Evergreen Adventures is a Vancouver Based Tour Company founded by José Azpiri & Chef Marianne Schivy. With more than 10 years experience in the luxury travel industry, Jose & Marianne’s reputation in the culinary, hospitality and tourism industries has been well established. They value their long standing working relationships with the concierges at the best hotels in the city, as well as with tour operators, travel agents and private clients.
Evergreen Adventures’ philosophy is to provide the highest level of professional and personalized service. By being adaptable and intuitive, they’re able to provide the best experiences to their clients. Jose and Marianne are well known for their uncompromising attention to detail, which is integrated into every tour with Evergreen Adventures.
The team behind the success of Evergreen Adventures understands and shares the same passion to deliver high quality personal service:
Our Tour Guides are selected for their extensive local knowledge and their passion for our beautiful and culturally diverse city. They will share with you unforgettable experiences and show you some of the most breathtaking and magnificent scenery in British Columbia. Guides who are fluent in several languages are available on request (languages spoken include English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French).
Our President and Operations Manager will coordinate your entire experience and ensure you receive first class service.
Our Personal Meet and Greet Representatives at the Vancouver Airport, Vancouver Cruise Terminal or at the Vancouver Rail station will welcome you and provide assistance, ensuring a warm and seamless introduction to the city.
Jose was born in the city of Puebla (Mexico) and immigrated to Canada in 2002. During his very successful career with Canada's top luxury tour operator, Jose noticed an opportunity to offer first class tours coupled with outstanding service in the Vancouver area. Evegreen Adventures was born! Jose established his own private sightseeing tour business focused on customer needs. “It was a natural fit, I knew I could bring something to the table that didn’t exist in the city; luxury vehicles, the best tour guides and drivers in the city, proper uniforms and outstanding food made by gourmet Chef Marianne”. Jose, who is fluent in English and Spanish, loves spending time with his beautiful family; Marianne, an exceptional wife and mother and his two energetic boys Sebastian and Esteban.
Born and raised in Puebla (Mexico) Marianne was already showing her culinary inclination at the age of five, when she surprised her parents by ordering “escargots” at a restaurant. By the age of 15, she had developed a full-fledged passion for good food and knew that she wanted to study the culinary arts. Upon graduating from the Mexican Culinary Institute where she specialized in International Cooking, Marianne completed her apprenticeship at the top hotels and restaurants in Mexico. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 2002. Her culinary philosophy and passion reflect the current trend towards a healthy and balanced diet. Working with local farmers to seek out the finest in regional and organic produce is the essence of her cuisine.
Bill was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He studied modern languages at UBC, where he obtained a BA in French and eventually an MA in French Literature. He has spent most of his adult years teaching French in high schools throughout Vancouver. Following his passion of the French language, Bill took a year off work to study abroad at the Université Francois Rabelais in Tours, France. Bill began his guiding career in the mid 80’s and enjoys showing this beautiful region to enthusiastic visitors. He believes that in addition to historical and factual information a great tour guide is one who transmits the ” pulse” of a city. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, playing a variety of sports, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family.
Enrique was born and raised in the city of Rancagua (Chile) and immigrated to Ottawa, Ontario in 1975, where he studied Civil Engineering. He is kind, gentle and soft-spoken - a true gentleman. Enrique has 26 years experience as a tour guide and he excels at developing unique custom tours for visiting guests. He loves traveling throughout Canada and sharing this passion with our clients. Enrique speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Enrique and his beloved wife have two adult children, both raised in Vancouver.
Over 35 years ago, Carol came to Vancouver for a summer holiday after completing university - and never left!! She found the proximity to oceans and mountains irresistible and has enjoyed many of the sports that the city and environments have to offer - hiking, biking, skiing and sailing. Over the years, she played “tour guide” to many family and friends when they visited Vancouver, and entered the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in the late ‘80s. In addition to teaching at the local Tourism Colleges, her background is in planning and managing onsite meetings and conferences, both locally and around the world. As a Tour Director, she has accompanied groups across Canada and the US, and also to China, Japan, Tahiti, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, the Caribbean, Italy, Greece and the UK. With this perspective, she has learned what interests and excites people when they travel to another country and now she strives to create exceptional experiences for the guests she guides around Vancouver.
A lifelong resident of Vancouver, Frank has seen the city go through an incredible transformation. Fluent in both English and German he spent 20 years in the real estate industry before health issues led him to discover a different way of life through Permaculture Design. A system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems to make sustainable and long lasting decisions for people and the planet. Frank loves to share his love of nature and unique perspective of Vancouver with guests from around the world.
Growing up in the mountains of Switzerland, it came time for Barry to learn English after learning German, French and Italian in school which brought him to Vancouver many moons ago …..and of course he fell in love with this great city and never left. He ended up working in sporting goods with a focus on skiing which allowed him to also pursue his passion of travelling and working in tourism in the summer months.<br /> Over the past 30 years, guiding along the coast of North America including Alaska and specializing in the Rocky Mountain Corridor from Calgary to Vancouver Island, he always enjoys sharing his passion for outdoor activities by guiding canoeing, hiking, biking, skiing and horseback riding coupled with sharing his strong interest in cultural and natural history.
Alynn was born and raised in Mexico of Canadian father and Mexican mother, with dual citizenship, fluent in English and Spanish and has been involved for over 15 years in the tourism and hospitality industry as the international promotion manager of the Colima State Tourism Board, was responsible for promoting the destination as an option for the national and international markets, establishing partnerships with organizations creating alliance that identify new business opportunities, she also was part of the promotion with the Mexico Tourism Board based in Vancouver, developing strategies to increase the traffic from Canada into Mexico throughout trade and end-consumer offering a variety of attractions and unique experiences by coordinating events with the different destinations in Mexico. Now as a new personal challenge is very proud to promote and sell the fascinating and beautiful sites that B.C. has to offer.
Evergreen Adventures offers the best fleet for private tours in Vancouver. Our fleet of luxury 2016 Yukon Denali SUV’s (for 6 guests) or luxury Mercedes Benz Sprinter Vans are all equipped with air-conditioning, WiFi, chilled bottled water, cold towels, umbrellas and luxury amenities which are synonymous with quality, comfort, luxury and safety.
Evergreen Adventures is committed to high levels of personal safety & standards. We fully comply with the transportation board regulations, are properly insured and have an exemplary safety record so that you can enjoy your travels with peace of mind. Our fleet is maintained and updated to ensure that guests always travel in the very best and current vehicles available.