The Historical Vancouver - Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children will have to be provided with car seats.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (basic), Spanish (basic)

Visit Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Queen Elizabeth Park or Granville Island with a private guide

To start we will explore Gastown. The oldest and most storied part of Vancouver, Gastown with its cobbled streets, turn-of-the-century architecture, souvenir shops and famous steam clock, is where Vancouver grew up from. You will have an opportunity to go up to the Vancouver lookout to see Vancouver from 553 feet up, or to the Top of Vancouver revolving restaurant for fine dining.

After Gastown we take a quick ride through Chinatown, with the Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Gardens.

From there, we transport you to Stanley Park, a completely natural park, with spectacular views, trees hundreds of feet tall and hundreds of years old, and voted "Top Park in the World" by TripAdvisor.

From this famed location we whisk you away to Queen Elizabeth Park to see the Bloedel conservatory with 500 species of plants and over 200 free flying birds within an amazing climate controlled dome, and the wonderful quarry gardens. Or to the Granville Island Public Market, with its quaint local shops and farmers market.


Pick up from your location.
Gastown, with it's Steam Clock and turn of the century architecture.
The Top of Vancouver Lookout or revolving restaurant.
Chinatown and the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens.
Then to Stanley park rated the top park in the world by TripAdvisor.
On to Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Consevatory.
Then off to Granville Island with it's farmer's market and quaint shops.
Finally dropped off at a point of your choosing. With my grateful thanks for letting me show you my city!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting location: Hotel, Airport, or Cruise Ship Terminal in front Pan Pacific Hotel

End location: Drop off will be where you are picked up.

Duration: 4 hours

Traffic and some stops (for food and beverage) can affect the length of the tour by up to 2 hours (no additional cost).


Transportation will be provided in a spacious 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan for up to 6 passengers. Air conditioned and clean, this van has second row windows that can be lowered for better views and photography. Children will have to be provided with car seats.

What’s Included

- My time and expertise as a guide and lifelong Vancouver resident.
- Transportation to and from all locations.
- Local history, smiles, and a few laughs along the way!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 CAD - Admissions, food and beverage.

What’s Extra

Bloedel Conservatory
Adult (19-64 years) $6.50
Senior (65+ years) $4.35
Youth (13-18 years) $4.35
Child (4-12 years) $3.15
Family (2 adults and their children under 19) $14.75
Children (3 and under) Free

Top of Vancouver Lookout
Adult (19-59) $17.50
Senior (60+) $14.50
Student with valid I.D.$12.50
Youth (13-18) $12.50
Child (6-12) $9.50

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens
October 1-April 30
Adult: $12
Student: $9 (Age 6-17 or over 17 with valid student I.D)
Senior: $10
Family: $25 (2 adults and up to 2 children under the age of 17)

May 1-September 30
Adult: $14
Student: $10 (Age 6-17 or over 17 with valid student I.D)
Senior: $11
Family: $28 (2 adults and up to 2 children under the age of 17)


Limit of 6 passengers that must be able to get in and out of a car/van.

A Recent Review of this tour

Outstanding tour - seeing a good number of Stanley Park and Vancouver sites. Jeff was very informative about BC history and culture. Coordinated with Jeff for pickup at Canada Place Cruise Terminal and drop off at hotel. Highly recommend.
Brian W Schaar

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