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AIBC Architectural Walking Tours

440 Cambie St | Suite 100, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2N5, Canada
+1 604-683-8588
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Victoria Downtown Tour

Beautiful buildings, great route and great info. Cool insight into the history of Victoria seen... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ralph E
Zurich, Switzerland
Gastown ...loved it it was so awesome to notice buildings that I passed a hundred times never noticed

It was a great group of 8 and I guide was awesome and she had so much info .....the group also gave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yvette G
Langley City, Canada
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Explore a choice of six Vancouver neighbourhoods or three 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, 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.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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440 Cambie St | Suite 100, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2N5, Canada
+1 604-683-8588

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful buildings, great route and great info. Cool insight into the history of Victoria seen through the architecture of the buildings.

Thank Ralph E
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great group of 8 and I guide was awesome and she had so much info .....the group also gave her more info ....it was a fun day the weather was awesome. We had a late lunch in gastown.great day . I want...More

Thank Yvette G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was a great balance of architectural information and the people/history behind the buildings and neighbourhood. There were a few bonus buildings outside of Chinatown proper with some General Victoria history provided by the guide at the beginning of the tour. The guide was...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had high hopes for this tour based on previous reviews, but was underwhelming in its execution. While good intentioned, the tour guide provided little material of interest beyond a very cursory amount of information on the buildings read off of note cards. In addition,...More

Thank NZYank1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on our first AIBC tour today and are interested in exploring other Vancouver areas with a guide. We live in Vancouver but learned a lot from information our guide, Hailey, shared with us. After the tour we found that we were more observant...More

Thank 393alice
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Being a lover of old architecture, I was delighted to be invited to this tour of Gastown. The tour lasted two hours, was very well planned and attended. We learned a lot about the history, of this part of Vancouver started by a man called...More

1  Thank jeago
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went on the James Bay - a small town within a large city with AIBC (Architectural Institute of BC) in Victoria om July 31. The tour was about 2 hours, The walk was in the area around and south of the Parliament Buildings. The...More

Thank Peterm5555
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Did the West End tour with Emily today, and I quite enjoyed it - from the homes and buildings, to the beautiful neighbourhood, to the history accompanying it - so much value for the price we paid for the tour. Will definitely book another AIBC...More

Thank MBilodeau
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I took two tours on two different days, the downtown and Strathkona, both very unique and quite different, led by two wonderful guides. Would recommend these to others and will take the other tours next summer. Thank you AIBC!

Thank ridgegal45
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This past month (August 2016) I had the pleasure of participating in four different AIBC walks. We chose Chinatown, Gastown, Strathcona, and the Westend. They were all excellent and I appreciated the guide Pauline, who led three of these walks. She made the walk thoroughly...More

1  Thank Judy M
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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