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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour provided by Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

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Overview
Step into Gastown’s wild history on a haunted walking tour exploring a forgotten plague, Vancouver’s great fire, and a gruesome murder that’s unsolved to this day. Leave the navigation to your guide, who uses storytelling and theater to bring real Vancouver history to life. It’s a unique way to engage with Gastown’s landmarks and top sites.
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You'll start at
Mobi Bike Share
441-499 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4, CanadaMeet by the circular benches in the public square across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral at Dunsmuir and Richards Streets. It's right by a Mobi Bike Share station.
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  • 1
    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Victorian Hotel
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Gastown
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Gastown Steam Clock
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Gassy Jack
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Gaoler's Mews
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Maple Tree Square
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
Maple Tree Square
Maple Tree Square, Vancouver, BC, CanadaThe walking tour ends in Maple Tree Square, Gastown, in the heart of Vancouver's restaurant and bar scene. The perfect place to grab a post tour bite to eat or drink and share memories of an incredible evening! The start point is just an easy 10 minute walk back, and the guide can provide a map and directions if needed.
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Highlights
  • Historic walking tour of Gastown’s dark past
  • Follow the story of the city through one real life tragedy
  • Learn about the days of the Gold Rush
  • Get a unique perspective on Vancouver history
What to Expect
Meet a storytelling guide in the atmospheric Gastown neighborhood, where you’ll discover the unsolved murder of John Bray, who wandered these very streets for two weeks after being shot three times in the head. Enjoy a colorful mix of theater and history that’s designed for adult audiences, and firmly rooted in real Vancouver history. Visit the city’s oldest hotel, learn the real story behind the Gastown steam clock, and get a glimpse of how the great fire transformed Vancouver. You’ll cover each of Gastown’s main landmarks, then end the walk with a dramatic finale in Maple Tree Square, close to top Gastown attractions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mobi Bike Share, 441-499 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4, Canada
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Maple Tree Square, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jonathan L wrote a review Mar 2020
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Our Forbidden Vancouver guide, Tracey, was a wonderful actor and storyteller, making the past really come alive in a fascinating evening walk. Don't miss this!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Hi Jonathan L, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour with Tracy! We love her too :) We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Carol F wrote a review Mar 2020
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This tour was a lot of fun. The lady that lead the tour was great. The night we went it was cold and raining and at every stop we made she got us either inside of a building or under an awning. She was an actor that told a story and was very good at it. I recommend doing this
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Hi Nini215, Thanks so much for taking a moment to write your wonderful review of our Lost Souls of Gastown Tour. It means so much to us to hear from our guests :) We hope to see you soon! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Matthew Edmondston wrote a review Mar 2020
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Amazing tour. Our guild Tracey was fantastic. She took us on a tour around Gastown and shared some history and told a great story about that it would have been like living in those times. Well worth it. If your in to history and great storytelling this is the tour. Tracey was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Hello Mattvnz27, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and Tracy's performance. She's quite the actor and we're so happy to have her on our team. Until next time, Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Justine H wrote a review Feb 2020
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Tracy was an amazing storyteller! Thank you so much for a wonderful historical overview of the area.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Responded 19 Feb 2020
Hi justineh829, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour with Tracy! Until next time :) Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Harry wrote a review Feb 2020
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We enjoyed the group leader going into character and acting as if she were in the era. She portrayed and explained the times with a theatrical sense.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Hi Forbidden2020, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Until next time! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Forbidden Vancouver tour
The forbidden Vancouver tour was enjoyable enough, however, I really wish we chose the lost souls of Gastown tour i
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tdA3264TB
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Wonderful Experience
This was a great tour! I learned so much history about a city I have lived in for nearly ten years. It was very pow
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Angyxx90
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Eye opening experience
Everybody should do this tour! I learnt so much about Vancouver's gay and lesbian history, thanks to our amazing gu
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elisarruda
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Super interesting and eye opening!
This was a very interesting tour to participate. Glenn is a wonderful host, talented story teller, who takes us int
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marieke1972
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Absolutely amazing tour - great guide
We had a great walk through downtown looking at all the Art Deco buildings and inside some. Our local guide Lena wa
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jorgentdh
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Eye opening, challenging, and inspiring.
This tour far exceeded my expectations. As a gay man who has lived in Vancouver for 10 years, I thought I knew ever
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tanyabee
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Engaging, informative, insightul.
I attended Glenn's tour after living in Vancouver for 20 years and learnt an incredible amount of Vancouver's histo
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ericahN5088DQ
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Hidden gems...
I thoroughly enjoyed a walk through the city's fabulous Art Deco buildings and even more so the chocolate! Tim was
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tcdbc
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Just do it!
Highly recommended. Found out Vancouver is a big city for gay firsts. Great tour with a great guide, Glenn.
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bestcoast15
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Best Walking Tour I've Ever Done!
As someone who grew up in Vancouver, I was blown away by how much I learned on this tour. The amount of history tha
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Beth M
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Wonderful tour!
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and Tim is an awesome guide. It is a great combination of deco architecture, Vancou
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terrab157
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Amazing Tour!
My boyfriend and I went on this tour early December and we both absolutely loved it! We had Lina as our tour guide
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JustGeorge
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Excellent few hours
Glenn is really passionate about these stories. I learned more gay history about Vancouver than I thought possible.
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travellingal10
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Art Deco tour
We really enjoyed our Art Deco walking tour around Vancouver and listening to the interesting stories about the cit
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jackp0tin
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The Forbidden Vancouver Tour
Glenn was a wonderful guide who told us many hidden stories of Gastown with a lot of passion and enthousiasme. High
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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