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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 27/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
See Stanley Park in a way few tourists ever get to see it. This narrated walking tour of one of Vancouver’s best-loved spots gives you a look at secluded paths, a famous totem pole, weird and wonderful public art, tragic tales from history, and a visit to what remains of a village that was almost lost to the passage of time.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    845 Avison Way
    845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
    Meet your guide beside the whale statue outside the Vancouver Aquarium.
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  • 1
    Stanley Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Deadman's Island
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Brockton Point Totem Pole
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Vancouver Seawall
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    845 Avison Way
    845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
    Meet your guide beside the whale statue outside the Vancouver Aquarium.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Leave the Vancouver tourist trail and walk on paths through old-growth forests
  • Learn the stories behind Deadman’s Island and the lost village of Whoi Whoi
  • Take pictures of the strangest and most off-beat art in the park
  • Start and end at a central point with plenty of time to sightsee
What to Expect
Meet your guide and storyteller for the afternoon at a central meeting point, and get ready to learn the secrets of Stanley Park. Take a hidden path to the seawall, where you’re treated to views of Coal Harbour and hear the chilling tale of Deadman’s Island. A quick break gives you time to see authentic First Nations totem poles before returning to the secret side of the park. Tales of a forgotten cemetery, a lost village, and Stanley Park’s most notorious crime compete for interest with the public art you pass, as you stroll past centuries-old trees that have grown in the park since the time before Captain Vancouver sailed up the Burrard Inlet. Having seen a part of Vancouver even locals may have missed, your tour ends back at your starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Fully narrated
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age of 14 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public washrooms are available at the start point - down the steps beneath the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rebecca Lees wrote a review 8 Nov
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Absolutely fantastic tour of the magnificent park we’ve enjoyed living close to all our lives. Not only enjoyed learning the history and hearing the tales but also the time Glenn our guide, took to explain the workings of nature’s systems at play in our beloved magnificent rain
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Hi RMLees, Thanks for the great review of the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park! We're so happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed the tour with Glenn so much. Stanley Park has so much to tell if you know where to look :) Love your "part 2" idea ;) See you again on another tour soon! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Christine megan wrote a review 7 Nov
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Though I’m a local and interested in history, most of these stories were new to me! They were lively and entertaining but also balanced in such a way that you got a good sense of Vancouver’s origin and growth, with a modern sensibility that didn’t whitewash the sins and biases
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Hi christinelilith, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review for the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour with Glenn! It means a lot to hear from locals who attend our tours - we absolutely love sharing these stories with visitors and locals alike! Looking forward to seeing you on another tour in the future! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Jackelyn M wrote a review 7 Nov
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Glenn was our guide and wow did he ever deliver today! Many times during his storytelling I got goosebumps from the history of this majestic park. I had no idea the injustice and greed that made the park what it is today. As a tourist in my own city, this truly is a must do
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Hi 22jackelynm, Thanks for the great review of the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour with Glenn! I couldn't agree with you more - Glenn is an awesome storyteller and Stanley Park has a truly surprising and shocking history! We hope that you will join us on another tour in 2021! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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Ryley E wrote a review Oct 2020
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I attended this tour with my co-workers and it was a really good time! Even though it was a bit chilly and raining, Glenn was such a fantastic story-teller and guide that the time went by so fast. The stories definitely left me wanting more in a very good way! I would absolutely
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Estereicherr, Thanks so much for the great review! Glenn sure has a way of keeping his wanting more, we are so happy to have him on our team! We do hope to see you on another tour in the future! Best, Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
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sunflower B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Glenn was just incredible and was so engaging as a storyteller and guide. He was patient with all our group's questions and extremely personable. He kept me and the others enchanted throughout with his exuberant spirit! What a memorable experience, I would definitely recommend
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Vancouver Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Sunflower1985, What a lovely review of the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this and I know Glenn will be so happy to read your kind words :) I'll be sure to pass this on to him and we look forward to hosting you again in the future! Lina Fitzner - The For bidden Vancouver Team
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Fun and very accommodating staff
It was my partner's birthday and I was struggling to find something we could do that would bring his friends togeth
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LeanaBirk
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Awesome 👏 tour
Glenn is an amazing storyteller and drew us in with his enthusiasm, humour and interesting, colorful stories. He al
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Highly Recommend
Our group had a great time celebrating a birthday with this spooky Gastown Walking Tour! Eric, our guide, couldn't
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Rain or Shine, a fantastic activity!
An amazing way to learn more about this beautiful city we live in! Glenn is a gifted story teller. The customer
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Socially Distance Fun
Janet was an excellent storyteller, and our group felt safe throughout. Three out of four grew up here and didn’t k
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fun storytelling
my sis and me took this tour today with Janet as our guide. It was very informative, told as a story. it was fa
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AlexLAntrobus
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Fantastic!
Very spooky and interesting. I learned a lot! Our guide was engaging, funny, and charming. Felt like a live theatre
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Forbidden Vancouver Lost Souls of Gastown
Wonderful evening. “George” (aka Eric) was brilliant in bringing Vancouver’s history alive. Even though a local..
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Kira K
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Fabulous!
This is was my 5th tour with this group. Once again they do not disappoint. Glenn, was our guide and he was FABUL
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SharolynW1
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Really Gay Vancouver
This tour was so fun and informative! I highly recommend it! Glenn was a wonderful guide with sparkling humour. Suc
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Boshkungmama
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Great entertainment
The actor for our tour was Eric Regimbald. He did a marvellous job of staying in character and telling the story. W
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History comes alive in Gastown
Part history lesson, part performance art. This is a great tour whether you are a Vancouverite or a visitor. The
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BouKyle
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Totally engaging. You wont' be disappointed.
This walking tour was excellent firstly becuase Glenn is an authentic and engaging storyteller with depth to his pr
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Scott-Vancouver-BC
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Great tour on a lovely almost-Fall day
Glenn(-two-n's) is a passionate, engaging storyteller with a well-researched, yet little-known topic. I found I ac
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MarkoL284
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Awesome
Allison is an amazing storyteller, and a wonderful singer. 100% recommend. Also, purchase the tickets on vancouvera
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