Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

  • Vancouver
  • Phone: 604.839.3126

Peek beneath Vancouver’s sparkling surface to uncover a hidden history of dark crime, outrageous intrigue, and filthy scandal. Roam the city with our expert guides in these one-of-a-kind walking tours, and hear the scintillating stories of Vancouver’s secret past. Now staging 5 walking tours: Lost Souls of Gastown, The Forbidden Vancouver Tour, The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour, The Really Gay History Tour, The Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour, as well as Forbidden Vancouver Special Event: Secrets of the Penthouse. The company was established in 2012 by Founder and Chief Storyteller, Will Woods. After an early mid-life crisis, Will left his desk job to take his twin passions of theatre and history out onto the streets of Vancouver. The company now has 12 guides, and a team of writers and researchers digging up the dirt on Vancouver's dirty history.

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 Walking Tours. Each Tour meet at easy to find locations in Downtown Vancouver or Stanley Park. Each of our tours end within walking distance to transit, taxi pick up points, and ample options for food and drink. Our regular tour season runs from April until the end of November.

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 60 people. For more information about our tour offerings and private tour options, visit, email, or call Will at 604 839-3126

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