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Enjoy a private two hour walking tour through Vancouver's most historic neighborhoods with a professional Forbidden Vancouver Storyteller as your guide. You'll hear the city's juiciest prohibition era scandals as you see the sights of Victory Square, Chinatown, and Gastown.

Description:
Enjoy a private walking tour through Vancouver's most historic neighborhoods with a professional Forbidden Vancouver Storyteller as your guide. You'll hear the city's juiciest prohibition era scandals as you see the sights of Victory Square, Chinatown and Gastown.

The story starts back in In 1917 -- when prohibition hit Vancouver harder than a slug of bathtub gin. Saloon doors swung closed for good, forcing law-abiding citizens into an underground world of bootlegged spirits and illicit activity. Mob bosses set up scores of illegal drinking dens, and dirty cops were paid to look the other way. Vancouver’s longest-running mayor, L.D. Taylor, emerged from the chaos, soon notorious for his shadowy past, raucous parties, and underworld ties. When the US followed suit with their own prohibition three years later, enterprising Vancouver rum-runners made millions smuggling booze on midnight voyages down the coast.

On this two hour walking tour, you'll explore the secret underbelly of Vancouver's prohibition history, while visiting the city's most famous heritage buildings. Take in the salacious Sun Tower and the ornate Dominion Building, once the tallest building in the British Empire. Travel into the back streets of historic Chinatown, once home to bawdy houses, opium dens, and beer parlours. It's an experience packed with remarkable history, sights, and sounds and perfect for anyone who wants to know the real story of Vancouver.

Highlights:
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Duration: 90 minutes

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: 10am and 2pm daily

    Departure Point:
    Cathedral Square
    • Located in the 400 block of Dunsmuir Street
    • At the corner of Richards and Dunsmuir
    • Across from the Holy Rosary Cathedral


    Departure Time: 10am and 2pm daily

  • Inclusions:
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Small-group tour
    • Walking tour
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • All taxes, fees, and handling charges

  • Exclusions:
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Lunch
    • Drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for children aged 16 and under
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately


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