Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

  • Vancouver
  • 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. Now staging 5 walking tours - with both daytime and evening options: The Lost Souls of Gastown Tour, The Forbidden Vancouver Tour, The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour, The Really Gay History Tour, The Monumental Scandals Tour, and the Forbidden Vancouver Special Events: Secrets of the Penthouse, Holiday History & Hot Chocolate Tour, and The Last Gang in Town. 

Experience Vancouver's past in our city's most historic neighbourhoods. If your idea of adventure is following your guide down lamp lit alleyways, back to a world of illegal booze, opium dens, and unsolved murders, then you'll love Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours.  

Each tour meets at easy to find locations in Downtown Vancouver, Gastown, or Stanley Park. Customized start points and times are available for large groups wishing to start at a hotel or convention centre. There is no need for additional transportation arrangements. Each of our tours end within walking distance to hotels, transit, taxi pick up points, and ample options for food and drink. 

In addition to our public tour offerings, we offer private tours for groups as small as 4, and can accommodate up to 100 guests.

For more information about our tour offerings and private tour options, visit, email, or call Will at 604-839-3126 to schedule an event for your meetings and conventions group. 

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  • Maximum Group Size: 50
  • Seasons Of Operation:
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Year Opened: 2012