Vancouver Private Tour History
Influential History

British Columbia was home to Indigenous First Nations communities for 10,000 years before Europeans arrived. Vancouver's harbor became a trade hub in the mid-1800s, with lumber, whaling, and gold rushes enticing international settlers. It soon developed into a transportation center, as the terminus of the Canadian Pacific transcontinental railway and later Trans-Canada Highway. Today, Vancouver prides itself on being one of the most culturally diverse and environmentally sustainable cities in Canada. Incorporate history into your Vancouver Private Tour.

Vancouver Private Tour Architecture
Eclectic Architecture

“Vancouverism” is the city's urban planning design philosophy characterized by high-rise residential and mixed-use developments. The Greater Vancouver area builds on a combination of architectural styles, ranging from 20th-century Edwardian to American Craftsman, to 21st-century modernist "West Coast style." Widespread inventive designs using complex geometric forms, favoring open-plan layouts, and maximizing natural light through use of glass, have granted the city its monikers "City of Glass" and "See Through City." Incorporate architecture into your Vancouver Private Tour.

Vancouver Private Tour Lifestyle
Authentic Lifestyle

Vancouverites focus on a balanced natural lifestyle year-round. Within the compact downtown core, you’ll connect with residents dining al fresco on local fare and listening to live music. As the hometown of athleisure pioneer Lululemon, you’ll join stylishly comfortable locals strolling the city seawall and ancient rainforest of Stanley Park, taking surfing lessons, or stand-up paddle boarding from English Bay or Kitsilano Beach through the warmer months, or enjoying a myriad of winter activities at various world-class mountain resorts. Incorporate lifestyle into your Vancouver Private Tour.

Delectable Dining

From Canadian classics like poutine to Japanese karaage chicken to craft beer and world-class wine, you’ll savor a diverse celebration of local flavors in chic restaurants, al fresco cafés, market vendors and food trucks. The birthplace of the 100-Mile Diet, Vancouver has long been open to conscious dining: local, seasonal, and sustainable dishes that offer a connection to farmers, growers, and fishermen. Incorporate dining into your Vancouver Private Tour.



Natural Landscapes

Vibrant and green, Vancouver is one of the warmest Canadian cities. Its diverse landscapes, city parks, and pristine coastal ecosystems are rich habitats for thousands of species of flora and fauna. Visiting windswept beaches and temperate rain-forests, you may see a pod of hunting orcas, black bears catching spawning salmon, or an eagle nesting in the treetops. Visitors and locals alike don’t need to go far to find a deep connection to nature. Incorporate landscapes into your Vancouver Private Tour.


Unforgettable Excursions

A cosmopolitan city on the edge of nature, Vancouver offers outdoor adventure from family-friendly fun to thrill-seeking exploits within and beyond the city. Ferries and float planes whisk you to Vancouver Island and Victoria for seafront garden parks, stately architecture, Bohemian dining, wineries, and ocean adventures of all kinds. Traverse the Sea-to-Sky corridor toward world-class skiing in Whistler while pausing to enjoy hiking, golfing, ziplines, gondolas, mountain biking and white water rafting. Incorporate excursions into your Vancouver Private Tour.