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  2. British Columbia
  3. Vancouver
  4. Gastown

Vancouver: City Secrets Guided Tour

Product ID: 217680
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See a side of Vancouver you never knew existed. Delve into Vancouver's darkest history on a walking tour packed with the city’s most scandalous prohibition era stories.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Vancouver's infamous Prohibition-era history
  • Visit city landmarks that are featured in the sordid tales shared by your guide
  • End the tour in the famous Gastown district and discover why Vancouver is "no Sunday School town"
Full description
Begin the story at Cathedral Square across from the Holy Rosary Cathedral and step back in time to 1917, when prohibition arrived in British Columbia. Your guide will share the tales of the villains, crooked politicians, and mobsters that ruled the city in the roaring twenties when the saloon doors swung closed and Vancouver became a den of illicit booze, crime, and vice.

As you walk past ornate heritage buildings, down narrow alleyways unchanged in over a hundred years, and along historic streets once teeming with bawdy houses, opium dens, and blind pigs, you’ll discover a unique perspective on Vancouver’s history. 

Finish the walking tour on the cobblestone streets of Maple Tree Square, surrounded by Gastown's most talked about bars and restaurants. It's the perfect place to share a post-tour dinner or drinks after learning why former mayor LD Taylor once said, “this is a port city, we ain’t no Sunday School town!”
Includes
  • Two hour guided walking tour with a local expert
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities are not included, it is recommend to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour

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Meeting point

Cathedral Square - Across the street for the Holy Rosary Cathedral

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Forbidden Vancouver

Product ID: 217680