Vancouver Walking Tour: Gastown and Chinatown
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Led by a local guide
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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- Expert local guide
- Hands on activities
- Applicable taxes
- Optional admission to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden
- Gratuities for guides
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
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.