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Forbidden Vancouver brings history to life by staging dramatic, interactive and informative walking tours of urban Vancouver and its colourful past. Lasting between 90 minutes and two hours, the tours lead visitors on an investigation of the sights, sounds, icons and relics of Vancouver’s prohibition history. Public tours run every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Private tours may be arranged. forbiddenvancouver.ca
The Urban Tea Merchant
Located on fashionable Alberni Street, The Urban Tea Merchant offers exquisite, luxury loose teas and tea gifts from the finest harvests from around the world as well as a unique selection of luxury lifestyle accessories. They have introduced a new selection of high quality, luxury TWG Tea and feature two new distinctive tea tasting experiences.urbantea.com
Private Tea TastingsThe luxury boutique offers Private Tea Tastings with one of Vancouver’s very own tea sommeliers. Tea connoisseurs and enthusiasts can indulge in an extensive selection of over 250 fine harvest and exclusive blends from TWG Tea, the finest tea brand in the world. Visitors can discover the perfect gift to take home with them for lasting memories.
Signature Tea ServicesVisitors can experience the romance of the Signature Tea Services at The Urban Tea Merchant’s Tea Salon. Delicate savories and sweets are offered with each tea service, and visitors can also choose to purchase TWG Tea as a special gift in the retail boutique. This fall, The Urban Tea Merchant is introducing a special Haute Couture Tea Experience and a contemporary Moon Festival Tea Service.
Tour Guys Vancouver
The # 1 rated tour in Vancouver on Trip Advisor for over a year! The Tour Guys are a collective of guides - passionate history junkies, pop culture buffs and dynamic storytellers - who have their finger on the pulse of what makes Vancouver tick. The Tour Guys guide hundreds of people per month on walking tours of Vancouver. They have a series of free tours, but for guests who really want to experience Vancouver checkout their premium tours: “Eat Your Cart Out” food cart tasting tour, “Beer Makes History Better” craft beer tour, or “Murders, Mysteries and Mayhem” dark side tour!
Eat Your Cart Out!Food always tastes better outdoors, especially on a sidewalk! Your clients will experience the best of Vancouver street food culture on this fun, full of life tasting tour. They will sample some international flavours alongside some good ol’ fashioned Canadian classics. Along the way they’ll be introduced to some of the interesting tidbits about history and trends surrounding food in lively Vancouver. By the time they’re done, your clients will become experts in “street meat”. This tour is a true taste of Vancouver!
Beer Makes History BetterWhat could be more Canadian than drinking beer, eh? Especially good British Columbia craft brew! Your clients will enjoy an afternoon of laughs, lagers and fun stories of how Vancouver was built on the tops of whiskey barrels. They will see the most unique view of Vancouver on a guided tour (the inside of a pub) and will have an opportunity to sample some local flavours.
Murders, Mysteries, & MayhemYour clients will take a walk through Vancouver’s dark side, and hear sinister tales of unsolved murders, unruly riots, notorious gangsters and the nefarious side of the city’s history the other tours won’t talk about. Starting from the Vancouver Art Gallery (where your clients will hear the tawdry tale of its doomed architect), this 90 minute night time walk will explore the wicked events of “Canada’s most livable city.” While Vancouver is undeniably beautiful on the surface, some of its sinister history is absolutely shocking.
Yew Restaurant + Bar
Re-launched recently, YEW Restaurant + Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is one of the city’s premier seafood restaurants, delivering exceptionally delicious cuisine, great wines, innovative cocktails and a fun, welcoming environment for guests. The new menu concept delivers simple, ultra-fresh, sustainable seafood from the intensely flavourful culinary vision of Executive Chef Ned Bell. fourseasons.com/vancouver