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Kenan O.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hello I have been a traveller, a guide and a travel designer since my student days in Ankara where I studied politics.

I have travelled to as many as 70 countries, mostly in the old world and South America. I conducted tours to destinations like India, China, South Africa, Chile, etc.

I am a reader in the ancient and colonial history of the globe as well as anthropology and philosophy. I find myself lucky, since having been born and raised in one of the ancientmost countries of the world (Turkey), I now live in a beautiful city one of the epicentres of new industrial revolution (information age).

As a child, I was a physician's son in a village around which there was still a nomadic lifestyle that was yielding to peasantry rapidly. Later in the Metropoles of Turkey and Europe, I witnessed how peasant lifestyle was being overtaken by urban life. As a middle-aged person now I am observing what I call "near atomized individual" in one of the major post-industrial magnets of the planet. Therefore I have been gazing various "human landscapes" or snapshots from different cross-sections of the greater social transformation of mankind.

Vancouver is a city that was arguably one of the remotest cites on earth until the railway arrived in 1887. It is now a major city in the sparsely populated naturally unspoiled yet affluent British Columbia.

Curiously environmental movements of the world begun here. It is another point at which I find myself very lucky: being a student and a guide to this wonderful city!

A Recent Review of this guide

Kenan did a great job with our tour of Vancouver. Knows the area and history very well, and was able to answer all our questions. Was also very patient with my hyperactive kids.
Rafael Lizardi

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Canadian Tour Guide Associaton Member
Class 2 Drivers License - Professional Coach Driver
Extensive global tour guiding, travel design and tour conducting experience.

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Vancouver Full Day Private Tour

A full day in Vancouver at your leisure with a private guide

314 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Gastown and Beyond

Walking private tour in the historcal core of Vancouver.

173 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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Finn Slough to Steveston Village - Private,...


A modifiable to hiking / bicycle tour with a private guide

314 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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