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Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Get a glimpse into Vancouver’s rough and rowdy past on a walking tour of the historic Gastown neighborhood. Hear haunting tales of the city’s darkest days, when fires, smallpox and gold dust fever swept through the frontier outpost. Visit the neighborhood’s landmarks and historic sites as your guide evokes the thieves, hustlers and vagabonds that made the west so wild.
  • Gothic theater adventure in Vancouver
  • Recount the Great Fire of 1886, smallpox outbreaks, and Vancouver’s most shocking unsolved murder
  • Visit Gastown’s most famous sites, the Steam Clock, Gassy Jack statue, Byrne’s Block, Hotel Europe and Maple Tree Square
  • Weave through the back streets, alleyways and secret spaces of Gastown
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Departure Point

356 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6, Canada

Meet outside Buro Coffee at 356 Water St. in Gastown. Close to Waterfront Skytrain and Seabus Station.

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Return Details

Maple Tree Square, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The walking tour ends in Maple Tree Square, Gastown, in the heart of Vancouver's restaurant and bar scene. The start point is just an easy 10 minute walk back, and the guide can provide a map and directions if needed.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Our tours are designed for adult audiences and do contain some references to adult themes. Our age recommendation is 14+ but certainly children aged 10+ can attend and enjoy our walking tours if parents are comfortable with their children hearing mature subject matter.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Forbidden Vancouver

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What is the maximum group size during Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour.

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George of Gastown
, Sep 2021
Eric brought to life the late 1800s Vancouver. I loved how immersed he was in character. Transported us back in time. 5 stars
A must do tour!
, Sep 2021
What a great tour. We had Eric as our guide and he was amazing. He was fun, funny, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. He took us to some great sights in Vancouver and we learned a lot. I definitely recommend this tour don’t miss it!
Brings the history of the city to life.
, Sep 2021
Amazing guide and overall tour experience. Loved every minute. It helps bring the city’s history to life.
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A must do activity
, Sep 2021
Absolutely amazing from start yo the end. Alison is a fantastic story teller and very informative when it comes to history. I regret booking this activity on my last day before leaving Vancouver ! What a great experience !
Interesting Gastown History
, Sep 2021
I lived in Gastown for a couple years and didn’t know anything about the history of the area until I took this tour. It was so interesting, informative, and our tour guide, Tracy, played her character so well! My girlfriend and I both loved our experience.
Me and my friends really...
, Aug 2021
Me and my friends really enjoyed our walking tour with Eric. Wait, it was not a tour, it was a real performance! Eric did an amazing job impersonating his character and shared stories in a very engaging way. When we were walking from one location to another, he made sure everyone was safe and managed to find quieter spots so that everyone could hear him well. It is easily one of the best tours I've been to.
, Aug 2021
The story was completely immersive and amazingly done. Felt like we were right there with the character! Absolutely would go again in a heartbeat. Everyone needs to do this tour!
Allison is worth every second you spend with her.
, Aug 2021
A Victorian era story of Vancouver told by an excellent orator. Engaging and entertaining, enthusiasm encouraged!! Enjoy it but be prepared to walk a bit.
Affordable Entertainment
, Aug 2021
It was a interesting way to spend a night. I had in mind more ghost stories but it was really just a lesson in history. A fair amount of walking (yes I realize it’s a walking tour) longer than I thought, 2hrs. I should have worn better shoes.
Spooky History
, Aug 2021
Tracey/Sarah did an excellent job. It was very interesting and she made the material very engaging!!

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