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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$22.47
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 (97)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The highlight of our trip!

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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago
Entertaining and Educational

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 3 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 12 November 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shane R
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sandybeachgirl
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

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 10 November 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 435lynw
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

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

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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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