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Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

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Discover Vancouver's deepest secrets on a Forbidden Vancouver walking tour. Now staging the Forbidden Tour, the Lost Souls of Gastown, Secrets of Stanley Park, and Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Dunsmuir Street | corner of Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6B, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An engaging and informative tour! I was visiting my brother in Vancouver for the first time and this was a great way to get to know some of the history of the city and learn about the architecture. Will was an awesome guide! Will definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lori C
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Lori C, Thank you for the fabulous review of our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Walking Tour! Will has a way of making anyone feel as though they're exploring Vancouver with an old friend. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and learned a bit about the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the forbidden tour, at night, and it was great. The host, Rowan, was very knowledgeable and very into the history, making it come alive with pictures and stories. We would definitely recommend this tour.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tylerb256
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello tylerb256, Thank you for the great review of the Forbidden Tour with Rowan. He is a wonderful storyteller with plenty of knowledge, we're so lucky to have him on the team! Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you again on your...More

Reviewed December 17, 2018

This proved to be a great way to spend a couple of hours, especially being on foot, which always enables one to gain a better "feel" for a city. There were "unforbidden" bits too which meant that you came a way far better infrmed about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Hi RAFwherever- Thanks for your review of your Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour! It sounds like you had a delightful time exploring Vancouver's hidden history and secrets of our past. I hope that you will visit us again the next time you are in Vancouver to...More

Reviewed December 12, 2018

This is my 4th time taking my gr. 12's on this trip and as always it was fantastic. The guides are always top notch and do a great job of engaging my sometimes shy students. It is so great that a company is promoting the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suzanne U
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Hello Suzanne, Thank you so much for your lovely review and continued support of our Walking Tours! We love to share the history of our with the next generation of Vancouverites, it is such fun revealing the secrets that lie in the streets they know...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

learned alot of the surprising past of the region and how it still carries on today-a colorful past for sure-well worth the detailsMore

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bstreamw
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Hello bstreamw, Thank you for your review of the Forbidden Tour! There is definitely a colourful past here in Vancouver. We always strive to give our guests a 5-star experience, so if there is any feedback you have on how we can improve our experience,...More

Reviewed December 9, 2018

There are lots of things going on in a city and Art Deco is not only the beauty of the architecture and decoration of a building, it is also the history of how and why it was built the way it is and the people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sil M
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Hello Sil M, Thanks for the great review of the Art Deco and Chocolate tasting Tour! We certainly love to share those lesser known stories behind Vancouver's Art Deco gems. It was such an interesting era! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018

Highly recommended! This is a very creative way to learn about the history of Vancouver. It is appropriate for newcomers and experienced history buffs. Our guide, Janet Glassford, was a compelling combination of an actor, a teacher, and a storyteller. The timing and depth were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ronald R
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Hello Ronald R, Thank you for the fabulous review of the Lost Souls of Gastown! We certainly agree that Janet is a compelling performer and storyteller, we're so lucky to have her on our team. We hope that you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver, and...More

Reviewed November 27, 2018

We were highly entertained by Lenard (without an "o") for our 2 hour trip. He really knew his stuff. The tour was great and we would recommend it to everyone. It does say something that the bit we remember the most is seeing an empty...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stacey G
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Hi Stacey, Thank you for your review of Lenard's tours, he certainly is a very talented storyteller! There certainly is rich history in unexpected places along our tour route, as tour guides we strive to help guests to see the story hidden in seemingly ordinary...More

Reviewed November 27, 2018

Really interesting information, coupled with our guide Hamon whose delivery was on-point. We walked at a leisure pace, roughly a block (or less) between each stop, where we then gathered to listen, laugh and learn. I look forward to trying one of their other tours.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MonLyKa
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Hi MonLyKa, Thank you for your review of your Forbidden Tour! Our tour routes are designed to pack the most hidden history onto each walk at a leisurely pace. I do hope that we'll see you again soon to check out one of our other...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Our host, Aman (hope I spelled it right, rhymes with Salmon), last name “5 stars” knocked it out of the park!!! We learned so much about the city and it’s seedy, historical underbelly. Highly recommended to locals and all new friends to the city. What...More

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ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Hi Leroythefish, Thank you for your 5 star review of your tour with Aman (you did indeed spell it right!) I'm delighted you enjoyed your tour of the hidden side of Vancouver's history and I hope you'll come back again soon to check out The...More

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JoAnn W
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Will W | Property representative |
Hi JoAnn! We're a bit unsure what you mean by your question. All our guides are thoroughly trained and the group stays together throughout our walking tours. Would you be able to provide any more detail, or outline any... More
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GerriR16
April 1, 2018|
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Hi Gerri! This is Will, here the company owner. Thanks for your interest in our walking tours! Our tours are definitely more standing than walking. And the walking is at a moderate pace. Hope this helps. Any other... More
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JoandBarry
January 14, 2018|
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Hi Joan and Barry - at the time of writing we're not offering a discount for booking multiple tours, but we do run special offers at times during the year. Please check out our website for more info!
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