Follow the lamplight of your guide into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history. You’ll step inside a world of murder, revenge, and true grit in a dramatic retelling of Victorian Gastown’s earliest stories. Tales of deadly fire and smallpox emerge from the shadows as you venture through cobblestone streets to the shocking finale in this unique performance-theatre experience. more
Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours
- Phone: 604.839.3126
Peek beneath Vancouver’s sparkling surface to uncover a hidden history of dark crime, outrageous intrigue, and filthy scandal. Roam the city with our expert guides in these one-of-a-kind walking tours, and hear the scintillating stories of Vancouver’s secret past.
Discover the jaw-dropping beauty – and sinister stories – of Stanley Park. Behind those majestic forests, picturesque gardens and stunning beaches lies a history of hidden graveyards, shocking crime scenes, and the ghostly lore of Deadman’s Island. Meet in front of the Whale fountain by the Vancouver Aquarium Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10:00am - 12:00pm Reservations are required, to book please visit the website. more
This ain’t where they take you on the buses! Explore Vancouver’s dirtiest Prohibition-era secrets. From mobsters and rum-runners to corrupt politicians and rioters, this historical walking tour winds through Gastown’s most historic streets and alleyways – and most illicit stories. Meet at the Gastown Steam Clock at Water and Cambie streets (305 Water Street) Thursdays and Saturdays 7:00pm - 8:30pm Sundays 4:00pm - 6:30pm Reservations are required, please visit the website to book. more
It’s time for Vancouver’s secrets to come out of the closet. From drag kings and two spirit warriors, to queer church ministers and transgender crime fighters, this walking tour is a celebration of the unsung heroes who forever changed the social fabric of our city. Every Sunday plus extra dates during Vancouver PRIDE week. more