Signature City Vancouver
From vibrant art and culture to nearby beaches and rainforests, from the Museum of Anthropology to Yat Sen Gardens — see it all as you explore Vancouver alongside experts and insiders.
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Program No. 2678RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Set amid a backdrop of snow-flecked coast mountains, lush rain forest and sandy beaches, Vancouver is spectacular by nature. Steadily earning accolades as one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver boasts stunning parks and seawall trails, rich history and remarkable cultural diversity. Go behind the scenes with local experts to get an insider's look at the distinct historical, architectural and cultural communities that give the city its unrivalled cosmopolitan nature. Explore well-known and hidden treasures, from a Ming Dynasty-styled rock garden and bustling sea port to eclectic neighborhoods and markets.
Activity Level
Walking 1-2 miles daily. Public transportation is used to traverse this coastal city.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On an expert-led exploration, delve into Vancouver's art and cultural scene, its fascinating neighborhoods and history and rich Aboriginal culture at the Museum of Anthropology.
  • Embark on an exploration and tastings on Granville Island with a culinary expert; the island is known for its eclectic mix of artisanal food shops, studios, theatres, galleries and an exceptional fresh food market.
  • Explore the temperate West Coast forest with expert ecologist as you stand amongst the some of the tallest old-growth red cedars and Douglas firs.
Featured Expert
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John Atkin
John Atkin is an author, historian and heritage advocate who has been fascinated with Vancouver since moving to the city over 30 years ago. He is the co-founder of the Heritage Vancouver Society, has contributed to a documentary on the city, and has appeared regularly on television and radio, including CBC Television and CTV’s Canada AM. John is the author of four books on Vancouver, including “Strathcona: Vancouver’s First Neighborhood,” and is an editor for the B.C. Historical Federation. As an expert on the heritage of Vancouver, John I eager to share his knowledge and guide you through the places he loves.
John Atkin
Joan Pitman
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