YVR Layover- Downtown tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes. If your child can comfortably walk for short distance then there should be no problems. There are no hills but if the tide is out there will a climb off the docks.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

YVR, Downtown, False Creek, Granville Island, back to YVR

Why hang out at the airport for four hours when you can see the best of downtown Vancouver instead? I will meet you at the airport, we will take train downtown, then walk around the most beautiful city in North America! You will see our local mountains, and the ocean, the two elements that make Vancouver so unique: and our beautiful street vistas. We will make our way to False Creek and hop on a False Creek Ferry to Granville Island, the jewel of Vancouver. Then back we go to the airport and, if you have enough time, we can walk through the airport which has one of the premier collections in the world of west coast indigenous art. All travel expenses are included. The latest start time will be 2 pm P. S. T.


YVR Airport, the train to downtown Vancouver, sightsee while we walk to the waterfront. Olympic Flame, Pan Pacific Hotel, Convention Centre, Ocean and Park views.
Train to Yaletown, the Roundhouse, water taxi on False Creek to Granville Island, spectacular city and water views.
Granville Island, historical sites, market place, a playground for tourists and locals- it never fails to impress.
Water Taxi back to Yaletown and then train to YVR. If time allows we can walk through the airport ranked as the most beautiful in North America for 8 years in a row.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Suggested by Guide: When we communicate after you book the tour let me know if your arrival is Domestic or International..also your airline flight number and eta.

End Point Options: Airport

Duration: 4 hours

This tour duration is dependent on your time allotment. Please let me know how much time you have.


This is a walking tour that will use trains and water taxis.

What’s Included

Other: All transportation costs, including trains, airport beautification transit tax,and water taxis.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 CDN Dollar - Food, (optional). If you need Bag storage there are 2 bag storage facilities at YVR, 1 in Domestic Arrivals, 1 in International arrivals

What’s Extra

Other: If you get hungry Granville Island has lots of good-tasting options for both carnivores and vegetarians.


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.

Private tour guide Doug

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