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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

  • Historic walking tour of Gastown’s dark past
  • Follow the story of the city through one real life tragedy
  • Learn about the days of the Gold Rush
Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
Step into Gastown’s wild history on a haunted walking tour exploring a forgotten plague, Vancouver’s great fire, and a gruesome murder that’s unsolved to this day. Leave the navigation to your guide, who uses storytelling and theater to bring real Vancouver history to life. It’s a unique way to engage with Gastown’s landmarks and top sites.
What to Expect
Meet a storytelling guide in the atmospheric Gastown neighborhood, where you’ll discover the unsolved murder of John Bray, who wandered these very streets for two weeks after being shot three times in the head.

Enjoy a colorful mix of theater and history that’s designed for adult audiences, and firmly rooted in real Vancouver history. Visit the city’s oldest hotel, learn the real story behind the Gastown steam clock, and get a glimpse of how the great fire transformed Vancouver.

You’ll cover each of Gastown’s main landmarks, then end the walk with a dramatic finale in Maple Tree Square, close to top Gastown attractions.
Reviews (91)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Lost Souls of Gastown

We loved this tour! Tracy was fantastic, staying in character and so quick to play off of things that were happening around us that were beyond her control but could have easily been a distraction to her....she was so professional and did not miss a...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great dive into the darker parts of Gastown history

A very fun way to spend an evening. Our guide Tracy stayed in character throughout, taking us through the alleyways and streets of Gastown while telling "her" life story living through the events that shaped the area in the late 19th century. The story was...More

Thank Hannes C
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operation Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Hannes C, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your Lost Souls of Gastown tour with Tracy! She is a captivating performer and storyteller and we are so happy to have her on the team. She'll be thrilled to read your review. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fun and interesting but not really a ghost tour

I really enjoyed this tour and learned a lot about the local history in Gastown, the tour guide was great and I really enjoyed the overall experience. But if, like me, you came across this tour while looking up "haunted tours" of Vancouver then you...More

Thank zeeenona
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi zeeenona, Thank you for your review of the Lost Souls of Gastown, I am glad you enjoyed your experience overall with our talented guides. You mention this is not a ghost tour. You're absolutely right: The Lost Souls of Gastown is not a ghost...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
So so

We took this tour in early September. It was OK but not as entertaining for us as we had hoped or as it was for others that have reviewed the tour. We have taken many such tours while vacationing and we would rate this one...More

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ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi spartyed1, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry the tour did not match up with your expectations. We always appreciate feedback - I'm wondering how this tour differed from the ones the ones that you usually experience when you travel? If you have a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A thrilling experience

The Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour is a must for not only tourists but also locals who want to know more about Vancouver history. It was a beautiful night and we enjoyed the walking tour completely and got to learn some interesting tidbits about...More

Thank Petrina D
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Petrina D, Thank you for the lovely review of the Lost Souls of Gastown! It sounds like you had a lovely time delving into Vancouver history as your guide painted a picture of our city's early years. We love to host locals on our...More

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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Mac C | Reviewed this property |
Yep- not too scary but teasing enough. No super adult themes, though talked about a brothel (sp?) and some murders. I would have taken our girls if they were 9
April 28, 2018|
Response from GaryW3784 |
There was a light rain when we took our tour on May 7th. It actually added another layer to the amazing stories of the Lost Souls.