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.
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)
Outside the Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville Street, 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.
How do you improve on 2.5 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.
Prices exclude fees and taxes. Student and senior pricing available on all walking tours. Contact us for private tours.