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Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

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Address: Cathedral Sq | Dunsmuir and Richards Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B2Z5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-227-7570
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover Vancouver's dirty history with Forbidden Vancouver. Now staging...

Discover Vancouver's dirty history with Forbidden Vancouver. Now staging walking tours Lost Souls of Gastown, Prohibition City, and special event Secrets of the Penthouse. 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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Vancouver Private Walking Tour of Downtown Chinatown and Gastown
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Authentic experience

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 done!

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Will W, Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

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

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 booked wedding venue! I would highly recommend this tour to both tourists and Vancouverites! :)

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Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 presented by our Leader. The pictures of old Vancouver and the the story of Forestry... More 

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Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

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

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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!

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Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

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. More 

Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 and mesmerizing experience. He managed to keep everyone's interest by his fascinating narrative and choice... More 

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Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

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, every tour and every audience is a little different. It's simply something I love doing! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 or two) and enjoyed each and every stop and story of the night. We would... More 

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Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

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

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

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Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

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!" More 

Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening walking the back alleys and streets of old Vancouver, uncovering stories of past lives, devastating fires, long lost buildings and ghosts! Laurie, our guide, was spectacular in bringing the past to life. We couldn't speak more highly of her talent of reenacting the life of a certain lady of the day. Outstanding!

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Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Heather and Don! Delighted to hear your enjoyed your time on the Lost Souls of Gastown with Laurie. She'll be thrilled to hear your thought her spectacular! Hope we'll see you again before too long. Will. More 

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