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Lost Souls of Gastown

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Forbidden Vancouver

  • Locations

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • Activities

    Ghost or Vampire Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $19 USD per person
  • Duration

    90 minutes

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    8pm ; please fill out send request from for availability

  • Starting Location

    Cathedral Square, across from the Holy Rosary Cathedral on Dunsmuir & Richards Streets.

  • Notes

    End point: Maple Tree Square, Gastown

Highlights

  • The tour ventures through Vancouver's oldest district where many of its most historic buildings and streets are located.
  • Stories of: Vancouver’s first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school
  • Stories of: a long-forgotten plague that clutched the city in its feverish grasp
  • Stories of: the city’s oldest unsolved murder - the death of prospector John Bray

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Trip Info

On the Lost Souls of Gastown, you can venture into our city’s earliest and most gruesome history – a time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite, a violent frontier town full of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. you will hear stories of: Vancouver’s first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school; a long-forgotten plague that clutched the city in its feverish grasp; the terror of the fire that ate up Gastown in minutes and sent people sprinting for their lives down Water Street; a Klondike Gold Rush beauty, who had her heart broken – and her pocketbook looted – by a ruthless theatre magnate; and, the city’s oldest unsolved murder – the death of prospector John Bray.

The tour ventures through Vancouver’s oldest district where many of its most historic buildings and streets are located.

Your adventure awaits!

Forbidden Vancouver

Discover Vancouver's dirty history. Now staging acclaimed walking tours Prohibition City, Lost Souls of Gastown and special event Secrets of the Penthouse. If your idea of adventure is following your guide down lamp lit alleyways, back to a world of illegal booze, opium dens, and unsolved murders, then you'll love Forbidden Vancouver.

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