Downtown, Waterfront & Gastown

Private Walking Tour Vancouver

3-hour tour

Bespoke to your interests

For the culture vulture

This 3-hour walking tour provides a comprehensive overview of central Vancouver showing you the hidden gems of the financial district, Waterfront, and Gastown. Depending on your interests, we can focus on history, art and architecture, or present-day culture enjoyed by Vancouverites. Whatever your fancy, Tour Guys are equipped with the best stories and tidbits to show you Vancouver in a new light!


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Christ Church Cathedral

Marine Building

Vancouver Waterfront

Views of North Shore Mountains and more


Steam Clock

Gaoler's Mews

Tour Details


Year round, upon request


3 hours


$270 + GST ($283.50 including tax) for up to 8 people
$28 + GST ($29.40 including tax) for each additional person above 8

Meeting point:

The north plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery is our default meeting point, but we are happy to meet you at your hotel or apartment rental if it is located downtown.

Distance covered:

Approx. 3km (1.8 miles)

Weather contingency:

Our tours run rain or shine!

Don't forget!:

Sensible footwear and weather appropriate apparel.

Bespoke Downtown Adventures

We’ll start out by visiting some of Vancouver’s most historic and intriguing buildings including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Hotel Vancouver, Christ Church Cathedral and the magnificent Marine Building. Explore the Vancouver Waterfront, hear the tales of the early port, Expo 86’ and 2010 Winter Olympics, and get acquainted with incredible views of North Shore Mountains, Stanley Park and Canada Place. Next, take a stroll through Gastown, where the city of Vancouver began. Take your picture with the famous Steam Clock, meet “Gassy Jack” for whom the neighbourhood is named and wander through the historic Gaoler’s Mews.

While we aim to hit all of our tour stops on our Downtown, Waterfront and Gastown route, we’re happy to customise the tour to your liking, allowing for stops at local eateries*, breweries*, or alternative sites we think will interest you!

*No food or drink is included in the price of the tour.

Good to Know

Arriving by cruise? We can customise this tour to fit your tight schedule and arrange for pick-up at the port of call. Simply let us know your requirements upon booking!

If you have an especially large group, check out our Corporate & Large Groups Tours!

Our tours run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather!

While we can’t accommodate school trips on these private tours, we would be happy to lead your school group on this tour route! Check out our school groups offers here.

The modern city of Vancouver was founded on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. These territories were never ceded through treaty, war or surrender. Click to learn more about Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Keep exploring Vancouver with Tour Guys!