The Art Deco & Chocolate Walking Tour

This holiday season join us for a stroll through downtown Vancouver of the 1920s and 30s. You’ll hear the stories (Glamour! Intrigue! Scandal!) behind some of Vancouver’s most stylish historic buildings, each now decorated with Christmas cheer! This tour includes chocolate tastings at two of the city’s finest chocolatiers, along with a cup of warming hot chocolate. What better way to experience Christmas in Vancouver!

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!

+ EXTRA DATES NOV 28, DEC 26, DEC 27, JAN 2, JAN 3
10 AM – 1 PM


Outside the Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville Street, downtown Vancouver



Explore Art Deco in Downtown Vancouver

Join us for a walking tour on 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!

How do you improve on three hours exploring Vancouver’s remarkable Art Deco history and architecture with a professional Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours 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.

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Prices exclude fees and taxes. Student and senior pricing available on all walking tours. Contact us for private tours.