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Mahara S.

White Rock, BC, Canada

Hello, I'd love to meet you and to have the pleasure of showing you my home town, Vancouver, and its surrounding areas.

I have a unique perspective of seeing Vancouver's change from a little town of 250, 000 into its present status as a world-class city. I have experienced the history of the past fifty years: Expo 86 and the Winter Olympics in 2010, the building of Granville Island and now the revitalization of its downtown core.

I know how important it is have a memorable yet fun and relaxing day, so you decide the pace. You can savor the day with delicious local food, artisan shops, or walks by the beach. You can specialize your tour.

I've always loved travel, and from 2008 to 2011 spent three years roaming the globe, visiting and living in over 50 countries. This included living for two years in South America, ten cruises, and every type of travel you can imagine, from sleeping in the jungle to five-star hotels.

I've spent my life with people, and am easy-to-be-with and flexible. I design your tour around your interests, while showing you our local highlights.

I wrote The Laughing Boomer: Retire from Work - Gear Up for Living, as well as other books. I give presentations on how to live your travel dreams. Seeing the world and experiencing cultures are my passions.

My interests and knowledge include art, architecture, city highlights, people and cultures, food, nature, the environment and birding. I'm an experienced photographer. and know local sites.

I love showing visitors the amazing natural beauty that surrounds Vancouver. I was a post secondary educator and a music teacher. I am the volunteer program director of a local naturalist society.

If you require a wheelchair, I can rent one for you for an additional $50. for each tour, plus the cost of the rental, which is inexpensive, and a returnable deposit of $300. Renting on a Sunday is not possible. Please PM me when you book.

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Mahara was very accomodating to our needs, nice day.
Charles Tallman

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Credentials

Canadian Tour Guide Association of BC Professional Member,
Passenger Transportation Board License and Insurance,
Master of Education, M.Ed., Simon Fraser University

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Private tour guide Mahara

Discover Vancouver Shore Excursion -,...

Vancouver's highlights, including Stanley Park, Gastown, and Granville,...

378 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Capilano Suspension Bridge, Stanley Park,,...

Vancouver Highlights and Nature in One Day with a Private Guide

378 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Capilano Canyon and Grouse Mountain:,...

An active and fun day for all the family in our green, lush natural,...

386 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Capilano Suspension Bridge and Horseshoe,...

Super Natural Vancouver Shore Excursion with a Private Guide

378 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Capilano Suspension Bridge and Stanley,...

Experience Super Natural British Columbia with a private guide

378 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Step-On Guide Highlights of Vancouver,...

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Exciting Driving private tour of Vancouver's highlights, including,...

256 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Airport Layover Discover Vancouver Private,...

The Best of Vancouver in Five or Six Hours with a private guide

378 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Capilano Suspension Bridge, Horseshoe,...

Vancouver Area Mountains and Sea: A Gentle Adventure out in Nature,...

531 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Two to Four Hours Discover Vancouver,...

Exciting Driving private tour of Vancouver's highlights, including,...

307 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Vancouver Birding Private Visit

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Birds and Nature Walks near Vancouver" Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary,...

378 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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