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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

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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.
You'll start at
Mobi Bike Share
441-499 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4, CanadaMeet by the circular benches in the public square across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral at Dunsmuir and Richards Streets. It's right by a Mobi Bike Share station.
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  • 1
    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Victorian Hotel
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Gastown Steam Clock
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Gassy Jack
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Gaoler's Mews
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Maple Tree Square
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
Maple Tree Square
Maple Tree Square, Vancouver, BC, CanadaThe walking tour ends in Maple Tree Square, Gastown, in the heart of Vancouver's restaurant and bar scene. The perfect place to grab a post tour bite to eat or drink and share memories of an incredible evening! The start point is just an easy 10 minute walk back, and the guide can provide a map and directions if needed.
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  • 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
  • Get a unique perspective on Vancouver history
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mobi Bike Share, 441-499 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4, Canada
1h 30m
Return Details
Maple Tree Square, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
About the operator
By: Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours
Vancouver, Canada
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
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Vancouver, Canada
Engaging, informative, insightul.
I attended Glenn's tour after living in Vancouver for 20 years and learnt an incredible amount of Vancouver's
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Erica H
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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Justine H
Tracy was an amazing storyteller! Thank you so much for a wonderful historical overview of the area.
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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
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Theresa C
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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Andrea K
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.
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Jennifer R
Would Recommend
Great walking tour, it was a lot of fun! Eric (or George—his character name) was our guide, he is an excellent
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Very in-depth, immersive experience
I was apart of Eric Regimbald's walking tour. What an incredible evening, Eric's proformance was really
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London, United Kingdom
Best Walking Tour I've Ever Done!
As someone who grew up in Vancouver, I was blown away by how much I learned on this tour. The amount of history
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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