The Miss Guides – Vancouver Tour Guides with a Twist

Vancouver artists and Miss Guides Natalie Doonan and Katherine Somody

Vancouver artists and Miss Guides Natalie Doonan and Katherine Somody

Looking for a Vancouver tour unlike any other?

New this summer and designed with both tourists and locals in mind, the “performative” Miss Guides—Vancouver artists Natalie Doonan, Katherine Somody and Sean George—lead urban walks around Vancouver that are distinctly different from usual tours.

How different? In their own words, Miss Guides’ tours are “theatrical, site-specific urban walk[s] that strive to uncover the city’s forgotten past and overlooked present.” The walking tours are a unique combination of interactive theatrical performance (with lots of surprises) and historical tour.

 

Miss Guides combine theatrical performance with historical tour

Miss Guides combine theatrical performance with historical tour

Each tour—made up of just 6 – 8 people (for maximum intimacy)—takes participants through city scapes not usually highlighted in the typical Vancouver tour. In Walking the Ruins: Fragments of Vancouver, one of two tours currently offered by the group, the Miss Guides lead you through graffiti-covered alleys and behind Gastown’s tourist centre to the railway tracks beyond.

A stop on the Miss Guides' Walking the Ruins: Fragments of Vancouver tour

A stop on the Miss Guides' Walking the Ruins: Fragments of Vancouver tour

Organized summer tours have ended for the season, but, starting September 7, you can book a private tour with the Miss Guide for 6 – 8 people at about $20 per person. I promise: It will definitely be an experience you won’t soon forget!

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2 Responses to The Miss Guides – Vancouver Tour Guides with a Twist

  1. That’s an awesome concept! It gives visitors to view Vancouver from a completely different angle.

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