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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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Dunsmuir Street | corner of Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6B, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

Rowan was a fantastic guide. His enthusiasm and great story telling skills kept us captivated. He was very witty and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nevada was very clear and articulate. Entertaining and enlightening (and a wonderful singing voice!)

Thank Nazma T
Reviewed yesterday

I recently spent four days in Vancouver and managed to fit in four of the Forbidden Vancouver Tours: - The Forbidden Tour with Rowan - The Lost Souls of Gas Town with Janet - Secrets of Stanley Park with Glenn - Art Deco and Chocolate...More

Thank patt247
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a wonderful enjoyable informative funny tour with our guide Tim. Learned a lot about Art Deco, Vancouvers history and ate fine chocolate. Great way to spend your money and time! Our sons (15 & 18) were as enthousiastic as we were!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

That was an utterly amazing tour. I learned so much about the very early history of Vancouver. Prohibition, politics, immigration, the gold rush, opium dens, bawdy houses, etc. etc. The tour took us through Victory Square, China Town, East Hastings and Gastown. The tour guide...More

Reviewed yesterday

Tim was an amazing guide. Able to project his voice above any traffic noise. Having lived in the Vancouver Tim shared some of his own experiences related to his growing up. OK - must mention the Chocolate - fantastic, delicious and will be returning to...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the Lost Souls of Gastown tour last night. Our guide Rowan was fantastic and did a great job of weaving the rich history of the area into his story/performance. He kept us mesmerized the entire time. We try to attend a nighttime walking...More

Thank wenders1022
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fantastic tour thru Vancouver's liveliest district. Our guide and hostess, Nevada whilst in real life, was costumed and in-character up until the very end of the tour. She was informative and entertaining, weaving multiple stories together across the years that told the...More

Thank Brett M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend this tour. Tim the guide is full of stories and personality. I learned so much about Vancouver history I’d never heard before and ate chocolate in a cafe I didn’t even know about. Informative and delicious for locals and visitors alike.More

Thank Theresa C
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Theresa C, Thank you for your lovely review of our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting walking tour! Vancouver definitely has quite the collection of curious history and some very fine chocolate. And who better than enthusiastic Forbidden Vancouver storyteller, Tim, showing you the way!...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fantastic time we had on the Forbidden tour. Rowan, our guide, was so engaging and informative and it was wonderful that he had such a personal connection to the city. We had passed all the buildings and areas that we stopped at on...More

Thank Rachel G
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Rachel G, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Forbidden Tour and Rowan! Rowan is a true Vancouverite and it is such a treat to walk through the city with him. He has a special ability to give the streets of Vancouver a...More

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Gerri R
2 April 2018|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
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
14 January 2018|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
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!
13 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