I love the Olympics. This summer I was chosen by Coca-Cola to be an Olympic Torchbearer in the Torch Relay. I will be running with the Olympic Flame in Creemore, Ontario on December 29th. The slogan for the Winter Games here is “With Glowing Hearts” referring to a line in our national anthem (“With glowing hearts, we see thee rise, The true North strong and free”). My heart will certainly be glowing – probably close to bursting out of my chest – while I proudly carry the flame past cheering spectators. It’s a moment I am really looking forward to. Can you tell?
However, I have to admit that I am a little jealous of Steve, the Vancouver Tour Guy and the rest of his team for living and working in the city where the Olympics are being held. They will be in the middle of all the excitement and international hoopla running fantastic tours for visitors from across Canada and all over the world. We’re hoping that after the Games are over and everyone has gone home, hundreds, if not thousands, of people will have happy memories of their visit to Vancouver and their time spent with Tour Guys.
Personally, I’m hoping that there will be a lot of people visiting Toronto as well during the Olympics. I mean, why come all the way to Canada and just see ONE city? Toronto and Vancouver are very different from each other and offer visitors different experiences.
If you are planning a trip to Vancouver for the Olympics in 2010 I hope you make a Tour Guys walking tour part of your plans. There really is no better way to appreciate the city than on foot with an expert guide at your side. And if you are stopping in Toronto, let us know. We’re running tours all winter here too!
Come one, come all and check out Tour Guys Vancouver as they showcase the newest addition to Vancouver – skating downtown!
Come out for this 1.5 hour walking tour as we explore Vancouver’s downtown and the re-opening of the Robson Square Ice Rink! Bring your own skates and skating is free! Don’t have a pair? Bring $3 and you can rent some skates! Never been skating before? You don’t think you’re that good? Well, don’t worry, neither are we! We specialize in WALKING after all! Come out and laugh with us, and after wards, we’ll grab some hot chocolate to warm up again!
Tour begins at 5pm at the Olympic countdown clock in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery this Thursday, December 3rd.
If you are a teacher bringing your class into downtown Toronto on a field trip or tour, Tour Guys can help make your trip even more engaging and exciting for your students. We’ve got more than a decade of experience making trips and tours fun for students!
Add value to your trip
If you are visiting the AGO, ROM, downtown, Chinatown, Kensington Market, St Lawrence Market, the theatre or the Toronto Islands, Tour Guys can do a pre or post event mini-tour of the area, giving your students a greater appreciation for where they are and how it came to be the way it is!
Tour Topics and Subject Areas
Our tours focus on the arts, history, patterns of settlement, physical and human geography, and cultural studies.
Grade 6 and below – Art
Grade 7 – Art, Geography, History
Grade 8 – Art, Geography, History
Grade 9 and 10 – The Arts, Social Sciences
Grade 11 and 12 – The Arts, Canadian and World Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences
An Affordable Addition
We know that field trips are a great part of a student’s education, but teachers don’t want them to cost much. Our tours are priced to fit even the tightest budgets.
2009/2010 RATES for educational experiences that rock:
1hr Exploration (a custom mini-tour of any area) – $3/student
2 hr Walking Tour (any listed on our Tour List) – $5/student
3 hr Step-on motor coach tour (city overview) – $7/student
Full-day tour escort services – $15/student
In all cases, a minimum payment equal to 20 students is required. GST is included. Teachers are free! If these do not suit your budget, we can likely arrange something that can!
Contact us for more info or to book: 647.230.7891 or email@example.com
We are currently working on new tour itineraries for Toronto this winter and will be offering them for a limited time for free to work out the kinks. This is to prepare the tours for some pretty incredible things that will be happening here with us in 2010!
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