Vancouver had a rough-and-tumble upbringing as a frontier town on the rain-socked, clearcut Burrard Inlet. That grungy, sometimes sordid history comes alive for anyone who takes a Forbidden Vancouver walking tour through the downtown streets. Ghosts of the city's past--mobsters, bootleggers, working girls, prospectors, and the like--spill out of the woodwork as your knowledgeable, theatrical, and period-garbed guides lead you through the city's phantasmal bygone geography.
Tours include "Prohibition City" and "The Lost Souls of Gastown," outings packed with the sort of lurid tales you don't find in the promotional literature. The company also offers private walking tours as well--a great choice for families or passels of friends. Peel back the layers of time and acquaint yourself with Vancouver's grimy, gothic backstory!
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