Benjamin GriffithMississippi, 38655, United States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ben, for the eloquent feedback. It was a joy to enjoy the February sunshine with you and your lovely wife. I know it wasn't your first Vancouver trip, and may it not be your last! All the best in the future, Winston
Excellent tour. Very informative and delicious lunch. Thanks Winston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive feedback on the Chinatown tour, Nicole! It was a joy walking through Vancouver's historic district with you and your family. Thanks for braving the rain and 8 degree temperatures! All the best in your future travels!! Winston
Our tour with Winston today was very informative and Winston is an energetic knowledgable guide who made the hours invested during our first hours in Vancouver most worthwhile. We now feel as they we know enough about the city and the sights to fill in the couple of days we have here most effectively. Please pass on our sincere thanks to Winston maybe one day we can return the favor if he visits Australia. We will gladly recommend Winston to any of our friends passing through Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pauline! Thank you so much for spending your initial hours in Vancouver with me. You and your family were a joy and I wish you the best in your future travels. And yes, seeing you again Down Under is on my wish list. Winston
The tour of undowntown Vancouver was fabulous with great weather. Winston was on time, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and has the absolutely right personality for this job! He was flexible, and listened to us as much as he talked, which was delightful. I would definitely book a tour with him again. It is SO nice to have admissions to destinations included in the price, so we are not always passing around money. I would make the payment default in Canadian funds however. Thanks Winston!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words, Irene. Such a nice feeling to have impressed a local resident - it’s not every day that we get to play ‘tourist in your own town’ and guide out of towners at the same time. Safe travels in the future and I hope we cross paths again.
Winston was a lovely guide, he planned a full tour for us visiting 3 vineyards and the berry farm. He was knowledgeable which made the tour enjoyable. The drive through Langley taking in the fall leaves was spectacular.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great feedback, Stephanie. I hope you and your father have continued enjoyable travels throughout Canada. Winston
Stephen HegartyUnited States
The tour with Winston was the best day of our trip to Vancouver. He was very knowledgeable, informative and at the same time made it fun... He was very easy to be with and make sure we were well taken care of..... There were 6 of us on the tour and we all agreed that Winston was the best tour guide and would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Vancouver.. Thanks Winston for showing us your great city and making it one of the most memorable parts of our road trip. We will be back. Your friends from NY
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the super high praise, Stephen! I am so glad that you and the gang had a great time in Vancouver. You had such an amazing trip overall that I was honoured to play a small role. May Vancouver continue to rank as one of your top world cities! Safe travels always, Winston
Constance BaileyUnited States
Winston is very personable and an easy person to ask lots of questions about the community. We ran into his acapella group at a farmers' market and he joined in with them. s a 4 because the description said 5 hours and it was 3.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the positive feedback, Conny. It was a pleasure to tour with you. I apologize sincerely for the oversight on the time/duration of the tour but I hope it fulfilled your expectation in every way otherwise. Safe travels, Winston
Brett SavageTHRUMSTER, NSW, Australia
What a fabulous morning we spent with Winston. He really enjoyed showing us his town and we loved every minute. Winston met every request we made for our tour, and added other great bits that we didn't even know existed. He shared his cultural history and we were able to then relate his words to what we were seeing. We wished we had longer to spend with Winston - he made us fall in love with Vancouver. We would definitely recommend Winston to all travellers to Vancouver. Thank you for our day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pam and Brett! I am so glad that our time together was so well enjoyed. I wish you all the best in all of your future endeavours and travels. Thanks for making Vancouver on of your beloved stops. Winston
Susi W.United States
We had a great time on this tour of Granville Island with Winston. A lifelong resident, he has a great personality and knows Vancouver and Granville Island well, and enjoys talking about both, which made the tour very interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the warm words, Susi. We certainly had a great time and I hope that Granville Island and Vancouver stand out in your memories for a long time to come. Winston
Roger WilkinsonUnited States
Winston did a create job with the custom tour for us. He is very passionate about Vancouver which provided a lot of color commentary through out the day. An to top things off, the weather was absolutely perfect! Thanks Winston!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the glowing feedback, Roger! You and your family were a joy to spend the day with. Safe travels always! Winston
Nancy ForemanDallas, TEXAS, United States
Winston was creative, knowledgeable, and flexible in planning this tour to suit the desires of our group. His stories and facts as a Vancouver local added an interesting dimension. We loved the places we went, and had a lots of fun and photo opportunities on this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, we had a good day in Vancouver. Even with the forest fire haze, we were able see a lot of the city. You have a very enjoyable family. Safe travels, Winston
Nancy ForemanDallas, TEXAS, United States
We enjoyed this tour very much. Winston was knowledgeable about farms in Vancouver. He tailored the tour to our small group which had a diverse range knowledge and abilities. In addition he was fun to be with and very thoughtful. I definitely recommend a tour with Winston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for allowing this tour to take place, Nancy. It was the first of many, hopefully! And I'm very glad your group was so into urban farming and agriculture overall. All the best, Winston.
Kim YeadonUnited States
I had the pleasure of escorting a group of 7 last Sunday to Victoria and Butchart Gardens. We also had the pleasure of having Winston as our guide! From the start he was an amazing guide with his knowledge, personality attention to detail and his making sure everyone was happy. He had to navigate Victoria during a very busy day, (with the holiday) And did so to perfection. I would give him a 10 out of 10.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the glowing feedback, Kim. I really appreciate all of your kind words and praise. Your group and you, especially, were a joy to tour with. My hope is that our day was memorable for a long time to come. Winston
David AitkenUnited States
We spent two days with Winston and he was terrific; Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip and Vancouver Top to Bottom. Winston was engaging, knowledgeable and a joy to have as a guide. On day two, I had an incident falling on steps landing on my two artificial knees. Winston was extremely helpful in getting first aid and was very flexible in dealing adjusting the itinerary. As travel agents, we have experienced many tours and these were the very best. Highly recommend him; he made our stay in Vancouver
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for the doubly glowing feedback! So glad you enjoyed our time in Victoria and Vancouver. Best of everything to you and your friends. Winston
David AitkenUnited States
We spent two days with Winston and he was terrific; Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip and Vancouver Top to Bottom. Winston was engaging, knowledgeable and a joy to have as a guide. On day two, I had an incident falling on steps landing on my two artificial knees. Winston was extremely helpful in getting first aid and was very flexible in dealing adjusting the itinerary. As travel agents, we have experienced many tours and these were the very best. Highly recommend him; he made our stay in Vancouve
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful and glowing feedback, David. Your group was outstanding in your collective knowledge and it was very pleasurable to tour with you. I hope your knees continue to strengthen and I wish you continued safe travels. Winston
Whyte lake was amazing, also the hiking up to there. Winston is a very nice guide and went out of his way to make us feel at ease and show us the place. His vehicle is very comfortable with a lot of leg room. It is a newer model Honda Odyssey. He built an easy rapport with us and felt like a buddy we were going to the lake with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback, Brian. And I appreciate the opportunity in working with you all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Nicole. It was an honour touring with you and your group!
Larry FranksArlington, VA, United States
Great tour led by an engaging guide who planned appropriately to meet our preferences. He managed time well and shared his knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the vibrant city of Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! Great to hear how you seasoned Vancouver visitors were still impressed with various gems around the city. And your close connection to the Chan Centre also made our tour somewhat memorable for me. Thank you and safe travels.
Winston was a great guide for us all 17 people from Sweden. We learned a lot about Vancouver and had a great time. Great guide, highly recomended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lasse, you and your group were a great group to work with. What a perfect cycling day! And I am glad everything worked out well at Rogers Arena too! The only question remaining is whether Sweden will triumph over Canada in the World Championship of Hockey!
Frank L.United States
Great tour despite heavy rains! Winston did a great job under adverse conditions-even had umbrellas. We were able to see, and experience, everything we had discussed over many months. Chinatown was a high point - especially the pork buns! We covered so many areas of the city that we didn't know existed. He has a great personality, is a wonderful conversationalist and his knowledge of the city is second to none. Our tour could not have been better. Hats off - if it is not raining - to Winston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Frank and Peggy...we did Vancouver well! Thank you for braving the weather and allowing me to guide you on your visit. Safe travels always...Winston
Melissa FlinnUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour of Vancouver with Winston. He was a friendly and informative host! He was right on time and waiting for us when we debarked our cruise ship. He was patient and accommodating with our group of 6. He really went out of his way to ensure that we had a great time in Vancouver. I highly recommend Winston to anyone visiting Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Melissa, I am thrilled that you're thrilled. Thanks for the glowing review and bringing such a vibrant set of travelers to our fair city. We were all genuinely pleased with such a beautiful day!
Russell HoldsteinUnited States
Winston was excellent. Easy to be with, very accommodating he really knows his hometown and enjoys showing it off to visitors. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Russ and Susan, for the wonderful feedback! What a lovely day we had. Glad you enjoyed the tour and hope it ranks up there with your TED Vancouver experience!
Winston was awesome! Communication was excellent right from the very first contact via email. He welcomed us warmly at our Vancouver Hotel, and was friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. Obviously a lot of care and consideration had gone into planning our tour, and we hit all the 'must do' sights on my extensive list (thanks for your patience, Winston!!). The car was very clean, smooth and Winston was a great driver. Totally recommended. Thanks Winston, you rock!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Kerri!! Wow, I have received some glowing feedback over the years but your kind words may have taken the cake! Thank you for being such a great family to tour with and being so attentive to my ramblings. Safe travels! Winston
Anneliese McKennaUnited States
Winston was engaging, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Despite the cold and rainy weather he made our tour of Granville Island extremely enjoyable.He answered all of our questions and showed us some "off the beaten path" treasures. I highly recommend that when in Vancouver you employ his services as it is time and money well spent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anneliese, thank you so much for the extremely good feedback. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Vancouver and that I could provide a memorable time. All the best in the future.
John GrowneyUnited States
Winston is a fantastic tour guide. Punctual, friendly, well spoken, knowledgeable. When we traveled by automobile his vehicle was comfortable, clean and safe. Truly enjoyable tour of Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, John, for the friendly feedback. You and your kids were a joy to tour with. Safe travels, always. Winston
Roy TaylorDerby, DERBYSHIRE, United Kingdom
He had corresponded with me for several weeks before the tour, answering questions and sorting out fine details. He picked us up from our hotel on time and his friendly, personable style quickly won everyone over. He gave us lots of interesting information, found out what we wanted to do and became a considerate, knowledgeable friend in the group rather than simply a tour guide. Everyone enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend Winston to anyone who wants to tour Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roy and new friends! Thank you for the extremely positive feedback and raving reviews. We had an idyllic day from dawn until dusk and I'm glad that everyone in the group had a great time. May Vancouver always rank high in your memories of your extensive travel. Winston
Susan CitaUnited States
If you are considering a ToursByLocals in the Vancouver area, I hope you are as lucky as we were to select Winston W. as your guide. Even with a rainy start and surprise modification of the ferry schedule on Sept-17-2016, Winston made sure our day tour to Victoria and Butchart Gardens was stress free, fun, and filled with a truly interesting, local perspective about the region. Winston customized the day to our pace and interests. We were able to visit historic neighborhoods and off-the-beaten-path areas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome feedback, Susan. Thanks for a great day in Victoria (and in transit). You and your friends are true world travelers and I'm glad that our extended tour ranked as highly in your memories as it does. Winston
A fantastic day of sight seeing, local information and lots of laughs! An amazing guide, Winston made a cool and rainy day something special. Would highly recommend Winston! He is a natural and being a local born and bread meant he was able to give a very local perspective on everything. Money well spent. Would highly recommend tour and having Winston as the guide is a Must! Thank you Winston, a true professional!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the outstanding feedback, Gail. So glad that your group had a great time! Winston
Dottie ClineUnited States
Wonderful tour with Winston. He was great and very informative and fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you for your kind words, Dottie. Y'all come back real soon now, y'hear? Winston
Deno BarrogaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the strong rating. "Mama's G!!" Thanks for a very fun day. Good getting to know you guys!
Lyla PerrodinUnited States
Winston was very knowledgeable of Vancouver and gave us a great overview. Enjoyed the time on Granville Island and seeing the highlights of the sites in Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, Lyla. It was an honor taking you and your group around to some other my favorite places in Vancouver. Safe travels, Winston
Stuart HoskinUnited States
met us at the train depot when we arrive, just as planned. gave us an excellent tour of Vancouver city highlights with knowledgeable information. Trip to Granville Island for walk and lunch very nice. Dropped us off at our hotel and left us with useful information for the nights activities. Well worth the money. Only concern is when service was charged on my credit card the money was deducted before the service was given. this was an area of concern with the company policy, not the tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such glowing praise! It was an honor touring with you two and I really hope your day in Vancouver was as memorable as I had promised. All the best in your future travels! Winston
John ZieglerUnited States
We had a most delightful and informative two day tour of Vancouver and Victoria with Winston. He is most informative and was responsive to both our interests and needs. We so enjoyed our time with him. It is evident he appreciates his home in Vancouver and enjoys sharing its beauty, history and sights. Winston is engaging and willing to provide information and insights into the culture and life of the area. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,, Jack et al, for your very kind words. I am so very glad that you enjoyed your time in both Vancouver and Victoria - we certainly saw those cities at ideal times. All the best and safe travels, Winston
Daphne StoermerUnited States
Winston was excellent. Comfortable car, attentive to our needs and overall a "good guy". I would definitely recommend his service to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Daphne, thank you so much for the kind words. I hope you and your granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed your time in Vancouver. I know it won't be the last time in your old stompin' grounds. Winston
Nancy SachnerUnited States
Winston deserves 10 stars. He was knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and very witty(we laughed a lot). He was very accommodating to the ambulation/medical limitations of two of our group. He was very sweet to boot. We thank him again for a memorable day! Nancy and Skip Sachner
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, what a great set of comments, Nancy. I loved our day in Whistler and I am so happy that you and your group have fond memories from your vacation. All the best, Winston
Andrew GossageUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for such a great day, Andrew. I hope the two of you continued your amazing day in Vancouver. We covered a lot of ground and had a good time doing it. Safe travels and all the best in your future endeavours. (Canadian spelling, haha)
John DayUnited States
Winston was great! Very knowledgable and friendly. He is a true booster of his city but we got a chance to talk about other places as well as his personal life. We took the Granville Island tour but I would recommend him for any tour of the area. Very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, John, for the kind remarks. It was great to visit with you and show you around on a great day. I hope your remaining time in Vancouver was just as enjoyable.
Paul D.United States
We had a wonderful private tour with Winston of the beautiful city of Vancouver. Five stars all around. Mini van easy to get in and out of for this group of 4 70-plus tourists, answered all our many questions. And at the end dropped us off at a waterfront restaurant where we had a delicious lunch. We love Tours by Locals, this is the third time we have used their guides (Prague,Bucharest and now Vancouver) A great service
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the glowing praise, Paul. I am thrilled that you and your group had a memorable time in Vancouver!
Wayne GradmanUnited States
Winston is a most pleasant sociable guide. He was especially kind with my wife's 90 year old mother. Vancouver is a beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words, Wayne. It was a pleasure touring with such gracious and seasoned travellers. All the best, Winston
Mark DirectorUnited States
Winston provided our group of four with a wonderful 5-hour walking & driving tour of Vancouver based on our desires to see the multitude of pertinent sights. He was both very pleasant and very informative, and communicated quickly & efficiently prior to the tour. Great value with a great tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such glowing praise, Mark! It was certainly a pleasure touring with you and your group. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time in Vancouver.
Madeline RichChicago, ILLINOIS, United States
Winston took into account all of our "special" needs - four children, a walker/wheel chair, etc. The wait at the Vancouver Aquarium was long to get a wheelchair, but it was well worth the wait. He made sure we saw all of the exhibits of interest to the children which we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the positive feedback. We certainly shared a great day in Vancouver. Safe travels always! Winston
Melinda (Mindy) ClarkAlexandria, VA, United States
Winston was so good-natured, upbeat, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Vancouver it made our day with him fly by --- despite the pouring rain as we hiked through the Capilano suspension bridge forest and Grouse Mountain! He was quick to come up with an alternate plan that was a bit dryer and warmer (that we enthusiastically supported) and could not have been more professional with my husband and me. You can't go wrong if you tour with Winston!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mindy, I thank you and John for being willing to accept my suggestions the whole day. What fabulous and experienced travellers you are. I hope you will always have a warm and dry spot in your hearts for Vancouver!
Robert DitmoreUnited States
Winston and Yuki were terrific. Due to unexpected rain we tailored the tour to meet our needs and had a wonderful lunch at Kegs in Granville island. They were professional, helpful, very courteous to all family members and the tour exceeded our expectations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind feedback, Bob! Both of us had a great time with your exceptional family and we wish you the very best in your future travels.
Ronald StewartUnited States
If you are visiting the Vancouver area and want to have a in-depth but fun tour of the city, then select Winston as your tour guide. He is knowledgeable, flexible, personable, fun and fantastic. He is not a good tour guide, but a great one. Not only did we have a fantastic day with Winston, we feel we made a friend for life. Ron and Michelle Stewart - Hollywood, FL
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the glowing praise, Ron and Michelle! We had such a great day - it was super getting to know you and how much you enjoyed Vancouver. All the best and continued safe travels.
Christine DoyleUnited States
Wonderful overview of Vancouver! Winston was like having a friend show you his hometown! Dropped us off at a Thai restaurant for lunch after tour was over. He recommended the restaurant and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend using tours by locals to my friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christine! So glad that everything worked out at the restaurant! We had a great day together and I wish you only the very best in your future travels.
Thomas MiliosUnited States
Winston is a first rate guide. He is knows the area well and provides interesting dialog along the way. He has a great sense of humor and joins/initiates conversations as if he has known you for a long time. Maintains a good pace. He provided suggestions for other sights and activities which added to our enjoyment of Vancouver following our tour. I have already recommended Winston to a friend who will be coming to Vancouver in the near future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fabulous feedback, Tom! It was a great day we had in Vancouver. Thanks for being such good sports and super easy to talk to. All the best in the future.
Was met at the ship today by a funny and very friendly Winston. He showed us Vancouver and all its parts. It was fantastic! A lot has changed since I was here in 1970 and 2006. Winston was very informative of his beloved Vancouver. We saw everything we needed and we would highly recommend Winston in a minute.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Peter and Christine, for the great feedback! We definitely had a great day together. You are fantastic world travelers and I hope Vancouver remains among the top cities you have visited.
Lily ShueUnited States
Winston is outstanding. He showed us all the places that normally would not be covered by regular tours. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lily, for the kind feedback. It was a pleasure showing such well-travelled people a deeper level of Vancouver.
Christy InaUnited States
Winston is an upbeat and knowledgeable local guide. He will give you a great overview of the city and an authentic experience. He will customize your trip to allow you to explore the off-the-beaten path areas of the city. He was also so helpful picking us up at the port and dropping us at our Vancouver hotel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review and feedback, Christy! I really enjoyed you and your family's tour. So glad to hear that I was able to enhance your time in Vancouver.
Anida WishnietskyUnited States
Winston gave us the most fantastic tour of the city. I could not have been more pleased with the tour guide, vehicle, information given and sights we got to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Anida! I really appreciate your kind words. It was wonderful touring with you and your family. I hope your day in Vancouver was filled with long standing memories. Winston
Craig BarnthouseUnited States
This tour was by far the absolute best way to get a 5 hours overview of Vancouver. Winston is among the most personable and likeable gentlemen that we've encountered and he provided the perfect amount of information for us. He tailored his tour to our specific needs and kept us very interested in the sights. He accommodated a couple of special requests we had and made us feel very relaxed and welcomed. We could not have chosen a better guide for the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Craig and Karen, I can't thank you enough for the glowing feedback. I, too, had a great day with you both and wish you the very best in your future.
Mary HarringtonUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour of Vancouver with Winston. He was very responsive to my pre tour questions and punctual in picking us up. He has lived in Vancouver all his life and is proud and passionate about his city. He was very flexible during the tour to meet our requests. We discovered the dragon boat race preliminaries when driving by and we stopped and enjoyed watching. He is very intelligent and we enjoyed him sharing with us some of his family's cultural history. We feel we have made a friend there
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such wonderful and descriptive feedback, Annette. It was great to tour with you! All the best in your future travels.
Winston was a knowledgeable guide of Vancouver. He went above and beyond to make our experience special. We will contact him again when we come to Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice feedback. I look forward to crossing paths with you again.
Laura GableUnited States
Excellent service, good energy. Enjoyed UnDowntown-Vancouver's Best Kept Secrets, chose MOV and this was perfect for 2nd, 3rd time visitors to Vancouver. Great recommendation for lunch at Seasons (Queen Elizabeth Park) with a great view of the mountains from the outdoor patio. Very flexible and he went out of his way to make sure we learned about Vancouver's history. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the fabulous feedback! It was a great day with a group that really appreciated the deeper levels of Vancouver. With the addition of a couple more people halfway through the tour, we could have used a bit more time, couldn't we? (Next time ;-)
Michael RiddlesworthUnited States
Winston is a true professional! He provided us with a complete and informative tour with his in depth knowledge of his home town. If you visit Vancouver trust Winston to be your perfect guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mike, for the outstanding feedback! I really couldn't have spoken about so many subjects without you and your group's insightful questions and poignant curiosity. It was truly an honor touring with you all. (And I'm inspired by your custom Prevost!)
Canadian Tourism College Surrey CampusCanada
Winston was engaging, full of information and the students thoroughly enjoyed this new perspective on the world of being a tour guide. Thank you Winston!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And thank you, Gwynne, once again for all of the kind words. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Great customized tour with our Travel and Tourism Students! Thank you, we hope to repeat this great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great feedback, Lori! I look forward to developing this module with you.
Allen TeinertUnited States
This was our fourth Tours by Locals experience and the best by far! Not that past experiences weren't exceptional but we thoroughly enjoyed Winston! He even provided chop stick lessons at one of his family's favorite restaurant. We've already booked another tour with Winston for our post cruise stay in Vancouver!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 star rating, Melissa and Allen! I really look forward to touring with you in a few more days. And I appreciate the opportunity for an encore with you!
Kim DaCostaMacquarie Centre, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
What Winston didnt know about Vancouver and environs isnt worth knowing. He was accommodating, flexible and entertaining. If you only have a short time in Vancouver, Winston can certainly give you a brilliant overview of what this amazing city and wilderness all have to offer. From the bustling downtown areas of Gas Town, Canada Place and China Town to the pristine wilderness of Grouse Mountain and Lynn Canyon Parks, Winston can cover it all. A fabulous day had by all ages.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the super feedback, Kim. I am so very glad that you and your family had a memorable vacation in our fair city. All the best during your many travels!
Dinty StevensUnited States
Winston took on our winery tour because the regular guide was not available. What a grand job he did, planning eight locations (we only managed five) with a charming spot for a delightful lunch. It was clear that he had done some "cramming" by pre-visiting several of the wineries and getting to know their staff. We were lucky to be a family of three and pretty much a private tour. He made the effort to know us personally so the conversation was quite lively. High marks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to tour with you and your family! Clearly you are all very well versed in wine tasting - I hope the Langley wineries represented the area well. And I'm glad you had a memorable day. Safe travels!
Roberta WesterfieldUnited States
Absolutely thorough, superb and completely worthwhile. Winston is knowlegdeable, affable, warm and totally helpful. We were thrilled to have a capable lifelong Vancouverite share his beautiful city with us. Thank you! E
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And thank you, Roberta and Jim, for a very enjoyable few hours together. You two were a very energetic and inspiring travelling couple with a great story. Glad you enjoyed your time in Vancouver!
Linda EaheartUnited States
Winston was GREAT. VERY knowledgeable Very personal. Did everything to make our tour memorable. Felt like we were with a good friend. Would recommend him to anyone coming to Vancouver....Thank you Winston for a wonderful day..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! We did indeed have a great day together and I am happy to have contributed in some small way to your holidays. Winston
Kitty BurkeUnited States
Fantastic, wish we had done a tour with Winston the first day we got here. Winston is extremely knowledgable and flexable. There was no pressure and it was a lot of fun to be with him . Do another tour with Winston in a heart beat if I were in Vancouver longer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kitty! Thanks a ton for this feedback. Wish we were back on tour together again already. Winston
Jan CohenUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Winston. Saw places that we wouldn't have seen on our own, enjoyed a delightful lunch at a special restaurant and made all sorts of interesting stops. A highight was the museum at UBC. Winston was most attentive to our needs and was so knowledgeable about Vancouver. The day couldn't have been better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jan! I also had a great time with you and your family. May the memories last a lifetime. All the best, Winston
Jim SpencerUnited States
What a great look at Vancouver by a great guy that loves his city! On our own, we managed to start with a mediocre start. However, once we met up with Winston, everything came together for a memorable day! Six thumbs up!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, Thanks so much for these fine comments! Glad that we were able to spend some enjoyable hours together. I wish the best to you, Steve and Carol Ann.
Robert E. MitchellHenderson, KY, United States
Our day with Winston was fantastic. He did a wonderful job showing our group of ten Vancouver. We all had a great time. Thanks Winston for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great feedback, Bob. Glad you've forgiven me for the "hike/climb" down to Siwash Rock! All the best to your family. Winston
Cynthia WilsonUnited States
Excellent tour by winston, saw so much of Vancouver in our 5 hours, would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you, thank you - to all three couples from the wonderful country continent of Oz.
Lee WoodUnited States
Wonderful tour - knowledgable and friendly guide. We had a child on crutches and he cheerfully adjusted the tour to accomodate her limitations. Also, very flexible as to our interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lee, Thank you for your very kind words. And I wish the very best to you and your wonderful family. Winston
Mary Ann CotterUnited States
I booked this tour only two days before our arrival in Vancouver. Winston promptly answered my email and was extremely cooperative with the fact that I wasn't sure how many of us would be on the tour. He picked us up on time at our hotel and spent five hours showing us the best of Vancouver. He was entertaining and very informative. At the conclusion of our time, Winston made two trips to the cruise ship to get us all there along with a multitude of luggage. Winston was great! I highly recommend this tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary Ann, Thank you so much for your glowing feedback. It was my pleasure spending some time with you and your lovely family. I hope everyone has wonderful memories of Vancouver. Winston
Jacqueline BergerUnited States
Winston was just a little late, because of traffic. He made up for it at the end by taking up to an Aquabus stop, so we could continue to Granville Island. He handled everything for us, such as standing in line for gondola tickets and finding that perfect outdoor dining table for us. Extremely broad knowledge and could carry on such intelligent and delightful conversations. The vehicle was very comfortable, easy in and out for both of us. Plenty of room for backpacks, etc.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jacqui, for your pleasant comments. I'm glad that we had such an awesome day together. Winston
Sal PellaUnited States
Winston did an incredible job. The tour was great
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sal, for your gracious comments. I really enjoyed getting to know you and your group over the time we spent together.
Sal PellaUnited States
Winston was the perfect tour guide. His local knowledge was informative and he was very accommodating to our interests
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sal, for your kind feedback. It was fun touring with a group with such diverse interests. Thankfully, the places we saw were more than fulfilling.
Sal PellaUnited States
Winston did an incredible job on this tour. He was able to adjust the tour to the weather and we had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend Winston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sal, for your gracious comments. Your group was a joy to work and tour with. All the best from Vancouver!
John BozemanUnited States
Superior experience. Winston has a great local knowledge and tour was exactly as described. Made our short stay in Vancouver much more complete. Highest recommendation. Winston, once again, many thanks. Cheers, John and Donna.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this feedback. It was great to meet you both and I sincerely hope your vacation was very memorable, and especially favourable to Vancouver (correction: favorable - American spelling).
Jane BrownUnited States
a delightful and charming guide, looked out for us in every way and showed us the best of Vancouver-made a friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Christy! And I also responded to Barbara and Mickey: Thank you very much for your kind words! It was indeed a fun day we had in Vancouver. Best of all things to you and your family. Winston
Malcolm ParsonsUnited States
Winston was a really interesting guy to travel with. I learned all about Vancouver, municipal, provincial and federal politics in answer to my and other traveler's questions. 3 of us are Canadians who had been out of the country for 20 years or more. There was nothing about Vancouver or Canada he could not or would not answer; he is obviously knowledgeable and proudly Canadian. Driving around was fun, and the places he took us to were great. Stanley Park you've got to like, and Granville Island fun.
Barbara FloranceFreeville, NY, United States
Winston was "Wonderful"! My husband & I were delighted with the casual climate of our tour and the friendly companionship of Winston. Our tour felt like an old friend was sharing his city. We talked about flowers and gardens & all of the special interest points of Vancouver. Thank you Winston for the lovey day and the perfect weather!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a true joy touring with you and Jim. I am very glad to hear that Vancouver was one of the high points of your vacation.
Shelley McCulloughUnited States
Terrific tour and wonderful guide.
John MoscatielloUnited States
Winston is the perfect tour guide. He is knowledgeable, timely, and courteous. He carefully adjusted the tour to meet the expectations and preferences of my group. As he did, he filled the tour with historical background, hilarious commentary, and useful advice about how to spend our time in Vancouver. It's obvious that he loves what's he doing and he loves meeting new people. I'd give him six stars if I could.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John, thanks for the feedback. Your words are a boost to my ego. And it means a lot coming from such a fine group of world travelers. All the best to you and your family. I hope our paths cross again.
Donna MontgomeryUnited States
We would highly recommend Winston to anyone who is interested in learning more about Vancouver. He was absolutely delightful, full of information, and was accommodating in every way. We ended the tour feeling satisfied that we had experienced a taste of the uniqueness and beauty of Vancouver. We particularly enjoyed the personal perspective he offered as a native of Vancouver. We would love to schedule another tour with Winston if we return to this incredibly beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you and Jim immensely for your feedback and response to yesterday's tour. It was my pleasure to get to know you and re-acquaint you with Vancouver during our time together. Regarding my other tour offerings, the closest description to the tour you received would be listed under tour 5393 Vancouver Shore Excursion. Thanks again!
Mark DavisUnited States
great tour. I'm visually impaired and Winston was creative and caring. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Mark. I am really glad you enjoyed our Vancouver west side tour.
Winston is very knowledgeable and I was particularly interesting to be shown the sites by a local who lives and works in the area. The tour was was more of a friend showing us around rather than a guide with a prepared and rehearsed speech. It was laid back and casual which was exactly what we wanted. Good job Winston.
Patricia GartnerUnited States
Winston gave us a fabulous personal tour of Vancouver. He was professional and knowledgeable but also personable and friendly. By the time our time with him ended we felt like he was a member of the family!
Winston was the perfect guide, punctual, energetic, knowledgeable, friendly and very flexible...a real pleasure to be with. He kept us on schedule without rushing us and organised our day so that we met all the set times for our preferred events and more. We have had many private tour guides around the world and our teen daughter (who is not easily impressed) said Winston was our best guide ever!! A big THANK YOU for the extra time you gave us and the lift to Granville Island Ferry afterwards. Great tour.
Peter JefferyUnited Kingdom
great guy. we booked a week early (by mistake) and even though it was his first day back of holiday he met us a week early. great tour. we were in vancouver for 3 days on spent the first day with winston, which then left us to go back to a couple of the places that he had highlighted for a longer viewing over the next couple of days. this worked so well. we have a 15 and 17 year old son and daughter, and we all really enjoyed the tour. winston - thank you.
Thomas SchnickUnited States
These were well done and comprehensive - we had some issues with the vehicles that was a little inconvenient - Winston was a thoughtful and articulate guide and enjoyable to be with. The fact that we had two additional people for the second day made the second day a bid redundant for those on day one
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for working with me on the adjustments that we made.
Thomas SchnickUnited States
This was an outstanding day, made better by making an adjustment in which day to go based on a thoughtful consideration of the weather.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback, Thomas. I'm very happy that everything was perfect on this day.
Cindy M.United States
Winston was very knowledgeable about Vancouver's history and facts. He was very accommodating to our schedule and our desires. Our tour was very enjoyable and enlightening. We have already recommended him to many people and we will definitely use his services again if and when we return to Vancouver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cindy, Thank you very much for your kind words. I sincerely wish the best to you and Scott and your future travels. Winston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jes. It was a pleasure taking your team out for the day once again! Ww
Freda HarrisonUnited States
Winston and Nina were excellent tour guides. They were prompt, personable, helpful, well educated, conversational, and we all felt like we had known them for a long time. We developed a wonderful friendship. As an agent, I will recommend them to all clients that prefer an informative, fun day in Vancouver to Winston and Nina and Michael did a great job getting us through the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Freda. You and your group were simply a joy to deal with from top to bottom. We hope you have wonderful memories of Vancouver!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Jes. It was a pleasure to host your group once again.
Kim StrongMillersville, MARYLAND, United States
We had a wonderful time on our excursions to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. Both trips were a great choice to see and discover. Winston is an excellent tour guide and very knowledgable. Would highly recommend even with families travelling with teenagers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim, Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I'm so very happy that you enjoyed your time in Vancouver!
Also it rained 'cats and dogs' at our tour, we had much fun visiting Vancouver downtown with Winston. He showed us the historic side of Vancouver and the nice and the not so nice places. We were really impressed. Thank you so much, we had really a good time!!! Jürgen, Susan, Nina, Tobias and Rick
Bruce EbertUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the rating, Bruce! We really enjoyed your tour and your family's enthusiasm around it. All the best, ww
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jes, Forgot to thank you for this last feedback. Thank the guys for me for enjoying the Aquarium! Winston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Jes! I have some photos for the guys that I'll be downloading and sending soon. Winston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for the review and the opportunity to work with your crew.
Charlene CoffieldUnited States
Winston W. is simply the greatest! Our group consisted of four mid-aged ladies who had never before had the pleasure of visitng Vancouver. We felt safe with Winston and feel as though we've made a new friend. We told Winston what kind of things we would be interested in seeing, and he adjusted the entire tour accordingly. We are so happy that we ran across the Tours By Locals web site and found Winston. So much better and more personalized than touring any other way! A great value, too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the excellent rating. It was a pleasure to tour with your group and I hope to do so again.
Ingeborg DrewsObertrum am See, SALZBURG, Austria
This tour with Winston and his wife Nina was very informative and interesting to see not the polished side of Vancouver.