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Covid 19 latest update

Updated 2020-11-19

UPDATE: Our walking tours are on hold until March 1, 2021 in light of the latest restrictions issued by the provincial government. If you are booked onto a walking tour in this time, we will automatically convert your booking to an e-certificate. You can redeem your e-certificate with us on any of our walking tours at any point in the future.

About our tours

Our 2020 walking tour season is now complete. Our public walking tour program will start again in March 2021. You’ll discover a side of Vancouver you never thought existed. Check our tour calendar for walking tour dates and times.

We’re looking forward to offering private tours again once the provincial government relaxes the current Covid 19 restrictions. Check back for further updates.

Our Covid 19 safety measures

Our priority is to protect the health and well-being of our guides and guests. As such, we have implemented the following protocols:

  • Limit on group size of 14.
  • Walking tours will take place completely outside.
  • Social distancing practiced throughout the tour. That means maintaining six feet distance between each party of guests and the guide.
  • Zero physical contact between guests of different parties and between the guide and guests.
  • Mask wearing is mandatory for every guest.
  • Guests who are feeling ill, or have been in contact with anyone ill in the previous two weeks, should not attend.

During the booking process we require the name and phone number of every guest, to support the province’s contact tracing requirements.

Our 2021 schedule

We’re going to run a full schedule of walking tours in 2021. We’ll be offering walking tours six days a week for you to choose from, including:

In light of the indoor or confined spaces accessed on the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour, and special event Secrets of the Penthouse, we’re not staging these experiences for now. Should restrictions ease around social distancing over the coming months, we’ll look into reopening our full menu of experiences. Stay tuned!

Flexible cancellation policy

We’ve updated our cancellation policy so that you can request a date exchange, or a full refund, from us, up to 24 hours before the tour start time. If you need to cancel less than 24 hours before your tour start time, then we can offer a date exchange.

Thank you for your support!

I want to extend a personal thank you for your understanding and for your continued support of local businesses during this time. I hope to see you on one of our walking tours in 2021!

Will Woods

Founder