In less than 3 hours Walk the Best of Downtown and Stanley Park
The tour starts in front of the Pan Pacific Hotel and cruise ship terminal, then to the Olympic Flame mountain views. We hug the waterfront parkland with the city on one side and the ocean and mountains on the other.
We will then enter beautiful Stanley Park and for an hour we will explore the forests and gardens, get close and personal with totem poles, and explore the 8000 year history of human occupation. This park is continuously ranked one of the Greatest Parks in the World.
We then will hop on a bus and 10 minutes later we will be back downtown. We recommend an 8:30 am P. S. T. start time but will accept tours until 2:00 pm.
The walking tour starts in front of the Pan Pacific Hotel and cruise ship terminals at the information kiosk. The mountains and ocean makes for a very beautiful and dramatic background to meet and discuss the tour. We then will walk west past the convention centre and Olympic flame. We will then hug the coast, pass float planes, outdoor art, and yachts; all the while with islands, mountains and a working harbor on our right. We will then enter Stanley Park and spend an hour in its gardens, and forests. We will visit the Totem Pole display as well as various outdoor art displays. We then will catch a bus in the park that in less than ten minutes will take us back into downtown. We will then explore many of the beautiful streets and buildings of downtown Vancouver. Normally we will end the tour near the Art Gallery unless we have made prior arrangements.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour will normally start in front of the Pan Pacific Hotel and cruise ship terminal. This can be altered after booking to accommodate the tour group.
End location: The tour normally finishes downtown near the Art Gallery. This can be altered after booking to accommodate the tour group.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Tour route may be adapted to compensate for foul weather. Start time may be changed as well. This can be discussed with customer after booking and just prior to the tour. After all weather can change, and it is in everyone's interest to try to ensure the best tour is delivered. This may occur in late September and on.
Water and bus transportation; and when needed, umbrellas
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 CDN Dollar - Food (optional)
I conduct walking tours that may also use buses, trains, and water taxis.
If you can't walk at a leisurely pace for 30 minutes at a time then I would not recommend these tours.
The water taxis are not easily boarded by strollers and wheelchairs.