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Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Cathedral Sq | Dunsmuir and Richards Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z5, Canada
+1 604-227-7570
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Discover Vancouver's dirty history with Forbidden Vancouver. Now staging walking tours Lost Souls of Gastown, Prohibition City, and Secrets of Stanley Park. If your idea of adventure is following your guide down lamp lit alleyways, back to a world of illegal booze, opium dens, and unsolved murders, then you'll love Forbidden Vancouver.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cathedral Sq | Dunsmuir and Richards Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z5, Canada
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

We tried this out as something different to do with friends. We did the "Lost Souls of Gastown" tour. We are locals and still enjoyed it although I think it's geared towards tourists somewhat. The actor who hosted us (Nevada) was in character right from...More

1  Thank Elise W
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Thanks for your review Elise. Sounds like you enjoyed the Lost Souls of Gastown, although I wish it had been a 5 star experience for you - that's what we strive for, for all our guests. Regarding the landmarks visited, the experience does visit many...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Forbidden Vancouver is a great way to travel in the past and explore the dark time of Vancouver. Our tour guide was very authentic and knowledgeable. Loved it!

Thank Darya K
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Thanks for your review Darya!

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Our guide Aman gave us a lively and engaging history lesson on Vancourver's early days. He lead us through the streets weaving his story around the dodgy but ingenious ways some of the seedier, colourful business men and politicians dealt with the Prohibition era. Well...More

Thank 1never2late
Will W, Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thanks for your review 1never2late! Glad you enjoyed your romp through Vancouver's past with Aman! Hope to see you again soon. Will.

Reviewed 27 October 2016

I did the prohibition tour with my colleagues and it was so much fun!! Will was an excellent tour guide; very knowledgable and I learned a lot about my own city! He even took a quick detour to tell us cool stories about my recently...More

Thank peripasquale
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thanks for your review Peri! I had a great time with you and your group. Glad I was able to fill in a few deets on the Permanent for you! Hope I'll see you again soon, Will.

Reviewed 26 October 2016

What fun we had on the Lost Souls of Gas-town Walking Tour. We even visited our Hotel as part of the tour or should I say performance. We loved the way the history of Gas-Town and Vancouver was woven in to the historical theme story...More

Thank ANZAC07
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thanks for your review ANZAC07! Glad we've given you a reason to come back to Vancouver - that's praise indeed! Cheers, Will.

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We took the Lost Souls of Gastown tour. Part play, part ghost tour and a fun way to learn a little history! Laurie was a wonderful guide and a very good actor. She made it a most enjoyable evening for us!

Thank JNR252
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Pleased to hear you enjoyed the Lost Souls of Gastown with Laurie, JNR252! She'll be thrilled to read your review. Hope we'll see you again before too long. Cheers! Will.

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous time participating in the walking tour "Lost Souls of Gastown" with the founder Will Woods as our guide. Will stayed in character during the whole tour and he was so animated and articulate making it such an enjoyable...More

Thank Helene_D68
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thanks for your review Helene! I appreciate your kind words. The Lost Souls of Gastown started as an idea just over four years ago, and we've now staged the experience over 500 times (I think I've probably led 100+ myself). And still to this today,...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had an amazing time on our tour. Our guide was excellent and frankly, I was so taken in by her role as Sarah Bryers that it threw me when she told us her 'real' name was Nevada! We laughed (and even cried a tear...More

Thank DannyandBrandi
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Hi Danny and Brandi and thank you for your review! "A night to remember" - that's what we aim for! Hope to see you again one of these days. Will.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had an excellent time during our tour. Will did an exceptional job of keeping our group engaged during a busy, rainy Friday night in gas town. I was surprised how much I didn't know about the city I grew up in.

Thank Tina W
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thanks for your review Tina! Glad you enjoyed our adventure despite a little "atmospheric special effects" from the weather! All the best, Will.

Reviewed 22 October 2016

My group and I had such a great time. Our guide Stephanie was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend this tour to locals and tourists alike.

Thank snjezmar
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thanks for your review snjezmar! Positive reviews like yours mean the world to us here. We take tremendous pride in giving everything we can on every tour. Stephanie will be delighted to hear you thought her work was "absolutely fantastic!"

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Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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whenim
12 March 2016|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
You can certainly book your tour at your hotel! Either through WiFi in your hotel room, or via your concierge. And the meeting point is Cathedral Sq, at the intersection of Dunsmuir & Richards Streets. It's very central and... More
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Patricia B
9 May 2015|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
Hi Patricia, Thanks for your interest. I'm afraid we are not currently running public tours on Sundays. Sorry! Our sister company Vancouver Mysteries is running its Urban Game, Crime in Downtown, that day - worth checking... More
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Isaac Y
9 April 2015|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
Hi Isaac, Thanks for your questions. All the info is on our website. Our tours start at 7pm or 8pm, depending on the day. Right now we have Prohibition City at 7pm on Wed and Sat, and the Lost Souls of Gastown on Fri and... More
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