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The Forbidden Downtown and Gastown Walking Tour

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Free Cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
Overview
Explore Vancouver’s dirtiest Prohibition-era secrets. From mobsters and rum runners to corrupt politicians, this historical walking tour winds through Gastown’s most historic streets and alleyways – and most illicit stories.
What to Expect
Swartz Bay (Victoria) Ferry Terminal BC Ferries
Time at this stop:
10
Pass By
A Vancouver institution, now a lively local bar, hostel and restaurant. The Cambie has history dating back to the Gold Rush!
Swartz Bay (Victoria) Ferry Terminal BC Ferries
Time at this stop:
2
Pass By
Hear about the tallest building in town in 1910!
Swartz Bay (Victoria) Ferry Terminal BC Ferries
Time at this stop:
10
Pass By
Learn about the Historic Woodward's building in Gastown. What role it had in the city over the last 100 years.
Swartz Bay (Victoria) Ferry Terminal BC Ferries
Time at this stop:
30
Pass By
The tour wraps up on the cobblestone streets of Gastown, the historic centre of Vancouver.
Swartz Bay (Victoria) Ferry Terminal BC Ferries
Time at this stop:
10
Pass By
Explore the main street in Gastown and learn about our Prohibition Commissioner - Walter Findlay.
Swartz Bay (Victoria) Ferry Terminal BC Ferries
Time at this stop:
10
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Nestled in Gastown's historic Maple Tree Square, there was once a near beer parlour in this location.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What's Included

• Professional guide

What's Excluded

• Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

• All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides • Children must be accompanied by an adult • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time • Public transportation options are available nearby • Service animals allowed • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness • We adhere to health guidelines set by the Provincial Government of British Columbia. • Wheelchair accessib

Departure & Return

Departure Details

356 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6, Canada

Meet outside 356 Water street at the entrance to historic Gastown at Water and Cordova Streets.

Return Details

Audain Art Museum, 4350 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, V8E 1N3

The walking tour ends in Maple Tree Square, Gastown, in the heart of Vancouver's restaurant and bar scene! The start point is just an easy 2 minute walk back, and the guide can provide a map and directions if needed.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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