It’s pretty clear I have a love for all things haunted and horror, so when I saw The Lost Souls of Gastown walking tour I just had to book a place.
Forbidden Vancouver are the provider of this tour, and another “Prohibition City”.
The Lost Souls of Gastown is a walking tour for adults, led by a professional actor around the Gastown area in Vancouver. You will be told gothic stories of the city’s dark history.
Our guide for the evening was “Sarah” (Nevada). She told us about her life in old time Vancouver; the “working girls”, the gold rush, the great fire and murder!.
With each place we stopped at Sarah would tell us a story of what happened back in that exact spot in history. Old photos were shown so we could see how things would have looked back then. Occasionally I’d get a cold chill down my spine as we heard about the history or deaths in that spot.
The Lost Souls of Gastown tour was not as I expected. Instead of what I thought would be a typical ghost tour, it was a theatrical adventure, mixing real history and make believe, keeping us enthralled from the very beginning.
The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and will run in all weather conditions (so make sure to dress appropriately).
With tickets only costing $25 for adults, and $22 for students and seniors, this makes for a perfect evening out in Vancouver.
Your final stop is Maple Tree Square, which is in the heart of the restaurants and bars to continue your night.
At the end of our tour we were also provided with a book “Forbidden Vancouver – Stories From the Streets”. I look forward to reading more about Vancouver’s history.
Next time I’m in Vancouver I’ll make sure to book in on the Prohibition City Walking Tour
Delve into Vancouver’s dirtiest secrets on this scandal fuelled walking tour. Starting in the world of the saloon, you trace the story of prohibition in Vancouver while winding along the city’s most storied streets. You’ll hear tales of blind pigs, corrupt mayors, and enterprising bootleggers. Plus you’ll see first hand evidence of opium dens and walk down an alleyway once teeming with over 40 “bawdy houses.”
To book either of these tours head over to forbiddenvancouver.ca
**Our tour was complimentary in exchange for this post, but as always all opinions are my own**