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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

From US$23.20
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
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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.
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1 - 5 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Absolutely delightful tour

We went on Janet's tour while in town for a conference this week and had a wonderful time. Getting to see the stories and history of Vancouver through the lens of a fully developed and well acted character was a really special and unique way...More

Thank amlsbA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A walk thru the history of Gastown

Our guide Rowan was great! He stayed in character the whole time and was a fantastic story teller. I recommend this tour. It’s fun, you’ll get to see parts of Gastown that other tourists aren’t seeing. Very intriguing stories with old archived pictures. We really...More

Thank Amber H
Roxanne K, Communications and Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amber, Thank you for your review! It sounds like you had a great time wth Rowan on the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour, he is certainly a "fantastic story teller." Here at Forbidden Vancouver we love showing guests the history that "other tourists aren't...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loved it!

We really enjoyed this "tour" and are so glad we booked it. Our guide was excellent! So glad we did this!

Thank beth ann k
Roxanne K, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Beth Ann K, Thanks for the review! It sounds like you had a great time exploring our awesome city, I hope we'll see you again soon to find out more of Vancouver's forbidden history! All the best, Roxanne Kalenborn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Quirky and engaging

Met the tour guide - dressed in period costume- not far from gas town centre. He stayed in character until after his farewell - impressive considering the questions he was given on the tour. Up back alleys, through gas town, humour and theatrical performance cleaned...More

Thank Mac C
Roxanne K, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mac C, Thank you for your review! It sounds like you had a lovely evening on our Lost Souls of Gastown Tour, our gothic adventure is designed to keep guests enthralled throughout winding route in Gastown. We always strive to give a five-star experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lots of History to learn

We started our tour on time. The lady was an amazing story teller and really draws you into the time period. I never realized that my city was that interesting. We walked all around gastown . She waited for the slower ones (ME). I would...More

Thank roberts2011
Roxanne K, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Roberts2011, Thank you for your review, it sounds like you had a lovely evening in Gastown with one of our guides! We love when locals come on our tours, there is so much to learn about Vancouver's hidden history and we hope to see...More

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