These historical walking tours cost whatever you feel like paying


We obviously think Vancouver is pretty great. Some might even call it… awe-inspiring.

Of course, we’re not the only ones.

Vancouver Toonie Tours is a new, pay-what-you-want walking tour, which aims to prove that Vancouver is “one of the greatest places on this fantastic Earth.

Toonie Tours offers two tours; the Surf Tour winds its way around Stanley Park, offering talking points regarding the land’s 10,000+ year history and the Turf Tour, which weaves through the city’s most historically and culturally significant neighbourhoods.

Despite the name, Toonie Tours costs less than you think. Well, the cost is really up to you.

Customers pay what they believe the Tour was worth. According to their website, they’ll accept everything from credit cards to a simple “thanks bud”, and of course, toonies are more than welcome. There is no cost upfront.

For every $20 earned, Toonie Tours pledges 1 Toonie to a local cause or charity with a focus on building a stronger community for tomorrow. They collaborate with social workers, local businesses, and activists to ensure your contribution goes towards an amazing cause.

Whether you’re visiting town or are Vancouver born-and-raised, it’s always interesting to learn more about the city’s history. Toonie Tours depart daily from Robson Square at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

To learn more, visit


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Adam Nanji is the Content Manager at Vancouver Is Awesome. When he’s not scouring the city for awesome news, he performs as ¼ of local band, Belle Game. Adam grew up in Vancouver and earned a degree in Cultural Studies with a double minor in Communication and Gender Studies from McGill University. He’s passionate about Vancouver’s social issues and local art. You’ll typically find him standing on a corner, contemplating where to eat next. Tell him what you think is awesome: