Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown Tour

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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Experience Highlights

Learn about Vancouver's sordid past with this approximately 90-minute walking tour of Gastown's lost souls . Follow the lamplight of your professional guide and enjoy this theatrical adventure through the city's darkest days. Explore the backstreets of this lively neighbourhood, visit famous Gastown sites and as you walk, hear intriguing stories, from the Great Fire to smallpox outbreaks to gold dust fever and unsolved murders .

  • Experience a spooky night in Vancouver with this approximately 90-minute walking tour of Gastown's lost souls.
  • Enjoy a gothic theatrical adventure with a professional guide/actor .
  • Explore the streets and alleys of Gastown and visit the city's oldest hotel, The Victorian.
  • Hear tragic tales of the Great Fire, smallpox outbreaks and unsolved murders.

What’s included

  • Approximately 90 minute walking tour of the lost souls of Vancouver's Gastown.
  • Professional guide.
  • Pick up and return to the hotel.

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Discover what Gastown was like in the 1800s with this approximately 90-minute tour of the lost souls of the historic district . Join this moonlit walking tour through the heart of Vancouver and let a professional guide immerse you in the history of fires, smallpox outbreaks and murder. Pass famous landmarks, hear chilling stories and learn about the city's ancient legends.

Along the way, you'll wander through the city's darkest alleyways and watch a gothic play with a professional actor. Step back in time to Victorian Gastown, learn about Vancouver's spooky frontier town past and be amazed by its chilling stories.

You'll travel along the cobblestone streets and pass many of its historic landmarks, from the Gothic Holy Rosary Cathedral or the historic Victorian Hotel, which has been in pristine condition since the 1800s, to the famous steam clock . Don't miss the statue of Old Gassy Jack on a whisky barrel in Maple Tree Square to discover what this rogue and lecherous character was really like.

In addition to all this, you'll also see Gaoler's Mews, a small square that was originally Vancouver's first prison in the 18th century.

Hear the tragic stories of the woman in the well, the smallpox outbreaks, the anguish, the great fire that took place in 1886 and a murder mystery that remains unsolved to this day. Learn more about the notorious ladies of the gold rush and delve into the world of many other legends that lurk in the streets of the city.


· 1245 Reviews
  • L
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    Incredible experience! The Gastown lost souls tour was exciting and very interesting.
  • G
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    I really enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to anyone visiting Vancouver.
  • K
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    Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed listening to the stories about the history of the city. I would definitely recommend it.
  • J
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    If you are looking for something fun and exciting to do in Vancouver, this is the tour for you!
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