Forbidden Vancouver

  • Vancouver
  • Phone: 604.839.3126
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 their guests on adventures along cobblestone streets and down moonlit alleys to the little-known locations and hidden secrets of Vancouver's past. Guests 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 2014. Designated a Lonely Planet Top Choice. Tours run for 90 minutes. Designed for adult audiences. Tours meet at Cathedral Square, across from the Holy Rosary Cathedral at the corner of Dunsmuir and Richards Streets. They end in Maple Tree Square, the heart of Gastown’s nightlife, with ample options for food and drink. Our regular tour season runs from April until the end of October. In addition to our regularly scheduled offerings, we can stage private tours to suit your guests’ needs. Our private tours have a minimum group size of four people, though with our roster of eight storytellers, we can accommodate groups as large as 80 people. For more information about our tour offerings and private tour options, visit, email Founder and Chief Storyteller Will Woods at or call 604-839-3126.