In July, Matthew Parsons, reporter of CBC radio show North by Northwest, got a chance to go on special event Forbidden Vancouver walking tour, “The Granville Street Reveal.” This tour took audiences for a trip into Vancouver’s entertainment history and was led by infamous bon vivant and star of Vancouver’s vaudeville stages, (fictional character) Lord Fothrington-Appleby himself!
“The Granville Street Reveal” centered on the city’s entertainment district, aka “Theatre Row” – and included glimpses into the past lives of notable venues such as the Commodore Ballroom and the Orpheum Theatre. It also took a detour off Granville to take audiences behind the scenes at the notorious Penthouse Nightclub.
The Granville Street Reveal had an action-packed run of dates throughout summer 2013. Stay tuned to the Forbidden Vancouver website for future walking tours, activities, and special events celebrating Vancouver history!
CBC show North by Northwest
CBC morning radio show North by Northwest is a staple for many in British Columbia, bringing an eclectic mixture of stories, music and interviews from around the province. The show has a focus on creative British Columbians, spanning everything from performers to musicians to chefs to writers. It’s definitely worth a listen to find out what to do in Vancouver if you’re at a loose end!