Guided tour

2:00PM Bike Tour of Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

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4 reviews

Activity provider: Vancouver Bike Tours
Guided tour

2:00PM Bike Tour of Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

Activity provider: Vancouver Bike Tours

From US$ 57.61 per person

Ride back in time on this 3-hour bike tour of Vancouver's historical neighborhoods. Start your tour at English Bay and head east along False Creek to Yaletown, Gastown and Chinatown. Finish your ride on Granville Island and take a water taxi back.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Ride the scenic Vancouver Seawall
  • Breathe in the scents of the Granville Island Public Market
  • Marvel at the machinery contained inside the Gastown Steamclock
  • Stroll along the tranquil paths inside Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Classical Chinese Garden
  • Tour Vancouver's oldest residential neighbourhood, Strathcona, and learn about Vancouver's connection with Jimi Hendrix
Full description
Start your tour at the sandy shores of English Bay. Follow the beach path east with your bike tour guide. Stop along False Creek seawall to view the colourful "Giants" mural by Osgemeos. Leave the seawall and head into the Yaletown district for a quick stop at the Roundhouse Community Centre. See the first train across Canada and hear about Vancouver's connection to the railroad. Return to the seawall and bike through the stadium district, alongside BC Place, The Park Casino and Rogers Arena. Skip across the city to Gastown, Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood. Hear the story of Gassy Jack, stop at the Vancouver Steamclock and gaze up at the impressive design of the Woodwards Tower. Slide over to Chinatown for a peak inside the meditative Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. Learn about the important role the Chinese played in the development of Canada and hear the quirky story of the Chinatown otter. Pedal through Strathcona, Vancouver's first residential neighbourhood. Pause in front of Nora Hendrix's house and hear Vancouver's connection to the legendary guitar player. Stop for a tasty treat at La Casa Gelato, the Guinness World Record setting ice cream shop with 238 flavours to choose from. Ride through the Olympic Athlete's Village as you return west along the south side of False Creek. Cycle onto Granville Island for a slow roll past the artisan shops and remaining factory elements. Park the bikes and putter through the over 100 stalls in the Granville Island Public Market. Return to the bikes for a quick sea jaunt across False Creek on the Aquabus ferry system. Arrive back at the bike shop for a quick tour debrief, recommendation list and Instagram selfie!
  • Bike Rental
  • Helmet
  • Water Bottle
  • Tour Guide
  • Auquabus ticket (Water Taxi)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please arrive at 1:45PM (13:45) for waiver forms and bicycle fitting. Walk into English Bay Bike Rentals and ask for Jeremy at the front desk. The tour will start at 2:00PM (14:00). *There are no bathrooms on site. Please come ready to ride. There is a Starbucks across the street for last minute bathroom needs.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is 3-3.5 hours long
  • The ride is 18km (11 miles) on a flat surface
  • Food is not included
  • Gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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October 20, 2022

Super Tour. Sehr viel gesehen und erfahren. Jeremy hat viele Stopps gemacht, so dass es nicht anstrengend war. Sehr zu empfehlen!

October 4, 2022


Mooie tour, en hele kundige gids

October 3, 2022


Product ID: 383625