Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

Highlights

  • Historic walking tour of Gastown’s dark past

  • Follow the story of the city through one real life tragedy

  • Learn about the days of the Gold Rush

  • Get a unique perspective on Vancouver history

Summary

Meet a storytelling guide in the atmospheric Gastown neighborhood, where you’ll discover the unsolved murder of John Bray, who wandered these very streets for two weeks after being shot three times in the head. Enjoy a colorful mix of theater and history that’s designed for adult audiences, and firmly rooted in real Vancouver history. Visit the city’s oldest hotel, learn the real story behind the Gastown steam clock, and get a glimpse of how the great fire transformed Vancouver. You’ll cover each of Gastown’s main landmarks, then end the walk with a dramatic finale in Maple Tree Square, close to top Gastown attractions.

Tour info

Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Step into Gastown’s wild history on a haunted walking tour exploring a forgotten plague, Vancouver’s great fire, and a gruesome murder that’s unsolved to this day. Leave the navigation to your guide, who uses storytelling and theater to bring real Vancouver history to life. It’s a unique way to engage with Gastown’s landmarks and top sites.

What’s included?

  • Local guide

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 1h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Please note: We will be contact tracing using email addresses or provided phone number. Contact information will not be used for marketing purposes.

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

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About operator:

Peek beneath Vancouver’s sparkling surface to uncover a hidden history of dark crime, outrageous intrigue, and filthy scandal. Roam the city with our expert guides in these one-of-a-kind walking tours, and hear the scintillating stories of Vancouver’s secret past. Now staging the Forbidden Vancouver Tour, the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour, and the Really Gay History Tour.

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