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Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Closes in 4 min: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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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+1 604-227-7570
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Our guide, Will charmed us with his knowledge, humour and engaging personality. I loved that he dressed up as a reporter from the past and involved the audience to keep the process interactive. It was up to you if you wanted to just listen to...More

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank Wren W
Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2012

Thanks for your comments Wren! Our goal is for each of our guests to have a thoroughly interesting and entertaining experience. We like nothing more than hearing when our guests have enjoyed Forbidden Vancouver - I hope to welcome you back before too long!

Reviewed April 20, 2012

Having grown up in Vancouver, I should know all of Vancouver's history ... after all there isn't that much history here, right? Turns out I was wrong. There is a lot of history - very interesting history - which very few people know about. This...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2012

Hey yvr_jmarr thanks for the post. You are 100% correct - Vancouver DOES have an incredible, rich, fascinating and intriguing history. At Forbidden Vancouver we celebrate that history...its good and its bad.

Reviewed April 19, 2012

An engaged and informed host, Will made Vancouver history come to life. I would definitely recommend Forbidden Vancouver and hope that he will offer additional walks as well as tours in different neighbourhoods in the future. Fobidden Vancouver offers an opportunity to get a bit...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2012

Thanks MissSillyPants(!) I'm glad you enjoyed Forbidden Vancouver. We will be offering some different tours at a later date...watch this space!

Reviewed April 17, 2012

I never thought history could be this much fun! As it turns out, the streets that we walk on every day has so much to tell and Will is there to convey their message to us. Will is a great tour guide and a storyteller...More

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank Omer K
Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2012

Thanks Omer! I appreciate your comments and am glad you enjoyed Forbidden Vancouver. Hope to welcome you back before long!

Reviewed April 16, 2012

Wow - simply wow, very entertaining, engaging and interactive tour about area's of our city i thought i already knew much about. I was shocked to learn details of the architecture about one of the pubs i used to frequent (never knew till this tour...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2012

Thanks Devin. I'm really glad you enjoyed yourself and it's great to hear the evening was an enjoyable date night for you and your partner. We deliberately host the tour at times that mean our guests can make an evening of it and enjoy drinks...More

Reviewed April 13, 2012

Loved the tour from start to finish! Not only was it wonderfully entertaining but it was a great learning experience. The stories were both compelling ("Who knew there was a riot in Chinatown?") and amusing ("Who knew Eddy Munster's mom has a Vancouver connection?"). I...More

Date of experience: March 2012
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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2012

Thanks for your post Bev. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends on Forbidden Vancouver and I look forward to welcoming you back before too long.

Reviewed April 8, 2012

I found the walk to be something a little different. It's not the same as most walks where you just get the facts. It's more entertaining providing a unique spin on providing intriguing information about Vancouver in a story format. I am from Vancouver and...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2012

Thanks for your post Jopo - I'm glad you enjoyed Forbidden Vancouver!

Reviewed April 7, 2012

Great way to spend an evening without breaking the bank and learning something as well! I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of history that Vancouver has...and how little I know if it! On the tour, you will learn about everything from prohibition (Yes, Vancouver...More

Date of experience: March 2012
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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2012

Thanks for your post Mr G! We spent many hours trawling the streets of downtown, Chinatown and Gastown to identify suitable dry places for each scene. Our Raincity Edition is a unique tour and in fact your tour was the FIRST to experience it! Glad...More

Reviewed April 7, 2012

I had a great time on the tour. Will was a wealth of knowledge and gave us the perfect blend of Canadian history, Vancouver arhitecture and funny jokes. I would highly recommend this tour to Vancouverite and visitors alike!

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank Marta B
Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2012

Thanks Marta! It was a pleasure hosting you on Forbidden Vancouver.

Reviewed March 31, 2012

Thanks Will for the amazing tour of Vancouver!!! You get to do a bit of walking in the downtown core of Vancouver, you learn as you go and you meet a bunch of new people. Will really knows his stuff and has done his research....More

Date of experience: March 2012
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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2012

Thanks for the post George! It was a pleasure hosting you on Forbidden Vancouver.

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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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