Art Deco Architecture & Chocolate Walking Tour

Explore Vancouver’s Art Deco history and architecture

On the way you’ll sample some of the city’s finest chocolate

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  • Explore Art Deco history in Vancouver.
  • Hear how wars, fashion, technology, and immigration shaped early twentieth century Vancouver.
  • Visit the city’s most iconic Art Deco buildings: Commodore Ballroom, Vogue Theatre, Gotham Steakhouse, Power Block, and the jaw-dropping Marine Building.
  • Sample some of Vancouver’s finest chocolate at two award winning chocolatiers. Samples included in ticket price.

Quick Facts

  • Cost: $41/45
  • When: Thurs & Sat
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Start time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Dates: Apr – Nov, 2018
  • Start: Outside the Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St.
  • Finish: Marine Building – 355 Burrard St.
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Explore Art Deco in Vancouver

Vancouver is often touted as a modern West Coast paradise – don’t get us wrong, it really is – but what most people don’t know is that nestled between the glossy new skyscrapers is a whole lot of history.

On your Art Deco architecture walking tour you’ll hear how Art Deco swept out of Paris in the 1920s and took North America by storm. It’s the story of how war, technology, immigration, fashion, social upheaval, and archeology succeeded in tearing up the rule book on architecture.

Downtown Vancouver hosts some Art Deco beauties – from the streamlined sophistication of the Vogue Theatre, to the ornate decadence of the Marine Building, and much more in between! On the walking tour you’ll unlock the history of these remarkable buildings.

You’ll also visit artist Alan Storey’s gigantic pendulum, the Hotel Vancouver, and the Vancouver Art Gallery – they ain’t Art Deco but they do have a story to tell!

Sample Vancouver’s finest chocolate!

How do you improve on 2.5 hours exploring Vancouver’s remarkable Art Deco history and architecture with a professional Forbidden Vancouver storyteller as your guide? Add chocolate!

On the tour you’ll visit two legendary Vancouver chocolatiers that serve up locally made chocolate at its finest. Chocolate samples are included in your ticket price. And you’ll hear first hand why Vancouver is making a name for itself in the international chocolate scene!

Feature image above credit Suzanne Rushton.