Vancouver Walking Tour
Gastown & Chinatown Walking Tour $25 CAD – Meet at Waterfront Station at 1:45pm. Tour time: 2pm – 4pm, May 1 to Sept 30
During this walking tour, you get to soak in stunning waterfront views from Waterfront Station. Visit historic Gastown with its cobblestone roadway, Steam Clock and heritage buildings. Try some ciders and ales at a local Irish Bar. North America’s 2nd largest Chinatown features cultural enlightenment, interesting tastes and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park.
Gastown/ Chinatown Walking Tour Detailed Description
Explore Gastown and Chinatown, two to Vancouver’s most unique and diverse districts, on foot. An expert tour guide filled with anecdotes and insider information will enlighten you on the history, culture, and modern excitement that these fascinating areas can offer.
Guests will gather at Starbucks Coffee inside the main lobby of Waterfront Station, 601 Cordova Street. Experience the amazing architecture and site of the train, Seabus, and subway transit hub along the country’s largest harbour.
Walking into Gastown, Vancouver’s birthplace, guests will experience cobbled streets, Native Art Galleries, and commercial activity unlike anything you’ve seen before. Explore various sites like “Blood Alley,” a beautiful side-street with an infamous legend and the famous Steam Clock. Whether it’s the tale of Gassy Jack, the inspiring architecture or the diverse window-shopping, you will love Gastown’s mix of old and new. A surprise tasting at the Irish Heather marks the half way point of the tour.
Walk through the new Carrall Street pedestrian zone to Chinatown to get an up close view of the fascinating culture. Guests will be guided through the lively Chinese market, herbal medicine shops and historical alleys. Marvel at the Asian traditional tea tasting at Ten Ren Tea adds to the Chinatown experience. Take a peaceful break at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
Chinatown, with a history of hardship and amazing tales, has a unique and vibrant atmosphere that gives an authentic Chinese experience in a North American City.
Located on the edge of the downtown Eastisde getting to Chinatown will give you a glimpse into Vancouver’s colourful, grittier side.
- Historic Gastown
- Steam Clock
- Tasters of local flavours
- First Nations galleries
- Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden