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Forbidden Vancouver

A lost soul
Join your Forbidden Vancouver storyteller on an adventure into our city's dirty history.

On Prohibition City you are an undercover newspaper reporter on Vancouver's oldest & meanest streets & alleyways. See former speakeasies & 'blind pigs'. Discover the truth about LD Taylor, Vancouver's infamous prohibition-era mayor. Find out what happened to Vancouver's most beautiful showgirl & more.

On the Lost Souls of Gastown you adventure into our city's darkest & earliest history. Re-live the devastation of the great fire of 1886. See Vancouver's first bawdy house, first fire station & oldest operating hotel. Discover who really killed John Bray, Vancouver's most notorious unsolved murder.

Check out our website for other one-off tours, special events, photowalks & more.


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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 hrs notice.
Group Policy
Private tours are available & we are generally pretty flexible with regards to timing. Check out our website for info.
Age Restrictions
Forbidden Vancouver walking tours are designed for adults & contain content that may not be appropriate for children. We do not recommend Forbidden Vancouver for under 16's.
Clothing Gear Required
We strongly recommend every guest brings a jacket & umbrella & wears sturdy comfortable footwear. In the spring & fall we recommend a hat, gloves & scarf. In the summer we recommend each guest brings water & sunscreen.
Mobility Restrictions
Wheelchair users can be accommodated with advance notice. Otherwise, each guest must be comfortable being on their feet for at least 90 minutes & be able to walk at a moderate pace.