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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 October 7, 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun on this walking tour! I didn’t know anything about Vancouver history and I found it very interesting. The best part was by far Roxanne and her gift of story telling, knowledge of the city and wonderful disposition. Thank you for...More

Thank Rebecca H
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hello Rebecca H, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Forbidden Tour with our fabulous Storyteller Roxanne! We are so lucky to have her on our team, her knowledge, enthusiasm and her wonderful sense of humour. I hope that you'll visit us again...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018

We took this tour in early September. It was OK but not as entertaining for us as we had hoped or as it was for others that have reviewed the tour. We have taken many such tours while vacationing and we would rate this one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Hi spartyed1, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry the tour did not match up with your expectations. We always appreciate feedback - I'm wondering how this tour differed from the ones the ones that you usually experience when you travel? If you have a...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time. Great way to get out of the house and off the couch. Good way to have a nice entertaining evening walk. Didn't feel out if place going solo. Good entertaining tour. 5 stars for the tour guide.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Hi joejittles, Thank you for your email, I am so glad to hear that you had a lovely evening out on our Lost Souls of Gastown tour. It sounds like you are a local, so I hope that we will see you again soon on...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

In the last couple of days we’ve actually done 2 walking tours with this company. First off we heard about the Forbidden downtown tour from our Lonely Planet guidebook tour, and signed up to that - Lenard was our tour guide, a hugely engaging and...More

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ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hello 373adamc, I'm so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed 2 of our tours, The Forbidden Tour and the Secrets of Stanley Park. Lenard and Glenn are incredibly animated and knowledgeable Storytellers and we are absolutely thrilled to have them on our team! They...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The tour was very informative and really interesting! Lenard was fantastic!! One of the best things we did in Vancouver!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marciacoatham
ForbiddenVan, Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hi marciacoatham, Thank you for your review of Lenard's tour! We agree, he is a fantastic tour guide and he will be thrilled to see your review. Hope to see you next time you're in town! Roxanne K.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

The Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour is a must for not only tourists but also locals who want to know more about Vancouver history. It was a beautiful night and we enjoyed the walking tour completely and got to learn some interesting tidbits about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hello Petrina D, Thank you for the lovely review of the Lost Souls of Gastown! It sounds like you had a lovely time delving into Vancouver history as your guide painted a picture of our city's early years. We love to host locals on our...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I’ll start by saying we had a great host called Glenn who, not only showed up in character, but was such a natural presenter and extremely knowledgeable, he kept us engrossed the entire tour! We had a great insight into the troubled past the Vancouver...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hello Cal_the_Wanderer, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Forbidden Tour with Glenn with 2 n's! He is, as you say a natural! Glenn is a passionate storyteller and loves to share the city's past with our guests. Thank you for the recommendation...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The walk through Stanley Park was easy. Our guide Roxanne was extremely friendly, upbeat, and a good storyteller who knew her history! It was nice that she also made an effort to have conversations with all of the guests between talking points, and offered to...More

Thank Brittany C
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hello Brittany C, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed walking through Stanley Park with the amazing Roxanne Kalenborn. She is a welcoming, friendly and passionate storyteller and she certainly knows her history! We thank you for the feedback about the open house on...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this informative and entertaining tour. Our guide was a great storyteller and knowledgeable in response to questions. Guests should understand this area of former opium dens is still a little rough and affected by addiction and homelessness. I come from an urban...More

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ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Hello GoesWithWine, Thank you for your feedback and review. I'm very pleased to hear that you found The Forbidden Tour informative and entertaining. Our team of guides study and train for months before they go live to ensure that they can offer an educational experience...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to enjoy a very sunny day in Stanley park and were guided by Glenn. He was a great guide with a lot of knowledge about the park and the city, highly recommended!

Thank Claire V
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Hello Claire V, Thanks for the great review of the Secrets of Stanley Park! Glenn is an incredibly knowledgeable, and entertaining guide. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! 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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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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