Tour Guide


8-Day Certification

Start the career of your own making

The Freelancer Certification Course is the ultimate training to create your own tours and experiences to be your own boss and scale your business. This course will give you the tools to assess the market for your product, understand how to engage the market, and give you hands-on experience with creating, executing and developing your own tours. 

The 8-day intensive course covers all aspects of running a tour and experience business from creating the experience, finding the customers, planning the route, developing the stories, telling the stories, up-selling, understanding customer reviews and scaling your business.

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Free 90 Min Discovery Course

  • 234 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC
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What you’ll learn


Industry Insights

Analyze specific trends in the Tourism industry and learn how the market is performing and growing. Learn about the competition and how you can align your entrepreneurial path with or around them.

Product Development

A major sector of this course surrounds an interactive team project. We learn best by doing and this course focuses on the practical. Go through all the steps it takes to bring a product to market and deal with the real-life road bumps that occur.

Fundamentals of StoryTelling

Great tours are made of authentic storytelling. Determine the characteristics of a great story and learn valuable tools on how to make them a part of any story so that guests on your tour will be hooked for the whole journey and talking about it for years to come.

Life as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur’s live life. That’s what most people believe, the reality is much different. Leaving work at the office isn’t as easy as you would think. Learn healthy and helpful habits that will affect your mind, body, and soul in the long term.

Necessity & Knowhow of Selling

The bottom line of this business and any business is Sales. Getting Sales is a priority. Just because you have the best product doesn’t mean you’ll get the best sales. Customers have options when it comes to spending their money. Become a Pro.

The People Business

The Tourism industry is the people industry and keeping them happy is number 1 priority. Your instructors toured over 8,000 guests last year alone. Get expert advice from over 40 years of experience in the field of customer service.


What current Vancouver guides have to say

Ben Direen

Lynn Gardiner

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Speak with an Academy Advisor at a time convenient for you.

Get Started

Learn to Explore! Then Share it with the World.

  • Learn about the tour guiding profession from our industry expert.
  • Gain valuable tools and insights on how you can utilize and make a living from your passions.
  • Direct yourself! You can ask our expert questions about where you should go in your career and how you should get there!