For only 13 dates this October, you can venture deep into old Victorian Gastown to experience our city’s earliest and most ghoulish history. Hear stories of a wall of fire that incinerated Water Street faster than a sprinting man. A flame-haired goldrush beauty who had her heart broken and pocketbook looted by a cold blooded theatre magnate. And find out who really killed John Bray, as you re-live a gruesome Gastown murder.
The truth is, for a young city, Vancouver has had a pretty gruesome past, a past that only resurfaces in its citizens minds during the latter days of October. We should all know our history. This Halloween, Forbidden Vancouver walking tour, The Lost Souls of Gastown, makes sure you will learn all about Vancouver’s gothic past. From visiting one of Vancouver’s very earliest sites and buildings including the site of its first bawdy house and fire station, its longest running hotel and oldest standing building. These places have rich histories and have long been subject to rumours of ghost sightings and unusual or unexplained occurrences. The tour will venture into some of the most haunted spaces in Vancouver.
It is not intended for children or those of a nervous disposition. Running 13 times in October. Book now to secure your place.
Your guide is Forbidden Vancouver’s Chief Storyteller, Will Woods. Will takes the persona of George Turle, one of Vancouver’s earliest residents. A man who witnessed first-hand the horrors of Vancouver’s earliest years.
Each walking tour lasts around 1 hour 15 minutes. Tours run Tues, Thurs, & Sat nights starting October 4. Departing Cathedral Sq, Dunsmuir St. 6.30pm. $21.50 – adult, $17.50 – student/senior.
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