Mobsters! Opium! Booze! Delve into Vancouver's dirtiest secrets on the Forbidden Tour. You'll discover dirty cops, a corrupt Mayor, and travel back to 1917 when Prohibition hit us harder than a slug of bathtub gin. You'll visit Vancouver's most salacious building – the Sun Tower, marvel at the ornate Dominion Building, and walk the cobblestone streets where bootlegging, rum-running and illegal gambling once ran rampant. From back alley blind pigs to Chinatown opium dens – these ain't the kinda stories you'll… more
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Mobsters! Opium! Booze! Discover Vancouver's dirty history with Forbidden Vancouver. Now staging walking tours Prohibition City, Lost Souls of Gastown, and Secrets of Stanley Park. 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.
Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the Great Fire, smallpox outbreaks, and the unsolved murder of John Bray. On the way you'll visit the city's oldest hotel, hear the story of its first bawdy house, and explore its oldest street. Your walk finishes with a dramatic finale in the heart of historic Maple Tree Square. Do not expect a ghost tour or conventional walking tour, this is a gothic theatre adventure. Suitable for ages 13 and over. Tour is 90 minutes. March - November Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat at 8:00… more
Discover the secrets of Vancouver's legendary Stanley Park. With a professional Forbidden Vancouver storyteller as your guide, you'll explore the world-famous seawall, hidden corners, and wild forested trails. On the way you'll see famous crime scenes, glittering downtown vistas, historic totem poles, secret cemeteries, bizarre public art, and colossal old growth trees. You'll also hear the true stories of why the park was opened, how the Lion's Gate Bridge was built, and the what really went down on Deadman's Island. more