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AWARD WINNING WALKING TOURS

Discover our award winning Vancouver walking tours. As featured by the CBC, Vancouver Sun, BBC, Sunday Times, and Daily Hive. We’ve received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year 2012-2023 and we’re winners of the City of Vancouver Heritage Award Medal of Honour!

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DISCOVER OUR 5-STAR EXPERIENCES

Join us and see why 3,000+ visitors and locals rated us 5-stars on TripAdvisor and Google

THE LOST SOULS OF GASTOWN TOUR

Walk cobblestone streets and immerse yourself in the dramatic sagas of historic Victorian-era Gastown. Stories of deadly fire, smallpox, and murder emerge from the shadows in this unique performance theatre experience.

DAILY 7 PM + THURS – SAT 8PM | $33

THE HIDDEN HISTORY & SWEET TREATS TOUR

Explore Vancouver’s most famous heritage buildings and hear their tales of jealousy, fortune, corruption and irresistible glamour. Enjoy gourmet treats at award winning chocolatiers and bakeries, and experience a private viewing inside the Marine Building.

SAT & SUN 11 AM + VICTORIA DAY | $69
DAILY TOURS STARTING IN JUNE

THE FORBIDDEN VANCOUVER TOUR

Discover Vancouver’s dirtiest Prohibition-era secrets and illicit stories as you wander Gastown’s most historic streets. Hear tales of rum-runners, riots, mobsters, and crooks. What happened when the Dry Squad fought the bootleggers?
 
FRI 10 AM, SAT 7:30 PM, SUN 4 PM | $33

THE REALLY GAY HISTORY TOUR

Celebrate love with a raucous chronicle of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community on a stroll through the vibrant and historic Davie Village. Discover the unsung queer heroes who who forever changed the social fabric of our city.

SUNDAY 10 AM | $33
+TUESDAY 10AM STARTING IN JUNE

THE DARK SECRETS OF STANLEY PARK TOUR

Explore the breathtaking beauty and intriguing tales of Stanley Park. Beyond the lush forests and beautiful beaches, lies a story of forced evictions, hidden treasures, and the eerie legend of Deadman’s Island.

SAT 4 PM | $33

ARRANGE A PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

Bring your friends, family, or team on a private walking tour with a Forbidden Vancouver Storyteller as your guide. Choose from our most popular walking tours.

FROM $30 PER GUEST

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Which walking tour should I take?

Our most popular experience is the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour, for its originality and drama. Think of it like a one-person roaming play, led by a professional actor through the streets, history, and legends of Victorian-era Gastown.

Beyond that, explore our tour pages and see what appeals to you! Every tour covers a different theme and is led by an incredible storyteller who will both entertain and enlighten you. Take one of our walking tours and we promise you’ll never see Vancouver the same way again!

Do I have to book in advance?

Yes, you’ll need to book online to reserve your spot. You can book your tour right here on our website. Please don’t turn up hoping to pay cash! To ensure the best experience for everyone in the group, we have a strict upper limit on our tour group size, and we hate to turn people away.

Can I buy my ticket cheaper on another site?

We guarantee our website has the lowest prices for our walking tours. Beware reseller sites that display their prices in $USD to appear cheaper than they really are.

How long are the tours?

Our walking tours vary in length from 90 minutes to 2.5 hours, depending on the walking tour. Please allow up to an extra 15 mins in time to allow for unforeseen delays, questions, or conversations on the tour!

Check the FAQs on each page for specific tour lengths.

What do I need to bring?

On a warm day you may want to bring a sun hat, sunglasses, and a bottle of water. For the cooler months we recommend a rain jacket and sturdy footwear.

We recommend wearing footwear you’ll be comfortable in for a couple hours.

Does my guide accept gratuities?

Absolutely! Our guides accept cash or cards (via a portable Square device). If you enjoyed your guide’s performance then a tip is greatly appreciated.

How do I leave a review or provide feedback on my experience?

5 star reviews mean a lot to our small company! We’d love you to leave us a review on google.

If you had anything but a 5 star experience, we’d like to hear from you and make it right. Please email us at [email protected].

What if I need to cancel my tour?

We have a flexible cancellation policy! You can request a date exchange or full refund on your ticket purchase for any of our walking tours, provided you give at least 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled tour departure time.

If your scheduled tour start time is less than 24 hours away, you can request a date exchange or a credit that can be applied to any of our experiences.

To request a date exchange or refund email us at [email protected].

Note that sales for special events are final.