for coffee and/or food of your preference followed by a walk along Main Street with a chance to explore the vintage stores.

We can finish in downtown or at a location of your preference as you may wish to continue exploring or hang out in a funky location for lunch.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Downtown Vancouver, exact location to be determined based on your preferences

End location: To be determined based on your preferences

Duration: 4 hours

Tours go rain or shine.


Walking and public transportation

What’s Included

Fully guided tour of non touristy stuff with a knowlegeable and fun local!

Public transportation fares.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 CAD - Depends on the person but there are lots of great spots to try the local fare in food and beverage!
Budgeting a min of $20 is recommended for snacks, souvenirs and lunch if applicable.

What’s Extra

Personal spending for food, beverage and souvenirs.


I offer tours travelling on foot and public transportation and/or with bicycles to enhance your opportunity for more unique and local experiences and up close scenic views. It is also environmentally responsible :)

A Recent Review of this tour

I loved this tour! Although I grew up in Vancouver, I now live in California. I come back every few years, but I tend to go to the same places I am familiar with. This tour was wonderful since Jenn showed me places that I had not even realized were there (places I knew 40 years ago, which have evolved in to new, vibrant and different communities). Jenn's knowledge and insight really gave me a new appreciation for Vancouver. Great city, great tour guide, and lots of great takeaways for me to remember
Roberta Scherbarth

Read More Reviews For This Tour

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 Jenn

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

Tours by Jenn

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Cool Hoods & Fun stuff in Van

Vancouver Highlights & Neighborhood Private Tour

283 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

7 hours

learn more

After 5 in Vancouver

Quick Introduction to Vancouver Evening Private Tour

122 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

learn more

"Step On" Customized Local Bus/Coach,...


Built for You - Highlights of Vancouver Tours for up to 45 people

181 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

learn more

Art Full Vancouver - Private Tour


Exploring the City Through the Eyes of the Arts Scene

181 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

learn more

A Taste of the Craft Beer Scene in Van

Brewery District Neighborhood Walking Private Tour

118 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

learn more

Active Tours of Vancouver


Customized Running /Walking/ Biking Private Tours for all levels

102 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

1 hour

learn more

Quirky Shops and Cafes on Granville Island


visit the Public Market, Artist Studios and Granville Island Brewery,...

94 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

learn more

Biking About in Van - Private Tour

Seeing the City By Cycle with a Private Guide

153 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

3 hours

learn more