• A view of buildings in Vancouver Downtown, including the Sinclair Centre in red brick and the Harbour Centre with an ornamental needle pointing skyward. The Sinclair Centre is an older building in Downtown Vancouver, built with grey stone on the lower level of the building and red brick for the higher storeys.
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posted by: Days Inn Vancouver Downtown on: May 05, 2019
posted by Simona K.

Vancouver is awesome. Are you on budget, yet you still want to explore the city’s gems? There are so many free things to do in Vancouver and many free guided things to do! With the summer quickly approaching, your only job will be to choose from a variety of expert-designed self-guided walking tours and explore Vancouver on foot. At your own pace.  



GPS My City offers over 20 self-guided walking tours and you can even design your own tour to visit the top attractions on your list!

How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone. Every walk comes with a detailed tour map, photos and background information for the featured attractions. The app's navigation functions guide you from one attraction to the next. The app works offline, so you don’t need any data plan.


Vancouver Heritage Foundation has created a number of map guides which explore Vancouver’s distinct historic neighbourhoods. Physical copies of the map guides are available at the VHF Main Office located at Suite 402 - 510 West Hastings St.



E. Pauline Johnson (Takehionwake) was a little girl of a Mohawk Chief and a white mother. She was a standout amongst Canada's most well known indigenous lobbyist of the Victorian time. Pauline Johnson documented legends, told to her by her companion, Squamish Chief Joe Capilano, in a book, 'Legends of Vancouver', in print now for more than 100 years.?This Vancouver walking guide, visits some of the sites of those legends of those legends; places like The Two Sisters, Siwash Rock and Deadman's Island.




If you still don’t have enough or if you prefer a guided tour, Experience Vancouver Group did the hard work for you and put together this list of free guided tours! Make sure you confirm the tour timetable before you head to your destination.


Forbidden Vancouver – Free Art Deco Vancouver Tour

Museum of Anthropology – Free Daily Tours

Vancouver Photowalks – Special event Photo Walks

Cycle City – Self guided Tour

Free Capilano Salmon Hatchery Tour

Free Lynn Valley Canyon Suspension Bridge

Vancouver Art Gallery – Free Gallery Tours

VanDusen Botanical Gardens – Guided + Self-guided Tours

Have you picked your favourite tour yet? Let us know if you enjoyed it  andf share your thoughts with us! Comment below, let us know on our Facebook page or post your pictures on Instagram and use the tag #mydaysinnvan.