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Address: Tours meet at Cathedral Sq, Dunsmuir & Richards, accross from the Holy Rosary Cathedral., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B2Z5, Canada
Phone Number: 604-839-3126
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Description: Discover Vancouver's dirty history. Now staging acclaimed walking tours...
Discover Vancouver's dirty history. Now staging acclaimed walking tours Prohibition City, Lost Souls of Gastown and special event Secrets of the Penthouse. Our storytellers lead you on an adventure along cobblestone streets and down moonlit alleys to the little-known locations and hidden secrets of Vancouver's past. You'll relive tales of mobsters and bathtub gin, bejewelled showgirls and unsolved Victorian murders.
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Prohibition City Tour

This tour was awesome! Our "reporter" tour guide Nevada was amazing. She had just the right touch of humour, facts, and personality so make it an incredibly interesting and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Stephanie J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

This tour was awesome! Our "reporter" tour guide Nevada was amazing. She had just the right touch of humour, facts, and personality so make it an incredibly interesting and entertaining event. I live in Vancouver but learned so much about the Prohibition era in our city, as well as the history behind buildings, landmarks and history makers. I'd recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Going in not knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised with how the walking tour was presented. It's was phenomenal beginning to end with interesting factual tidbits about Gastown's rich history being told through a fictitious story. Oh how I dreamed of Klondike Kate all night...

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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

Good to hear I am not the only one dreaming of Klondike Kate Wes! (hoping my wife isn't reading this). Glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the review! Will. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Went to this not knowing what to expect but it was amazing. Learned so much of gastowns history and our guide was amazing. Played such a great character. Would definitely recommend for both locals and tourists.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I found out about this tour in the entrainment coupon book. Had a threat time will definitely do it again. Tour host was awesome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As a so-called intrepid reporter, guide Will came through with the perfect combo of history and humor on Prohibition City tour. Taken many of these: NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, SF, but this one ranks right up there. Highly entertaining evening.

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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Barry! I had a great time with you and your group on our tour. Appreciate the comparison to some of the other tours you have been on too. Hope to see you again on one of our tours before too long. Will. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Will was an amazing guide - spitting out facts in a very entertaining fashion and painting a great picture of life in Vancouver at the turn of the 20th century. We look forward to trying some of the other tours.

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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Lucia! I had a great time being your guide yesterday. It was a lovely group - always nice when there's a mix of guests from all over the world, like there was last night. I look forward to seeing you again on one of our tours before too long I hope. All the best, Will. More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went on the Prohibition City tour and had a great time. Will was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We'll definitely look at trying out some of the other tours!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I loved that the guide shadowed up in character complete with spooky lantern. The stories were creepy, entertaining, and enlightening. The walks through old alleyways added to the ambiance. i would definitely recommend The Lost Souls of Gastown to anyone in Vancouver.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a great walking tour of Gastown. We had a private tour with visiting family from Calgary, and despite the fact that we live in Gastown, learned many interesting facts about our neighborhood. Will's engaging performance was informative as well as entertaining! I will be spreading the word to family and friends and hope to get out to the... More 

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Forbidden_Vancouver, Owner at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this review

I had such a wonderful time with you and your family on our tour Judy. I hope your family had a great stay here in Vancouver. Thanks for the review and I hope to see you again on one of our tours, before too long. All the best, Will. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Little did I know that there was so much to Vancouver's formative years until I stumbled across this walking tour. Will did a wonderful job in piquing the group's curiosity with engaging theater performance and group participation. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the seedy and surprising past of a city mainly associated with quality living, as well as its pivotal... More 

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