Our favourites this week
The All-Canadian Vancouver Free Walking Tour
This 3-hour FREE Walking Tour of Vancouver will show you all the top attractions in the city. Local experts will take you to must-see spots such as Granville St, Gastown, Chinatown and much more. Expert guides take you where buses simply can’t go, while they breathe life into the history of Vancouver and give you an authentic introduction to one of Canada’s favourite cities.
YOGA BREATH WALKING
Hello,Breath Walk is a perfect concept for the practice of yoga by walking at a certain pace, combined with breathing, concentration and meditation.There are several Breath Walk programs to transform disturbing emotions (frustration, sadness, anger, etc.) into good emotions such as joy, trust, etc. that allow the student to achieve physical, mental and emotional balance.
Home Made Dosa Dinner
We will show you how to make authentic Indian dosa as the way Cynthia made it back in India. If you have never seen it, we promise you it is quite a unique experience. You are welcome to try to make it yourself, too. When the food is made, we can sit around the table and eat together. I also have so many stories about India and food that I want to share with you. Come and join us.
Cynthia and John
Downtown Walking Tour
During this walking tour, we will explore Vancouver’s vibrant and unique neighborhoods. You will learn unique history and fun facts about some of Vancouver’s most iconic landmarks as you take a step back in time. Vancouver’s food scene is world class. We will stop at multiple different locations where you can indulge in Vancouver’s multi-cultural cuisine, after all you will build up an appetite after walking!
Canna History Walking Tour (Cannabis Tour)
www.themovementtours.comVancouver is the undisputed cannabis capital of Canada, and with that title comes a history full of characters, events, and locations that shaped the city’s relationship with cannabis. Our Canna History Walking Tour takes you on a journey through this history and into the future of legal cannabis in Canada.Join your expert Canna Tour Guide to visit 4 historic cannabis locations, 420 friendly break spots, and groundbreaking legal cannabis businesses. During the tour you’ll have the opportunity to purchase legal cannabis, cannabis accessories, and try out your purchases during our 420 friendly breaks. This tour is the perfect way for visitors or residents of the city to experience Vancouver’s history from a whole new perspective, and experience Canada’s legal cannabis industry in a safe, legal, and comfortable setting. Meetup Location: Vancouver Art Gallery Stairs facing Georgia St. Click to see our other tours!
“Once Upon A Time” in Vancouver it rained “Cats & Dogs” for almost “30 Days of Night.” A city so magically beautiful during the daylight not even the “Underworld” could shadow the “50 Shades of Grey” during “Twilight.” British Columbia projects a “Continuum” sense of “Supernatural” beauty leaving a “50/50” chance it just may be your “Final Destination!” Enjoy every season with ease thanks to Fans of Vancouver! On the Fans of Vancouver Hollywood North Walking Tour our chronicler guides immerse you into iconic Vancouver through the eyes of “Hollywood North” styled landmarks. Countless television series and film productions are shot around our beautifully inspiring neighborhoods. For your amusement this walking tour is always changing; evolving around current & favorite filming productions. Other Hollywood productions created around us are “Arrow”, “Bates Motel” , “Fantastic Four”, “Godzilla”, “Good Luck Chuck, “Happy Gilmore”, “I, Robot”, “Mission: Impossible “Ghost Protocol”, “Paycheck”, “Night at the Museum”, “Scary Movie”, “Smallville”, “Stargate SG-1”, “The X Files”, “TRON: Legacy”, “Watchmen” along with a series of others! We suggest you wear appropriate footwear as this tour can average from 1-2 hours. Keep your eyes open, if we’re lucky we may even spot live sets while on tour! The meeting point is in front of the main door of the Waterfront Station (601 W. Cordova St., Vancouver, BC)
Sunset on Dog Mountain
This hike is ideal for stretching out your legs and taking in the sights after a long day. We will start the hike in the parking lot of the Seymour Mountain ski area. Let’s meet by the concrete barriers at the far end of the parking lot.This is an entry-level hike that takes approximately 40min to 1hr each way. The trail takes us through a beautiful old growth forest along the side of Dog Mountain with small lakes along the way and ends with a spectacular view of the entire city. The viewpoint is a great spot to sit down for a picnic before heading back.
Vancouver Sightseeing, At Your Own Pace!
Maybe you’re in a hurry because you need to get on a cruise ship – or you’ve just finished a cruise. Or you just want to see the main landmarks. Depending on people’s ability to walk this tour covers about 5-7 kilometers, and can easily be done in about 4 hours depending on stops. But this isn’t your ordinary tour – I put no time limit on it. I’ve been running this tour for many years – once upon a time, I had a group tell me they wanted to watch practices for the Molson Indy, so we didn’t finish for almost 8 hours. It was a fun day. You’ll see all the main sights around downtown: English Bay, False Creek/Science World area, BC Place Stadium, Chinatown, and Gastown.Meet at Canada Place; we will return there at end of tour. My time is flexible, so I have no set start time – message me after booking to let me know what time you prefer.
Waterfront biking experience
Do you like VanCity? Do you like nature? Do you like biking?…so then, get ready because this is one of Vancouver’s best attractions and the best experience you’re gonna have in the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. The itinerary begins at Gastown, continues in Canada Place, biking Chinatown, Science World, Yaletown, English Bay, Stanley Park and finishes in Canada Place. We’re gonna start our trip with a black coffee and a typical bread loaf from the city in a traditional coffee-shop in Gastown; once we’re ready we’re gonna walk to get a bike at Canada Place, passing through Chinatown, Science World, the neighborhood of Yaletown, English Bay (one of the most beautiful beaches in town), Stanley Park and going back to Canada Place to take the bike back. You’ll discover why Vancouver is world-wide known for it’s parks, beaches, but mostly for all the outdoors activities you can do! *Don’t forget to bring comfy clothes (hat, sunglasses and a poncho, just in case!), suns-cream, a bottle of water and a lunch…and a camera to post in your social media all you’ll see! 🙂
Hi, I’m Thandie – I’m happy to invite you to my house for a home-cooked African dinner.I will prepare a special Zimbabwe royal style meal for everyone coming to this meetup. That’s right, you will eat a meal fit for kings!Includes ox tails, and our traditional special dish called sadza re zviyo! (It’s also very healthy – I eat it whenever I get sick and it always helps me get better – it’s a miracle food!) Your food will be served with yogurt, the traditional staple food in Zimbabwe.You’ll also get to enjoy the Zimbabwean decor in my house: picures of me walking with lions in Victoria Falls National Park, and other rare artifacts – I don’t want to spoil the surprise!Minimum of 4 people are required for this experience to run – so come as a group or invite your friends! If we do not have enough people attending, the experience will be cancelled. Once an experience is confirmed, I will email you with the location (for privacy reasons, I have not placed it on the map)
Punjabi Market Tour
Get a taste of India in Vancouver! If all you know about India is butter chicken and Slumdog Millionaire, this tour is for you. If you’d love to know more about Indian culture, but you’ve always been afraid to ask, this tour is for you. Vancouver has one of the highest populations of immigrants from the Punjab (an area in northern India) in the world. So it’s a perfect place to explore the real culture of this thriving community, at the Punjabi Market in south Vancouver. Your host, Arsh, is an actress, dancer, and model who’s been active in the Indo-Canadian community. She will expose you to the wonders of Punjabi culture and give you a chance to experience her passions: food and dance. This tour includes an Indian buffet lunch (regular price $15), a class in bhangra dance at the award-winning Shan-e-Punjab Studio, and a chance to explore all the other aspects of Indian culture only an insider can tell you about. Try unique snacks and learn what those colourful wedding dresses are all about! For the real keeners: at the end, you can also get a henna tattoo to take home with you (for an additional $10).
Learn to Make Authentic Indian Street Food!
This is an unique experience hosted by Apna Chaat House, the most popular, authentic, true to the flavor, Indian food joint you’ll find in all of the Lower Mainland! Come and learn how to make some of the most iconic street food the way you’d find as if you were in India. You will get a chance to make and eat your creations, as well as get a chance to learn about the wonderfully complex food culture.
Cowichan Bay Estuary Kayak Tour – 2 hrs
Your adventure begins in the quaint coastal town of Cowichan Bay, just one hour north of Victoria. Your guide outfits you in either a single or double kayak and shows you the basic paddle skills to enjoy your journey in the estuary. As you paddle through the estuary your guide will point out the various birds and marine life. The estuary is home to many Great Blue Herons, bald eagles, osprey, geese and swans, as well as seals, river otters and occasionally Orca whales. This is an excellent tour for first time or seasoned kayakers’ wanting to experience the natural beauty of the inner coast of Vancouver Island.
Friday Night Lights! Unforgettable Night Kayaking with Deep Cove Kayak
Kayaking at night is an unforgettable experience! It is totally different to paddling during the day time; the water is calm, there is very little boat traffic and noise, and it can be very tranquil.You will paddle out into the Arm at dusk, in a well-illuminated kayak on a 2.5 hour guided tour. Our experienced guides will tell you about the history of Indian Arm, details about the geography of the area,and information about the wildlife that lives in the area. If you’re lucky, you might get to experience the magical bio-luminescence that appears!!Listed price per person includes all taxes and fees already! You pay what you see.What to BringOur best advice is to dress for the weather! You aren’t going to want to wear a raincoat and sweater if it’s sunny out, but you will if it is chilly and damp. BUT – conditions can change and as my mother always said ‘It’s better looking at it that looking for it’ so if in doubt, bring an extra layer.Be prepared to be active and comfortable so wear clothes that allow you to move. Jeans are not advisable – wear leggings, non-restrictive shorts or sport pants and you have a much better experience. Check out our post on gear for colder weather paddling if you are coming with us in Spring or Fall.We do push you out from the beach once you are in your boat and bring you back in, but do be prepared to get wet so bring a towel and a change of clothes just in case.Recommended:secure wet footwear, if you don’t have booties or watershoes then wear something like running shoes that you don’t mind getting wet.A non-cotton toque if it’s chilly, or brimmed hat if it’s sunny.Sunscreen.Sunglasses with strap. If you wear prescription glasses we also recommend using a strap.Insulating long sleeved non-cotton top and bottoms which will keep you warm even if they get wet.Water bottle.Towel, and a change of clothes for after your paddle.Optional:Wetsuits and paddling tops are available for an additional rental feePlease be aware that we have limited space at our shop. Please leave valuables at home or in your vehicle, or bring along a drybag.ExtrasSnacksCamera (waterproof, or in waterproof case)Treats (for staff who are helpful…okay now we’ve gone too far)
Thai Cooking Class
The irresistible aromatic flavours of lemon grass, lime leaves and Thai basil and coconut milk combine beautifully with meats, sea food, fresh vegetables, sea food and tofu, to make delicious meals that are easy and quick to make at home.You will learn to make red or green chicken curry chicken, coconut rice, Tom Yum Soup, Spicy eggplant, and fresh salad rolls with peanut sauce.
Best of Vancouver All-Day Bike Tour
You will love this tour! You are short on time and want to see most of Vancouver in one day… This is a no-brainer, this tour is for you! Top Selling Tour! See the Best of Vancouver in one day: Stanley Park, English Bay, False Creek, Granville Market, Gastown, Chinatown and much more. This unique tour includes a ride around one of the most beautiful parks in the world Stanley Park. Your guide will show you Stanley Park Rainforest including restful Beaver Lake. If you are lucky, you could even have wildlife Encounters! The tour takes us along English Bay toward Granville Island. Your guide will tell you all about the works of Canada’s best artisans, craftspeople and the numerous cultural landmarks on the Island. You will have the option to stop for a beer at one of Vancouver’s well-known breweries (Optional) or lunch as a Local in the Market. Let’s keep riding! You will ride along False Creek toward Olympic Village and discover Chinatown and Gastown to learn more about the history of Vancouver. The tour finishes with a ride along downtown Vancouver and a Stop at Robson Square.
Yaletown Cocktail Tour
What I offer is a unique cocktail & food pairing experience at 3 of the best restaurants in Yaletown. Enjoy drink delicious libations from the city’s top mixologists, learn about Vancouver’s integral role in the new trend of the cocktail culture, share and taste the signature dish. What a fantastic way to experience best of best gourmet restaurants over a fun cocktail hop. Here’s a guide to discovering the signature cocktails and dishes served at Yaletown’s finest. We will go to 3 of the following: House Special, White Lounge, Brix and Mortar, Fayuca, The Distillery, MinamiMeeting point is outside Yaletown-Roundhouse Skytrain Station.
Whistler’s Old Growth Trail on an Ebike
The beauty and challenge is thrilling!!! Ride ends at Canada’s smallest Craft Brew Pub, “Fitz Pub“!! First one is on us!! Sells out every evening so don’t procrastinate!! Allow 3 hours.Tour this breathtaking Valley, upon the seat of the world’s finest Swiss designed and engineered Eletric Bikes. This locally curated and guided Eco Adventure will glide you past 3 of our Glacier fed Alpine Lakes, thru our 3 World Class Golf courses, check out an active Bear den, see 500 year old Canadian Red Cedar stands, bird sanctuaries, Beaver lodges, fishing holes, our only airport, which is a SeaPlane Harbor. We can stop midway to enjoy an awesome Coffee drink or Blueberry square at our favorite locals Hippie Cafe and all the way along the River of Golden Dreams and Romance, to where it all began in 1915, as a fishing lodge for Lovers!!! It’s a blast and easy!!Tax included in listed price! Pay what you see!
Chinatown Dumpling Masterclass
Aside from being a specialist in modern Chinese history, Judy loves to cook and host dinner parties. Her Chinese mother taught her how to make dumplings when she was a kid, and she’s been making them on a weekly basis for decades. Judy makes both traditional, not traditional, and gluten-free dumplings with fillings that range from meat, poultry, seafood, vegetarian, and vegan. She has very high standards for delicious and healthy food. You will not be disappointed! We’ll learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings with Judy, from Historical Chinatown Tours. First, Judy will give you a 1-hr sneak peak of historical Chinatown and show you a few stores in the neighbourhood where you can buy ingredients for Cantonese-style home-cooking. Second, she will take you to SAI WOO, where you will spend 2 hrs learning how to prep, make, and eat dumplings. We will have the whole restaurant to ourselves. This will be a hands-on experience. We’ll discuss what makes a good filling, prep the ingredients, I’ll show you how to fold the wrappers, we’ll cook the dumplings, and we’ll eat them. By the end of the 3-hour experience, you’ll be an expert!