Some of the best ways for people to learn about culture, history and art may not be from a museum. It is also true that some people may find it hard to learn about Vancouvers culture from the view of a laptop or phone.
So with the anticipation of Halloween, I thought it would be fun to talk about a different way to explore the culture in the city we call home. So in comes Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. They are walking tours (obviously) that cover the unknown history of Vancouver from the late 19th to early 20th century. From the dark to the unexpected to the downright salacious these tours are made for curious people. And yes, although they are open past Halloween, some tours are made more fun from the spookiness of the season!
Tour guides are dressed up and made out to be people living in this time, in order to immerse you in the history of Vancouver in a new and exciting way.
Some tours have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the ones that have remained open are those that can be completely outdoors to a bide by social distancing protocols. These tours include, The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, The Lost Souls of Gastown, and (the one that is now on my personal bucket list) The Really Gay History Tour.
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With Halloween fast approaching The Lost Souls of Gastown tour is available every night until the end of the month with multiple times to insure smaller groups.
This experience is perfect for people that want to explore the other side of Vancouver’s history (the side that you may not have learned in history class) and is a cool, new way to explore Vancouver even if you have lived here your whole life.
So go and be a tourist this Halloween! Tickets are $29 per tour and to find details about the specific one you had in mind, click here.