Vancouver History Blog

The Forbidden Vancouver Blog

Flirtatious February: 4 Forbidden Date Nights

February is a month of love and romance — particularly on Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for something a little more interesting than dinner and a movie, then a Forbidden Valentine’s night be just the thing for you and your sweetheart! You can also enjoy a night of adventure this Valentine’s with an urban game from our sister company Vancouver Mysteries.

Valentine’s Weekend: The Forbidden Vancouver Tour

The Forbidden Vancouver Tour

The Forbidden Vancouver Tour

Dates: Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February, 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $25 ($22 for seniors and students)

The Forbidden Vancouver Tour is a returning Vancouver Valentine’s Day favourite! Grab your sweetheart and embark on an adventure through the city’s scandalous past, where tales of showgirls, bathtub gin and bootlegging mob bosses abound. Follow up with dinner and you won’t run short of conversation any time soon.

Learn more about The Forbidden Vancouver Tour and book your tickets now!

Valentine’s Weekend: The Lost Souls of Gastown Tour

The Souls of Gastown Tour

The Lost Souls of Gastown Tour – photo credit Kiri Marr Photography

Dates: Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February, 14, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25 ($22 for seniors and students)

Skip the lovey dovey stuff and immerse yourself in Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history this Valentine’s Day. The Lost Souls of Gastown Tour is filled with stories of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls — alongside the tale of a tragic romance — for an utterly memorable Valentine’s Day experience.

Learn more about The Lost Souls of Gastown Tour and book your tickets now!

Vancouver Mysteries: Couples Competition

Vancouver Mysteries

Vancouver Mysteries

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1 p.m. (Crime in Downtown) and 4 p.m. (Secret Mission)

Tickets: $25 per person
Compete against other couples for the top prize — and bragging rights as top couple — in a fast-paced mystery-solving game oft compared to the Amazing Race. Navigate the streets of downtown Vancouver to find clues, complete challenges and solve the mystery.

With two afternoon game options, Vancouver Mysteries’ Couples Competition makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day activity to precede a romantic dinner or drinks. (Please allow at least two hours time for game play if you plan to make dinner reservations following your game.)

Learn more about Vancouver Mysteries’ Valentine’s Day Couples Competition and book your tickets now!

Heritage Vancouver Secrets of the Penthouse

sPenthouse 45 334x334 for sidebar

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Tickets: $49 ($39 for Heritage Vancouver members)

Explore Vancouver’s most notorious venue with club owner Danny Filippone as your host — and support Heritage Vancouver in the process! All proceeds from our February 2016 Secrets of the Penthouse event go to support Heritage Vancouver – a charity that encourages the community to preserve, restore and appreciate Vancouver’s heritage.

Joining Danny as your guides are historian Aaron Chapman and retired Vancouver Police Department constable Grant McDonald, who raided the club in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Between them, your guides share dirt more closely guarded than Mamma Filippone’s famous meatball recipe. Be prepared to hear the deepest, darkest secrets of Vancouver’s murky underworld past! Complete with a spaghetti dinner and cabaret show, Secrets of the Penthouse is a date night you won’t soon forget.

Learn more about The Secrets of the Penthouse and book your tickets now!