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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

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
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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
From US$22.74
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.
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.
Reviews (95)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and Informative

Very fun time. Our Guide was very good. They really play the part and teach you about the area. I was able to ask questions to get more information and the guide was able to improve in situations with ease!More

Thank Shane R
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Shane R, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself, and got to learn more about the historical neighbourhood! We look forward to having you on another one of our tours in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very interesting tour

This tour was very interesting and I highly recommend it. We have wanted to do this for awhile and finally did one. Our tour guide Tracy was very knowledgeable and made the tour of Gastown fun. I was actually in tears a couple of times...More

Thank sandybeachgirl
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello sandybeachgirl, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Lost Souls of Gastown with Tracy! She is a captivating storyteller and performer, I've teared up a couple of times, myself. We're happy that you made it out (and stayed warm!) and we look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun night with lots of learning

This was fun. The narrative was well woven through the storytelling;g skills of our guide and we learned lots about the history of gastown and it’s old spirits, and the history of the area. Erica stayed in character throughout and it was a cold but...More

Thank 435lynw
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 435lynw, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour with Erikka! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves as well as learned about the history of Gastown. Erikka will be so happy to read your review! All the best,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Fun and Informative Experience

A friend and I went on The Lost Souls of Gastown tour last week. It was a perfect night, dry and warmish and we were pleasantly surprised to see that our group had about 22 people of all different ages. We were met promptly by...More

Thank lilleysummer
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello lilleysummer, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown with Tracy, playing the role of "Sarah" and sharing the stories from Vancouver's early years as a city. Tracy is such a wonderful storyteller and performer, we're very lucky to have her...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Lost Souls of Gastown

We loved this tour! Tracy was fantastic, staying in character and so quick to play off of things that were happening around us that were beyond her control but could have easily been a distraction to her....she was so professional and did not miss a...More

Thank Jason G
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jason G, Thank you for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown with Tracy! She is a fabulous performer and storyteller indeed, she's so committed to her character and quick to respond to everything around her. I'm happy to hear you finally...More

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ajdial
17 July 2018|
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Response from Mac C | Reviewed this property |
Yep- not too scary but teasing enough. No super adult themes, though talked about a brothel (sp?) and some murders. I would have taken our girls if they were 9
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daliergl
28 April 2018|
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Response from GaryW3784 |
There was a light rain when we took our tour on May 7th. It actually added another layer to the amazing stories of the Lost Souls.
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