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Take one of 12 walking tours around Vancouver and Victoria, including Canada's oldest Chinatown or the intricate architecture of Strathcona

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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 Vancouver brochure and Victoria 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 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.

Customer Reviews

The group size may look daunting on the later august weekends... but it still is a really good tour! Make sure you get to the front and as close to the your guide as you can for maximum value.
Maya K. · August 26, 2014
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.
Brenda C. · October 28, 2013
wonderful tour of Gastown. I hope to catch all the others next summer.
Merilee M. · September 16, 2013
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    Architectural Institute of British Columbia

    440 Cambie St Suite 100

    Vancouver, BC V6B 2N4


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    780 Thurlow Street

    Vancouver, BC V6E 1V8

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    601 Keefer Street

    Vancouver, BC V6A 1V5

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