During the 2010 Winter Games, a number of media outlets contacted us about our free tours. Reporters from Canada, Korea and the United States were taken with the idea that anyone would offer their services for free!?!? We’ve received great feedback, and today were mentioned in an article on MSNBC.com
An excerpt from MSNBC…
Tour books are great, but sometimes you get more insight and insider tips by taking a walking tour led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guide. Vancouver offers plenty of options, including the neighborhood tours offered by Vancouver Urban Adventures ($25 to $80), the “Sins of the City” tour offered by the Vancouver Police Museum (about $15), and the culinary and cultural A Wok Around Chinatown tour ($68) which includes a Dim Sum lunch.
Also available, are free tours led by the Tour Guys. This collective of local tour guides works just for tips, so you decide what to pay after joining a guide on a stroll through Stanley Park, Gastown and Downtown, or Granville Island and the West End.
Tip: Steve Woodall of the Tour Guys says visitors can often save 50 percent on the cost of eating out in Vancouver by snipping the 2-for-1 coupons in the free weekly papers such as Westender and The Georgia Strait
A big thanks to Harriet Baskas for including us in her article, and for her enthusiasm towards our free tours! To date we’ve gotten shout outs from MSNBC, The Globe & Mail, The Georgia Straight as well as dozens of blogs & travel sites.
Click here for a link to the full article.