Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour


  • Leave the Vancouver tourist trail and walk on paths through old-growth forests

  • Learn the stories behind Deadman’s Island and the lost village of Whoi Whoi

  • Take pictures of the strangest and most off-beat art in the park

  • Start and end at a central point with plenty of time to sightsee


Meet your guide and storyteller for the afternoon at a central meeting point, and get ready to learn the secrets of Stanley Park. Take a hidden path to the seawall, where you’re treated to views of Coal Harbour and hear the chilling tale of Deadman’s Island. A quick break gives you time to see authentic First Nations totem poles before returning to the secret side of the park. Tales of a forgotten cemetery, a lost village, and Stanley Park’s most notorious crime compete for interest with the public art you pass, as you stroll past centuries-old trees that have grown in the park since the time before Captain Vancouver sailed up the Burrard Inlet. Having seen a part of Vancouver even locals may have missed, your tour ends back at your starting point.

Tour info

2 hours
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Why take this tour?

See Stanley Park in a way few tourists ever get to see it. This narrated walking tour of one of Vancouver’s best-loved spots gives you a look at secluded paths, a famous totem pole, weird and wonderful public art, tragic tales from history, and a visit to what remains of a village that was almost lost to the passage of time.

What’s included?

  • Local guide

  • Fully narrated

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h

  • 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

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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