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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Leave the Vancouver tourist trail and walk on paths through old-growth forests
  • Learn the stories behind Deadman’s Island and the lost village of Whoi Whoi
  • Take pictures of the strangest and most off-beat art in the park
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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
US$26.27
Overview

See Stanley Park in a way few tourists ever get to see it. This narrated walking tour of one of Vancouver’s best-loved spots gives you a look at secluded paths, a famous totem pole, weird and wonderful public art, tragic tales from history, and a visit to what remains of a village that was almost lost to the passage of time.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and storyteller for the afternoon outside the Vancouver Aquarium, and get ready to learn the secrets of Stanley Park. Take a hidden path to the seawall, where you’re treated to views of Coal Harbour and hear the chilling tale of Deadman’s Island.

A quick break gives you time to see authentic First Nations totem poles before returning to the secret side of the park. Tales of a forgotten cemetery, a lost village, and Stanley Park’s most notorious crime compete for interest with the public art you pass, as you stroll past centuries-old trees that have grown in the park since the time before Captain Vancouver sailed up the Burrard Inlet.

Having seen a part of Vancouver even locals may have missed, your tour ends back at your starting point.

Reviews (25)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Tour guide Glenn elevated our enjoyment of this beautiful park

My wife & I knew making it to Stanley Park was on our short list of spots to experience on our 1st trip to Vancouver and this tour was so enjoyable. Glenn was very engaging and related the stories and history of the park in...More

1  Thank Christopher K
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Christopher K, You are absolutely right, Stanley park is a must see for visitors! Glenn is a wonderful guide for a stroll through the park, with his passionate storytelling and infectious personality. I'm so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Two walking tours done with this company, and both great!

In the last couple of days we’ve actually done 2 walking tours with this company. First off we heard about the Forbidden downtown tour from our Lonely Planet guidebook tour, and signed up to that - Lenard was our tour guide, a hugely engaging and...More

Thank 373adamc
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 373adamc, I'm so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed 2 of our tours, The Forbidden Tour and the Secrets of Stanley Park. Lenard and Glenn are incredibly animated and knowledgeable Storytellers and we are absolutely thrilled to have them on our team! They...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Nice walking tour, interesting Vancouver stories.

The walk through Stanley Park was easy. Our guide Roxanne was extremely friendly, upbeat, and a good storyteller who knew her history! It was nice that she also made an effort to have conversations with all of the guests between talking points, and offered to...More

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

Hello Brittany C, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed walking through Stanley Park with the amazing Roxanne Kalenborn. She is a welcoming, friendly and passionate storyteller and she certainly knows her history! We thank you for the feedback about the open house on...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Great walking tour

We really enjoyed our tour of Stanley park with Glenn. Nice easy pace and lots of interesting facts about the park. This was our third tour with forbidden Vancouver walking tours and I highly recomend them.More

Thank Curiosity140385
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Hello Curiosity140385, Thank you for the lovely review of the Secrets of Stanley Park with Glenn. Stanley Park has some hidden secrets just waiting to be discovered and we sure do love to share that history! Thanks for all the support and hopefully we'll see...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile
A walk in the park

My husband & I had lots of fun on the tour with GleNN. We booked just 2 days prior and it was exactly what we hoped for...some exercise, history and local lore. GleNN was knowledgeable, engaging and energetic. He easily included everyone and happily answered...More

Thank info e
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hello info e, Thanks for the great review of the Secrets of Stanley Park. Glenn will be so pleased to read your review, he is a most engaging and energetic storyteller that invites his guests in on a journey back into time. Next time you're...More

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