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The Ultimate Vancouver Bike Tour
This fun and safe bike tour is 'geared' to give you an intimate, up-close and personal meet & greet with Vancouver. The best way to get the lay of the land and learn all about this beautiful city. We'll get in touch with it's vibrant culture, scenery, nature, famous landmarks, and local hidden gems. Vancouver is a city that begs to be explored on 2 wheels. We have one of the world's longest waterfront bike paths and one of the most impressive bike route networks of any city in North America. We'll be biking at a leisurely pace and making 'brakes' along the way for photos. I'll show you some of the best places to capture Vancouver's essence. From panoramic shots of the city skyline to local art displays, you'll see it all! Highlights include (but not limited to): -Stanley Park -Granville Island -Gastown steamclock -Chinatown -City Center -English Bay Beach -Olympic Village
Escape to rugged waterfalls & canyons
Our tour will take us through mossy forests and fern beds, across a suspension bridge, floating a hundred feet above Lynn Canyon with stunning views of waterfalls and alongside the river to hidden pools that offer the perfect place for a snack of Salmon and Cedar tea. We begin our journey on the world renown Baden Powell Trail, as we follow its winding path through a forest of towering trees Lynn Creek appears alongside us. This trail will deliver us to the Suspension Bridge giving us the chance to gaze into the canyon below taking in the impressive waterfalls from a bird's eye view. The east side of the creek sits above the canyon in a more mature forest and delivers us to Twin Falls a smaller double waterfall. After a short climb, we return to the Suspension Bridge on route to a river beach to brew a little Cedar tea and nibble on candied salmon. Our journey is approximately 5km in length and includes short steep sections with well made wooden steps. The walk is a beautiful figure 8 loop helping us to capture the magic of the canyon while seeing new terrain throughout. Sunset tours include an increased chance of wildlife sightings such as Bears or Owls. Headlamps are provided. Other things to note Please note that this is a non smoking tour. This is due to fire risk in the canyon. Dogs are welcome on this tour! Leash required.
Rainforest of the Capilano Canyon
Enjoy this unique and memorable interpretive rainforest expirence. Join me, as we wander through the lush Rainforest of Vancouvers spectatular North Shore. We begin at the magnificent Capilano Pacific trail The sound of the river is present immediately as we gently wind along the canyon 200 feet above the river below. A well maintained path guides us on a trail favourited by locals and nature enthousiast alike. Loaded with waterfalls and beautiful trellis work we will make our way up to the clevland Dam at the base of the North Shore mountains for jaw dropping views of the iconic Lions and Grouse mountains and gorgouse Capilano lake. This lush and stunning rainforest is an absolute specticle with its enormous Coastal Douglas Fir and graceful Cedars trees. This is the best place to expirence the incredible North Shore of Vancouver! Like a scene out of Jurassic Park the ferns and hanging mosses will tickle your senses and leave you awestruck and delighted! If you are looking for something a little more challenging look for my additional Air BnB tours entitled Light house Park,Coastline tour and Spectatular Whyte Lake, Nature Tour. A round trip for this adventure will take 120mins. Other things to note Dress appropriately for a forest walk. Bring a small snack and water.
West Coast Crab Fishing Adventure
First you must acquire a “one day” Pacific fishing license for the day you’d like to fish crab. These are available online and you must have one to use my equipment (contact me for assistance). On fishing day we’ll meet in a beachfront neighbourhood of Vancouver. I will take you to the pier where I then give a lesson on baiting and setting your traps. You will also learn to identify your catch by species, size, and sex as It is necessary information to follow the legal parameters. I provide you with upto 2 traps each to use and I supervise as you set the traps. We soak the traps for a minimum of 15 minutes at which point you retrieve them under my supervision and we examine the catch. Any legal crab are yours to keep! You’ll be targeting two species: Local Red Rock Crab are not available commercially and have some of the sweetest meat in their claws that you could ever eat in your life!! Pristine, Dungeness Crab are world renowned and the West Coast of North America is the only place to get them fresh out of the Ocean! 1-3 guests use 2 traps each. Due to limited space on the pier, groups of 4 use 1 trap each with double bait. Price is reflected in group of 4 discount
Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge & Park Photography
Enjoy nature while learning to take breathtaking photos! The tour includes pickup and drop off and 2 hours of easy hiking (3 hours for 2+ guests). Lynn Canyon is a short trail that includes a suspension bridge in an old-growth rainforest, stunning waterfalls and amazing pools. The park is quieter and more diverse than the crowded Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. We'll also stop at Cleveland Dam. Whether you’re packing the latest and greatest DSLR unit or a camera phone, I will make sure you learn to take amazing photos. With small groups and plenty of one-on-one instruction, we'll learn how to take landscape photos including long exposures for waterfalls, macro shots for flowers, wide angle landscape and portrait shots. With 20+ years of hiking, guiding and photography experience, I will take you on a fun and a safe outing while learning a valuable skill. As a photographer I'll capture your memories, and send you complimentary photos at the end of our tour.

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Bike beautiful Stanley Park & the world-famous seawall
Hello travelers and curious locals! First, we want to give a big thanks to you for finding our experience. You've just found one of the top-rated bike tours in beautiful Vancouver. Get ready for serious cycling fun as we bring you to the city's top outdoor gems. You'll be taken on an immersive experience with a 3-hour adventure, seeing and experiencing what many Canadians and people around the globe cherish as the most beautiful and accessible Old Growth Forest in the world. This carefully selected route will take you into Vancouver's west end, one of the city's top places to cycle. It's a gorgeous part of town to ride and a great way to warm up and get the blood flowing. Then we will take you to the stunning Stanley Park. This 1000-acre park is world-renowned for its incredible beauty, history and activities. We will see the First Nations mighty totem poles, English Bay, Lord Stanley's Statue, while we ride on the world famous Seawall. You will hear stories of the rich history of Stanley Park and find hidden gems known only by locals. Join us for a relaxing, entertaining and educational cycle through the magnificent green Oasis of Vancouver, Stanley Park. Please Note: The 3-hour bike tour requires moderate skill and confidence on a bike The bike rental, helmet, and lock are included in the experience. E-Bike upgrade $45 Our adventure starts at Spokes Bicycle Rentals
Stanley Park Spring & Golden Hour Photography
We'll spend two hours (3 hours for 2+ guests) walking through Stanley Park and its old-growth forests and catch sunset on the Vancouver's most popular beach. The 'walk-in-the-park' is easy, fun and safe for anyone, regardless of age. I will customize the tour based on your physical ability, venturing deep into the forest or just visiting the main spots. Your tour is a picture-perfect way to experience Canada’s nature, while learning the basics of landscape photography. With plenty of one-on-one instruction, we'll cover smartphone tips and tricks, composition and DSLR settings like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You'll receive complimentary photos after the tour. Stanley Park, a 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest, is a Vancouver icon located in downtown. The scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park's famous Seawall look even more stunning during the golden and blue hours. English Bay, Vancouver's most popular beach, showcases amazing sunsets and is right next to the city's finest eateries.
Fishing with a Local Guide
Important: we are a 100% CATCH & RELEASE guiding company. Under no exceptions do we bring home fish to eat. Minimum age requirement of 12. All guests must weigh between 100-280 lbs (45-127 kgs). Approximately 1 hour out of the 5 hour trip is devoted to driving to the fishing spots After picking you up from your accommodation in Whistler we will get you looking like a local BC angler by putting you in a pair of waders and boots. This allows you to get into the water and stay completely dry. Depending on the time of year, you may catch Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout or white fish and your experienced fishing guide will select a water body that will give you the best chance of catching one of these species. Because of this, you may be fishing in a creek mouth, river or lake. This experience involves fly fishing because it is the most productive way to catch fish in BC even if you've never done it before. I am very confident that we can teach you how to fly fish like the pros. This is truly a Canadian experience that you must cross off your bucket list. All guests 16 years of age and older must also purchase AND save their 1 day BASIC British Columbia freshwater fishing licence to their phone. This is NOT included in the Airbnb price
Trout Fishing with a Local Guide
Important: we are a 100% CATCH & RELEASE guiding company. Under NO exceptions do we bring home fish to eat. Minimum age requirement of 12. All guests must weigh between 100-250 lbs (45-113 kgs). We are a small operation with limited equipment at this time After picking you up from your accommodation in Whistler we will get you looking like a local BC angler by putting you in a pair of waders and boots. This allows you to get into the water and stay completely dry. Depending on the time of year, you may catch Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout or Cutthroat Trout and your experienced fishing guide will select a water body that will give you the best chance of catching one of these species. Because of this, you may be fishing in a creek mouth, river or lake. Our thought process is simple. Drive less and fish more to maximize your time out on the water fishing. This experience involves fly fishing because it is the most productive way to catch trout in BC even if you've never done it before. I am very confident that we can teach you how to fly fish like the pros. This is truly a Canadian experience that you must cross off your bucket list. All guests 16 years of age and older must also purchase AND save their 1 day BASIC British Columbia freshwater fishing licence to their phone. This is NOT included in the Airbnb price
Quarry Rock Hike & Deep Cove Photography
We'll spend the 3 hours hiking through old-growth forests, waterfalls, ocean lookouts and amazing viewpoints. Your tour is a picture-perfect way to experience Canada’s nature, while learning the basics of landscape photography. All levels of hikers and types of cameras are welcome. The 4 hours tour takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into Deep Cove, to hike the popular Quarry Rock hike. Considered a beginners hike, it has some steep climbs and lots of stairs so a good level of fitness is required. The tour includes return transportation from your accommodation to the mountain trails, photography lessons/tips and complimentary photos. Hiking poles (optional) can be borrowed.

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The Ultimate Vancouver Bike Tour
This fun and safe bike tour is 'geared' to give you an intimate, up-close and personal meet & greet with Vancouver. The best way to get the lay of the land and learn all about this beautiful city. We'll get in touch with it's vibrant culture, scenery, nature, famous landmarks, and local hidden gems. Vancouver is a city that begs to be explored on 2 wheels. We have one of the world's longest waterfront bike paths and one of the most impressive bike route networks of any city in North America. We'll be biking at a leisurely pace and making 'brakes' along the way for photos. I'll show you some of the best places to capture Vancouver's essence. From panoramic shots of the city skyline to local art displays, you'll see it all! Highlights include (but not limited to): -Stanley Park -Granville Island -Gastown steamclock -Chinatown -City Center -English Bay Beach -Olympic Village
Escape to rugged waterfalls & canyons
Our tour will take us through mossy forests and fern beds, across a suspension bridge, floating a hundred feet above Lynn Canyon with stunning views of waterfalls and alongside the river to hidden pools that offer the perfect place for a snack of Salmon and Cedar tea. We begin our journey on the world renown Baden Powell Trail, as we follow its winding path through a forest of towering trees Lynn Creek appears alongside us. This trail will deliver us to the Suspension Bridge giving us the chance to gaze into the canyon below taking in the impressive waterfalls from a bird's eye view. The east side of the creek sits above the canyon in a more mature forest and delivers us to Twin Falls a smaller double waterfall. After a short climb, we return to the Suspension Bridge on route to a river beach to brew a little Cedar tea and nibble on candied salmon. Our journey is approximately 5km in length and includes short steep sections with well made wooden steps. The walk is a beautiful figure 8 loop helping us to capture the magic of the canyon while seeing new terrain throughout. Sunset tours include an increased chance of wildlife sightings such as Bears or Owls. Headlamps are provided. Other things to note Please note that this is a non smoking tour. This is due to fire risk in the canyon. Dogs are welcome on this tour! Leash required.
Gastown Pub Crawl
DM me for bookings of larger groups or for bookings on a day that is full on Airbnb. We meet every Friday at the Portside Pub at 8pm. Visit the 4 best bars of Gastown while meeting awesome people from around the world ! It's a pub crawl with a really fun twist: guests can take part in an optional and unique game designed to help break the ice by completing challenges and tasks throughout the night. Fake a marriage proposal or start a conga line and you can win boozy prizes! IMPORTANT! --> Two pieces of physical ID are required to enter the bars (at least 1 photo ID required) ! Tickets are $20 + $5 Airbnb feee. We're accepting $20 cash or e-transfer at the bar. At each location, you receive a shot special deal and free cover. The first bar is the meeting point where everybody can enjoy the unique atmosphere of this historic bar of Gastown. For this first meeting point, everybody can get to know each-other over a few drinks. At 8:45pm, we make our way to our first bar which is a karaoke dive bar where everyone can show off their singing skills. Next, we head to a popular party bar where we amp up the party with some body shots! After that we go our last stop which is a loud underground bar with an awesome DJ playing top hits that is sure to finish the night with a bang! We also go to a popular nightclub at the end of the night.
Tips-Based Walking Tour of Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver, where every corner hums with stories, and the past shakes hands with the present. Kick off your adventure with us at Canada Place, boasting some of Vancouver's most iconic views. As the harbor unveils its beauty, we'll weave tales of towering mountains and deep-rooted history, setting the stage for what lies ahead. As we meander through the city's pulsating core, discover how Vancouver soared to become the fourth largest port on this side of North America. Marvel at the city's architectural gems, and because you're rolling with a local, get ready for a few secret spots – our personal favorites. From riveting tales that shaped Vancouver to inspiring moments with Canadian heroes, this journey promises a deep dive into what makes the city tick. Wrapping up our adventure, we've got insider tips lined up for you: the best spots, killer deals on attractions, and maybe a secret or two more. And as we loop back to our starting point, remember: in Vancouver, every ending is just another beginning. Hop on our tip-based tour! Beyond a tiny booking fee, it's almost free. In the end, if our 3-hour journey wowed you (and we bet it will!), feel free to tip what you believe it was worth. We suggest around US$25/person. Ready for the Vancouver magic?
Portrait Photography in Vancouver
We will walk around some hidden gems of Vancouver and I will be taking your beautiful portrait photographs. You can either choose one of these adventures as an option or make it custom based according to your preferences. 1. Cherry Blossom locations: Queen Elizabeth Park 2. For a mix of city & waterfront experience, we can walk around Gastown and Canada Place. 3. If you love the arts, then we can walk around the colorful streets in Granville Island 4. We can go to English Bay Beach or Kitsilano Beach. Special Location: 1.5 hour walk across Stanley Park Seawall from Third Beach to Lions Gate Bridge $250 per person. If you don't choose, Default is 2nd option. I will be sending you up to 20 edited photos which will be ready after a week from the day of the experience. These photos will be digital and are perfect for posting on social media & share with your family and friends. This will be a good way to have your travel memories You can also get all the unedited RAW photos for an additional charge of $100 I would love to meet you & not only offer you a service, but an experience & a new friend in Vancouver. I wish that you can fall more in love with my city and that my service makes you feel like you are in another home, even if you are far from home. Please contact me in case you don't see the dates and available timings.
Explore the Lost Souls of Gastown
Immerse yourself in the chilling dramas of historic Gastown as you venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the terror of a Great Fire that ate up Gastown in minutes, the long forgotten plague of smallpox, and the unsolved murder of John Bray. Designed for adult audiences, the experience is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Your guide is a professional actor, performing in character throughout. Every story is grounded in documented Vancouver history, taken from the city archives. The plot line is woven together as the tragic tale of one person's life, ending in a dramatic finale in Gastown's Maple Tree Square. Every one of Gastown's must-see sites and landmarks is visited on the walk, the oldest hotel, the Gastown Steam Clock, you’ll see how Vancouver looked before and after the Great Fire, explore notorious Gaoler's Mews, and walk down the back alleys of Water Street to famous Maple Tree Square. Do not expect a ghost tour or conventional walking tour – this is a performance experience that will pull you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out…
Rainforest of the Capilano Canyon
Enjoy this unique and memorable interpretive rainforest expirence. Join me, as we wander through the lush Rainforest of Vancouvers spectatular North Shore. We begin at the magnificent Capilano Pacific trail The sound of the river is present immediately as we gently wind along the canyon 200 feet above the river below. A well maintained path guides us on a trail favourited by locals and nature enthousiast alike. Loaded with waterfalls and beautiful trellis work we will make our way up to the clevland Dam at the base of the North Shore mountains for jaw dropping views of the iconic Lions and Grouse mountains and gorgouse Capilano lake. This lush and stunning rainforest is an absolute specticle with its enormous Coastal Douglas Fir and graceful Cedars trees. This is the best place to expirence the incredible North Shore of Vancouver! Like a scene out of Jurassic Park the ferns and hanging mosses will tickle your senses and leave you awestruck and delighted! If you are looking for something a little more challenging look for my additional Air BnB tours entitled Light house Park,Coastline tour and Spectatular Whyte Lake, Nature Tour. A round trip for this adventure will take 120mins. Other things to note Dress appropriately for a forest walk. Bring a small snack and water.
West Coast Crab Fishing Adventure
First you must acquire a “one day” Pacific fishing license for the day you’d like to fish crab. These are available online and you must have one to use my equipment (contact me for assistance). On fishing day we’ll meet in a beachfront neighbourhood of Vancouver. I will take you to the pier where I then give a lesson on baiting and setting your traps. You will also learn to identify your catch by species, size, and sex as It is necessary information to follow the legal parameters. I provide you with upto 2 traps each to use and I supervise as you set the traps. We soak the traps for a minimum of 15 minutes at which point you retrieve them under my supervision and we examine the catch. Any legal crab are yours to keep! You’ll be targeting two species: Local Red Rock Crab are not available commercially and have some of the sweetest meat in their claws that you could ever eat in your life!! Pristine, Dungeness Crab are world renowned and the West Coast of North America is the only place to get them fresh out of the Ocean! 1-3 guests use 2 traps each. Due to limited space on the pier, groups of 4 use 1 trap each with double bait. Price is reflected in group of 4 discount
Chinatown History & Dumpling Masterclass
Traditional Chinese dumplings with a gourmet twist! We’ll learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings with Judy, from Historical Chinatown Tours. First, Judy will give you a 45-min sneak peak of historical Chinatown and then we'll spend 2 hrs discussing what makes a good filling, learn how to fold the wrappers and make dumplings, cook them, and eat. By the end of the 3-hour experience, you’ll be an expert! (Btw, the heritage buildings are only open from 10 am to 3 pm and many Chinatown businesses are closed after 5 pm and on Tuesdays ... dogs always welcomed ... drinking of alcoholic beverages is permitted only after the tour. I require 2+ participants for booking this experience.) I also offer ... https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/173052 https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/84871
Hiking with Goats
A guided hike through beautiful lake and mountain scenery, hosted by Pickles and Peanut, French Alpine goat brothers! Their "parents" come too, to ensure you are guided on the less-busy but still human-accessible trails. On the two hour adventure we will: - Meet at Grafton Lake parking area next to Grafton Road. - Start with 10 minutes of intros and "Goat 101" to learn how to safely interact with Peanut and Pickles. - Walk around the lake. - Stop at viewpoints along the way, where we'll offer to take photos of you with the goats. - End back where we started. Private hike options include: - Customized trail route such as up to the lookout in our main photo, or to cool natural tree forts! - Special arrangements for a longer, more challenging hike to the summit of the iconic Mount Gardner. A few considerations: Families as well as dogs on leashes are welcome, but please note that Peanut and Pickles are still growing and their headbutt play behaviour may intimidate children and dogs. You are welcome to request dates, but these will be considered "private hikes". This adventure is "rain or shine"! The boys look adorable in their rain coats, so (pending a major storm) we'll enjoy whatever mother nature brings our way. The boys can't wait to show you their beautiful backyard!
Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge & Park Photography
Enjoy nature while learning to take breathtaking photos! The tour includes pickup and drop off and 2 hours of easy hiking (3 hours for 2+ guests). Lynn Canyon is a short trail that includes a suspension bridge in an old-growth rainforest, stunning waterfalls and amazing pools. The park is quieter and more diverse than the crowded Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. We'll also stop at Cleveland Dam. Whether you’re packing the latest and greatest DSLR unit or a camera phone, I will make sure you learn to take amazing photos. With small groups and plenty of one-on-one instruction, we'll learn how to take landscape photos including long exposures for waterfalls, macro shots for flowers, wide angle landscape and portrait shots. With 20+ years of hiking, guiding and photography experience, I will take you on a fun and a safe outing while learning a valuable skill. As a photographer I'll capture your memories, and send you complimentary photos at the end of our tour.
Vancouver Rain Forest Hike with Waterfall, Suspension Bridge
What makes Vancouver so endeared by visitors who come here? It is the incredible natural beauty that engulfs every single corner of the city. A visit here without taking in some of this natural beauty is a missed opportunity. This tour offers those that participate, an overload of stunning, natural wonders, Old growth rainforest, waterfalls, suspension bridge, stunning pools of water, beautiful creek, and endless trails through all of it. We make this tour simple to participate with curb side pickup and drop off service and moderate 9km hike.
Bike beautiful Stanley Park & the world-famous seawall
Hello travelers and curious locals! First, we want to give a big thanks to you for finding our experience. You've just found one of the top-rated bike tours in beautiful Vancouver. Get ready for serious cycling fun as we bring you to the city's top outdoor gems. You'll be taken on an immersive experience with a 3-hour adventure, seeing and experiencing what many Canadians and people around the globe cherish as the most beautiful and accessible Old Growth Forest in the world. This carefully selected route will take you into Vancouver's west end, one of the city's top places to cycle. It's a gorgeous part of town to ride and a great way to warm up and get the blood flowing. Then we will take you to the stunning Stanley Park. This 1000-acre park is world-renowned for its incredible beauty, history and activities. We will see the First Nations mighty totem poles, English Bay, Lord Stanley's Statue, while we ride on the world famous Seawall. You will hear stories of the rich history of Stanley Park and find hidden gems known only by locals. Join us for a relaxing, entertaining and educational cycle through the magnificent green Oasis of Vancouver, Stanley Park. Please Note: The 3-hour bike tour requires moderate skill and confidence on a bike The bike rental, helmet, and lock are included in the experience. E-Bike upgrade $45 Our adventure starts at Spokes Bicycle Rentals
Goat Hike Adventure
Meet our two saanen goats Sage and Rosemary at the barn. Your human guide will lead you on a walk along forest roads, clearings with beautiful views, through small hidden path that takes you through the beautiful forest filled with ferns, moss and shady pine trees. Watch the goats frolic and learn about them while feeding them some hay pellets provided to you.
Spoken Treasures Indigenous Walk
Join us on a leisurely, 1.1 km walk along the iconic seawall of Stanley Park. This cultural enriched Indigenous tour on history starts at the Stanley Park Information Booth. This tour is 75 minutes. Along the way you will enjoy the unique Indigenous stories, oral history and perspectives of our shared city, its early developments and our world renowned Stanley Park. This place has been the home to our peoples and tribes for thousands of years and we would like to share our rich history with you. This tour will have several stops along the way; your guide-ambassador will share how the Salish Sea has provided for our people in a sustainable intact society for countless generations. The tour will conclude at the Stanley Park totem poles where we will highlight the history and stories of the carved cedar totems, our story poles. We will share the stories of the artists and the west coast peoples their are from. 75 minutes will go fast and you will go away with fascinating indigenous told stories of this city, and a deeper awareness and an enriched understanding of the Indigenous people of this region, our way of life, our art, legends and our sacred relationship to the land and our ancestors. Bring your own camera, water bottle, sun screen, sun glasses. In the cooler months, we recommend you dress warm, wear rain resistant clothing.