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The Forbidden Downtown & Gastown Walking Tour

by Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Forbidden tour of Vancouver's infamous Prohibition-era sites

  • Intriguing tales of real historical figures & city landmarks

  • Chance to learn about the criminal & mob history of the city

  • Knowledgeable guides bring Vancouver characters to life

  • Unique experience to understand Vancouver's dark past

Highlights

  • Forbidden tour of Vancouver's infamous Prohibition-era sites

  • Intriguing tales of real historical figures & city landmarks

  • Chance to learn about the criminal & mob history of the city

  • Knowledgeable guides bring Vancouver characters to life

  • Unique experience to understand Vancouver's dark past

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The Forbidden Downtown & Gastown Walking Tour

Activity Location

Vancouver

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Cathedral Square

    566 Richards Street

    Vancouver V6B 2Z5


Description

Hit the mean streets of Vancouver with a professional guide as you learn about rum-runners, mobsters, and dirty cops on a walk through Downtown and 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 the 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 Victory Square and scope out fabled buildings like the Dominion Building and the Sun Tower. Stroll down the best-preserved alleyway 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!


Inclusions

  • Guided Prohibition tour of Vancouver

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 18 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • This activity is not recommended for children 13 and younger.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • At least 3 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 20 people.

  • You must present a valid student ID to qualify for the Student Ticket.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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