What you'll do
Discover Vancouver’s architecture, history and local stories on a stroll through the city’s Downtown area, getting professional tips and tricks on how to make your photos stand out! Our journey will start in one of the largest historic Chinatowns in North America and move forward through Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood Gastown, with beautiful Victorian architecture and the famous Steam Clock. We will continue through Granville street, who was once believed to have the highest concentration of neon lights in the world behind Shanghai, getting the sense of Vancouver's financial district along the way. We will continue through Robson Square with famous Art Gallery, and we will end it exploring the heart of Vancouver's waterfront Canada Place, home of the Olympic Cauldron, and Coal Harbour, with popular marina and floatplanes landing. Expect lot of fun, epic ocean views, iconic public art displays and historical stories. I will be guiding you and taking photos of you and for you, so there's no photography experience needed. Just bring your smile and mobile device and I will give you tips about composition, lighting and editing photos. You will get personal instruction how to capture portraits, streets, buildings, art, landscapes and people. A complimentary snack and drink is included as we will burn some calories. Looking forward to seeing you!
Being a Curious George since I remember made me a television reporter for more than a decade. I have traveled for business and pleasure over three continents and was always on the run finding secret spots and awesome local stories wherever I was. Journalism is in my blood, so when I moved to Vancouver from Europe five years ago, my passion for exploring led me through all secret alleys and untold stories about the city that is proclaimed to be one of the Top 10 worlds cities to live in. I'm sharing my passion for photography and storytelling on Instagram where I have big following and awesome community of people around the globe, and I will be thrilled to show you all the best spots for taking Instagrammable photos, make perfect pictures of you and ( if you want a secret final touch for a WOW effect ) edit photos for you.
Delicious snack packed with calories to get some energy on the go!
Everyone will get a bottle of either water, fruit juice or ( my personal favourite) Canada Dry as we will talk a lot and need…
Everyone will get the map of the city so you won't get lost when I'm not around!
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Where you'll be
After meeting at the picturesque Millennium gate, we will explore the history of famous hotel Europe, Gassy Jack, Steam Clock, hidden alleys with street art and once to be famous neon district. We will find hidden spots for good photos at Robson Square before moving towards Canada Place and Coal Harbour where we will see famous Olympic Cauldron and Digital Orca sculpture.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Keep in mind that Vancouver is called Raincouver! It's the rain season during the fall and winter months so be sure to have waterproof shoes and jackets, umbrella and a beanie ( the wind can be REAL). Due to the size of the group the cut off time for waiting for someone who may be late is 15 minutes
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