Step-On Tour Guide

Vancouver, BC Seasonal $16.75/hour



Start Date:      To be trained and prepared for cruise ship season in late April 2024

Work Hours:   Seasonal, Full-time + Part-time roles available

Location:         Gastown  

Wages:            $16.75/hour + commission + gratuity potential

Are you passionate about living in Vancouver and love public speaking?  Do you enjoy entertaining friends and family with stories about your favourite restaurant or attraction in the city?  If so, our Hop-On Hop-Off Step-On Guide role may be a fit for your outgoing personality. You will work a flexible full-time or part-time schedule onboard our buses, providing engaging and entertaining commentary to visitors from around the world as well as selling tickets for the tour.


  • Conducting safe, orderly, informative, and entertaining sightseeing tours for up to 54 guests
  • Providing live tour commentary
  • Communicate and work as a team with your driver to follow the route and included stops
  • Selling and booking tickets for our Hop-On Hop-Off tour, sightseeing tours + attractions to guests through a handheld point of sale system
  • Assisting Tour Drivers by issuing tickets on-board buses
  • Promoting our walking tour, partner attractions and online reviews
  • Being friendly and welcoming to all guests and team members
  • Professionally handle guest queries and concerns 
  • Providing outstanding customer service to build personal relationships with guests


  • You have a friendly + outgoing personality with a guest first focus
  • You have the flexibility to accommodate a changing schedule, available to work any day of the week
  • You are available to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and statutory holidays
  • You have previous experience working in a customer service or hospitality based role
  • You can work well both independently with minimum direction, and as part of a team
  • You possess a professional attitude and appearance
  • You have excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • You possess problem solving, attention to detail, and time management skills
  • In-depth Vancouver knowledge is an asset
  • Previous Tour Guiding experience is an asset
  • You are fluent in English, written and oral. The ability to speak a second language is an asset.


  • We offer paid tour guide and sales training
  • Free admission + discounts for you and guest to over 90 attractions through the Tourism Privilege Pass
  • Transit Friendly downtown Office location to start and end your day
  • Invitations to team events, VIP tourism industry events, networking opportunities and familiarization tours
  • Enhanced earnings potential in various roles with gratuities and incentives
  • Internal and external recognition programs for fun awards and prize opportunities
  • The little things like free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate (available in-office)

Please submit a cover letter with your resume when applying.

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing is the 2023 #1 Top Nominated Company at the Vancouver Tourism Awards! This rise to the top is a testament to GLWCS's unwavering commitment to excellence and the exceptional efforts of our team who consistently go above and beyond to provide unparalleled tour experiences for our guests.

 GLWCS is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace that welcomes, respects, and values diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and abilities regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing respectfully acknowledges the unceded traditional territories of the x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish), and s?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on which our offices are located.

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