How to Save Money on Tours in Vancouver
With such an abundance tours and activities to choose from in Vancouver, the costs can quickly rack up. Rather than having to choose or sacrifice experiences we’re keen to try, we just have to be savvy! Seek the deals and they will come. Or in this case, read on … as we’ve sought the deals for you! Here are our tips for how to save money on tours in Vancouver:
By Cecilia Ryan
This group are made up of 5 of the top TripAdvisor rated Vancouver tour companies, with 3000+ 5 star reviews between them! They cover all bases from historical walking tours to cycling tours, photography tours and foodie tours to water adventures. To save you the headache of trying to choose just one – the more you book, the more you save! Discounts from 10-25% are available if you book more than one tour. No online booking, you have to call to book.
An Entertainment booklet or online membership gets you 50% off or 2for1 on hundreds of Vancouver shops, restaurants, travel and entertainment companies. For just $19.99USD annually, get discounts on tours and experiences in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Vancouver Water Adventures, Theatre Sports, UBC’s Museum of Anthropology are just a few of the attractions on the list.
Vancouver Water Adventures offer daily deals Mon-Wed. Between rentals and tours, there are big savings to be made! On Wednesdays the SUP tour is only $40 and they also offer 20% off Seadoo tours. If your schedule is open, be sure to check out Vancouver Water Adventures located on Granville Island, Kits beach and English Bay for their daily deals.
Keep your eyes peeled for Vancouver Foodie Tours gift certificate give-aways! At Christmas they often host a flash-sale where you receive a bonus gift certificate with your purchase. Or a Spring time Early Bird sale where you can save 20% on your summer activities! Follow Vancouver Foodie Tours on social media to keep up to date on their latest deals.
Tickets Tonight offers half-price tickets for the day-of. Tickets must be bought in person at the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre at Canada Place. Forbidden Vancouver’s tours are often featured along with other entertainment options like theatre shows and improv comedy.
Cycle City offer self-guided tours of Vancouver. A great way to save money is to do the tour yourself and with these extremely comprehensive guides, if you’ve got a few hours and aren’t too shabby with map-reading – self-guided tours are a great free tour option! Save 10% by booking 24 Hours in advance with the code “online_rental.”
The Burnaby Village Museum is offering free admission and guided tours during their summer season! Visit the reconstructed 1920s village Tuesdays-Fridays for a free 45 minute guided tour. Topics change daily but they’re a great way to get more out of your visit! Heritage buildings, costumed townsfolk and demonstrations will take you back in time.