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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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 2 days ago

This is my 4th time taking my gr. 12's on this trip and as always it was fantastic. The guides are always top notch and do a great job of engaging my sometimes shy students. It is so great that a company is promoting the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suzanne U
Reviewed 3 days ago

learned alot of the surprising past of the region and how it still carries on today-a colorful past for sure-well worth the details

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are lots of things going on in a city and Art Deco is not only the beauty of the architecture and decoration of a building, it is also the history of how and why it was built the way it is and the people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sil M
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Sil M, Thanks for the great review of the Art Deco and Chocolate tasting Tour! We certainly love to share those lesser known stories behind Vancouver's Art Deco gems. It was such an interesting era! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended! This is a very creative way to learn about the history of Vancouver. It is appropriate for newcomers and experienced history buffs. Our guide, Janet Glassford, was a compelling combination of an actor, a teacher, and a storyteller. The timing and depth were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ronald R
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ronald R, Thank you for the fabulous review of the Lost Souls of Gastown! We certainly agree that Janet is a compelling performer and storyteller, we're so lucky to have her on our team. We hope that you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were highly entertained by Lenard (without an "o") for our 2 hour trip. He really knew his stuff. The tour was great and we would recommend it to everyone. It does say something that the bit we remember the most is seeing an empty...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stacey G
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stacey, Thank you for your review of Lenard's tours, he certainly is a very talented storyteller! There certainly is rich history in unexpected places along our tour route, as tour guides we strive to help guests to see the story hidden in seemingly ordinary...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting information, coupled with our guide Hamon whose delivery was on-point. We walked at a leisure pace, roughly a block (or less) between each stop, where we then gathered to listen, laugh and learn. I look forward to trying one of their other tours.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MonLyKa
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MonLyKa, Thank you for your review of your Forbidden Tour! Our tour routes are designed to pack the most hidden history onto each walk at a leisurely pace. I do hope that we'll see you again soon to check out one of our other...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our host, Aman (hope I spelled it right, rhymes with Salmon), last name “5 stars” knocked it out of the park!!! We learned so much about the city and it’s seedy, historical underbelly. Highly recommended to locals and all new friends to the city. What...More

Thank Leroythefish
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Leroythefish, Thank you for your 5 star review of your tour with Aman (you did indeed spell it right!) I'm delighted you enjoyed your tour of the hidden side of Vancouver's history and I hope you'll come back again soon to check out The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Doing a walking tour on a cold and rainy November day in Vancouver takes a lot of commitment. Luckily my efforts were rewarded. It's always the best experience when your guide is also the creator of the tour. Glenn was no exception to this rule....More

Thank NickM5514
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi NickM5514, Thanks for your review of The Really Gay History Tour! We think Glenn is amazing and it sounds like he brightened up a cold winter day for his group - one of his many talents. I hope you'll be back to see Glenn...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful tour. Loved the storytelling and learning all about Vancouver's history. Will do it again!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VancouverLocalFolk
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi VancouverLocalFolk, Thanks for your review, I hope that we'll see you again soon to learn more about the hidden side of Vancouver's history! Best, Roxanne K. Communications & Operations Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea of Vancouver's extensive and interesting gay history! I grew up in Vancouver so it was especially fascinating to have very familiar points in the city become even more meaningful to me with historical context. Our tour guide, Glenn, was an absolute...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jonlikesdogs
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi jonlikesdogs, Thank you for your review of the Really Gay History Tour. We love having locals on our tours, and I'm glad you were able to connect deeper with your hometown. Glenn is indeed a very talented guide, and I hope you'll come back...More

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JoAnn W
31 August 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
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
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JoandBarry
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!
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