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Vancouver Film & TV Tours: The Hollywood North Experience

1. Vancouver Film & TV Tours: The Hollywood North Experience

Join an immersive 3-hour walking tour of Vancouver’s film and tv industry. Follow a local actor-guide to learn about 3 different neighborhoods in Vancouver. Watch clips of scenes on a tablet from various Hollywood productions shot where you stand and hear about all things film industry in the city. Vancouver is one of North America’s largest and most active movie production cities and a hotspot for celebrities because of this. Join a tour of the city and landmarks you might have seen in movies, music videos, and other entertainment mediums to appreciate the culture of the city and its contribution to media and technology in a unique way. Meet your friendly local actor at Robson Square. Head off to visit 3 different Vancouver neighborhoods and get tips on each location. Over the course of 3 fun-filled hours, you'll visit popular filming locations essential to the Vancouver film industry. See clips and pictures from these locations on a tablet and discover how the location was transformed for each location. Check out popular celebrity hang-out spots. Do a script rendition from a popular movie in the location it was shot. Learn the ins, outs, and personal secrets from local actors navigating Vancouver’s film industry. Top it all off by witnessing a production crew set up for new shoots (based on availability). End the experience with a well-rounded understanding of the city and its position in the world's entertainment business.

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

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

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!

Vancouver: 4-Hour Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour

3. Vancouver: 4-Hour Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour

Seeing Vancouver in a small private group is a great option when you first arrive, to get to know the city. Small groups are the way to go. This personalized private, half day (min 4 hours) tour starts with a morning or afternoon pick-up at your hotel and features such highlights as: Stanley Park and the Lions Gate bridge with stops at displays of Native totem poles and view points. (Or anywhere else you like.) China Town - The second largest in North America, Chinatown is one of Vancouver's oldest neighborhoods and a fascinating place to explore. (You will think you are in the far east) Gas Town - Vancouver's earliest business district, lovingly restored with shops and galleries. Granville Island - Art and fashion Mecca. (Great place for coffee.) Entertainment and Business districts - Where the fashionable are seen.

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What people are saying about BC Place

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

I took my 14 year old granddaughter on the Vancouver Film & TV Tour. We both found it excellent even considering we are from different generations. Our guide, Sam was great. There is a lot of walking which both of us were OK with but not for anyone with mobility issues. We saw areas of downtown Vancouver that I had not seen for a long time as we live in a suburb. We were interested in seeing the background areas to movies and TV shows we have seen and hearing some of the tricks they use.

Highlights of Vancouver

It feels like we saw it all. Our driver picked us up at our hotel and shared all the highlights of Vancouver. Some we saw from the car (iconic buildings, the steam clock, etc.) and others we got out and experienced first hand (Stanley Park, Totem Poles, Queen Elizabeth Park, Granville Island). It was a great way to experience Vancouver. Our driver, Chuck could not have been more accommodating and interesting!

thoroughly enjoyable tour through Stanley park

Very knowledgeable and fun guide. She knew her history and integrated current happenings with the tour. She integrated the kids very nicely. The tour gave a nice feel for Stanley park and made you curious about more.

Great custom tour of Vancouver

If you need airport transportation and also want to see the city, this is a great option. Our driver was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We got to see city highlights in our limited time in Vancouver.

Great overview of the city with a knowledgeable guide!