Vancouver Full Day Explorer

Private Walking Tour

Engaging local guide

Full day walking tour

Bespoke to your interests

Leave no stone unturned on this Vancouver full day explorer tour! Your entertaining local guide knows where all the best stories lie and will take you through Vancouver’s distinct neighbourhoods to show you the hidden gems many travellers—and indeed most Vancouverites—don’t know about.


Vancouver downtown

Waterfront district


Granville Island


Customisable to your interests

Tour Details


Year round, upon request


$390 CAD + GST ($409.50 including tax) for up to 8 people
$37.50 + GST ($39.38 including tax) for each additional person above 8


6-7 hours

Meeting point:

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

End point:

Granville Island

Distance covered:

A lot! Ultimately, the route of the tour is tailored to your interests, so we can cover as much or as little ground as you’d like.

Weather contingency:

Our tours run rain or shine!

Don't forget!:

Sensible footwear and weather appropriate apparel.

Explore Vancouver's Key Sites and Best Kept Secrets

Join Tour Guys on a full day adventure through Vancouver and reap the benefits of a local’s insights! Meet your guide at the Vancouver Art Gallery and hear the incredible story behind its architecture. Then, visit Vancouver’s most historic and intriguing buildings including the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Christ Church Cathedral and the magnificent art-deco Marine Building.

Leaving downtown, we’ll head to the Vancouver Waterfront to hear the tales of the Expo 86’, 2010 Winter Olympics and be introduced to a panoramic view of the North Shore Mountains. From this exceptional viewpoint, you’ll also be able to spot Stanley Park and Canada Place!

The Old Becomes New in Gastown & Yaletown

Next, we’ll head over to Gastown, where the city of Vancouver was born. Pose for a photo with the famous Steam Clock, meet “Gassy Jack” for whom the neighbourhood is named and wander through the charming and historic Gaoler’s Mews. Sit down at a local cafe or restaurant for a break, or try one of the city’s popular food trucks.

Continuing on, we’ll take the Skytrain to Yaletown where you’ll see a cosmopolitan neighbourhood built out of shipping warehouses. Step aboard Engine 374, the first engine to complete the transcontinental journey back in 1887. We’ll then take a False Creek Ferry and cruise the shorelines of downtown Vancouver while your guide introduces you to Science World, BC Place and the famous Vancouver Seawall.

Markets & Much More in Granville Island

When we arrive in Granville Island, we’ll explore the heart of Vancouver’s arts & culture community. You’ll be amazed at the transformation that an old industrial island underwent to become one of the most visited destinations in Canada! Visit the famous public market, stop in for some sake or beer tasting or enjoy a gelato while you watch a street performer entertain the masses. Your Tour Guy will then bid you farewell, but not before making some excellent recommendations for places to eat, drink and enjoy this beautiful city we call home.

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.

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