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Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

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Discover Vancouver's deepest secrets on a Forbidden Vancouver walking tour. Now staging the Forbidden Tour, the Lost Souls of Gastown, Secrets of Stanley Park, and Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Dunsmuir Street | corner of Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6B, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Glenn is excellent as a storyteller. That being said, for me the real impressive part for this tour was the actual historical nature of it and the historical presentation. There are documents in the form of pictures, yes, but also letters and court transcripts, all...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Glenn is a fantastic, passionate story teller. He completely captivates you right out of the gate and brings you into the rich history of Vancouver's LGBTQ2+ community. I can't wait to go on this tour again and would encourage everyone to check it out!More

Thank SpinKeyCor
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Global55633429525, Thank you for the fabulous review of The Really Gay History Tour! Glenn is indeed a fabulous storyteller with a great passion for sharing the history of Vancouver's LGBTQ2+ history. He will be thrilled to read your review! See you next time! Best,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very fun time. Our Guide was very good. They really play the part and teach you about the area. I was able to ask questions to get more information and the guide was able to improve in situations with ease!More

Thank Shane R
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Shane R, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself, and got to learn more about the historical neighbourhood! We look forward to having you on another one of our tours in the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour was very interesting and I highly recommend it. We have wanted to do this for awhile and finally did one. Our tour guide Tracy was very knowledgeable and made the tour of Gastown fun. I was actually in tears a couple of times...More

Thank sandybeachgirl
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello sandybeachgirl, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Lost Souls of Gastown with Tracy! She is a captivating storyteller and performer, I've teared up a couple of times, myself. We're happy that you made it out (and stayed warm!) and we look...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Glenn with two N’s was very entertaining and informative! I really enjoyed walking through Vancouvers past during the prohibition! Definitely would recommend Forbidden Vancouver to everyone I know!More

Thank Tara H
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Tara H, Thanks for the great review of the Forbidden Tour. Prohibition in BC was certainly a fascinating time and Glenn with 2 n's is a fun guide to lead you through Vancouver's rich history! Hope to see you again in the future! Best,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was fun. The narrative was well woven through the storytelling;g skills of our guide and we learned lots about the history of gastown and it’s old spirits, and the history of the area. Erica stayed in character throughout and it was a cold but...More

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

Hello 435lynw, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour with Erikka! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves as well as learned about the history of Gastown. Erikka will be so happy to read your review! All the best,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Really Gay Tour of Vancouver is so worth doing! I live in Vancouver so normally wouldn’t think of doing a tour but my 19 yr old daughter did it and recommended it and now I’m recommending it to everyone. Glenn was the best guide...More

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

Hi spvancouver, Thank you for your kind review of of our Really Gay History Tour! Glenn, aka "The Man in Pink" is truly talented and we are proud to have him as part of the Forbidden Vancouver team. If you'd like to see Glenn in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glenn is a very passionate story teller. His knowledge captivated myself and all of my classmates (we went for a school field trip). We met on Grandville street, and his bright pink outfit and rainbow umbrella was impossible to miss. I learned so much about...More

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

Hello Jessie B, Thank you for the lovely review about the Really Gay History Tour! Glenn is a very passionate storyteller and he has researched and built a beautiful tour. His costume, of course, completes the entire experience! We hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on this tour with family today and Glenn was a great guide. My family and I are all a part of the LGTQ2IAS+ community and also history buffs and he taught us all a lot of stuff that we didn't know. He also took...More

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

Hello Jeremy Z, Thanks for the great review of the Really Gay History Tour! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with Glenn yesterday. You're absolutely right in that Glenn holds a wealth of knowledge of both history and the community here in Vancouver,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I went on The Lost Souls of Gastown tour last week. It was a perfect night, dry and warmish and we were pleasantly surprised to see that our group had about 22 people of all different ages. We were met promptly by...More

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ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello lilleysummer, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown with Tracy, playing the role of "Sarah" and sharing the stories from Vancouver's early years as a city. Tracy is such a wonderful storyteller and performer, we're very lucky to have her...More

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JoAnn W
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
Hi JoAnn! We're a bit unsure what you mean by your question. All our guides are thoroughly trained and the group stays together throughout our walking tours. Would you be able to provide any more detail, or outline any... More
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GerriR16
April 1, 2018|
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Hi Gerri! This is Will, here the company owner. Thanks for your interest in our walking tours! Our tours are definitely more standing than walking. And the walking is at a moderate pace. Hope this helps. Any other... More
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JoandBarry
January 14, 2018|
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Hi Joan and Barry - at the time of writing we're not offering a discount for booking multiple tours, but we do run special offers at times during the year. Please check out our website for more info!
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