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Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Buro The Espresso Bar , 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.

Maple Tree Square , 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
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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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Spooky Fun
Alex_G
, Nov 2021
Sandra was a fantastic guide and story teller. We loved walking around Vancouver with her and would recommend to anyone looking for a spooky night!
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Very enjoyable
Shannon_B
, Nov 2021
Our guide, Allison, was very good. She never broke character and was very knowledgeable. I truly enjoyed getting to learn about the city this way
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Funny and informative.
Leah_M
, Oct 2021
Such a great tour! Informative and funny!!! “George” was our tour operator and we loved him! Such a great tour of Gastown and got to learn some cool things.
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Awesome performance!
Kathryn_G
, Oct 2021
The guide was a good actor bringing the story to life! Very good fun way to learn a bit of history that will certainly be remembered
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Had a Gas in Gastown
Michael_B
, Oct 2021
Our guide was so engaging, did a terrific job of both educating and entertaining and was one of the best walking tour leaders we've ever followed. Easy to hear, great pace and handled a large group with ease. Would highly recommend this fun tour.
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We had a wonderful time...
Hayley_A
, Oct 2021
We had a wonderful time exploring downtown Vancouver on the Lost Souls tour. It was fun, a little spooky, and the right combination of history mixed with flair to make it a very entertaining evening! We would recommend it to anyone !
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THE REAL LOST SOULS
Williamj_B
, Oct 2021
The your guide was a good actor. Loved learning all the history of Vancouver.Scary how many real lost souls we saw can't believe the amt of drug addicts and homeless sleeping in the alley injecting drugs right beside us. This is definitely not for children
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The sound of the famous ...
Lyubomira_S
, Sep 2021
The sound of the famous steam clock is unique I definitely recommend the full 1.5 hours experience. Our guide Eric was amazing. His is not just a guide but also a great actor.
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Gastown History
Payton_M
, Sep 2021
My boyfriend and I went on a trip towards the end of August and Wow! I booked this excursion to compliment my love for theatre and his enjoyment of history. IT WAS SPOT ON!! I did not know what to expect and this tour ended up being one of our highlights from the whole trip. Janet our "lost soul" was in character the entire time and very informative. All the stories you just could not help but be captivated and engaged the entire time. The walking was not bad at all as the locations were fairly close to one another. I definitely recommend taking this tour to appreciate the history of where you are staying. Again cannot emphasize enough how amazing Janet was!! Lots of love from the Alberta Disney couple~
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History through theatre
IanPaul_M
, Sep 2021
Great tour telling the history of Vancouver, with a few little extras for dramatisation purposes! Our guide Tracey was engaging, knowledgeable and interesting.

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