I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prior to immigrating to Canada, I worked as an Architect and Interior Designer for more than 20 years in Brazil. I also created hundreds of published works in the most prestigious newspapers and magazines. I am grateful to have been fortunate enough to have travelled to more than 30 countries and experienced first hand great sightseeing tours.


I created Vancouver by Locals to offer the best sightseeing tours in British Columbia to travel agencies, especially to the Portuguese clientele as tourists will be able to have the tours conducted in their own language. This ensures that the tourists will see the best of British Columbia without compromising on quality and have a very specialized sightseeing trip. I am also fluent in English.  


Travel agencies are welcome to contact me so we can create, design, and work out a budget for a trip of a lifetime. My desire is to share my passion for incredible British Columbia. Some of the tours we offer can be seen on this website and more will be added. Please check regularly or contact us for more options. 


When you choose Vancouver by Locals, we will create something amazing that exceeds your expectations but not your budget. Success for us means putting the needs and wants of our clientele ahead of our own. Every guest will leave Vancouver with a great knowledge of the city and a new friend.


See you soon!

Cecilia Teixeira

Please note:   We do not arrange flights, accommodation, meals, travel tickets or tickets to events.