Guided tour

Vancouver: LGBTQ2+ History Tour with Guide

Vancouver: LGBTQ2+ History Tour with Guide

From US$ 28.67 per person

Discover the stories, landmarks, and icons of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community on this fun filled history tour of Vancouver’s gay scene. Enjoy two hours packed with unbelievable Vancouver history on a stroll from downtown to the historic gay village.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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The experience
  • Hear remarkable stories from Vancouver's LGBTQ2+ incredible history
  • Walk with an expert local guide and creator of the tour
  • Explore Vancouver's Gay Village on Davie Street
  • Learn about the struggles, the heartbreak, and the triumphs from a community that fought back
Full description
The tour starts in the heart of Vancouver's entertainment scene on Granville Street where you'll embark on a 2-hour adventure into the LGBTQ2+ history and culture of this West Coast metropolis.  Next, make your way into the heart of Vancouver's entertainment scene on Granville Street, and discover Vancouver's very earliest gay bars. Weave a path through Imperial Court coronations, drag kings at the Quadra, gay ministers at the United Church, Patient Zero, the GRID crisis, and visit the urban oasis Nelson Park until you find yourself in the gaybourhood on Davie Street. The walking tour strolls the historic tree-lined West End as you discover the city's earliest Pride parade, Jim Deva Plaza, bookstore bombings, a transgender campaigner who blew the whistle on the biggest crime in Vancouver history, Vancouver’s secret gay village, and the remarkable story of two-spirited warrior Gone to the Spirits. The tour finishes right in the middle of the action in the Davie Street village with its fantastic variety of bars and restaurants, the perfect place to enjoy a post-walking tour cocktail as you reflect on your afternoon's adventure!
  • Guided tour in English with a local expert
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities are not included, it is recommend to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Outside the City Centre Skytrain Station @ Granville St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8, Canada. Look for the man in pink!

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine, please be sure to dress for the weather
  • The tour is designed for adult audiences and contains some references to adult themes. The local partner's age recommendation is 14+, but children aged 10+ can attend and enjoy the walking tour if their parents are comfortable with them hearing mature subject matter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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This tour was phenomenal! The guide, Glenn, was friendly and entertaining, and you could feel his passion for the subject. The effort that went into compiling the queer community's history over time and piecing it together into a comprehensible timeline of sorts must have been immense, and it was an honour to reap the benefits of such hard work. I would highly recommend this tour if you have so much as a passing interest in queer or historical studies, and it's truly a must for fellow members of the lgbtq2+ community!

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June 10, 2019

Thanks, Glenn, for this exciting tour an all the facts about the gay history. It makes a lot of fun to listen to the stories you are telling very engaged and emotional.

September 1, 2019


July 1, 2019

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