Dark Secrets of Stanley Park
Trek an off-beaten path as you unearth some of Vancouver's mysteries surrounding Stanley Park and more when you book this gripping walking tour. Your tour includes an expert guide who will share cryptic stories revealing Stanley Park's dark secrets as you explore and cross famous Vancouver landmarks and attractions like the Lions Gate Bridge, Whoi Whoi, and Deadman's Island. You'll also trek through the dark forests of Stanley Park and capture the majestic views of Coal Harbour and Vancouver's skyline, making this the ideal tour for outdoor enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.
Begin your journey into the dark past of Stanley Park by meeting your guide in front of the Vancouver Aquarium's entrance and head out to on a lesser-known trail that takes you through the forest to explore Stanley Park- a public park in Vancouver that was one of the first places settlers explored. You'll go to the Stanley Park seawall and listen to the tales your local guide will share along the way, including stories about Captain George Vancouver- the British captain the city of Vancouver is named after and who explored the Pacific Northwest in the 18th-century. Take out your camera to catch the panoramic views of the city skyline and Coal Harbour once at the seawall for Insta-worth pictures.
Hear about how smallpox and battles that gave Deadman's Island its name and learn about its tragic history, and cross over a hidden cemetery as you pass the Nine O'Clock Gun cannon and head to visit Brockton Point and see the world-renowned totem poles. Some of the totem poles at Brockton Point date as far back as the 1880s and have mythical and real stories etched into their red cedarwood. Take a short 10-minute break to take pictures or get a snack as you please. Continue your journey through Stanley Park admiring the public art and taking in the majestic views of Burrard Inlet, the North Shore Mountains, and the Lions Gate Bridge- a suspension bridge that connects Vancouver to Stanley Park.
You'll continue your walking tour trekking through the deep, dark forests of Stanley Park as you make your way to Whoi Whoi, a once forgotten indigenous village. Conclude your tour with a short walk to the center of Stanley Park as your expert guide shares some shocking details of one of the most heinous crimes in Vancouver. Spend time exploring the park's attractions on your own like the Vancouver Aquarium after your walking tour, ask your guide questions, or take pictures to commemorate your time in Vancouver.
From learning about Vancouver's gruesome crime history to catch the breathtaking views of the city skyline, this walking tour offers an exciting experience. Sign up for this thrilling walking tour and get ready to take in an authentic Pacific Northwestern experience right in Vancouver!