Forbidden Vancouver regularly joins Roundhouse Radio for Throwback Thursdays, 98.3 on your radio dial. Follow the links below to hear about our walking tours and find out about some of the stories that inspired them.
Forbidden Vancouver’s in-house historian Lani Russwurm talks to Stirling Faux about some of Vancouver’s little known beach history. It’s more exciting than you might think!
Turns out a lot of people know about American prohibition but don’t realize we banned alcohol three years earlier! Will Woods tells Martin Strong all about it.
Will Woods talks about how the Lions Gate Bridge came to be. Who knew there’s a lot of politics that goes into bridge building.
Forbidden Vancouver’s Storyteller-in-Chief Will Woods talks to Martin Strong about the birth of Forbidden Vancouver and its themed tours, including The Forbidden Tour, Secrets of the Penthouse nightclub, Mount Pleasant’s Brewery Creek, and much more.
Will Woods takes on Stanley Park history. Logging the park, the real reason for designating it as a park, evicting Indigenous and other communities that lived there, the war against crows, and where all those grey squirrels came from. Keep an eye out for our brand new Stanley Park tour coming this summer!
Birdie Stewart’s Water Street brothel, Florence “Mother” Mackenzie’s Dupont Street house of ill fame, and shuffling the red light district around early Vancouver. Will Woods on the city’s early prostitution history.