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“Excellent performance based tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours
Tours meet at Cathedral Sq, Dunsmuir & Richards, accross from the Holy Rosary Cathedral., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B2Z5, Canada
604-839-3126
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Ranked #7 of 144 Activities in Vancouver
Type: Walking tours
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Owner description: 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.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent performance based tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We loved it! Charming and talented tour guide, and very interesting historical content. Lived here my whole life and went to places I've never, learned things that I certainly wasn't aware of about our city.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fun and Interesting Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I was lucky enough to join the Walking tour on Wednesday October 24th. Our Guide was super knowledgable and enthusiastic and I visited parts of Vancouver I didn't know existed. Despite the cold and the drizzle, we had lots of fun and wouldtotally recommend the Tour!

Visited October 2012
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Victoria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A unique experience and very entertaining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I've been on many walking tours and Forbidden Vancouver leaves an impression. It's like watching a one-person show while exploring a fantastic area of the city. You learn a lot about the history and have fun doing it!

Visited October 2012
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North Vancouver, Canada
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“Lost souls of Gastown is a winner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We joined some friends on this special night time tour of Gastown and surrounding area and were not disappointed. The tour was lead by a very 'spirited' character who was very engaging and created a great experience. A great chance to hear about some unique history of the city that I call home.

Visited October 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was a great way to spend Saturday night on my weekend trip to Vancouver. Will does a great job transporting the group back to a time when life in the city was quite a bit different than today. It's not just a bunch of random stories strung together. What makes it interesting and compelling is that the character he plays is connected in some way to most of the stories told. Definitely a unique approach compared to the tours I've taken in other cities. It felt like a history lesson and theatre performance all rolled into one - not to be missed!

Visited October 2012
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