Lost Souls of Gastown
Learn about the murky past of Gastown as you explore the famous attractions along its cobblestoned streets when you book this ghoulish guided walking tour in Vancouver. This tour is perfect for adults who enjoy history and who are looking to combine a walking tour with a thrilling theatrical encounter. You'll get to spend 90 minutes exploring places like Cathedral Square, the Hudson House, and Maple Tree Square as you follow your guide by lamplight. Stop to see the historic Gastown Steam Clock and the Grassy Jack Statute. Learn about the mysterious murder of John Bray and other ghoulish tales that your guide will share.
Begin your journey trekking through Gastown, Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, by lamplight as you follow your guide and navigate the narrow cobblestone streets to visit the Victorian Hotel, the oldest hotel in Vancouver. Along the way, you'll learn about the gruesome past of Gastown found in the well-documented Victoria archives, including the Great Fire of 1886 that burnt down the town shy of just two buildings and the impact of the smallpox outbreak of 1862 that killed thousands. You'll also get to view pictures of Vancouver before and after the Great Fire struck. Find out the true story behind the Gastown Steam Clock that sits in the heart of the neighborhood in Maple Town Square.
Continue your ghoulish tour and explore Galoer's Mews, a part of Gastown that was home to the first jail in Vancouver and a hangman's scaffold, where public executions took place in the 1880s. Pass through the tranquil park area of Cathedral Square and through Water Street's back alleys that lead to Maple Tree Square, where you'll see Gassy Jack Statue, a monument to Vancouver's founder. Discover the gruesome details behind the unsolved murder mystery of John Bray, a man who walked deliriously through town for two weeks after being shot in his head three times. With so many ghoulish stories and spots to see, you'll be in for the suspense of a lifetime.
If you're looking for an experience beyond the typical ghost town tours, then this is an excursion you don't want to miss. Sign up for this thrilling walking tour for a ghoulish, good time in Gastown in Vancouver.