lost souls of gastown
Photo via Forbidden Vancouver

Follow the lamplight of your guide into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history. You’ll step inside a world of murder, revenge, and true grit in a dramatic retelling of Victorian Gastown’s earliest stories. Tales of deadly fire and smallpox emerge from the shadows as you venture through cobblestone streets to the shocking finale in this unique performance-theatre experience.

What’s Included

  • An award-winning, 90-minute tour and performance piece diving into the rich history of Gastown, from the Great Fire of 1886 to the legend of George Vancouver himself
  • A flexible cancellation policy, offering a full refund for cancellations made 24 hours or earlier, if required

What To Expect

MEET AT BURO COFFEE- Kick off the tour by meeting your guide and any fellow participants. Private tours are also available.

ON THE TOUR- Designed for adult audiences, the tour combines the history of Gastown with theatric elements, like carefully curated stops and period-correct outfits. As you wind through streets and alleyways, you’ll be treated to a gruesome history of the city, and one unknown even to most residents.

TOUR END- The tour ends with a grand finale at Gastown’s Maple Tree Square, wrapping up over an hour of amazing stories and sights.