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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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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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All reviewslost souls of gastownprohibition cityprohibition tourthe penthousestory tellergreat tourcity's historygold rushinteresting storiesbooked this tourinformative tourhighly recommend this tourlocals and visitorsgastown areagas towntwo hoursstanley park
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Reviewed today via mobile

Glenn “with two n’s” was absolutely terrific. Well educated, knowledgeable, and the right amount of theatrics. Highly recommend this tour, and if possible with Glenn. I learned a lot, so thank you Forbidden Vancouver and Glenn!

Thank Jacob G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Informative and fun. The guide was enthusiastic and this was infectious. Not too much chocolate on this tour but it didn't matter - it was an opportunity to sit and ask questions.

Thank Colmer
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the Lost Souls of Gastown tour last night (in the rain!), it was really good. Rowan gave a great characterization as "George" that made the history of the city and its people come alive. He is a great character, with a very clear...More

Thank Richster64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent walking tour of Gastown. The storytelling combined with the old pictures was fantastic, bringing old Gastown to life. Thank you George!

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Lost Souls of Gastown tour is highly recommended, informative and unusual. Our guide really made the experience come alive.

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

Hello cbedf0rd, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown! I'm so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with your guide. Best, Lina F

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great tour, made more atmospheric in the dark - and visiting Gastown with all the lights added to it. Lenard was our guide. Great speaking voice - it showed that he'd done theatre. What an interesting guide, told lots of local stories and...More

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

Hello Beverly S, It sounds like you had a wonderful evening with Lenard on the Forbidden Tour! He certainly is a force and the perfect person to walk the streets of Vancouver with! Thanks for the fabulous review and we'll see you on your next...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour gives you an in depth idea of how Vancouver came to be and an insight into her history. You can close your eyes and imagine you're transported back to the day when Vancouver was a mere outpost/tent city. Our lovely guide (sorry I...More

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

Hi Wayne G, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our unique way to learn more about the early years of Vancouver as it grew into the city we see today. Our storytellers, or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of four doing the Gay History Tour with Glenn today, and had a fantastic time. He's a wonderful storyteller, and he really brought the history alive...his passion for the work really shows, and it's very clear just how much work went...More

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

Hello Ross F, Thank you for the lovely review of the Really Gay History Tour! Glenn has worked very hard creating the tour and he will be so happy to read your review. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it’s just me, but If a tour is supposed to start at 8:00PM, then it should start at 8:00PM rather than having customers standing in the rain waiting for stragglers. Speaking of rain, only half the people who started the tour stayed with it...More

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

Hello andyoverseas, Thank you for your response. I'm happy to hear that you found the content of the Lost Souls of Gastown informative. Rowan is a talented actor and passionate storyteller! To answer a few of the points you bring up, if guests have not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour with Donn, was full of interesting information and secrets about Stanley Park, the history of the Vancouver area, local heroes and scoundrels. The walk itself was beautiful along with the various stories at stops along the way. Donn was an excellent guide!

Thank Kathy N
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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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