Vancouver, Canada

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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English


Discover Vancouver’s bootlegging, rum-running, prohibition past on a 90-minute walking tour through Victory Square and Gastown. Visit landmark buildings and historic sites as your guide brings the past to life with stories of the corrupt politicians, mob bosses and showgirls that ruled the city’s dark side. Hear how the city bloomed from a frontier outpost to a cosmopolitan hotspot, and finish your walk in Gastown, where speakeasies and gambling dens have been given way to chic restaurants and hip bars.
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

I would not recommend this tour. The guide was excellent and made Vancouver history come alive but walking thru dirty streets with homeless people, drugged out teenagers and someone urinating 50 feet from out group is not my idea of a good time. Oh, did I mention needles on the side walk where we stopped to listen to our guide. This tour is a bust.

, May 2018

Guide Glenn Tkach did an excellent job leading this informative and entertaining tour.

, Oct 2017

The most professional guide ever. Tour was well organized and very informative. Highly recommend.

, Oct 2017

Excellent tour! The pace was perfect, lots of information and great sights.

, Sep 2017

This was a fabulous tour! Our guide, Glenn, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city and presented the material with both stories and historic photographs. I'm a Vancouverite and learned something new! I'm going to look into the other tours that Forbidden Vancouver offers and do those as well. This tour was well worth it and I would recommend it to both visitors and locals!

, Aug 2017

The Guide really made this very fun and informative.

, Aug 2017

Great tour for what Roxanne had to work with. There is some that she could not tell you about as they don't know exactly what happened. Enjoy the tour and Roxanne was very polite and respectful

, Aug 2017

Excellent guide Roxanne enthusiastic and knowledgeable!

, May 2017

So Much Fun..and Educational, too!! I had a free evening alone in Gastown and wanted to stay in the area until about 10 pm so this
Tour fit the bill. Leonard, our guide, was an excellent speaker and quite knowledgeable about both Vancouver Past and Present. I felt safe in his group, especially when he offered to walk me to my bus stop after the tour. I can't wait to take my whole family on his Tour when we return to Gastown. Thanks, Leonard, for a highly enjoyable evening and wonderful memories of Gastown!

, Nov 2016

Great introduction to some of the details of life way back then in Vancouver. Energetic and interactive with relevant commentary throughout and led by a knowledgeable guide and a steady pace so all could keep up. Meeting point is a little vague and not necessarily somewhere I'd like to hang around by myself for too long. Overall really enjoyable and educational.

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