Visitor Activities

Forbidden Vancouver

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Discover Vancouver's dirty history. Now staging acclaimed walking tours Prohibition City, Lost Souls of Gastown and special event Secrets of the Penthouse. Our storytellers lead you on an adventure along cobblestone streets and down moonlit alleys to the little-known locations and hidden secrets of Vancouver's past. You'll relive tales of mobsters and bathtub gin, bejeweled showgirls and unsolved Victorian murders. Ranked five stars on TripAdvisor and winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014. Designated a Lonely Planet “Top Choice”. Tours run for 90 minutes. Designed for adult audiences.

  • Distance from Conv. Centre (Blocks): 10
  • Distance from Conv. Centre (km's): 1 km
  • Distance from YVR: 15 km
  • Max Admission Chrg: $22
  • Min Admission Chrg: $19
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Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour

  • Location: departs from Cathedral Square, Opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral
  • Address: Dunsmuir at Richards, Vancouver, BC
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday

Experience Vancouver's dirty history In 1917, Prohibition hit Vancouver harder than a slug of bathtub gin, knocking the city to its knees. Saloon doo... Details