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Explore Dark Secrets of Stanley Park

Vancouver, Canada

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Experience hosted by Will

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Discover the jaw-dropping beauty – and sinister stories – of Stanley Park. Behind those majestic forests, picturesque gardens and stunning beaches lies a history of hidden graveyards, shocking crime scenes, and the ghostly lore of Deadman’s Island. You’ll explore the famous seawall, dark forested trails, secret cemeteries, historic totem poles, notorious crime scenes and more! As you stroll along with your guide Charlie, Janet, Glenn, Will, or Lina, you'll hear the inside story of one of the world's most remarkable parks.

Meeting your guide outside the Vancouver Aquarium you’ll soon venture down a path beneath towering groves of Cedar, Hemlock and Douglas Fir, some hundreds of years old -- a genuine Pacific Northwest forest experience. After a tale of long lost treasure, you’ll pop out onto the famous seawall to discover the secret history of Deadman’s Island.

You’ll see Stanley Park’s world famous totem poles close up, before you stroll the seawall with its jaw-dropping views of downtown and the north shore mountains. You’ll discover secret cemeteries, find the long lost indigenous village of Whoi Whoi and end your tour with a shocking tale of true crime. From there it’s a short stroll back to the start point with your guide!
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We operate rain or shine, please to be sure to dress for the weather!
Discover the jaw-dropping beauty – and sinister stories – of Stanley Park. Behind those majestic forests, picturesque gardens and stunning beaches lies a history of hidden graveyards, shocking crime scenes, and the ghostly lore of Deadman’s Island. You’ll explore the famous seawall, dark forested trails, secret cemeteries, historic totem poles, notorious crime scenes and more! As you stroll along with your guide Charlie, Janet, Glenn, Will, or Li…

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Meet your host, Will

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We are Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. On The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, your guide will be Charlie, Janet, Glenn, Lina , or Will. Each of us is in love with Vancouver and our work is to share the city's remarkable history! Our interests lie in the dark corners of Vancouver's history: the scandals, the secrets, the crimes, the great escapes and the near misses. We dress to look the part and we promise we'll give you an interesting and unforgettable experience!

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We are Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. On The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, your guide will be Charlie, Janet, Glenn, Lina , or Will. Each of us is in love with Vancouver and our work is to share the city's remarkable history! Our interests lie in the dark corners of Vancouver's history: the scandals, the secrets, the crimes, the great escapes and the near misses. We dress to look the part and we promise we'll give you an interesting and unforgettable experience!

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Where you'll be

Stanley Park is a must see in the city of Vancouver! We'll visit the world famous sites this park has to offer- including the seawall, totem poles, Lumberman's Arch, and Deadman's Island. Take in the natural beauty of forested trails, glistening shores and keep your eyes open for the Great Blue Heron. Stanley Park is a true oasis within the city!

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Minot
September 2020
Highly recommend! Glenn was the perfect guide. Got to hear interesting stories about Stanley Park, saw all the big sights (and a raccoon 🙃) and you could tell he was really passionate about the history! We had a great time!
François
September 2020
An amazing experience combining in depth history based on documented research, storytelling and humor - I strongly recommend this tour, thanks for the great evening! :)
Nicole
August 2020
Amazing tour with an amazing guide! The two hours flew by because we were having so much fun! Glenn (with two n’s lol) was fantastic, 100% recommend to anyone!
Elsy
November 2019
Glenn was amazing!! Excelente narración, me encantó disfrute cada minuto!! Aprendí muchísimas cosas, algo que definitivamente no puedes hacer por tu cuenta.
Tabiana
September 2019
I always love visiting Vancouver but taking the time to explore with knowledgeable guides provides a new level appreciation for the incredible and iconic stories that shaped this city. This tour and their guides are nothing short of amazing and I recommend this experience to everyone. When I return to Vancouver I will definitely connect with the other experiences that are offered with forbidden tours.
I always love visiting Vancouver but taking the time to explore with knowledgeable guides provides a new level appreciation for the incredible and iconic stories that shaped this c…
Gisele
September 2019
Rowan really knows the area. I especially appreciated learning more about the First Nations people who had inhabited this area before white men drove them off.

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Sunscreen, Water and a hat are recommended

    Be sure to wear comfortable shoes