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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour provided by Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

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Overview
See Stanley Park in a way few tourists ever get to see it. This narrated walking tour of one of Vancouver’s best-loved spots gives you a look at secluded paths, a famous totem pole, weird and wonderful public art, tragic tales from history, and a visit to what remains of a village that was almost lost to the passage of time.
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You'll start at
845 Avison Way
845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, CanadaMeet your guide beside the whale statue outside the Vancouver Aquarium.
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  • 1
    Stanley Park
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Deadman's Island
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Brockton Point Totem Pole
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Vancouver Seawall
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
845 Avison Way
845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, CanadaMeet your guide beside the whale statue outside the Vancouver Aquarium.
See address & details
Highlights
  • Leave the Vancouver tourist trail and walk on paths through old-growth forests
  • Learn the stories behind Deadman’s Island and the lost village of Whoi Whoi
  • Take pictures of the strangest and most off-beat art in the park
  • Start and end at a central point with plenty of time to sightsee
What to Expect
Meet your guide and storyteller for the afternoon at a central meeting point, and get ready to learn the secrets of Stanley Park. Take a hidden path to the seawall, where you’re treated to views of Coal Harbour and hear the chilling tale of Deadman’s Island. A quick break gives you time to see authentic First Nations totem poles before returning to the secret side of the park. Tales of a forgotten cemetery, a lost village, and Stanley Park’s most notorious crime compete for interest with the public art you pass, as you stroll past centuries-old trees that have grown in the park since the time before Captain Vancouver sailed up the Burrard Inlet. Having seen a part of Vancouver even locals may have missed, your tour ends back at your starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Fully narrated
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age of 14 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public washrooms are available at the start point - down the steps beneath the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A D wrote a review Nov 2019
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Had a great time on my tour. The tour guide was animated and interesting. The venue could not have been more enjoyable, outside in the park. Learned so much about the history of Vancouver and the park. Really interesting stuff. Highly recommend professional and awesome
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Hi N6626MAad, Thanks so much for taking a minute to write your review and share about your experience on the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour! We hope to see you on another tour in the new year! All the best, Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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birdie1960 wrote a review Nov 2019
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Went on this wonderful walk with Glenn on a spectacular sunny day. What a wealth of information and very entertaining I would recommend to everyone just dress warm Thanks for a great day Glenn
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Hello birdie1960, We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour with Glenn! The park is so beautiful during this time of year! We hope you'll join us again on another tour soon! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Rebek wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour despite the RAIN, our guide Glenn made you feel so welcomed and his storytelling, FANTASTIC. The 3 hours of walking went by so fast, we couldn't believe it when he said, I have 2 stories left before we part ways. Despite the rain, he
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 17 Nov 2019
Hi rebekster, Thanks for the great review of the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour with Glenn with 2 N's! We are so happy to hear that despite the rain on Saturday that you enjoyed the tour so much, Glenn has a way :) We hope you'll join us on another tour soon, Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Barbara R wrote a review Nov 2019
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Really enjoyed the tour! It was educative, entertaining and very reflective of the colonialist past of Vancouver and BC. Glenn was an awesome host and tour guide and I enjoyed getting to know Stanley Park with this nice walk!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Hi Barbara R, Thanks for the great five star review of the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour with Glenn! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed exploring the park with us! We hope to see you again soon, Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Aquariae2 wrote a review Nov 2019
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Glenn was great and lots of good information. Factual vs acted in character like some of the other tours offered
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 4 Nov 2019
Thanks for the great review of the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour with Glenn! We hope to see you again in the future, Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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About the operator

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By: Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours
Jonathan L
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Fantastic tales from Vancouver past!
Our Forbidden Vancouver guide, Tracey, was a wonderful actor and storyteller, making the past really come alive in
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Nini215
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Great Walking Tour
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
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Mattynz27
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Lost souls of Gastown
Amazing tour. Our guild Tracey was fantastic. She took us on a tour around Gastown and shared some history and told
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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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justineh829
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Fantastic
Tracy was an amazing storyteller! Thank you so much for a wonderful historical overview of the area.
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Forbidden2020
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Would do another
We enjoyed the group leader going into character and acting as if she were in the era. She portrayed and explained
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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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andreakE1828PH
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Lost souls of Gastown walking tour
Tracy was a great walking tour guide. Travelled with two teens ages 15 and 13 and they enjoyed the tour as well. H
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TravellingJennifer
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Would Recommend
Great walking tour, it was a lot of fun! Eric (or George—his character name) was our guide, he is an excellent stor
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