What the Tourists Don’t Hear

by Zbigniew

Vancouver’s Dirty History: A Tour Guide’s Plea

Jessica O’Neill, The Tyee, June 9, 2012

As the days grow longer and (hopefully) drier, a time of year that lines the pockets of my fellow tour guides begins again in Vancouver: Tourist Season. With more than 5 million people expected to visit this spring and summer, the tour buses and sightseeing trollies become a familiar sight on the city’s streets.

Tourism is big business in Vancouver. But what about the stories that tourists don’t hear?

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