UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Please notify me if a child seat or booster is required.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent)

See the sights inside Vancouver, but outside the Downtown Core with a private guide

Explore the beautiful city of Vancouver but from outside the downtown core. A very enjoyable Shore Excursion alternative to the touristy stops in the busy areas.

Not everyone in Vancouver likes to live amongst the concrete, blinking neon and non-stop street activity. If condos, skyscapers and one-way traffic are not part of your tourist wish list, come see the greater side of Vancouver.

This tour features the area south of Downtown Vancouver including the chic South Granville area, Queen Elizabeth Park, the strip of beaches on the West Side and the University Endowment Lands.

Granville Island, Van Dusen Gardens, Fraser River and other locations and neighborhoods may also be added to this tour upon request. Another option is the UBC Museum of Anthropology and Japanese Nitobe Gardens.

We can craft a very special tour together!
What would you find most enjoyable?


This tour features several stops that are pre-determined by the Customer. Each tour will be unique to the individual or group and will be rich with color, history and offer a full taste of Vancouver.

1) Pick up from hotel.
2) Select 1 "destination" (admission included) from the following:
Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver Museum
Maritime Museum
Nitobe Gardens
Van Dusen Gardens
3) Select 2 "planned stops" from the following:
Kitsilano Beach
Jericho Beach
Granville Island
Queen Elizabeth Park
University of British Columbia
Fraserview Walk
4) Select 2 "improvised stops" along any of the following streets:
W. 4th Avenue
Cambie Street
W. 41st Avenue
Cornwall Avenue
Granville Street
And any additional stop based on Customer request.

Or leave it completely in my hands, and I will recommend the best stops for you based on our discussions and interactions!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Please tell me what hotel you are staying at and I will be happy to pick you up there.

End location: I will drop you off at your hotel or agreed upon location within the city.

Duration: 4 hours

Travel times between specific stops may vary depending on weather, traffic, road construction etc.


Passenger vehicle - van or pick up truck

What’s Included

All transportation and guide services will be included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 CDN - Snacks, beverages or souvenirs

What’s Extra

All purchases of a personal nature are your responsibility.

There should be ample opportunity for souvenir shopping or window shopping.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our guide for an outstanding four-hour UnDowntown tour of Vancouver, Winston, knows this city like a true insider. Born and raised in Vancouver, Winston gave us a very helpful introduction to the different neighborhoods, beautiful views of the skyline and mountains to the north, and walks through Queen Elizabeth Park and VanDusen Park, topped off with a memorable treetop walk on the catwalks located across the Capilano River after a daredevil stroll over Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Benjamin Griffith

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