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Explore the Lost Souls of Gastown

history walk

Explore the Lost Souls of Gastown

62 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Explore the Lost Souls of Gastown

history walk

Explore the Lost Souls of Gastown

62 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the terror of a Great Fire that ate up Gastown in minutes, the long forgotten plague of smallpox, and the unsolved murder of John Bray. Designed for adult audiences, the experience is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Your guide is a professional actor, performing in character throughout. Every story is grounded in documented Vancouver history, taken from the city archives. The plot line is woven together as the tragic tale of one person's life, ending in a dramatic finale in Gastown's Maple Tree Square. Every one of Gastown's must-see sites and landmarks is visited on the walk, the oldest hotel, the Gastown Steam Clock, you’ll see how Vancouver looked before and after the Great Fire, explore notorious Gaoler's Mews, and walk down the back alleys of Water Street to famous Maple Tree Square. Do not expect a ghost tour or conventional walking tour – this is a performance experience that will pull you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out…

Your host

Will

Will

We are Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. On the Explore The Lost Souls of Gastown, your guide will be Janet, Eric, Tracy, or Will. Each of us is in love with Vancouver and our work is to share it's remarkable history! Our interests lie in the dark corners of Vancouver's history: the scandals, the secrets, the crimes, the great escapes and the near misses. We dress to look the part and we promise we'll give you an unforgettable experience! We have four more amazing experiences to check out on your visit to Vancouver! Explore Forbidden Vancouver - http://www.airbnb.com/forbiddenvancouver Explore Vancouver LGBTQ2+ History - http://www.airbnb.com/vancouverLGBTQhistory Explore Dark Secrets of Stanley Park - http://www.airbnb.com/darksecretsstanleypark Explore Art Deco +Taste Chocolate - http://www.airbnb.com/artdecoandchocolate

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Where you'll be

We'll meet in front of Holy Rosary Cathedral and I'll invite you to follow me as I relive the Klondike Gold Rush at the Hotel Victorian. As we step deeper into Gastown, we'll visit Water Street, the Gastown Steam Clock, Gaoler's Mews and famous Maple Tree square.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

We run the tours rain or shine, if it is raining, be sure to pack an umbrella and wear your rain boots! There are no bathroom breaks on the tour.
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Explore the Lost Souls of Gastown
62 reviews
€23 / person
62 reviews
€23 / person