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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

  • Historic walking tour of Gastown’s dark past
  • Follow the story of the city through one real life tragedy
  • Learn about the days of the Gold Rush
Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
Step into Gastown’s wild history on a haunted walking tour exploring a forgotten plague, Vancouver’s great fire, and a gruesome murder that’s unsolved to this day. Leave the navigation to your guide, who uses storytelling and theater to bring real Vancouver history to life. It’s a unique way to engage with Gastown’s landmarks and top sites.
What to Expect
Meet a storytelling guide in the atmospheric Gastown neighborhood, where you’ll discover the unsolved murder of John Bray, who wandered these very streets for two weeks after being shot three times in the head.

Enjoy a colorful mix of theater and history that’s designed for adult audiences, and firmly rooted in real Vancouver history. Visit the city’s oldest hotel, learn the real story behind the Gastown steam clock, and get a glimpse of how the great fire transformed Vancouver.

You’ll cover each of Gastown’s main landmarks, then end the walk with a dramatic finale in Maple Tree Square, close to top Gastown attractions.
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1 - 5 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Very fun!

We did this tour on Wednesday night. We really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was fantastic, educated and fun! A really cool way to see the city in a fun way and was also entertaining. Highly recommend

Thank Stacey P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Excellent piece of history

We had a masterful story teller on Rowen. Like any great story, all the pieces tied together, with awesome performance and a great End. Loved it. Will do it again.

Thank imar r
Reviewed 5 days ago
More than just a ghost tour

The narrative throughout the tour was very engaging and the 'Lost Souls' tour is certainly more than just a ghost tour. The actor, Rowan Jang, did an excellent job as the host and made the stories come to life. He clearly knew the subject surrounding...More

1  Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the better ones

Have been on several “ghost” tours, this is one of the better. It truly was a history tour,told in an interesting personal story form. Acted nicely, in a first person narrative. Well done!

Thank Jim W
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jim W, Thanks for the great review of the Lost Souls of Gastown! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the first person narrative woven into our early Gastown history as well. All the best, Lina F

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
More than expected

On July 24th, my family and I decided to be tourists in our on city. We joined Rowan our guide at Cathedral Square where the tour began. Within minutes of starting, Rowan took on the persona of his character. Dressing and acting for the period,...More

3  Thank Clifford R
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Clifford R, It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed the Lost Souls of Gastown with Rowan! He is a wonderful performer and storyteller with a vast knowledge of our rich Vancouver history. We do love to have locals on our tours as we all learn...More

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17 July 2018|
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Response from Mac C | Reviewed this property |
Yep- not too scary but teasing enough. No super adult themes, though talked about a brothel (sp?) and some murders. I would have taken our girls if they were 9
28 April 2018|
Response from Gary W |
There was a light rain when we took our tour on May 7th. It actually added another layer to the amazing stories of the Lost Souls.