Gastown & Chinatown Photography
Experience the beauty of Victoria and take home arresting travel images from this photography and sightseeing tour. Whether you’re packing the latest DSLR unit or simply your camera phone, your professional photographer-guide provides one-on-one instruction on how to best capture natural landscapes and city skylines. Because this is a full-day outing, you will get to test your shutterbug skills for daytime and nighttime shots. After morning pickup from your downtown Vancouver hotel, travel with your guide to the ferry terminal. During the 2-hour boat ride, soak up stunning views of the ocean, mountains, and islands. Disembark in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, and wind your way through Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown/Fan Tan alley, Market Square, and Beacon Hill Park, where mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway begins. With vintage shops and charming side streets, Victoria presents a number of opportunities for you to capture memorable photos. Along the way, pick up pointers from your guide on where to grab a bite to eat. Your tour ends with return transport to Vancouver. Please note: There is flexibility to modify the itinerary in Victoria if you would like to engage in certain activities, such as whale watching — simply let your guide know.
Why take this tour?
Enjoy a 2 hour excursion to Vancouver’s iconic locations, Gastown, Chinatown, Canada Place and Convention Center. Led by an experienced photographer and tour guide, you’ll learn to take amazing photos of the locations’ best spots and learn their history, especially at night time. You will walk through the cobble-stoned streets of Gastown with its famous Steam Clock, followed by a tour of Chinatown as well as other hidden gems. You’ll end the tour with a glimpse of the city’s best dining and watering holes, as well as recommendations for other spots perfect for night photography. For photos, we'll cover techniques like long exposure for DSLR cameras as well night shots with camera phones. Alternatively, we can do photo shoots instead of learning photography if that's your interest. The best camera to bring are DSLRs but you’re also free to use your camera phone. Comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing, camera (any kind) and a sense of adventure required!
Guided small-group city tour
Professional photographer guide
Borrow DSLR camera and tripod
Food and drinks
Frequently asked questions
Things to know
Before you book
Mobile tickets accepted
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Discover nature, not the resort - Nature PhotoHikes takes you off the beaten path through hiking and photography lessons. We guarantee a fun and safe experience while connecting you with other nature and photography enthusiasts. As our guest, you believe in buying experiences (not things) and taking pictures (not souvenirs)! Our hikes are based on physical ability, from half day easy walks to multiple day camping trips in Vancouver, BC and the Rockies, AB. Everyone of varying skills is welcome to attend, whether you carry a DSLR or iPhone. Our small groups allow for one-on-one, customized, instructions as well as keen attention to your hiking experience. Our photographer and guide is an avid traveler, photographer and hiker. Spending over a decade each in British Columbia and Alberta, he has organized hikes for 15+ years for locals and visitors. He has also traveled to 56 countries in 6 continents. He loves to share his passion for travel, the outdoors and photography with everyone!
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