Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Vancouver-Fraser-Valley-Canada by Tour Guide Winston W. (Guide #1079)


Dana Kolb

United States
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Tour: #7935, Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge - Shore Excursion Private Tour, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Nov 19/18

Winston created a wonderful day, arranged our special requests, taught us a lot, and was a pleasure with which to spend time. Brilliant!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your very kind words, Dana! It was a joy touring with you and your children. Winston

Kimberly Everson

United States
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Tour: #7935, Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge - Shore Excursion Private Tour, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 10/18

Winston was an excellent guide; professional, prompt and interesting and I would definitely recommend him. Thanks for a wonderful tour Winston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kim! Thanks for your feedback and spending some of your time in Vancouver with me. Glad we had a glorious-looking day in the city. Winston

Royce Alsop

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Excellent tour and a super tour guide! I've used Tours By Locals many times, in many different countries, and Winston was one of the best. Vast knowledge and great rapport. Lots of fun. Vehicle very comfortable. We would highly recommend Winston for any tour he offers. We did the Granville Island tour and the Grouse Mountain tour as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Royce, for the outstanding feedback and comments! We really did have a fun time - all three days, all three tours! I hope Vancouver stands out as one of your all time favorite destinations. Safe travels, always, Winston

William Herter

United States
Rating

Tour: #5882, UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

Excellent itinerary - enjoyed bonus of the 300+ ice cream stop

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the positive feedback! 288 flavours ... but who’s counting?

Jackie G.

United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

Winston was an enthusiastic and informative guide! Great personality, full of energy and very articulate! We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jackie, for your glowing feedback! I appreciated every minute with your group! So glad that you found Vancouver enjoyable. Safe travels, Winston

Debra Potts

United States
Rating

Tour: #5883, Vancouver's Chinatown Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Affable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, Winston is an excellent representative of his fabulous city but cognizant of its challenges. Now if he could only control the weather! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for a fun day walking through the historic district of Vancouver! It’s nice to tour with such a good well travelled world citizen!

Freyda Komito

United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Winston picked us up at our hotel on time in a very clean vehicle. We were 7 passengers and we all had a wonderful experience with Winston . He is very personable. He is very proud of Vancouver and very knowledgeable and answered our many questions .He followed the itinerary that was predetermined by the group. He was flexible with our requests . We were lucky to have had him .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Freyda, for you and your group. What a great bunch! I am so glad that you enjoyed Vancouver in the sunshine! I hope our day together stands out in your memory of your monumental trip. Winston

Garth McEwan

South Africa
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 6/18

We would rate Winston a full five out of five stars. Not only was he personable, knowledgeable and generous with his information and time, he was also interested in our country and politics. He has a fluency and sophistication about him that made our first five hours in Vancouver fascinating and engaging. Highly recommended. Thank you, Winston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fantastic feedback, Garth and Neville! Thank you for sharing such an impressive day in Vancouver with me. Safe travels always! Winston

Neal Heckman

United States
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Tour: #12627, Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

Winston provided excellent communication and service from the time we reached out to him via email the very first time. He was prompt with all responses. He was funny in all of the communication we had while travelliing together today. His knowledge of Victoria was superior. There were 6 of us in our 60s on the tour and he paid excellent attention to each of us and made sure we were all happy with this service and his recommendations. He helped us with plans for the next day in Vancouver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a million for this incredible feedback, Neal! I had an absolute ball with you folks from the City of Fountains and am glad that you enjoyed the City of Gardens. And yes, I will refresh my cribbage game and will continue to dominate, especially in noise-free, non-drinking establishments. All I have to say is: James Naismith was Canadian! Safe travels, always. Winston

Paul Moore

United States
Rating

Tour: Beautiful Vancouver 4hr Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Aug 2/18

Our tour guide, Winston, was exceptional. A local, raised in Vancouver, he brought historical and personal perspective to our tour. We enjoyed every minute and feel like we've had a great glimpse of Vancouver's history, culture and people. Highly recommend Winston as a thoughtful, courteous and articulate guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the incredible feedback and being such a joy to tour with, Paul and Beth! I hope you are as enticed to return to Vancouver as I am to visit your corner of the world. Safe travels always, Winston

David Conner

United States
Rating

Tour: #12627, Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 26/18

Winston was very knowledgeable of the area. His personality fit the job. Our group of 11 people were all impressed and thoroughly enjoyed being with him. If you have a choice for choosing a guide use Winston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the glowing recommendation! Your group was quite amazing to work with and we had an equally amazing day. All the best in all of your travels! Winston

Kimberly Wilson

United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

Winston is an able and knowledgeable tour guide. We had already toured some on our own and Winston was very flexible to adjust our tour to do the things we had not experienced. He is personable and interesting and made sure that our day was enjoyable and well spent. We highly recommend him. Thank you, Winston.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kim and CE! You were a joy to tour with and I hope Vancouver will always stand out as a memorable destination. Safe travels always, Winston

Anne McKegney

United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

Winston was a wonderful guide and gave us the best experience of Vancouver possible. We saw and tasted so much of the city in the time we had there. He is personable and easy to immediately like. Do not hesitate to take his tour - you will love it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Anne, for this wonderful feedback. It was a joy to tour with you and your group. Lovely couples with a lot of love...thanks for taking my tour and exploring Vancouver thoroughly! Winston

Grace Oi Wah L.

London, LONDON, United Kingdom
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Tour: #12627, Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Grace Oi Wah L.

London, LONDON, United Kingdom
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Tour: #23812, Vancouver to Whistler Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Grace Oi Wah L.

London, LONDON, United Kingdom
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Tour: #4043, Vancouver's Granville Island - The main spot to see on your Shore Excursion Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Grace Oi Wah L.

London, LONDON, United Kingdom
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Tour: #5883, Vancouver's Chinatown Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Grace Oi Wah L.

London, LONDON, United Kingdom
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star rating on all FIVE of the tours you took with me! I enjoyed the time I spent with your family. I hope your vacation continued to be very enjoyable!! Winston

Shouvik Bardhan

United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

Winston was wonderful. He took us around, explained things about the city and took us to all the important places. He picked us up and dropped us off at the location we decided. His vehicle was spacious for all 6 of us. I would wholeheartedly recommend Winston for Vancouver day trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such a glowing review, Shouvik! It was an honor to travel with you and your group. May you always enjoy looking back at your time in Vancouver! Winston

Deborah Turner

Australia
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Tour: #7935, Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge - Shore Excursion Private Tour, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Winston was a great. Fantastic with not only local knowledge but knew a lot of global history and current affairs. The pace and flexibility made the day a very memorable experience. Highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Deborah! It was fantastic touring with you and the group! What super day we had at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain! Could we have packed in any more? Safe travels always, Winston

Alberto Pena

United States
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Tour: #7935, Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge - Shore Excursion Private Tour, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable about city and Canada. Great with kids. Very clean and comfortable vehicle. Highly recommend Winston

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias, Alberto! You have a nice family and I am thrilled that you all enjoyed your day in Vancouver with me. I hope it is one of your vacations’ highlights.

Coleen Brandt

United States
Rating

Tour: #5880, 2 days in Greater Vancouver - Downtown and the Valley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Great, personable and caring guide. Rented wheelchair accessible van for two days of touring. Full day of winery tours and a second day of city highlight tour. Provided detailed map with suggestions for additional days of touring on own, along with restaurant recommendations. Highly recommend!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the poignant feedback! It was pleasure touring with you for two days during your stay in Vancouver.

Marvin Peiken

United States
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Tour: #23812, Vancouver to Whistler Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Thank you , Winston, for a special day. Your knowledge and enthusiasm were terrific and we had a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So thrilled to hear that you had a memorable day in Vancouver! Thanks for booking me and coming to our little gem of a city.

Shelly Parker

United States
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Tour: #5880, Greater Vancouver Valley Wine Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

OUTSTANDING!!! I highly recommend Winston. He was on time and took my family on an amazing wine tour. He is very easy going with a great personality. We all had a great time and enjoyed tasting wines from various wineries. His van is comfortable and roomy with leather seats. There was plenty of room for my parents 2 foldable wheelchairs, plus all the wine and goodies we bought. I hope we can return one day to this wonderful city and definitely tour with Winston again. Thank you so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Such a pleasure touring with you and your family! I am so glad that all of you enjoyed your time in Vancouver. Safe travels! Winston

Reed Richards

United States
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Tour: #7935, Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge - Shore Excursion Private Tour, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Where to begin with Winston?!? Simply put, he was SUPERB. A gentleman and a scholar and very proud and knowledgeable of the Vancouver area. We spent two days with Winston on our Spring Break... one day in Vancouver and one day at the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. He was flexible with our family of five. An absolute delight. We had such a splendid visit and we wholeheartedly recommend Winston to anyone looking for a great tour in, or around, Vancouver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you a ton, Reed, for your incredible feedback! It was such a pleasure taking you and your fantastic family in and around Vancouver. So happy to hear you enjoyed our time together and may this trip not be your last in our fair city. Safe travels, always! Winston

Reed Richards

United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Private Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

Where to begin with Winston?!? Simply put, he was SUPERB. A gentleman and a scholar and very proud and knowledgeable of the Vancouver area. We spent two days with Winston on our Spring Break... one day in Vancouver and one day at the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. He was flexible with our family of five. An absolute delight. We had such a splendid visit and we wholeheartedly recommend Winston to anyone looking for a great tour in, or around, Vancouver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the positive feedback, and the book recommendation! Can't wait to check it out. So glad to have toured the city with your family over multiple days! Winston

Benjamin Griffith

Mississippi, 38655, United States
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Tour: #5882, UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Feb 4/18

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

Nicole Jacobson

Australia
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Tour: #5883, Vancouver's Chinatown Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jan 23/18

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

Pauline Innes

Australia
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jan 12/18

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

Irene Scarth

Canada
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Tour: #5882, UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jan 10/18

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.

Stephanie Taylor

Australia
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Tour: #5880, Greater Vancouver Valley Wine Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

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 Hegarty

United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

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 Bailey

United States
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Tour: #14878, Farming Tour in Vancouver City - Get off the beaten track!, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

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 Savage

THRUMSTER, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

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
Rating

Tour: #4043, Vancouver's Granville Island - The main spot to see on your Shore Excursion Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

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 Wilkinson

United States
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Tour: #7935, Vancouver top to bottom - City Tour/Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

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 Foreman

Dallas, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #5882, UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

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 Foreman

Dallas, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #14878, Farming Tour in Vancouver City - Get off the beaten track!, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 7/17

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 Yeadon

United States
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Tour: #12627, Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

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 Aitken

United States
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Tour: #7935, Vancouver top to bottom - City Tour/Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 5/17

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 Aitken

United States
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Tour: #12627, Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

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

Brian W.

Argentina
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Tour: Special Tour for TBL Argentina - 4 hours in and around Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Jul 18/17

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!

David R.

Purchase, NY, United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the five star rating! So glad you enjoyed Vancouver!

Nicole Heiden

Germany
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 29/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Nicole. It was an honour touring with you and your group!

Larry Franks

Arlington, VA, United States
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Tour: #5882, UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 27/17

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.

Lasse Wöien

Sweden
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Tour: Visit scenic Vancouver and tour the Downtown area by bicycle., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: May 19/17

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
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Tour: #5882, UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 11/17

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 Flinn

United States
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Tour: #7935, Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge - Shore Excursion Tour, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Apr 30/17

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 Holdstein

United States
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Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Apr 24/17

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!

Kerri Hobba

Australia
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Tour: #5882, UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jan 24/17

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 McKenna

United States
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Tour: #4043, Vancouver's Granville Island - The main spot to see on your Shore Excursion Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Dec 28/16

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 Growney

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Nov 23/16

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 Taylor

Derby, DERBYSHIRE, United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #12627, Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 25/16

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 Cita

United States
Rating

Tour: #12627, Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

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

Gail Baily

Australia
Rating

Tour: #23812, Vancouver to Whistler Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 7/16

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 Cline

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 4/16

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 Barroga

United States
Rating

Tour: #23812, Vancouver to Whistler Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the strong rating. "Mama's G!!" Thanks for a very fun day. Good getting to know you guys!

Lyla Perrodin

United States
Rating

Tour: #4043, Vancouver's Granville Island - The main spot to see on your Shore Excursion Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 9/16

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 Hoskin

United States
Rating

Tour: #4043, Vancouver's Granville Island - The main spot to see on your Shore Excursion Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

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 Ziegler

United States
Rating

Tour: Multi-day tour of Vancouver and Victoria, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Jul 31/16

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 Stoermer

United States
Rating

Tour: #7935, Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge - Shore Excursion Tour, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 26/16

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 Sachner

United States
Rating

Tour: #23812, Vancouver to Whistler Day Trip - Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 25/16

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 Gossage

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 23/16

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 Day

United States
Rating

Tour: #4043, Vancouver's Granville Island - The main spot to see on your Shore Excursion Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 18/16

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
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 8/16

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 Gradman

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 4/16

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 Director

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 27/16

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 R.

Chicago, ILLINOIS, United States
Rating

Tour: #12940, Vancouver Aquarium Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 25/16

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) Clark

Alexandria, VA, United States
Rating

Tour: #7935, Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge - Shore Excursion Tour, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 23/16

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 Ditmore

United States
Rating

Tour: #5882, Vancouver Tour, special Shore Excursion (medium size with substantial luggage), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 18/16

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 Stewart

United States
Rating

Tour: Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights plus more, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Jun 17/16

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 Doyle

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 14/16

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 Milios

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 13/16

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.

Peter Corolis

Canada
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

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 Shue

United States
Rating

Tour: #5882, UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 10/16

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 Ina

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 29/16

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 W.

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 23/16

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 Barnthouse

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 15/16

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 Harrington

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 14/16

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.

Kristy Yoder

Canada
Rating

Tour: #5883, Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Private Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 11/16

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 Gable

United States
Rating

Tour: #5882, UnDowntown - Vancouver's best kept secrets in the form of a Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 5/16

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 Riddlesworth

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion Tour - City Highlights, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 3/16

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 Campus

Canada
Rating

Tour: Special Tour for local tourism students - 4 hours in and around Vancouver - Itinerary #2 for Surrey Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Feb 24/16

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.

Lori Albina

Canada
Rating

Tour: Special Tour for local tourism students - 4 hours in and around Vancouver - Itinerary #1 for Downtown Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Feb 23/16

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 Teinert

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 13/15

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 DaCosta

Macquarie Centre, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
Rating

Tour: Shore excursion, plus Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Sep 22/15

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 Stevens

United States
Rating

Tour: Langley Winery & Vineyards, Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Aug 20/15

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 Westerfield

United States
Rating

Tour: #5882, UnDowntown, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 30/15

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 Eaheart

United States
Rating

Tour: #12627, Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 23/15

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 Burke

United States
Rating

Tour: Tour as requested by Kitty, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Jul 22/15

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 Cohen

United States
Rating

Tour: The Best of Vancouver - Shore Excursion, adjusted, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Jul 17/15

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 Spencer

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 10/15

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. Mitchell

Henderson, KY, United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion, medium group, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 26/15

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 Wilson

United States
Rating

Tour: #7935, Visit the Top of Vancouver-Grouse Mountain/Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 19/15

Tanya M.

Australia
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 12/15

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 Wood

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 11/15

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 Cotter

United States
Rating

Tour: #5393, Vancouver Shore Excursion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 16/15

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 Berger

United States
Rating

Tour: #23812, Vancouver to Whistler Day Trip, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 12/14

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 Pella

United States
Rating

Tour: #23812, Vancouver to Whistler Day Trip, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 6/14

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 Pella

United States
Rating

Tour: #12627, Vancouver to Victoria Day Trip, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 5/14

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.