The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour

Explore Vancouver’s dirtiest Prohibition-era secrets. From mobsters and rum runners to corrupt politicians and opium dens, this historical walking tour winds through Gastown’s and downtown Vancouver’s most historic streets and alleyways – and most illicit stories.

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, 646 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A3 Canada

    The walking tour begins at the Holy Rosary Cathedral, downtown.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Victory Square, 150 Hastings St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1G8 Canada

    Victory Square is home to some of Vancouver's finest heritage buildings, including the Dominion Building and the Sun Tower. It's also a perfect place to discover some of Vancouver's juiciest history!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gastown, Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7 Canada

    The tour wraps up on the cobblestone streets of Gastown, the historic centre of Vancouver.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Dominion Building, 207 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7, Canada

    Hear about the tallest building in town in 1910!

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Mobi Bike Share, 441-499 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4, Canada
    Return Detail :
    Maple Tree Square, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Forbidden Vancouver

Activity ID: V-12146P1

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