The Lost Souls of Gastown Tour - in Vancouver - LikeALocal Guide

The Lost Souls of Gastown Tour


37.80 CAD

Step inside a world of murder, revenge, and true grit in a dramatic history of Victorian Gastown. Stories 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.

Duration: 1.5 hours
    Available in
  • English


  • Experience a dark tour of Vancouver's gruesome, frontier-town past
  • Step back into history with a professional actor in character
  • Explore the backstreets of Victorian Gastown and hear tales of smallpox, fire and murder

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Immerse yourself in the chilling dramas of historic Gastown as you venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the terror of a Great Fire that ate up Gastown in minutes, the long forgotten plague of smallpox, and the unsolved murder of John Bray.

Designed for adult audiences, the experience is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Your guide is a professional actor, performing in character throughout. Every story is grounded in documented Vancouver history, taken from the city archives. The plot line is woven together as the tragic tale of one person's life, ending in a dramatic finale in Gastown's Maple Tree Square.

Every one of Gastown's must-see sites and landmarks is visited on the walk, the oldest hotel, the Gastown Steam Clock, you’ll see how Vancouver looked before and after the Great Fire, explore notorious Gaoler's Mews, and walk down the back alleys of Water Street to famous Maple Tree Square.

Do not expect a ghost tour or conventional walking tour – this is a performance experience that will pull you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out…

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What’s included & not included

  • Live Commentary in English
  • Food and drink

Meeting point

Outside Buro Coffee at the corner of Water and Cordova streets (356 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Reviews from travellers (1)


Cool tour
very interesting and thrilling, history being brought to you via a somehow real story incl. pictures from the very first vancouver

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