Explore the Lost Souls of Gastown

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ervaring georganiseerd door Will

  1. 90 minuten
  2. Gegeven in het Engels

Wat je gaat doen

Immerse yourself in the chilling dramas of historic Gastown as you venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the terror of a Great Fire that ate up Gastown in minutes, the long forgotten plague of smallpox, and the unsolved murder of John Bray.

Designed for adult audiences, the experience is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Your guide is a professional actor, performing in character throughout. Every story is grounded in documented Vancouver history, taken from the city archives. The plot line is woven together as the tragic tale of one person's life, ending in a dramatic finale in Gastown's Maple Tree Square.

Every one of Gastown's must-see sites and landmarks is visited on the walk, the oldest hotel, the Gastown Steam Clock, you’ll see how Vancouver looked before and after the Great Fire, explore notorious Gaoler's Mews, and walk down the back alleys of Water Street to famous Maple Tree Square.

Do not expect a ghost tour or conventional walking tour – this is a performance experience that will pull you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out…
Immerse yourself in the chilling dramas of historic Gastown as you venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the terror of a Great Fire that ate up Gastown in minutes, the long forgotten plague of smallpox, and the unsolved murder of John Bray.

Designed for adult audiences, the experience is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Your…

Dit is je host, Will

Verhuurt sinds 2018 op Airbnb
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We are Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. On the Explore The Lost Souls of Gastown, your guide will be Janet, Eric, Alison, or Will. Each of us is in love with Vancouver and our work is to share it'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 unforgettable experience!

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We are Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. On the Explore The Lost Souls of Gastown, your guide will be Janet, Eric, Alison, or Will. Each of us is in love with Vancouver and our work is to share it'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 unforgettable experience!

We have four more amazing experiences to che…
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Vanaf $29 per persoon

Waar je naartoe gaat

We'll meet in front of Buro Coffee and I'll invite you to follow me as I relive the Klondike Gold Rush at the Hotel Victorian. As we step deeper into Gastown, we'll visit Water Street, the Gastown Steam Clock, Gaoler's Mews and famous Maple Tree square.

Beoordeeld met een 4,85 uit 5 op basis van 155 recensies.

Alan
november 2021
A very enjoyable tour of Gastown and great opportunity to understand the history of this community and its impact to the development of the greater Vancouver surroundings.
Sara
oktober 2021
It's a very interesting tour of the history of Gastown. Such a great chance to see the town illuminated at night and to see what it would have looked like in the 1800's, and the host was very interactive with the group.
Kathleen
oktober 2021
Super fun. Not what we expected but still a great performance and story telling by Eric, our tour guide. (We thought it was more of a ghost tour with ghost stories)
Martha
oktober 2021
Even on a cool, rainy night in Vancouver, we loved our evening walking tour of Gastown. Our guide stayed in character the whole time and led our group on a winding adventure through the main streets and alleyways, sharing compelling stories of the history of the place along the way. We never would have walked that much of area on our own at night so it was an experience we’re grateful for! Recommend.
Tomasz
oktober 2021
Although you’ll never be able to actually travel back in time and experience what Gastown was like in the late 1800s, Will is capable of providing you a brief glimpse. For about 90 minutes we were provided with an intriguing narrative that allowed us to understand and empathize what life would have been like - and what spirits may continue to roam around the city. Will made sure that the group was safe and interested, was willing to answer questions and demonstrated that he showed a genuine interest and passion in his work. I recommend this experience for a couple or group who is interested in learning some exciting things about the city that they’re visiting, or for those that would like to learn something new about the streets that they might walk on the daily.
Michal
oktober 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed being taken back in time with phenomenal storytelling. The experience allowed me to gain a better understanding of Vancouver! I would definitely do it again!!

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    Please be sure to dress for the weather and bring an umbrella if it is raining!

    Wear comfortable shoes