Downtown Vancouver

2-hour Private Walking Tour

Downtown Vancouver 2-hour Private Walking Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 6 reviews
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  • See how Vancouver has developed from a cornerstone city of the British Empire to the modern metropolis it is today
  • Stroll through the amazing architecture and public artworks that make up Vancouver
  • Visit what was once the tallest building in the British Empire
  • Explore Vancouver’s oldest Cathedral and the controversy of how it came to be
  • Walk down the Granville entertainment district and ‘walk of stars’
  • Hear how Katherine Hepburn brought late-night room service to the city

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*’Priced from’ rate is in CAD based on 1 guest traveling alone.


While you can’t put a price on memories, a vacation photographer can cost upwards of $350 an hour, just for photos! On this tour you’ll get 10 professionally edited photos from your experience to remember your time in Vancouver ……  at no extra cost.

What’s Included?

  • Bottled water will be provided for every guest
  • Your own private guide-ographer will escort you throughout the tour providing an unforgettably enjoyable experience. We’ll take the path least-traveled without missing the major sites, all while capturing your experience in a unique and fun way
  • 10 professionally edited photos in a downloadable high-resolution online gallery will be sent within 5 days after your tour


Vancouver has seen rapid expansion in the 21st century and it’s easy to feel small amongst the multitude of skyscrapers that reach for the heavens. On this 2-hour private walking tour of Downtown Vancouver, you’ll be transported through the history of the city.

Your private guide will lead you to beautiful examples of architecture including the Marine Building, once a hallmark of the British Empire, it remains one of the best-preserved art deco towers in Canada. Take a ride in the lift for a photo to remember.

A quick stop at the oldest gentleman’s club in town, full of old-world charm and scandalous stories a plenty before absolving our sins at the Christ Church Cathedral.

As we pass through the Granville entertainment district you’ll hear how this strip of theatres once started as a freak show and went on to host celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Charlie Chaplin.

This tour is an excellent introduction to Vancouver and will leave you yearning for more.


Meeting Point

Hotel pickup and dropoff can be arranged for an additional fee. If you prefer to make your own way, we will provide you with an exact meeting point near the Vancouver Convention Centre and instructions how to get there.

Walking Difficulty

Your guide will work with you to set the pace giving you the flexibility to stop or rest where needed or push the pace and discover more. This tour is also suitable for wheelchairs and strollers so accessibility is not an issue.

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Guest Reviews

Downtown Vancouver 2-hour Private Walking Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 6 reviews
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The kids can't stop raving about Alex. I think I would have to say this was the highlight of our 2 days!

5 5 1
What a great way to get off your ass and see a city. I was visiting for a conference and wanted to see some sights during my downtime. Since I had been sitting all day this walk was just what I needed and my guide was a nice guy to hang out with.

5 5 1
The kids an I had a blast exploring Vancouver with Boutique Traveler. We only had a limited amount of time so wanted to pack as much in as possible and our guide ended up extending the tour by 15 mins so we got an extra stop in!

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We almost cancelled because of the rain but so glad we went ahead with the tour. Alex was upbeat throughout the entire 2 hours and lifted our spirits to the point we all forgot about the fact we were getting wet. Great experience and excellent guide. My tip... take the tour even if it's a little wet but be smarter than us and also take an umbrella.

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This tour was a lot of fun and we were really lucky with the weather as it had rained the two days before. Such an interesting city but we would have missed a lot of cool places had we not taken the tour. My only feedback would be to add a coffee break when it's cold.

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Great detailed information about the history and fun facts of Vancouver. Acelle (guide) has a great sense of humour and had good recommendations for photo vantage points. The company promotes that they also capture you in photos so you have a visual memory of your visit! Loved the photos she took! I also plan to book their other tours (Gastown and Stanley park). Highly recommend!

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