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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Leave the Vancouver tourist trail and walk on paths through old-growth forests
  • Learn the stories behind Deadman’s Island and the lost village of Whoi Whoi
  • Take pictures of the strangest and most off-beat art in the park
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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
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Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
US$ 26.30
Overview

See Stanley Park in a way few tourists ever get to see it. This narrated walking tour of one of Vancouver’s best-loved spots gives you a look at secluded paths, a famous totem pole, weird and wonderful public art, tragic tales from history, and a visit to what remains of a village that was almost lost to the passage of time.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and storyteller for the afternoon outside the Vancouver Aquarium, and get ready to learn the secrets of Stanley Park. Take a hidden path to the seawall, where you’re treated to views of Coal Harbour and hear the chilling tale of Deadman’s Island.

A quick break gives you time to see authentic First Nations totem poles before returning to the secret side of the park. Tales of a forgotten cemetery, a lost village, and Stanley Park’s most notorious crime compete for interest with the public art you pass, as you stroll past centuries-old trees that have grown in the park since the time before Captain Vancouver sailed up the Burrard Inlet.

Having seen a part of Vancouver even locals may have missed, your tour ends back at your starting point.

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Reviews (20)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great walking tour

Decided to sign up for the secrets of Stanley Park walking tour as I was on my own in the city for the weekend. Glenn (with 2 n's!) was a great guide, he was so knowledgeable. I found out so much about the park and...More

Thank linzlonglegs
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello linzlonglegs, It sounds like you had a lovely time with Glenn with 2 n's on you Secrets of Stanley Park walking tour. We certainly do cover a fair bit of ground in Stanley Park, and do recommend comfortable footwear and plenty of water! Please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Enjoy nature with a storyteller

Roxanne was an excellent guide for our Stanley Park tour. She is clearly passionate about the park and Vancouver's history (and present). She was entertaining and informative. You could walk around the park yourself or you could see the highlights with some good stories to...More

Thank wittywhit211
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi wittywhit211, Thanks for the review of the Secrets of Stanley Park! Roxanne is a most passionate storyteller, she absolutely loves to share Vancouver history with guests of Forbidden Vancouver. She will be so pleased to read you read your review! We hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great informative tour and a ton of fun!

Glenn was awesome as our tour guide! he was well informed, answered all of our questions and made it feel like we were a group of friends. I would recommend this tour to anyone old or new to Stanley Park, you are bound to learn...More

Thank TarekElbanhawy
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello TarekElbanhawy, Thanks for the review of Secrets of Stanley Park. Glenn is indeed a welcoming storyteller and guide who invites guests to step back into history with him as you learn, laugh and enjoy the sunshine! Hopefully we'll see you again soon, Lina F.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful and Informative!

Roxanne, our tour guide, had a passion and interest for Vancouver history that came through the entire length of the tour. From learning about the mistreatment of the local Squamish population to the functionality of the 9 o'clock Gun, I couldn't wait to hear what...More

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

Hello John F, Thanks for the review of Secrets of Stanley Park! Roxanne is a fabulous storyteller, she has such a way of sharing stories that makes you feel as though you've stepped back into time with her. I agree completely, Stanley Park is such...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018
One of the best things to do in vancouver

Loved this tour. I am from vancouver and liked learning these interesting things Also the walk thru the park was lovely

Thank lizandme
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