Vancouver's highlights, including Stanley Park, Gastown, and Granville Island (larger group option available)
Want to know why Vancouver has been voted one of the top cities in the world? Come with me to experience a driving tour of Vancouver parks, posh and not-so-posh neighborhoods, seaside spots, historic sites and markets.
We will visit Vancouver's Stanley Park, with totem poles, and do a driving tour of historic Gastown, Chinatown, and English Bay. We will drive and/or stop in Coal Harbour and Yaletown and other areas surrounded by our seawalls such as Kitsilano Beach, depending upon our time.
We'll have fun shopping and eating at Granville Market, one of the largest in North America, with no chain stores. This tour can be customized or just relax and experience the best that Vancouver has to offer.
If time, we will visit the posh Shaughnessy area. During the spring blossom time, we will visit Queen Eizabeth Park. No additional fees for this tour.
Your guide is a Vancouver-born traveller.
We will visit or do the following
Canada Place and Olympic Cauldron
Gastown: steam clock
Stanley Park: includes totem poles and Prospect Point
Drive around Stanley Park, English Bay, and Kitsilano Beach
Visit Granville Island Public Market for eating, shopping in unique local establishments, and walking
Optional, and if time permits, Queen Elizabeth Park, especially during blossom time
No entrance fees are required
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick Up at Cruise Port or downtown hotel. Please advise of your hotel name and address.
Attached is a standard Tours By Locals waiver, that I would ask you to read beforehand. You will be able to sign it at the start of the tour.
End location: You will be returned to the same location, port or hotel, where you were picked up, or will be dropped off at the airport.
Duration: 6 hours
We will travel in a modern, clean and spacious Honda Odyssey (2012).
Black, sleek, separate air conditioning controls for the second row.
Seats five with back row middle seat empty. Can be six if child/family member.
Regular luggage capacity available for 3 people, using back seat.
Four or five people means everything must fit in the trunk, so 50 pound pieces or hard sided luggage must be two pieces maximum.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Canadian - Lunch and beverages in a moderate restaurant. Souvenirs are not included.
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Our day with Mahara was lovely and special. She started out asking what types of things we wanted - did we want to shop, hike, etc. Mahara took us through the entire city with her knowledge of the history and growth of Vancouver. She was interesting about each spot she took us to, and cognizant that I had some walking difficulties. Her car was clean, she was so very nice. It was a wonderful day of learning about Vancouver and seeing all the things we had hoped. HIGHLY RECOMMEND