A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you better plan parade routes and upcoming bouts of sleepwalking. Watch your steps with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- C$10 for an architectural walking tour for two (up to a C$20 value)
- C$18 for an architectural walking tour for four (up to a C$40 value)
Explore a choice of six Vancouver neighbourhoods or six Victoria neighbourhoods. Vancouver sites include Chinatown, historical Gastown, trendy Yaletown, contemporary Downtown, lively West End and Strathcona, the first neighbourhood in Vancouver. Victoria explorations include the Inner Harbour, Fort Victoria, Ecclesiastical, Art Deco, and Chinatown and James Bay, former home of famed Canadian artist Emily Carr. Each jaunt covers roughly 3 kilometres and lasts up to two hours. Tours are appropriate for children and accessible by wheelchair. For full descriptions of all the tours, see the Vancouver brochure and Victoria brochure.
Please note, the walking tours on Sunday, July 27, 2014 offered in Vancouver have been cancelled.
Though the Architectural Institute of British Columbia may sometimes feature a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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 9 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.