Explore Forbidden Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

Ervaring georganiseerd door Will

  1. 2 uur
  2. Gegeven in het Engels

Wat je gaat doen

Hit the mean streets of Vancouver with a professional guide as you learn about rum-runners, mobsters, and dirty cops on a walk through Gastown.

Meet up with your guide and set out on foot, listening to tales of illicit activity in this coastal city at the turn of century. Learn about real historical figures like feared mob boss Joe Celona, Prohibition Commissioner Walter Findlay, and “King of the Gamblers” Shue Moy. Hear how the mob set up illegal drinking dens around the city and bribed dirty cops to look the other way. Listen to tales of longtime mayor L.D. Taylor and his infamously raucous parties, and discover how enterprising Vancouver rum-runners made their fortunes smuggling booze down the coast once the US adopted Prohibition as well.

Make your way through Gastown and scope out fabled buildings like the Dominion Building. Stroll down the best-preserved alleyways in the city to really feel like you've traveled back in time. And finish up the tour in Gastown's historic Maple Tree Square, the heart of the city’s finest restaurant and bar scene. The perfect place to grab a post-tour cocktail and reminisce over your evening of adventure!
Other things to note
There are no bathroom breaks on this tour.
Hit the mean streets of Vancouver with a professional guide as you learn about rum-runners, mobsters, and dirty cops on a walk through Gastown.

Meet up with your guide and set out on foot, listening to tales of illicit activity in this coastal city at the turn of century. Learn about real historical figures like feared mob boss Joe Celona, Prohibition Commissioner Walter Findlay, and “King of the Gamblers” Shue Moy. Hear how the mob se…

Dit is je host, Will

Verhuurt sinds 2018 op Airbnb
  • 102 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
On the Explore Forbidden Vancouver Experience your guide will be Aman, Glenn, Lenard, Rowan, Theo, or Will. Each of us is in love with Vancouver and our work is to share the city's remarkable history! Our interests lie in the dark corners of Vancouver's history: the scandals, the secrets, the crimes, the great escapes and the near misses. We dress to look the part and we promise we'll give you an experience to remember.

We have four more amazing experiences to check out on your visit to Vancouver!

Explore the Lost Souls of Gastown - http://www.airbnb.com/lostsoulsgastown

Explore Vancouver's LGBTQ2+ History - http://www.airbnb.com/vancouverLGBTQhistory

Explore the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park - http://www.airbnb.com/darksecretsstanleypark

Explore Art Deco + Taste Chocolate - http://www.airbnb.com/artdecoandchocolate
On the Explore Forbidden Vancouver Experience your guide will be Aman, Glenn, Lenard, Rowan, Theo, or Will. Each of us is in love with Vancouver and our work is to share the city's remarkable history! Our interests lie in the dark corners of Vancouver's history: the scandals, the secrets, the crimes, the great escapes and the near misses. We dress to look the part and we promise we'll give you an experience to remember.

We have four more amazing experiences to check out on your visit…
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Vanaf $29 per persoon

Waar je naartoe gaat

We'll meet at Gastown's iconic Steam Clock, right in the middle of the action in historic Gastown. From there we head further into historic Vancouver with stops at the Cambie Hotel, Victory Square, Woodward's and end our walk in the heart of Gastown at Maple Tree Square.

Beoordeeld met een 4,95 uit 5 op basis van 102 recensies.

Tarun
november 2021
it was a enchanting experience. The host seemed to have great knowledge of the history of Vancouver. He took us to different spots around Gastown area and explained the history of it in detail.
Louisa
oktober 2021
Our guide Glenn “with 2 N” was excellent! Lovely, easy going and knowledgeable. He is a passionate and engaging storyteller who really managed to bring the stories of Gastown to life! I learned a lot of interesting history in a very entertaining way that night. The two hours flew by. Would definitely book another tour if I’m in Vancouver again ⭐️
Brandon
juli 2021
Great and informative tour with Lenard. Stories were entertaining, engaging and very informative. Highly recommended if you want a tour of the stories of Vancouver you won’t get told anywhere else!
Donna Rose
juli 2021
Been to Gastown many times but never saw it it through this historical lens (iconic characters, bootleggers, criminals and politicians…sometimes all the same person). Will was an excellent storyteller. Passionate and knowledgeable about the history of the area. There were 11 in our group and Will made sure we could all hear him. He also was thoughtful making sure to pause and answer any questions we had.
James
juni 2021
Well structured with a great guide Aman, who kept the conversation going and always ensured there was room for questions. I learned A LOT about "Forbidden Vancouver". I recommend it to locals and tourists.
Christian
november 2019
A really fun and immersive experience! Recommend if you’re looking to explore and learn more about this area. Lots of surprising and fun information. Partner and I were highly engaged and impressed. Would love to see the other tours you guys offer!

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    Vereisten voor gasten

    Gasten van 14 en ouder mogen deelnemen, met maximaal 10 gasten in totaal.
    Alle deelnemers moeten een mondkapje dragen en afstand houden.

    Wat je mee moet nemen

    Dress for the weather and wear comfortable closed toe shoes.
    A little bit of cash - gratuities are are graciously accepted :)

    Annuleringsvoorwaarden

    Annuleer tot zeven dagen voor aanvang van de ervaring om volledige restitutie te krijgen, of binnen 24 uur na het boeken, zolang de reservering meer dan 48 uur voor aanvang is gemaakt.