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Lost Souls of Gastown Tour

Product ID: 217692
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Venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this Gothic theatre adventure. Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the Great Fire, smallpox outbreaks, and the unsolved murder of John Bray.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a dark tour of Vancouver's gruesome, frontier-town past
  • Step back into history with a professional actor in character
  • Explore the backstreets of Victorian Gastown and hear tales of smallpox, fire and murder
Full description
Venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Designed for adult audiences, the experience is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Every story is grounded in documented Vancouver history, taken from the city archives. The plotline is woven together as the tragic tale of one person's life, ending in a dramatic finale in the heart of Gastown's Maple Tree Square. 

As you travel along cobblestone streets you'll visit our city's oldest hotel - the Victorian, learn the truth about the historic Gastown Steam Clock, see how Vancouver looked before and after the Great Fire, explore notorious Gaoler's Mews, and walk down the back alleys of Water Street to famous Maple Tree Square. Every one of Gastown's must-see sites and landmarks is visited on the walk.

Do not expect a ghost tour or conventional walking tour – this is an experience that will pull you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past you may have a hard time finding your way back out…
Includes
  • A riviting Gothic theatre experience performed by a professional actor

When you get there

Meeting point

Cathedral Square right across the Street for Holy Rosary Cathedral

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Know before you go
• Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes