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culture walk

Explore Vancouver's LGBTQ history

culture walk

Explore Vancouver's LGBTQ history

7 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Explore Vancouver's LGBTQ history

culture walk

Explore Vancouver's LGBTQ history

7 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Meet your guide outside Vancouver City Centre Skytrain Station on West Georgia Street. You'll embark on a 3 hour adventure into the LGBTQ2+ history and culture of this West Coast metropolis. First stop is the Hotel Vancouver, once legendary for secret gay meetups. Across the street lies the Vancouver Art Gallery and former courthouse, where you'll learn the strange tale of Rex vs. Singh -- a case no jury could agree on. Next up, Vancouver's entertainment scene on Granville Street, weave a path through Imperial Court coronations, kiss in’s, drag kings, gay ministers at the United Church, Patient Zero, and the GRID crisis, until you find yourself in the gaybourhood on Davie. Stroll the historic West End as you discover the city's earliest Pride parade, Jim Deva Plaza, bookstore bombings, a transgender campaigner who blew the whistle on the biggest crime in Vancouver history, and the remarkable story of two-spirited warrior Gone to the Spirits. You’ll finish right in the middle of the action in the Davie Street village with its variety of bars and restaurants. The perfect place to enjoy a post-walking tour cocktail as you reflect on your afternoon's adventures!

Your host

Will
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Guests hosted
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Experiences hosted

Will

On the Really Gay History Tour Tour your guide will be Glenn or Will. We're a pair of professional walking tour guides, passionate about Vancouver's history and culture. Our company is Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours -- a team of friendly, hard working, and talented people dedicated to exploring the darker corners of Vancouver's history: the scandals, the secrets, the crimes, the great escapes and the near misses. Join us and find out for yourself! We'd love to host you on an adventure into Vancouver's LGBTQ history.

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Where you'll be

As we wind our way through downtown Vancouver we'll visit landmarks such as the majestic Hotel Vancouver, The Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Square. Then on to Granville Street to admire the Fabulous Commodore Ballroom, before heading off to the Davie Street Village or "Gaybourhood". You'll end your tour of LGBTQ2+ history in the heart of the village, near amazing restaurants and bars and local transit.

Availability

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Sun, Aug 25    From 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
$31 per person
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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.
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culture walk
Explore Vancouver's LGBTQ history
7 reviews
$31 per person
7 reviews
$31 per person