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Discover Vancouver's dirty history. Now staging acclaimed walking tours Prohibition City, Lost Souls of Gastown and special event Secrets of the Penthouse. Your storyteller will lead you on an adventure along cobblestone streets and down moonlit alleys to the little-known locations and hidden secrets of Vancouver's past. You'll relive tales of mobsters and bathtub gin, bejewelled showgirls and unsolved Victorian murders.


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Months of Operation

Please note:  We stage walking tours April through November. Some of our special events also run over the winter, such as Secrets of the Penthouse.

Amenities & Facilities *

Accessible Facilities
* charges may apply

Policies & Restrictions

Cancellation Policy
Tour tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, we can reschedule your tour date with 24 hours notice.
Group Policy
We offer private tours for groups of four or more. Visit our website for further details.
Age Restrictions
Forbidden Vancouver walking tours are designed for adults and contain content that may not be appropriate for children. We do not recommend Forbidden Vancouver for under 16s.
Clothing Gear Required
We strongly recommend every guest brings a jacket and umbrella and wears sturdy comfortable footwear. In the spring and fall we recommend a hat, gloves and scarf. In the summer we recommend each guest brings water and sunscreen.
Mobility Restrictions
Guests must be comfortable being on their feet for at least 90 minutes and be able to walk at a moderate pace. Wheelchair users can be accommodated with advance notice.
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