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Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Cathedral Sq | Dunsmuir and Richards Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z5, Canada
+1 604-227-7570
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Prohibition City Downtown and Chinatown Walking Tour
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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
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Vancouver Private Walking Tour of Downtown Chinatown and Gastown
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Discover Vancouver's dirty history with Forbidden Vancouver. Now staging walking tours Lost Souls of Gastown, Prohibition City, and Secrets of Stanley Park. If your idea of adventure is following your guide down lamp lit alleyways, back to a world of illegal booze, opium dens, and unsolved murders, then you'll love Forbidden Vancouver.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cathedral Sq | Dunsmuir and Richards Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this tour last minute. So glad I did. Tour guide is obviously very passionate about Vancouver, and the history and stories he told was very interesting. Especially the parts the tourbooks don't tell you about. Highly recommended.More

Thank Sabrina C
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sabrina - thanks for the review and for touching on the fact that our tours are different from those told in the tour books! We definitely love telling stories that are a little more off the beaten path. I am glad that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours are very informative and a lot of fun. We have been on several of their tours. Loved the ones in Gastown and chinatown. Leader was in character for the whole tour. A lot of walking. Take a jacket it can get cold in the...More

Thank Barb N
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Barb - thank you for sharing your walking tour experience with TripAdvisor! Lenard will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Prohibition City walking tour with him as your guide! Thank you for the jacket tip! It can definitely get colder at night...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk in Stanley Park with Glenn. Our walking group was treated to stories, explanations, history and lore about this beautiful park. Two people in our group were natives of Vancouver who found themselves learning new information. Our tour guide, Glenn, was...More

Thank roava
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Roava - thanks for your review! I am delighted to read about how much your enjoyed walking through Stanley Park and learning about some of its history. It is great to hear about our guests experiences, so thank you for sharing that some locals...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours this evening wandering around with Lenard hearing a very animated recounting of Vancouver's prohibition-era characters' shenanigans. So many great stories told with energy and sensitivity. An absolute must-do when you are in the great city of Vancouver.

Thank SandiLuis
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sandi - thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about prohibition in Vancouver with your guide, Lenard. We hope to see you again soon on the Lost Souls of Gastown! - Ranae

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent experience. This was very entertaining & informative. I attended the Lost Souls of Gastown tour with a visiting friend, our tour guide and actress was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic about what she does. The incorporation of the city's history within the...More

Thank Etman79
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there - thank you for your wonderful review! Hearing about your delightful evening, and about how much you enjoyed the Lost Souls of Gastown will be sure to make your guide, Janet's day. I am glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have done other walking tours with them (Gaston, Prohibition, Secrets of the Penthouse) and when they opened up Saturdays for Stanely Park we signed up. Glenn was amazing. He was enthusiastic, engaging, kept a good pace by not being too slow or too fast),...More

Thank RelaxationTime
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there - thank you for sharing your Forbidden Vancouver experience with TripAdvisor! It is great that you have done all three of our walking tours, and Secrets of the Penthouse! Thank you! Glenn will be thrilled to hear about how much you enjoyed Secrets...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've done both these tours with Rowan Jang as guide. I can't recommend them highly enough! Rowan truly brings his hometown to life. He is a consummate performer and seems to possess a razor-sharp wit as well as knowledge. Also, with his mixed Asian heritage...More

Thank qualiagirl
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there - Rowan will be so excited to hear about how much your enjoyed your time with him on both the Lost Souls of Gastown and Prohibition City! It is great to hear that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your review...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lenard was fantastic throughout our walking tour earlier this week. His knowledge is impeccable and he made the tour really fun and interesting. Lenard made everyone feel comfortable and we had a good laugh as well as learning a lot about the city that we...More

1  Thank Rebecca G
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rebecca - Thank you so much for your review, and your kind words about Lenard. He will be thrilled to hear about how much learned and how fun on the tour with him. It is great to hear that even though you have visited...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the tour on a whim and it was the perfect way to start our evening in Gastown. Our guide Lenard did an amazing job bringing prohibition-era Vancouver to life before our eyes with interesting anecdotes and historic photos for the places and areas we...More

1  Thank PhilipMK
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Philip! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your walking tour! It is great to hear that you booked the tour with us on a whim, and that you had a wonderful time with your guide Lenard. Thank you for your wonderful review!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour and an interesting narrative focused on historic buildings, events and local characters as much as the story of Vancouver's Prohibition days. Lenard was friendly, welcoming and animated. The group was an international mix of around 20 people. Would definitely recommend.More

1  Thank Lisa_J_B
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lisa - thank you for your review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed hearing about Vancouver's historic buildings, sites and events that took place during our prohibition! i am also excited to hear about how much you enjoyed your guide, I will...More

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whenim
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
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Patricia B
10 May 2015|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
Hi Patricia, Thanks for your interest. I'm afraid we are not currently running public tours on Sundays. Sorry! Our sister company Vancouver Mysteries is running its Urban Game, Crime in Downtown, that day - worth checking... More
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Isaac Y
9 April 2015|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
Hi Isaac, Thanks for your questions. All the info is on our website. Our tours start at 7pm or 8pm, depending on the day. Right now we have Prohibition City at 7pm on Wed and Sat, and the Lost Souls of Gastown on Fri and... More
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