The Art Deco & Chocolate Walking Tour

THE ART DECO AND CHOCOLATE TASTING WALKING TOUR

Saunter through Downtown Vancouver of the 1920s and 1930s to discover the riveting stories (Glamour! Intrigue! Deceit!) behind the city’s best Art Deco architecture, all while sampling decadent delicacies from the finest chocolatiers in town.

 

THIS WALKING TOUR IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO THE CHALLENGES IN MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE CONFINED SPACES THE TOUR ACCESSES. SHOULD GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS EASE OVER SUMMER 2020 THEN WE HOPE TO REOPEN THIS WALKING TOUR. STAY TUNED!

On this walking tour you’ll discover…

Scandal at the Vogue Theatre

Vaudeville at the old Orpheum

Murder of an Art Gallery architect

The rise of Art Deco in the roarin’ twenties

Vancouver’s most beautiful heritage buildings

(And the bootleggers and chancers who built them)

The secret Art Deco interior of the Hotel Vancouver

The Commodore Ballroom’s prohibition supper club

Decadence and financial strife at the Marine Building

World class chocolate tastings (included)

And more!

Currently on hold
10 AM – 12:30 PM
$50

Prices do not include fees and taxes. Student and senior pricing available on all tours. Contact us for private tours.

Flexible cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your booking for any reason you can request a date exchange or a full refund, provided you let us know at least 24 hours before your tour start time. You can do so by emailing us at [email protected] or calling our 24 hour call centre at 604 227 7570. If you contact us less than 24 hours before the start of your tour, we will give you a credit that can be applied to any of our experiences.

MEET OUR ART DECO AND CHOCOLATE TASTING WALKING TOUR GUIDES

A TASTE OF THE TOUR

Explore Art Deco in Downtown Vancouver

Join us on a walk to explore downtown Vancouver’s Art Deco beauties — from the streamlined sophistication of the Vogue Theatre, to the minarets and mosaics of the Commodore Ballroom, to the ornate decadence of the Marine Building, and much more in between! It’s your chance to unlock the history of these remarkable buildings.

On your Art Deco architecture walking tour you’ll hear how Art Deco swept out of Paris in the 1920s and took North America by storm. It’s the story of how war, technology, immigration, fashion, social upheaval, and archeology succeeded in tearing up the rule book on architecture.

Enjoy Vancouver’s finest chocolate on your way!

How do you improve on 2.5 hours exploring Vancouver’s remarkable Art Deco history and architecture with a professional Forbidden Vancouver storyteller as your guide? Add chocolate!

On the tour you’ll visit two legendary Vancouver chocolatiers who serve up locally-made hand-crafted chocolate at its finest. And you’ll hear first hand why Vancouver is making a name for itself in the international chocolate scene. Chocolate tastings are included in your ticket price.

MEETING PLACE

Outside the Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville Street, downtown Vancouver