Discover the jaw-dropping beauty – and sinister stories – of Stanley Park. Behind those majestic forests, picturesque gardens and stunning beaches lies a history of hidden graveyards, shocking crime scenes, and the ghostly lore of Deadman’s Island.
Dark forested trails
Historic totem poles
Bizarre public art work
Notorious crime scenes
Secrets of Deadman’s Island
Stories of the Lions Gate Bridge
The best views in the entire park
Strangeness beneath the famous seawall
Beside the whale fountain outside the entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way.
Stanley Park. It’s almost 1,000 acres of pristine wilderness. Half a million trees including giants hundreds of years old. Eagles soar overhead while salmon, seals and even the occasional whale swim in the surrounding waters. It’s the city of Vancouver’s greatest treasure.
But there’s more to this park than incredible scenery. It’s also been home to crime, riots, persecution, political intrigue, class warfare, logging, hunting, disease, military installations, remarkable public art, ecological catastrophes, secret construction mega-projects, poetry, scandal, and murder.
So discover the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour with Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours –– a whimsical three hours roaming the trails, seawall, sights, and sounds of one of the world’s great urban retreats.
Stanley Park sits atop the Must Do List for just about every visitor to Vancouver — it’s loved by locals too. And it’s easy to see why. Bigger than New York City’s Central Park, framed by water on every side, overlooked by snow-capped mountains, and packed with wildlife.
So here at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours we’ve designed an experience for those who really want to explore Stanley Park. Your expert local guide will take you from the world-famous seawall with glittering vistas of the downtown skyline to dark forested trails home to ghost trees, former crime scenes, and secret cemeteries.
Prices exclude fees and taxes. Student and senior pricing available on all walking tours. Contact us for private tours.