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One of Vancouver’s oldest and buzziest districts, Gastown is packed with Victorian architecture and cobbled streets. Named after John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, an English mariner who opened a saloon in the area in the 19th century, the district is filled with heritage buildings now hosting boutiques, coffee shops, hip restaurants, and bars.

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Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour

Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour

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The Legendary Gastown Food tour takes you through the cobbled stone streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood. Enjoy local craft beer, Japanese Kar-age style chicken, freshly made Sicilian Tortellini with local wine, tasty pork and potato croquette, crispy sweet & chili cauliflower, organic smooth soft ice cream, creamy awarding winning cheesecake and delicious lemon bars. On this 2.5 hour walking food tour, you will be lead by an improv comedy actor who will share the fascinating and funny little-known stories about Vancouver and its “Wild West” history that dates back 150 years.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.14
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$83.14

Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

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Get a glimpse into Vancouver’s rough and rowdy past on a walking tour of the historic Gastown neighborhood. Hear haunting tales of the city’s darkest days, when fires, smallpox and gold dust fever swept through the frontier outpost. Visit the neighborhood’s landmarks and historic sites as your guide evokes the thieves, hustlers and vagabonds that made the west so wild.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.41
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Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Customize your sightseeing tour of vibrant Vancouver with multiple pass options for a hop-on hop-off tour aboard a clear-top bus. Let someone else drive you around town, and choose when to disembark at any of the stops, such as Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Gastown. Choose between the City Route or the Park Route, or the Dual Pass if you'd like to do both. Explore historical landmarks and shop along Robson Street at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.19
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$47.19

The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour

The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour

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Discover Vancouver’s bootlegging, rum-running, prohibition past on a walking tour through Victory Square and Gastown. Visit landmark buildings and historic sites as your guide brings the past to life with stories of the corrupt politicians, mob bosses, and showgirls that ruled the city’s dark side. Hear how the city bloomed from a frontier outpost to a cosmopolitan hotspot, and finish your walk in Gastown, where speakeasies and gambling dens have been given way to chic restaurants and hip bars.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.41
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Epic Electric Bike Tour of Vancouver

Epic Electric Bike Tour of Vancouver

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Touring Vancouver by bike lets you experience the city at a pace you can’t access by car. Ride along Vancouver’s separated bike trails with a small group of no more than eight riders. Cruise the Stanley Park Seawall and check out both modern and historic neighborhoods. Your electric bike makes your ride a breeze no matter your fitness level.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.94
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$83.94

Small Group Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Small Group Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Explore Victoria’s historic neighborhoods and highlights on a 5-hour, small-group trip through the city that includes Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. You’ll discover the fascinating stories behind Chinatown, Gastown, Stanley Park, and Granville Island, drive across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, visit the Capilano Fish Hatchery, then walk the 459 foot (140 meter) suspension bridge. This 5-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel or port, entrance fees, and personal headsets, and it’s limited to 14 people for more personal service.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.23
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Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy the exquisite waterfront views of Canada's premier West Coast city on a leisurely Vancouver Harbor sightseeing cruise. Travel past landmarks sites such as world-renowned Stanley Park and the city's rejuvenated Gastown district, marvel at the incredible North Shore Mountains from atop an open-air deck, and admire the stunning Lions' Gate Bridge while sipping a cocktail (own expense) from the onboard bar. 
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.07
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Small-Group Afternoon Bike Tour of Vancouver

Small-Group Afternoon Bike Tour of Vancouver

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Cycle along the seawall and through some of Vancouver’s most popular neighborhoods with your small group and a guide. You’ll see Gastown, Yaletown, Chinatown (with a stop at the serene Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden) and Strathcona—Vancouver’s oldest residential neighborhood.  There will be time for a walk through the market on Granville Island before concluding the 11-mile (18 kilometer) trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.59
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$54.59

Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour

Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour

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Get to know Vancouver’s famed food scene on a 3-hour walking and food tour of historic Gastown. Admire the architecture as you stroll through the cobbled streets with a small group. Learn about the neighborhoods storied past from your informative guide and sample Canadian classics such as tempura bacon scotch eggs, pork belly crackling, and British Columbia wine.
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  • 3 hours
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$150.56
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$150.56

Vancouver City Private Tour

Vancouver City Private Tour

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While in beautiful Vancouver, treat yourself to a private tour of the city’s best sites! Your personal guide will escort your small group to key attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. Travel at your own pace, and request stops to snap photos, grab a souvenir or have a closer look at a site. Vancouver is at your fingertips on this private tour!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.50
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$240.50
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Independent Bike & E-bike Tour of Vancouver
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Independent Bike & E-bike Tour of Vancouver

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Pedal through Vancouver’s parks, historic districts and seaside paths with an independent bike tour of the city. Enjoy access to bike tour maps designed by local experts, and design the perfect route for your interests. Go as fast as you want, or set a leisurely pace as you take in sweeping views of the coastline and Stanley Park, or ride up the Spanish Banks to discover picture-perfect sandy beaches. See the city like a local, and get the perfect overview and orientation of Vancouver.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.74
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$35.74

Evening Tour of Vancouver

Evening Tour of Vancouver

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Stroll through Vancouver after dark, which allows you to beat the crowds and get a different perspective. You'll see the sights of the city lit up for the night and listen to insightful guided commentary on Vancouver's history and culture. Make a few photo stops for frame-worthy snaps and end up in the historic Gastown district (optional) to continue exploring on your own.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.19
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Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Experience the best of Vancouver, B.C. with a 5-hour private sightseeing experience that includes the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the day to your interests, starting with the historic and cultural landmarks of central Vancouver. Walk the narrow streets of Gastown and Chinatown, get perfect views from Stanley Park and see the bustling shops of Granville Island. Get a taste of mountain air and scenery from the bridge that sways above the Capilano River, with VIP, skip-the-line access and a private tour of the park’s important sights.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.35
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Gastown, the origins of Vancouver
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Gastown, the origins of Vancouver

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On our Gastown tour, you will discover the origins of the city of Vancouver and this iconic neighborhood, named as the fourth most stylish neighborhood in the world. We will explore the alleys where murky business was happening during the dry law, in addition to the historic buildings of the early twentieth century. Immerse yourself with our tour in the history of this young city and take advantage of your stay in Vancouver learning history in the best way with a local guide.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.99
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$27.99

Vancouver Sightseeing City Tour
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Vancouver Sightseeing City Tour

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Familiarize yourself with Vancouver's most popular sights, and learn about some spots you may not be familiar with along the way, with this sightseeing tour of the city. You'll visit Granville Island, check out the views from Kitsilano Beach and Queen Elizabeth Park, and spend time in the vibrant Gastown and Chinatown areas.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.19
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Vancouver Full Day Photography Tour

Vancouver Full Day Photography Tour

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If you have a short time in Vancouver and want to explore the city, this comprehensive private tour is the way to go. Drive to Vancouver’s top locations and get photography lessons while sightseeing. From the North Shore's rainforests to a bird's eye view of the city, plus Granville Island, Stanley Park, sunset at English Bay and Gastown at night, you will come home with beautiful mementos of the city. You can bring any kind of camera, from smartphones to DSLRs. Please let me know of any physical limitations or injuries so I can customize our walking/hiking paths. The 7 hour (8 hours for 2+ guests) tour includes pick up and drop off from your accommodation with a lunch break.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.17
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$147.17
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Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing

Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing

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Discover Vancouver's major attractions and city highlights in one day on this private 4-hour Vancouver day trip. Travel through the city by luxury vehicle with your private guide. Chose your own route to hit the highlights you most want to see. Perhaps take in top sites such as Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Park and Stanley Park. Enjoy panoramic views over the city and North Shore mountains from Queen Elizabeth Park. Gain insight into the city’s rich history and heritage, and learn what makes British Columbia’s buzzing metropolis tick.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$237.79
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Vancouver Murder Mystery Adventure in Gastown (2-10 Players)

Vancouver Murder Mystery Adventure in Gastown (2-10 Players)

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Channel your inner detective to solve this murder mystery. You will scour the streets of Gastown, visiting some popular landmarks, like the Gastown steam clock, the statue of Gassy Jack, and Gaoler’s Mews to find the clues you need. Find the clues, solve the puzzle, and help bring the killer to justice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Walk in Vancouver like a local

Walk in Vancouver like a local

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Discover Vancouver’s architecture, history and culture with a local storyteller guide. In just two hours get to know everything you need to know about the largest city in British Columbia. As you walk through Chinatown, Gastown, Financial district and Canada place, learn everything about Vancouver history and modern living as well. The tour ends close to few great restaurants and just in time for lunch. Our guide will be guiding you and taking photos of you so you will bring home beautiful memories. ◆ Guided tour with a local storyteller ◆ Everything you need to know about Vancouver in just two hours ◆ Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a most memorable experience Looking forward to meeting you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.88
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Vancouver City Finest Private Tour

Vancouver City Finest Private Tour

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Avoid being tied down to a fixed itinerary and schedule, and see Vancouver at your own pace on this flexible private tour. Your guide can plan a route that helps you avoid the crowds and heavy traffic, ensuring you cover the major highlights such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, and Queen Elizabeth Park, and much more besides.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.31
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Alpine Adventure

Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Alpine Adventure

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Combine city sights with Alpine splendor on a private 10-hour tour of Vancouver highlights including Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park. Tick off top attractions such as Vancouver Chinatown, Queen Elizabeth Park — home to the highest lookout point in the city — and Gastown before crossing Lions Gate Bridge to the vertiginous Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Plus, you’ll visit Grouse Mountain, take the Skyride to the summit, and see endangered grizzly bears in the nature reserve. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 10 hours
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$725.60
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Private Tour: Vancouver 1-Hour City Highlights Driving Tour

Private Tour: Vancouver 1-Hour City Highlights Driving Tour

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See Vancouver in a flash on this private 1-hour chauffeured tour. Travel aboard a sedan, SUV or van (the tour is priced per vehicle for up to 11 passengers), and get a taste of the seaside city’s top attractions. See Stanley Park, the Canada Place Sails, the Olympic Torch, the Gastown Steam Clock, Science World, Planetarium, Chinatown and more. It’s a perfect tour to book if you have a late airport departure or want to fit in great sightseeing while your ship is docked at port.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.40
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Listen to a Tour Guide as you Drive between Kamloops and Vancouver

Listen to a Tour Guide as you Drive between Kamloops and Vancouver

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Follow the suggested route from the audio guide along the famous Coquihalla & Trans Canada Highways and discover one of the most scenic drives in British Columbia! Start anywhere along the route between Kamloops and Vancouver. The tour experience is the same in either direction. Learn about the animals, geography, historical events & popular people that define this beautiful area. Hear about the Fraser River, Mount Baker, Chilliwack, Cultus & Summas Lakes, Bridal Falls, the Kettle Valley Railway and other sights at your own pace! With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This tour is easy to navigate and all ages will be entertained. This audio guide will keep you and your family laughing and engaged along the way with trivia fun. Each point of interest along the way has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4.93
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Vancouver Instagram tour

Vancouver Instagram tour

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Have fun making great memories and stylish photos that will pop up on your Instagram feed. Our experienced photographer-guide will take you to the most pretty, iconic, famous and not so known places around Vancouver and take the most Instagrammable pictures of you and for you. In short time you will get 10-15 photos at different locations, perfect to fill up your travel feed. After the tour you will get 7 edited pictures that will stand out on your Instagram. Our guide will be guiding you and taking photos of you so there's no photography experience needed. Just bring your smile and mobile device. ◆ Guided tour with a local storyteller ◆ All travel photos from the city in just 1,5 hour ◆ 7 edited photos after the tour that will pop up on your Instagram feed ◆ Small-group tour limited to 5 people ensures a most memorable experience Looking forward to seeing you and capturing that perfect shot!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.68
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Should I book Gastown tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gastown can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Gastown 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gastown costs USD 4.93. Guided Gastown tours start around USD 4.93 per person.
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