The Really Gay History Tour

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38.85 CAD

The wild history of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community comes alive with stories of struggle, unity, and oh so much humour. From Downtown Vancouver to the Davie Village “Gaybourhood,” meet a history of outrageous drag queens, bookstore bombings, and brave citizens who fought for acceptance.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Hear about pivotal moments in LGBTQ2+ history
  • Visit the vibrant Davie St. Village
  • Hear the stories of a community that fought back

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Description

Meet your guide - the man in pink! - 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 Street.

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.

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What’s included & not included

  • Live commentary in English
  • 10 minute break
  • Food and Beverages

Meeting point

Outside the entrance to the City Centre Skytrain Station (Granville St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8)

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38.85 CAD
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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