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Vancouver Art Gallery General Admission

Vancouver Art Gallery General Admission

Discover the power of art on your next trip to Vancouver with a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of North America’s most exciting and innovative visual arts institutions. A visit to the Gallery is an opportunity to meditate on more than a century's worth of Canadian and international art, from historical masters to contemporary visionaries. Enhance your experience by attending one of the Gallery’s engaging special events, educational tours or programs designed for families, youths and art enthusiasts of all ages. Spend a day at the Gallery! Shop at the Gallery Store, a local favourite for one-of-a kind-gifts and books. When you need to replenish your energy, head to 1931 Gallery Bistro, an eatery with a reputation for great food and an outdoor patio that is one of Vancouver’s hidden gems. Start your art collection with the Art Rental & Sales Program, where you can peruse a collection of over 1000 artworks by BC-based artists, all available for rent or purchase.

Vancouver Film & TV Tours: The Hollywood North Experience

Vancouver Film & TV Tours: The Hollywood North Experience

Join an immersive 3-hour walking tour of Vancouver’s film and tv industry. Set foot at real life filming locations from Deadpool, I-Robot, The Neverending Story, The Flash, X-Files, Scooby Doo 2, among many others. Watch clips of scenes on a tablet from various Hollywood productions shot where you stand and hear about all things film industry in the city. Vancouver is one of North America’s largest and most active movie production cities and a hotspot for celebrities because of this. Join a tour of the city and landmarks you might have seen in movies, music videos, and other entertainment mediums to appreciate the culture of the city and its contribution to media and technology in a unique way. Meet your friendly local actor at Robson Square. Head off to visit 3 different Vancouver neighborhoods and get tips on each location. Over the course of 3 fun-filled hours, you'll visit popular filming locations essential to the Vancouver film industry. See clips and pictures from these locations on a tablet and discover how the location was transformed for each location. Check out popular celebrity hang-out spots. Do a script rendition from a popular movie in the location it was shot. Learn the ins, outs, and personal secrets from local actors navigating Vancouver’s film industry. Top it all off by witnessing a production crew set up for new shoots (based on availability). End the experience with a well-rounded understanding of the city and its position in the world's entertainment business.

Stanley Park & Downtown Vancouver Morning Bike Tour

Stanley Park & Downtown Vancouver Morning Bike Tour

Cycle around Vancouver for three hours of sightseeing and history on this exciting guided bike tour. Peddle from Vancouver's West End to the colourful Davie Street Village and on to the historical Mole Hill neighbourhood. After learning about Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan, cycle across town on AAA grade bike paths (All Ages and Abilities). Stop in Robson Square to see the heart of the city and the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza. Admire the combination of modern architecture and historical buildings surrounding the square, and uncover more of the city's history and future plans. Enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the North Shore mountains as you cycle to the waterfront Convention Centre area. Spot highlights such as the Olympic Cauldron and Digital Orca sculpture. Ride along the Vancouver seawall to Stanley Park. Enjoy the natural setting and hear about the park's unique flora and fauna. Then, discover the history of the local aboriginal peoples at Totem Park. Experience firsthand the incredible totems produced by First Nation artists of the Pacific Northwest. Spot attractions such as Lady in a Wetsuit and the Empress of Japan figurehead as you continue your cycle along the coast to Beaver Creek Path, where you can dismount and explore. Then, ride beneath the iconic Lions Gate Bridge to Siwash Rock and Third Beach before finishing your tour at English Bay (First Beach) where the tour began.

The Haunting of Vancouver Film Tour

The Haunting of Vancouver Film Tour

Experience Vancouver in a whole new way on this one of a kind haunted tour, just in time for Halloween. Visit real life, haunted locations throughout Downtown Vancouver and learn about their dark past and the ghosts that roam them today. Discover the horror and thriller movies that have also used these spooky locations and see the clips from them on a tablet. Immerse yourself in compelling storytelling with local actors as your guides, engaging visual aids and first person ghost stories all wrapped into one, on this spooky Hollywood North Themed ghost tour! Please note, this is a walking tour and we cover 3 km (2 miles at a leisurely pace) with lots of breaks along the way and do not enter any buildings.

Downtown Vancouver Donut Adventure by Underground Donut Tour

Downtown Vancouver Donut Adventure by Underground Donut Tour

Our tour begins outside 49th Parallel Cafe in beautiful downtown Vancouver. One of Vancouver’s most popular coffee and donut shops, 49th Parallel is home to some of the most aesthetic and tasty donuts you'll ever see. From there, we'll take a leisurely walk down Bute Street and along the water, discussing Vancouver's vibrant history while appreciating incredible waterfront views. We'll then visit a hidden gem - Giovane Cafe. At Giovane, we'll experience unique Italian and Austrian-inspired donuts. After that, we'll be walking through parts of historic downtown Vancouver before reaching our third stop, Breka Bakery. Another Vancouver staple, Breka Bakery has a wide selection of Vancouver's best donuts. To finish off our tour, we'll dive into picturesque Gastown to visit the famous Lee's Donuts. What better way to end than taking in the Gastown Steam Clock with a donut in hand? We hope you can join us soon! We also offer much more information about the route, the city, the stops and more on our website: www.donuttour.com. Check it out today!

Vancouver self-guided tour App - multilingual AudioGuide

Vancouver self-guided tour App - multilingual AudioGuide

With the help of our multilingual audio guide, you can explore the most fascinating corners of this amazing city. Immerse yourself in Vancouver's history, culture and natural beauty as you walk through its vibrant streets and discover its hidden treasures. Choose from a wide variety of routes that will take you to Vancouver's most iconic sights, such as: - Vancouver city: Enjoy this route that has 37 points of interest to visit such as: Gastown, Steam Clock, Robson Street, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver Lookout, Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant, Canada Place, Stanley Park, among others. - Vancouver to Whistler: Contains 22 points of interest with multilingual audio guide such as: Downtown Vancouver, Orpheum Theatre, Yaletown District, Vancouver Art Gallery, Village Walk, Brandywine Falls, Whistler Museum, Capilano Suspension Bridge, among others. - Vancouver Hop-On Hop-Off: Bus route that runs through the following points: Canada Place, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Robson Shopping District, Robson Street, Vancouver Public Library, English Bay, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, Miniature Railroad, A-maze-ing Laughter Sculpture, among others.... Forget traditional maps and guidebooks, download our App today and start your Vancouver adventure!

Vancouver Downtown: Espionage Adventure Outdoor Escape Game

Vancouver Downtown: Espionage Adventure Outdoor Escape Game

Discover the history of Vancouver with a self-guided exploration game on your smartphone. Walk around and immerse yourself in an exciting story as you follow directions and look for clues to solve challenges. Download the smartphone app and start your escape game at the Randall Building Mural.  First, open your confirmation email, which includes your ticket and instructions on how to play the game. Click the link, choose your language, and you are good to start your game. Transform into the main character, who is part of the Smith family. Learn all about your family, who are a generation of spies. Play games, try to succeed, and join your family in espionage and intelligence. Fail, and you will never see them again, as is the Code.   Walk around as the app directs you through the city. Play at your own pace, pause, and explore your surroundings whenever you wish. Wander through the bustling metropolis of Vancouver. See the hidden history between the skyscrapers, walk around the shopping districts to see the other face of the Vancouver Art Gallery, and explore the origin story of Yaletown.  Learn about Vancouver’s 2nd worst fire, its strangely political landmark, and the story of a Black footballer turned politician. Finish your game on a high, and win or lose, it's in your hands.

Vancouver Downtown: A Self-Guided Exploration by Car

Vancouver Downtown: A Self-Guided Exploration by Car

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 8.9 miles-long tour covers the essentials of Vancouver Downtown in 2 - 3 hours. Once downloaded, your tour begins next to Victory Square. From there, you’ll take in the Colosseum-like Vancouver Public Library. It has over 1.4 million books inside! Next, drive past the respected Vancouver Art Gallery, highlighting a diverse range of artists, including Vancouver natives and First Nation members. Then pass the Spirits in a Landscape statue, which features creatures like fish and owls and highlights the First Nations’ influence in Canada. You’ll also hear more about the First Nations. Navigate the majesty of Stanley Park, even larger than Central Park! Unearth how this land was once home to a Squamish community, which married among the Portuguese. In addition, you’ll see the prominent seawall. You’ll continue onto the Nine O’Clock Gun, a cannon which fires a shot at nine pm. The cannon was once actually kidnapped! The tour will then guide you past the memorable Girl in a Wetsuit statue, a modern twist on the Little Mermaid! Then proceed by the Prospect Point Lookout, which offers breathtaking ocean views. Continue by the popular Third Beach and hear a story about an anchor that may or may not have belonged to Captain George Vancouver’s ship, as well as his expeditions charting the British Columbian coast. Advance past Old English Bay Beach, and hear about Vancouver’s very first lifeguard. Also find out about Chief August Jack Khahtsaholano, a guide, logger, canoe builder, and medicine man, among other things! Then head into the trendy Kitsilano neighborhood, a playground for professionals and big names like Ryan Reynolds. As the journey continues, you’ll see the University of British Columbia, Vancouver’s largest university. If you recognize the campus, it’s been featured in many Hollywood movies and shows! You’ll subsequently pass the Nitobe Memorial Garden, whose namesake promoted understanding of Japanese culture in the West. As you drive along, you’ll discover the Mounties and their roots as a militia! Learning about the Winter Olympics and Canada’s great triumph over the US in 2010, you’ll then move along to Queen Elizabeth Park. Named after the late sovereign’s mother, it’s the highest point in the area! Then pay a visit to beloved Granville Island. Once a seasonal home to the Salish, it became a hotbed of industrial activity. Thousands kept cranking out fiber, rope, and chain in the midst of the Depression! Following that, you’ll enter Gastown, the original settlement and now the heart of Vancouver. Cruise past the famed clock which literally blows off steam every quarter hour! Head for Canada Place, which welcomes visitors. This is where the tour ends.

Vancouver: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Vancouver: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Vancouver Self-Guided Audio Tour, an immersive journey through one of Canada's most vibrant and culturally rich cities. This tour offers you the perfect blend of preferences, freedom, and flexibility, allowing you to explore Vancouver at your own pace while delving into its captivating history, diverse culture, and stunning architecture. Embark on this adventure at your leisure, as you navigate through Vancouver's bustling streets, picturesque parks, and iconic landmarks. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture buff, or simply a curious traveler, this self-guided tour is designed to cater to your interests and provide you with a deeper understanding of this dynamic city. Experience the joy of discovery as you uncover the hidden gems and lesser-known stories behind each tourist attraction. From the historic Gastown district with its cobblestone streets and famous steam clock to the towering skyscrapers of downtown Vancouver, each stop on this tour promises to captivate your imagination and enrich your knowledge. As you wander through the city, our audio guide will accompany you, offering fascinating insights into Vancouver's past, present, and future. Learn about the indigenous peoples who have called this land home for thousands of years, and discover the rich tapestry of cultures that have shaped Vancouver into the multicultural hub it is today. Delve into the myths and legends that surround landmarks like Stanley Park, where towering cedar trees whisper tales of ancient spirits and forgotten civilizations. Marvel at the breathtaking architecture of the Vancouver Art Gallery, where modern design meets classical elegance, and uncover the stories behind the city's most iconic buildings, from the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to the futuristic Vancouver Convention Centre. With the freedom to explore at your own pace and the flexibility to choose your own adventure, the Vancouver Self-Guided Audio Tour offers an unforgettable experience that is as unique as you are. Learn more about the top 12 tourist attractions in Vancouver. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central location and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Canada Place 2. Vancouver Convention Centre 3. Vancouver Lookout 4. Gastown Steam Clock 5. Vancouver Public Library 6. Granville Island 7. Granville Island Public Market 8. English Bay 9. Vancouver Seawall 10. Stanley Park 11. Lions Gate Bridge 12. Queen Elizabeth Park So lace up your walking shoes, grab your headphones, and get ready to embark on a journey of discovery through one of Canada's most beloved cities.

Vancouver Family Tour for History Geeks Private

Vancouver Family Tour for History Geeks Private

Visit the most family friendly places which boasts about their historical, cultural and scientific knowledge. Learn about geology, dinosaurs, the human body and much more at Science World. See the vast amount of books Vancouver has collected in centuries and their awe-inspiring Gothic architecture. Learn more about space in the planetarium at HR Macmillan Space Center. Learn about Vancouver's History and origin at Museum of Vancouver. Then, finally finish your trip at the Maritime Museum to learn about the sea route. Optionally: We can check out the Kitsilano Beach Park if you want to relax after quenching your curiosity about the world with fresh wave of ocean breeze.

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4.8
(37 reviews)

Our tour guide, Ryan, was very knowledgeable and his experience with working on the Flash sets definitely enhanced our enjoyment of the tour. Especially since my daughter was and is still a big fan of the show. Also, my geeky side was showing when we visited the Georgia Viaduct where the Deadpool scene was filmed (one of my favorites). This was absolutely one of the highlights of our visit. Thank you, Ryan!

Ryan was our tour guide and wow he was wonderful. We learned so much about the filming Industry in Vancouver, the films and TV shows shot there and the locations. We weren't rushed through and he answered all our questions and kept in interesting and fun. We would definitely do this again.

A brilliant tour with a very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guide, recommended without hesitation! A fabulous way to see a great city.

Great tour brought to life by the guide, who also worked in the film industry. His historical knowledge of the area was excellent.

The guide speaks French, he is very kind and gave us a very pleasant time, thank you very much