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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 3 days ago

I've been on similar walking tours in cities across the world, and this was one of the best. The care and joy for the role that the guide/host Will (aka "George") had shined through and made the whole experience a treat. So many great stories...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jdmcadam
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are so glad we decided to take this tour! “George” was a gracious and very informative guide! We Highly recommend taking this tour when staying in Vancouver!

Thank stacyc1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great time to explore and educate ourselves in a relaxed atmosphere. First time to downtown Vancouver. We enjoy going on these types of tours to explore any new city, especially the historic. I read online that all the tour guides seem to be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Diane K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun and diverse way to see the downtown walking distance of the city. Our guide was funny and informative and it felt like he was telling you things he shouldn't. I felt like we saw everything even somethings I could have done...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Charm C
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Charm C, Thanks for the great review of our tour! We do love to share those lesser known and "secret" stories on our tours. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best, Lina Fitzner

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Vancouver is not exactly a marvel of architecture, but this tour surfaces some of the rare gems still standing in downtown. Will was an amazing host, and we had a fantastic time. I lived here 12 years, and there was a bunch of really interesting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 482kayg
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello 482kayg, Thanks for the great review of our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Walking Tour! It sounds like you had a lovely time with Will, learning about our hidden architectural gems and the stories they hold within. We hope that you'll visit us again...More

Reviewed February 10, 2019

The Vancouver Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour is the single best way to spend three hours on a Saturday! My friend is an architecture buff and I love history and we both walked away feeling pleasantly full of newfound information and insight into Vancouver's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Courtney W
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Hello Courtney W, We're so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with "Tim with a T" on our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour! He is such a fun, animated storyteller and we are so very happy to have him on...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019

I had to absolute pleasure of going on this walking tour with a class I was taking back in the fall. Glenn may have toured us through present-day Vancouver, but you could feel what it would have been like in the past. The stories and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chelsea M
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

Hello Chelsea M, Thank you very much for your review of the Really Gay History Tour. We were so pleased to host your class on the tour this past Autumn. Glenn tells the stories of Vancouver's LGBTQ2+ history in a way that is both educational...More

Reviewed January 28, 2019

My husband and I are first-timers to Vancouver, and this was a great way to familiarize ourselves with some of the city's history and architecture. Tim, our guide, was engaging and informative, and his passion for Vancouver's Art Deco buildings was infectious. The chocolate samplings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Caroline A
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Hello Caroline A, Thanks for the fabulous review of our Art Deco and Chocolate Walking Tour! I can't think of a more fun way to explore a new city and learn more about the history than walking the streets with Tim. You're absolutely right, his...More

Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

An engaging and informative tour! I was visiting my brother in Vancouver for the first time and this was a great way to get to know some of the history of the city and learn about the architecture. Will was an awesome guide! Will definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lori C
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Hello Lori C, Thank you for the fabulous review of our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Walking Tour! Will has a way of making anyone feel as though they're exploring Vancouver with an old friend. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and learned a bit about the...More

Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We did the forbidden tour, at night, and it was great. The host, Rowan, was very knowledgeable and very into the history, making it come alive with pictures and stories. We would definitely recommend this tour.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tylerb256
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Hello tylerb256, Thank you for the great review of the Forbidden Tour with Rowan. He is a wonderful storyteller with plenty of knowledge, we're so lucky to have him on the team! Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you again on your...More

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L5354DEmichelles
March 10, 2019|
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Response from ForbiddenVan | Property representative |
Hello Michelle, Starting April, we will be running two of our tours on Sundays until late Autumn. The Really Gay History Tour at 2:00 PM and The Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 4:00 PM. Best, Lina Fitzner
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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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