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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Historic walking tour of Gastown’s dark past
  • Follow the story of the city through one real life tragedy
  • Learn about the days of the Gold Rush
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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
US$ 23.07
Overview
Step into Gastown’s wild history on a haunted walking tour exploring a forgotten plague, Vancouver’s great fire, and a gruesome murder that’s unsolved to this day. Leave the navigation to your guide, who uses storytelling and theater to bring real Vancouver history to life. It’s a unique way to engage with Gastown’s landmarks and top sites.
What to Expect
Meet a storytelling guide in the atmospheric Gastown neighborhood, where you’ll discover the unsolved murder of John Bray, who wandered these very streets for two weeks after being shot three times in the head.

Enjoy a colorful mix of theater and history that’s designed for adult audiences, and firmly rooted in real Vancouver history. Visit the city’s oldest hotel, learn the real story behind the Gastown steam clock, and get a glimpse of how the great fire transformed Vancouver.

You’ll cover each of Gastown’s main landmarks, then end the walk with a dramatic finale in Maple Tree Square, close to top Gastown attractions.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Interesting tour

I enjoyed this tour around Gaston and learning about the history, our guide was a great storyteller.More

Thank TrishaGale
ForbiddenVan, Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi TrishaGale, Thank you for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour, we pride ourselves on our great storytellers. 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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
The wonderful Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

I have just visited my son in Vancouver and we booked a Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour entitled The Lost Souls of Gastown. It's an excellent way to spend 90 minutes! Our storyteller was Rowan Jang and so atmospheric was his story telling that we felt...More

1  Thank 13minnie
ForbiddenVan, Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 13minnie, Thank you for your review of the Lost Souls of Gastown, it sounds like you had an excellent time with Rowan. We're delighted that you would recommend this tour, and I hope that we will see you again on your next trip to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
2 sisters

Have been on a number of walking tours but this was first where escorts took on a person's identify. Made for an interesting and enjoyable tour

Thank michele418
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enjoyable

Our tour guide, Janet. was excellent. The tour was interesting and very well done. The area of Vancouver that we walked through to get to Gastown was embarrassing to those of us on the tour who were staycationing in our own city- dirty and smelled...More

Thank JoTravels2011
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello JoTravels2011, Janet is as you said a superb performer and storyteller! She is absolutely captivating, she encourages audiences to step back into time with her as you walk along the streets of old downtown Vancouver into Gastown listening to tales of the great fire,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Really good fun!

This tour is just excellent. Rowan the storyteller is brilliant! This is a good way to learn some of the history of Gastown and Vancouver in an interesting and fun way. Great activity to do with teens as well. Highly recommended and good fun. Book...More

Thank LooLoo70s
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi girlsnightout130, I'm so happy to hear that you had an excellent time with Rowan on the Lost Souls of Gastown! He'll be so pleased to read your review. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future! Lina F.

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ajdial
17 July 2018|
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Response from Mac C | Reviewed this property |
Yep- not too scary but teasing enough. No super adult themes, though talked about a brothel (sp?) and some murders. I would have taken our girls if they were 9
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daliergl
28 April 2018|
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Response from GaryW3784 |
There was a light rain when we took our tour on May 7th. It actually added another layer to the amazing stories of the Lost Souls.
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