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    Tour Capacity

    5 - 32

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    3 hours

Tour Details




3 hours


5 km / 3 mile walk

Meeting Location

Canada Place Welcome Centre – Your guide will be holding a red umbrella

Group Size

5 - 32


All ages

Important Notes

  • Arrive 15 minutes early to check in. We greatly appreciate your punctuality. 
  • Restrooms at the Canada Place Convention Centre or during the break.
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible but is not recommended for those who cannot walk or stand for long periods of time. 
  • Walk-ups are welcome, space permitting. It is recommended to book the tour online to reserve your spot. 

Not available for school groups or large parties, please book a private walking tour.


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  • Discover Gastown, where the early settlement began
  • Listen to the world-famous Gastown Steam Clock chimes
  • Find Waterfront Station, connecting you to the entire Lower Mainland
  • Explore the hidden gems of Downtown
  • Admire the city’s defining architecture and its impact
  • Take photos with local Canadian Heroes

What’s Included

  • Local English-speaking guide, Spanish when selected
  • Passionately researched local history
  • Recommendations for the best food, entertainment, and nightlife
  • Discounts on must-do experiences

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities for your guide

What to Bring

  • Cash or credit card to tip your guide ($30/person tells your guide you had an valuable experience)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water
  • Secured camera
  • Appropriate clothing/umbrella for the West Coast weather
  • Your sense of humor and adventure!


While we do accept walk-up participants, our tours regularly sell out. To get your preferred tour and to avoid missing out, we highly recommend booking as soon as possible.

Vancouver Free Walking Tour - Overview

The Vancouver Free Walking Tour has been a trip highlight for more than 10,000 guests to Vancouver! It’s not just a touristy sightseeing excursion; it’s a heartfelt invitation for you to truly know the city. From its natural marvels and artistic brilliance to its rich history and cultural diversity, this tour embodies Vancouver’s uniqueness. As you walk your way through, you’re not merely a spectator; you’re connected to the city through the eyes of a local guide.

Whether you’re a solo traveler, a family on vacation, or a local revisiting your city’s charm, we promise a Vancouver experience like no other. With stories that resonate, moments that captivate, and a personal touch that endears, this is one journey you won’t forget.

Join us, and let the streets of Vancouver unfold their tales, one step at a time, always in great company. 


Get the Lay of the Land

We’ve crafted the ideal tour to kick off your first day, allowing you to effortlessly navigate through the must-see neighborhoods and points of interest. It’s the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the city and make the most of your adventure.


Meet The Locals & Fellow Travelers

We know one of the most exciting things about traveling is the people you’ll meet. Our tour attracts a diverse group, from locals to globetrotters, from all walks of life. Be part of the tapestry of diversity and fun!


Friendly, Personable, Award-Winning Guides

Take a tour with a guide who is primed and on-point every time. Our gratuity-based model rewards and retains the industry’s finest guides. Come experience it for yourself.


Local Recommendations & Travel Tips

Our knowledgeable, local guides are filled with suggestions for you to make the most of your trip, and they look forward to answering your every question. 


Affordable For Any Budget

Whether you’re budget-conscious or looking to splurge, we welcome gratuities of all sizes with open arms.


Limited Time? Get The Ultimate Overview

Experience the best of our city in just a few short hours with a tour focused on offering the most coverage and value that you can get

Why Toonie Tours

The Best Value. Hands-Down

We understand your time is valuable, especially when visiting for the first time with a finite schedule and budget. That’s why Toonie Tours is the most logical choice when choosing a tour operator - join our Free Tour risk-free, and get the best guides the city has to offer who hone their craft day-in-and-day-out with real, tangible feedback from the gratuity-based reciprocity.

Connected Locally & Nationally

Our network extends from coast to coast, offering you access to exclusive deals, day-trips, events, venues, attractions, and more. Choose Toonie Tours and embark on a journey with the most well-connected guide network in the country.

What Our Guests Are Saying


“All the reviews are accurate. Even as someone from Toronto, this is well worth it. Andrew is easy going, friendly and informative. He kept the group engaged and entertained. Highly recommended as a way to see a lot of the city.”


“The tour was amazing! I was in Vancouver only for a few days and the tour was one of the highlights of my trip. I learned a lot of facts and walked through quite a number of places which was part of my itinerary. Loved it! :)”


“Nuestro guía fue Roberto, fue un recorrido muy ameno y realmente pudimos conocer no solamente de los lugares de la ciudad sino que también aprendimos sobre la cultura, datos curiosos sobre los diferentes sitios, sobre las costumbres y estilos de vida de los locales e incluso nos brindó recomendaciones como restaurantes y tips para lugares por visitar.”


“You would think that a guide who does the same tour daily would just be on auto pilot, but Andrew's enthusiasm was fresh and endless. And he was always happy to answer questions or give further insights as we strolled about for 3 miles...which did not feel long because there was so much to see and talk about.”

A Brand You Can Trust

  • Over 40,000 world-wide guests since 2018

  • 2000+ 5-star Review

  • Award Winning Tour & Service

Frequently Asked Questions

Look for the red umbrella around the tour start location. If you don’t see it from there, unfortunately we’re not able to connect you with your guide once the tour has departed.

Yes! We accept cash, credit cards, and all foreign currencies. Alternatively, you may send a paypal or e-transfer to with a note for which guide it’s for. Thank you!

Yes! However, please note that there will be sections where stairs are required.

You can find paid parking at the Vancouver Convention Centre W- Lot - <a href ="" target="_blank"></a>. We recommend booking it for 3.5 hours or more.

Yes! There are ATMs at our midway stop and final stop.

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Vancouver Free Walking Tour

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