Explore Vancouver at your own pace
VanWalks is a walking tour web app that works on any device with a modern web browser.No app to download, no accounts to create, no ads to watch.Try Now For FreeOffline Mode: Download route in advance with wifi and enjoy without data connectionPremium Content is unlocked with an email after purchase.Languages Supported: English, French
Walking tours of the most popular areas of Vancouver
Optimize your time in Vancouver by exploring the most popular areas of the city. Stop when and where you like, grab a coffee, and continue when you're ready.
Your virtual host, Chris King, has been living in Vancouver for 20 years and is excited to give you a unique look into the most interesting aspects of his city.
Our routes combine historical context, modern events, and local interpretation to provide an interesting and fun experience for tourists, new Canadians, and lifelong locals.
Welcome to Vancouver!
The Vancouver Bundle is a great way to optimize your time in Vancouver. It includes all the premium content of the most popular areas of the city. From the rugged history of Gastown to the majestic splendor of Stanley Park, the Vancouver Bundle has something for everyone.
Bundle includes Gastown and both Stanley Park walking routes
GastownPremium RouteWalking Time: 2-3hVancouver started right here! But our oldest neighbourhood is still a happening place for tourists and locals to explore.Read More
Stanley Park SeawallPremium RouteWalking Time: 4-5hTake a lap around the world's greatest park, Stanley Park! With an optional climb up to one of the best views in the city, Prospect Point.Read More
Inner Stanley ParkPremium RouteWalking Time: 2.5-3hA relaxing stroll to see the attractions in the world's greatest park, Stanley Park! With a hint of wilderness at the tranquil oasis of Beaver Lake.Read More
ChinatownFree RouteWalking Time: 1-2hChinatown has been a very important neighbourhood through all of Vancouver's history. Take an informative and interesting stroll around Canada's oldest and largest Chinatown.Read More
Coal HarbourFree RouteWalking Time: 2.5-3hCoal Harbour connects the hustle of downtown Vancouver to the rugged nature of Stanley Park. This route has stunning views, amazing architecture and plenty of history to explore.Read More
Vancouver Police Museum - Soul FoodPremium RouteWalking Time: 1.5-2.5hLearn about Strathcona in this collaboration with the Vancouver Police Museum.Read More
BC Entertainment Hall of Fame StarWalkFree RouteWalking Time: 1-2hThe BC Entertainment Hall of Fame StarWalk showcases the best talent to come out of British Columbia! Learn about some of the most influential people in the history of BC entertainment.Read More
VanWalks In The Media
This new app guides users on history walks around VancouverFeb 2, 2021
Historic sites don't exist on a planned path, so Chris King built an app to help guide visitors and locals along some of the best routes in the city.
Surrey Now Leader - New ‘StarWalk’ tour maps B.C.’s most celebrated entertainers for free on VanWalks app
Chris King, founder of VanWalks, said he’s thrilled to launch the content collaboration with BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, the latest addition to the company’s tours, some downloaded for a fee. Other destinations in Vancouver include Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park Seawall and Coal Harbour.
“Seeing the names of our most well-known and well-loved public figures on the StarWalk is an important part of any trip to Granville Street,” King said. “Having the StarWalks route in VanWalks will allow people to easily learn more about their most beloved entertainers and to discover new favourites.”
Miss 604 - 10 Tours in Downtown Vancouver
VanWalks is beyond excited to be included in Miss 604's list of recommended tours in downtown Vancouver. There are some amazing companies on that list, so we are honoured to be included with such heavery hitters.
In the early days of VanWalks, Chris King was interviewed on two different radio programs. Unfortunately, they aren't available online, so you'll have to take our word for it that they were great!