Geogad Releases Free Self-Guided MP3 Walking Tour of Vancouver's Chinatown and Granville Island

September 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Geogad, Inc. today introduced the Geogad Mobile Tour of Vancouver's Chinatown and Granville Island to its collection of free MP3-based audio and image self-guided walking tours. These MP3 tours are virtual tour guides for busy, independent travelers. These free tours can optimize travelers' vacation budgets by giving them free detailed local history and tour information based on their location. This tour of Vancouver optimizes a traveler's limited vacation time by letting him explore Vancouver's Chinatown and Granville Island in a fun, non-stressful way on his schedule. Travelers can download this Geogad Mobile Tour for free from the Geogad website at to their favorite mobile MP3 player, whether it is on a cell phone, a portable music player, or a portable computer. The tour of Vancouver's Chinatown and Granville Island lasts from two to four hours, depending on the traveler's pace and on the number and length of breaks that the traveler takes.

Geogad Mobile Tour of Vancouver's Chinatown and Granville Island starts in the heart of Chinatown at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden next to the Chinese Cultural Center. The tour explains the history of the Chinese in Vancouver and of the formation of this Chinatown. The traveler is guided to Victory Square, which today is a quiet park but used to be the heart of Vancouver's city government. The tour winds through the Yaletown district and explores how the Vancouver grew with the railroad. The tour takes the traveler to a marina on False Creek and then to Granville Island itself and details how Vancouver is reshaping itself for its future without forgetting its past. This tour also includes two different options for going to Granville Island, by boat and by bus. The most pleasant way to travel there is to arrive on the dock of Granville Island after a short cruise on False Creek via the Aquabus ferries.

As with all of the Geogad Mobile Tours, this Geogad Mobile Tour of Vancouver's Chinatown and Granville Island consists of spoken word descriptions and photos of well-known and not so well-known places. The tour photos include maps to direct the traveler from one tour location to the next. Each tour section begins with a photo of the tour location so that travelers can double-check their positions. Some of the tour photos focus on small, yet interesting, details that can make the tour truly memorable but might be missed by a busy traveler if not pointed out. The tour also includes old photos of the tour locations so travelers can see firsthand how the tour location has changed over time.


Geogad Mobile Tours for San Francisco's Union Square, New Orleans' French Quarter and Downtown Vancouver and Gastown that include sponsored advertisements are available now for free at the Geogad website. The Geogad Mobile Tours are also available without advertising at a U.S. list price of $6.99. The tours can be downloaded and purchased directly from the Geogad website at


Geogad, Inc. is a private company based in Santa Clara in California's Silicon Valley. Geogad helps travelers explore the world by making digital tours that are fun and easy to use. News and information about Geogad are available at