Walk Like a Local thru Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

Experience hosted by Gent

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

**Now with visual aids to help tour Vancouver like a local!**

Explore the main parts of downtown Vancouver (rated as amongst the most livable cities in the world) like a local, with a tour, tips and unique facts from a local! On our tour, we will walk amongst the famous landmarks and historic areas of Vancouver, explore world-class architecture, and at the same time discover a whole new angle from a local's perspective.

Walk in to the Vancouver's Waterfront, the Olympic Cauldron, the main parts of downtown such as Granville, Robson, and Burrard Streets. Discover some interesting history tidbits and architecture along the way, discover places to dine like a local, stroll through some neighbourhoods like a local, where to sip your favourite lattes, cappuccinos, or coffees like a local or where to simply chow down and pair some good old local wine or craft beers that will excite your senses! Vancouver and area is dotted with amazing culinary experiences so bring your appetite!

The tour will end in historic Gastown, home of many boutiques, bars, and innovative restaurants and original settlement that became the core of the creation of Vancouver.

Bring your cameras, your questions and your curiosities!
Other things to note
Transportation to and from the tour starting/ending point is not included.

The tour does not start and end at the same location.
**Now with visual aids to help tour Vancouver like a local!**

Explore the main parts of downtown Vancouver (rated as amongst the most livable cities in the world) like a local, with a tour, tips and unique facts from a local! On our tour, we will walk amongst the famous landmarks and historic areas of Vancouver, explore world-class architecture, and at the same time discover a whole new angle from a local's perspective.

Wal…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Sun Screen or Hand Warmers (depending on weather)
    and
    Hand saniti...

Meet your host, Gent

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 23 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a born-and-raised Vancouverite all my life, and have seen Vancouver change through the 30 years of living and working here. I have also served on advisory boards on heritage and am constantly learning new things about this city. From humble beginnings to a bustling and international city on the rise, it is time to experience Vancouver like a local! Here's your chance to experience something new, yet something familiar.

I look forward to taking you along and showing the city to which I call home. Each tour group size is limited, so that each guest on the tour and I have the opportunity to talk along the walk.
I am a born-and-raised Vancouverite all my life, and have seen Vancouver change through the 30 years of living and working here. I have also served on advisory boards on heritage and am constantly learning new things about this city. From humble beginnings to a bustling and international city on the rise, it is time to experience Vancouver like a local! Here's your chance to experience something new, yet something familiar.

I look forward to taking you along and showing the city to…
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Where you'll be

This tour will take in some of the key areas of the city, such as Gastown, with it's historic buildings and landmarks, including the famed steamclock. The tour will also head along Vancouver's iconic waterfront as well through some of Vancouver's heritage buildings.

Depending on weather, the tour may even head underground or inside on some of the city's covered paths. We will see the sights but use these covered areas to get to them.

Rated 4.78 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Shauna
September 2021
Glad we did it! When we travel, we typically tour the bar and restaurant scene but like to pop a bit of culture in. It was the no pressure, low key tour with cool random info that we were looking for.
Alicia
September 2020
Gent showed us a few major landmarks and had knowledge of a bit of everything. I wish the tour had a little more structure or specialization.
Jan
November 2019
It's a unique and personalized experience of getting know the Vancouver Downtown and city history and stories from local. Gent has a deep knowledge of the place and ready to answer your questions :)
Preethi
October 2019
Loved walking around Vancouver with a local! He shared so many details that we would not have known otherwise. He wasn’t rushed. As we were walking, he shared about the significance of different buildings/locations, pointed out insider tips and recommended places to eat. If you have the time, highly recommend!!
Tyler
October 2019
Our walk with Gent was a great way to kick off our 3 day trip. He really knows the history and layout of Vancouver. We enjoyed some coffee together after the experience and Gent continued giving us tips and recommendations. Overall, it was a great experience!
Dali &
October 2019
It was amazing! Don't miss this tour. Gant was friendly and he personalized the tour, made us special. We learned about the culture, art, architecture , and good eats and romantic spots. You will need this tour anytime in your staying, but the best at the beginning. You will know the great stores where to buy, where to take the coffee, where is the good music and where is the best view. We are so thankful that we had this experience. We liked Vancouver, but after this tour we love it. We wanted to stay longer. Thank you , Gent. We will give you call when we are in town next time.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

An extra layer of clothing (i.e. Blazer, light jacket, hoodie)

Water bottles