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Forbidden Vancouver storyteller Stephanie Liatopoulos

Forbidden Vancouver welcomes two new storytellers!

The Forbidden Vancouver family is growing once again with our new season upon us.

We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie Liatopoulos on board as a storyteller for the Lost Souls of Gastown!

Forbidden Vancouver storyteller Stephanie Liatopoulos

Stephanie is a graduate of the Capilano University Musical Theatre Program. Currently, she is a Music Director at Lindbjerg Academy. When she isn’t teaching, you can find her performing at The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre or working on her next show with her company DramaNatrix Productions. Her most memorable role yet won her the 2010 Ovation Award for Best Supporting Female as Saraghina in NINE.

We asked Stephanie a few questions:

Where are you from, and how long have you lived in Vancouver?

I was born and raised in Ontario, but have lived in Vancouver for 16 years.

What interested you in working for Forbidden Vancouver?

I get paid to talk! I love being a host and interacting with locals and tourists – to leave a lasting impression on their experience.

What are you most excited about in your new position as a Forbidden Vancouver storyteller?

To work outside, meet new people, and teach locals about history they never knew!

What’s the best bit of Vancouver history you’ve learned since joining Forbidden Vancouver?

Everything about the Hotel Victorian. I’ve walked past it so many times but never realized how stunning it is!

What’s your favourite thing to do in Vancouver?

Parade of the Lost Souls. Coincidence? I think not!

What’s your favourite spot in Vancouver?

The Storm Crow – I love board games!

If a tourist asked you advice, what would you insist they do while visiting Vancouver? (Other than an Forbidden Vancouver walking tour!)

Eat at Burgoo! Then go to Cloud 9 (the revolving restaurant at 1400 Robson street) for a fancy drink and take in the rotating view for an hour.

But wait…there’s more new season news!

In other exciting news, the lovely Nevada Yates Robart – who started as a guide for Prohibition City last season – will be adding the Lost Souls of Gastown to her Forbidden Vancouver repertoire.

Forbidden Vancouver storyteller Nevada Yates-Robart

Here’s what she had to say about it:

What are you most excited about in taking on the Lost Souls of Gastown?

I’m excited to explore the darker tone of the Lost Souls tour and soak in the eerie vibe of Gastown at night. I’m also looking forward to representing an earlier time period in Vancouver’s history…I’m a Victorian at heart.

What’s the best bit of Vancouver history you’ve learned since starting this tour?

The stories about the Great Fire terrify and fascinate me. I’m so sad we lost what Gastown once was…but I’m glad some great pictures have survived.

Come catch both Stephanie and Nevada this season, thrilling our guests on the Lost Souls of Gastown!