Vancouver Private Walking Tour Of Downtown Chinatown And Gastown

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10am and 2pm daily
  • Departure Details :
    Mobi Bike Share, 441-499 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4, Canada
  • Return Details :
    45 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1, Canada
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Delve into Vancouver-canada">Vancouver's dirtiest secrets on a walking tour packed with the citys most scandalous prohibition era history. From back alley blind pigs to Chinatown opium dens youll see a side of Vancouver you never knew existed!


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city

Know More about this tour

The story begins at Cathedral Square, across from the Holy rosary cathedral, and quickly steps back in time to 1917, when prohibition arrived in British Columbia. Saloon doors swung closed and Vancouver soon became a den of illicit booze, crime and vice. Your guide will share the tales of the villains, crooked politicians and mobsters that ruled the city in the roaring twenties, including the story of Joe Celona, Vancouvers very own Al Capone.

As you walk past ornate heritage buildings, down narrow alleyways unchanged in over a hundred years, and along historic streets once teeming with bawdy houses, opium dens and blind pigs, youll discover a unique perspective on Vancouvers history. As former mayor LD Taylor once said, this is a port city, we aint no Sunday School town!

You'll finish the walking tour on the cobblestone streets of Maple tree square, surrounded by Gastown's most talked about bars and restaurants. It's a perfect place to share stories of your own with your friends and family over a post tour dinner or drinks.


Local guide

Professional guide

Private tour

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

All taxes, fees, and handling charges


Food and drinks, unless specified



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for children aged 14 and under

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Sep-2017

    We are locals in Vancouver and decided to go on this tour to find out more about our city. The tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon. We would recommend the tour.

  • 03-Sep-2016

    Superb. Guide went beyond and spent almost double the time with us. Charming.