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Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Cathedral Sq | Dunsmuir and Richards Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z5, Canada
+1 604-227-7570
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Discover Vancouver's dirty history with Forbidden Vancouver. Now staging walking tours Lost Souls of Gastown, Prohibition City, 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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cathedral Sq | Dunsmuir and Richards Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z5, Canada
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+1 604-227-7570
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was great to learn some of the history of the lesser-known Canadian Prohibition and the old buildings in Vancouver. Glenn did an excellent job and was a lot of fun.

Thank David K
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi David - thank you for your review! I am glad to hear you had a great time learning about prohibition in Vancouver, and that you had an excellent time with Glenn. - Ranae

Reviewed 4 days ago

We learned a lot on the Prohibition City tour. Our guide knew a lot of history and interesting facts about the laws in the era, the history of the buildings, and certain major personalities. The walk itself is not far - I'm not sure the...More

Thank 3RedDoxies
Will W, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 3RedDoxies - thanks for your review. Sounds like you enjoyed the tour - which also sounded eventful! Obviously being a walking tour we can't control the environment in which the tour moves in. The tour visits Victory Square, Chinatown and Gastown - the most...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great activity before ending the day with a dinner or drink in Gastown or surrounding area. Researched information about the past of Vancouver presented in a great, exciting and entertaining way combined with a nice stroll through the old parts of the city. The tour...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there - thank you for your review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed learning about Vancouver's history while seeing the very buildings that were being talked about, in person! Gastown is the perfect spot to grab a drink after the tour, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our European guests to the Secrets of Stanley Park tour and we all had a wonderful time. Our guide Will told us about Stanley Park's rich history in a way that was engaging and fascinating to us all - locals and visitors alike....More

Thank vancouver_dh
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there - Thank you for your review! I am delighted to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver. Will was thrilled to see your review about Secrets of Stanley park. I hope you can join us again soon!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Scheduled a last minute trip to Vancouver, not having any plans tried this walking Tour and it was amazing. Fully recommend it , GLENN is a fantastic guide, great insight on the city history and facts. 2 hours walking , so entertained that it felt...More

Thank JoseLuisCK
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jose - thanks for your lovely review! I am glad to hear that you were so entertained that the time seemed to fly by. Thank you for booking a walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver on your trip here. Glenn will be ecstatic to read...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I showed up late and out of breath to the tour meeting point, because I set the wrong destination in my maps app. The second thing I noticed was that the rest of the tour group was quite a bit older than...More

Thank dearest_rat
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! I am thrilled to hear that you were able to have a lovely time despite being late, hopefully you were able to catch your breath and I am glad that you made it in time! Roxanne will be excited to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amin took us for our prohibition tour and even let us have sweeties! The tour was really fun and we learnt a lot- it was fun to walk by all the buildings we'd seen on our own walks through the city and learn a bit...More

Thank ameliagrace94
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amelia, thank you for your review! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed learning about our beautiful historic buildings. it is nice to stop and take a moment to learn about something you may pass by everyday. I am glad to hear that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Vancouver and brought along a couple of local friends, we were not disappointed. I have lived here most of my life and was entertained, informed about many things I did not know, was treated very respectfully, comments and questions were sincerely welcomed....More

Thank lizbethwall
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Liz, thank you for your review. We love hearing from locals who attend our tours, so thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor! I am glad to hear that as someone who lives in Vancouver, that you were able to learn some history...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second tour from this group in a month - enjoyable both times - my 17 year old liked it too. The stories were informative and entertaining, free book provided at the end.

Thank Momfromsaskatoon
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! I am delighted to hear that this was your second tour with Forbidden Vancouver! I am glad that you were able to learn about our city's history and be entertained at the same time. - Ranae

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Vancouver but loved doing this tour & learning more about the history of our wonderful city. Roxanne, our guide, was vibrant, enthusiastic and made it a fun experience. We were lucky to have a smaller group of 8 who were compatible &...More

Thank JRogers70
RanaeMiller, Service Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for sharing your experience with Forbidden Vancouver on TripAdvisor! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with Roxanne on your Prohibition City tour. Although, I am disappointed to hear that you did not have a five star experience - that is...More

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whenim
13 March 2016|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
You can certainly book your tour at your hotel! Either through WiFi in your hotel room, or via your concierge. And the meeting point is Cathedral Sq, at the intersection of Dunsmuir & Richards Streets. It's very central and... More
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Patricia B
10 May 2015|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
Hi Patricia, Thanks for your interest. I'm afraid we are not currently running public tours on Sundays. Sorry! Our sister company Vancouver Mysteries is running its Urban Game, Crime in Downtown, that day - worth checking... More
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Isaac Y
9 April 2015|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
Hi Isaac, Thanks for your questions. All the info is on our website. Our tours start at 7pm or 8pm, depending on the day. Right now we have Prohibition City at 7pm on Wed and Sat, and the Lost Souls of Gastown on Fri and... More
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