Tours & Activities in Vancouver

Vancouver Free Walking Tour

The Best Introduction To Vancouver!

Vancouver Free Walking Tour

This 3-hour Vancouver Free Walking Tour will connect you to the city through the eyes of a local guide.

Together we will walk the most exciting and historic areas of Vancouver, learning about the city and the province, and how they fit into Canada. We will meet local legends and discover the many notable establishments along the way. The tour is filled with recommendations & tips to ensure you get the most out of your trip to the city!

Your Free Walking Tour of Vancouver starts in the heart of historic Vancouver – Gastown, near the Gastown Steam Clock. The tour usually ends near the same location with a stunning view of the North Shore Mountains rising above the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean – Vancouver Harbor. Navigating through the downtown core of Vancouver can be intimidating and daunting, and many notable sites are often missed. Toonie Tours Vancouver is excited and humbled to lead the way and connect you.

From First Nation Fishing Village to Wild West Gold-Rush Settlement

Your local Toonie Tour guide will make Vancouver’s rich history come alive, taking you past iconic and picture-ready sites like the Hudson’s Bay Trading Post, the Gastown Steam Clock, Waterfront Station, Vancouver Harbor and many more. You’ll learn about Vancouver’s rich and impressive history as a First Nation Village, and discover Canada’s humble beginnings as a resource-rich settlement that became a country among nations.

The Vibrant City Contrasted by Magnificent Canadian Landscapes

Vancouver has the ‘best of the world’ to offer, from international cuisine and entertainment to tremendous wilderness adventures. On your free city walking tour, your guide will advise you how best to enjoy Vancouver and Canada with recommendations for food, entertainment, day-trips, nightlife, nature, and more. Must-do experiences can also be booked through your guide at a discount, and if you want to explore the depths of the area, you can spend more time with the Free Walking Tour ‘afterparty’  on our Street Art & Craft Beer Tour. Beers not your thing? Take in our brand new version of that tour on our Street Art & Craft Coffee Tour instead. Those who would like to experience the old-growth rainforest with the Free Walking Tour crew can hop on our Stanley Park Bike Tour, offering the best bikes in the city at the most affordable prices.

Free Tours in a Nutshell

The Free Tour is a tips-based tour that allows our customers to experience one of the greatest values we share as Canadians, freedom. Customers have the freedom to determine the price of the tour based on their experience and budget.

  • Discover Gastown, where the early settlement began
  • Marvel at the Gastown Steam Clock
  • Find Waterfront Station, connecting you to the whole Lower Mainland
  • Find the hidden gems of Downtown
  • Admire the architecture that has shaped the city
  • Take photos with local Canadian Heroes
Meeting Point
The Gastown Steam Clock

(plus taxes and fees)


Tour Capacity
Minimum 4 - Maximum 25
3 hours - (5km / 3miles)
Additional Information
What Should I Bring?
  • Cash or credit card to tip your guide ($25/person tells your guide you had an excellent experience)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A water bottle
  • Secured camera
  • Appropriate clothing /umbrella for the always-changing weather
  • Your sense of humor!
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Passionately researched local history
  • Recommendations for the best food, entertainment and nightlife
  • Introductions & discounts on must-do experiences
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