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Vancouver Walking Tour: Gastown and Chinatown

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  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5313VANWALK
Spend the afternoon exploring two of Vancouver’s most exciting neighborhoods for food and culture on a walking tour of Gastown and Chinatown. In Gastown, see how urban trendiness meets old town history as you walk down the cobbled streets. In vibrant Chinatown, peruse traditional Chinese markets and indulge in flavorful Chinese tea.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Led by a local guide
Start your walking tour at Waterfront Station, Vancouver’s transportation hub that boasts amazing architecture and stunning waterfront views.

Make the short walk to Gastown, Vancouver’s birthplace, where the area’s first saloon was opened in the 1860s. Mosey along the cobblestone streets as you discover the heritage buildings, native galleries, and unique mix of boutiques and restaurants. As you walk down Blood Alley, you’ll see Gastown’s famous Steam Clock and hear it sound the Westminster chime to signal the time. Then stroll to the heart of historic Gastown and try cider and ale at a local Irish bar before heading to Chinatown.

Get a taste of Chinatown’s ancient and fascinating culture as you walk past the striking historical buildings. Your guide will provide expert insight into the history of Chinatown as you stroll through the lively Chinese produce markets, herbal medicine shops and colorful alleys. Sample soothing, fragrant Chinese tea at a local tea shop, and learn about the different varieties. Then take a peaceful break at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, where you’ll journey back in time to a 15th-century Chinese garden oasis.

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Departure Point:
Meet by Starbucks Coffee inside the main lobby of Waterfront Station, 601 Cordova Street, Vancouver BC
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Return Details:
4:00pm at Stadium Skytrain Stop

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Vancouver Walking Tour: Gastown and Chinatown


  • Expert local guide
  • Hands on activities
  • Applicable taxes
  • Optional admission to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden
  • Gratuities for guides
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jonathan K, July 2014

If you like history this tour tells a lot of it. We went on Canada Day, so there were probably more people in the street than usual, but we still learned much.

Reviewed by: Jennifer B, September 2012

Great fun. As it was only the guide and myself, if felt as though it was one of my friends showing me around the city they love.

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Tour code: 5313VANWALK