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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 yesterday via mobile

Travelling with hubby and both mothers in law. Our guide was Rowan and he was excellent. Did a great job of bringing the history alive with his storytelling. One mom is from Belgium and Rowan was great at allowing time to interpret where needed (though...More

Thank odaayigirl
Reviewed yesterday

I came with a person who used a walker. The guide was both patient and helpful. he even assisted the person at one point. not everyone will go out of their way these days. The guide (glenn) with two n's made the experience educational and...More

Thank duanerobinson
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Glenn was fantastic! The tour lasted 2.5hours, covering the a small corner of Stanley Park. It was really encouraging to see local residents also coming along on the tour! Glenn pepper potted the tour with really unusual facts and stories of how...More

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

Hi Zoe - I am glad to hear that your Secrets of Stanley Park walking tour was enjoyable and fun! Glenn will be thrilled to read that had a lovely afternoon exploring the park with him. - Ranae

Reviewed 3 days ago

A good friend and I (both of us who live in Vancouver) took the Prohibition tour on September 15th, and were fortunate enough to have Glenn as our guide. Glenn is incredibly well-informed and expresses his wealth of information of the area in a way...More

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

Hi Kirsten - I am absolutely delighted to hear about your experience with Glenn on your Prohibition City walking tour. It was a pleasure reading your review, so thank you for sharing your walking tour experience with us here on TripAdvisor. Glenn will definitely love...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Secrets of Stanley Park was a great day spent with Glenn our tour guide and narrator. It was an enjoyable afternoon and recommend to visitors to Vancouver or to folks that live here.

Thank alecvan2017
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Alec, and thank you for your review! I am thrilled to hear that your Secrets of Stanley Park walking tour with Glenn was enjoyable! - Ranae

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Glenn, our guide, was probably the best I have ever had for this type of historical walk. His enthusiasm for and knowledge of the history of Vancouver was infectious; his delivery of the interesting stories held us spell bound. Fabulous, from every point of view!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there - thank you for your review! I am delighted to hear that you had a fabulous time with your guide, Glenn (he will be excited to read your review.) We hope to see you again on Prohibition City soon. - Ranae

Reviewed 4 days ago

Was really glad I took up the recommendation in the Lonely Planet guide and did this tour with Lenard who is really enthusiastic about the history of Vancouver and ensures a fun time. The group is small so you have plenty of opportunity to ask...More

Thank joannebV8733NU
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Joanne - thank you for your wonderful review! I am glad to hear that you took the recommendation from Lonely Planet, as it seems you had a great time with us on your walking tour! We hope that our guests enjoy the experience of...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had booked this tour before we arrived in Vancouver and we were really looking forward to it. On arrival, we had a pretty big turn out so they split us in two. Our guide was Lina and she was very knowledgeable....More

Thank Skipper84
Reviewed 6 days 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 2 days 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 6 days 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 2 days 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

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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
9 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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