A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you to better plan parade routes and upcoming bouts of sleepwalking. Watch your steps with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for an architectural walking tour for two (up to a $20 value)
- $18 for an architectural walking tour for four (up to a $40 value)
Tourists explore a choice of six Vancouver neighbourhoods or six Victoria neighbourhoods. Vancouver sites include Chinatown, historical Gastown, contemporary downtown, and Strathcona, the first neighbourhood in Vancouver. Victoria explorations include Inner Harbour, Fort Victoria, Ecclesiastical, Art Deco, and James Bay. Each jaunt covers roughly 3 kilometres and lasts up to two hours. Tours are appropriate for children and accessible by wheelchair. For more information, see the brochure.
Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Iconic buildings rise up on either side of tour groups as they trail guides who regale them with stories and historical insights. Traversing a total of 12 Victoria and Vancouver neighbourhoods, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s walking tours illuminate pivotal and noteworthy structures throughout the city. In Victoria, explorers can ramble through Chinatown—the oldest Chinatown in the nation—or feel the waterfront breeze while taking in the splendor of the Parliament buildings. Alternatively, Vancouver walkers can embed themselves in the city’s first neighbourhood, Strathcona, or investigate industrial expansion by roaming Yaletown.
The AIBC, established in 1920, is a self-governing body dedicated to excellence in the profession of architecture for the benefit of the public, its membership and the environment.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great personable tour with a wonderful friendly student guide!”
“Two well-presented, articulate, personable guides; unusual, informed details re buildings, history, culture; pleasant route which was easily accessible and...”
“Two well-presented, articulate, personable guides; unusual, informed details re buildings, history, culture; pleasant route which was easily accessible and comfortably navigated by me (I'm in a wheelchair) and my companions; varied sites; well-studied/researched guides who answered "out of the box" questions.”
“Interesting tour of Gastown well worth the price.”