Gastown & Chinatown

Private Walking Tour Vancouver

For the history lover

2-hour tour

Bespoke to your interests

Take a look into the storied past of two of Vancouver’s oldest, most dynamic neighborhoods. This easy two-hour walking tour combines history, street art, architecture and much more! From the charming and historic streets of Gastown to the vibrant and storied neighbourhood of Chinatown, your Tour Guy will illuminate the culturally significant spots and bring them to life with stories!

Highlights

Waterfront

Gaoler’s Mews

Steam Clock

Chinatown

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park & Garden

Tell us your interests and we'll customise your tour!

Tour Details
Availability:

Year round, upon request


Price:

$150 + GST ($157.50 including tax) for up to 8 people
$18.75 + GST ($19.69 including tax) for each additional person above 8


Optional add-ons:

Harbour Centre Lookout tickets – from $17.50 per person

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This ticket to the Harbour Centre Lookout is valid for 24 hours from the morning of your tour. You can come and go as you please before and after the tour.


Duration:

2 hours

In the parking lot beside Starbucks, located at 1500 W 2nd Ave, just off of Granville Island. Right behind the public bus stop and next to the drop off point for all major hop on/off tours. Look for the Tour Guys guide with a name tag & sign.


Meeting point:

Our default meeting point for this tour is inside Waterfront Station, in front of the Starbucks.


End point:

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and Garden


Distance covered:

Approx. 2km (1.25 miles)


Weather contingency:

Our tours run rain or shine!


Don't forget!:

Sensible footwear and weather appropriate apparel.


Language spoken:

English- and French-speaking guides available

Experience Vancouver’s Origins Through Two Distinct Neighbourhoods

Beginning in Gastown, where the city was born around a mill, but raised around a bar. At Waterfront Station, learn how the city was founded on a bribe and the railway ruled supreme. After a century of industrial rise and decline the area was almost scrapped for a freeway in the 1970s, but persevered and thrived thrived in this complex, engaging, and always entertaining area of the city.

We’ll continue our tour into Chinatown, we’ll explore the multicultural side of Vancouver. Hear about the storied past of Shanghai Alley and stop into a bakery or grocery to experience the sounds and smells of this vibrant neighbourhood. We’ll then leave the hustle and bustle of Chinatown’s streets behind as we head into the tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park & beautiful gardens.

Good to Know

Arriving by cruise? We can customize 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.