The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tour
Activities

The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Get an insider experience of Stanley Park
  • Take in incredible views of the downtown skyline and North Shore Mountains from the seawall
  • Admire landmarks such as Coal Harbor, Deadman's Island and Lions Gate Bridge
  • Explore the lesser-known forest paths of the Pacific Northwest
What to expect

Discover the secrets of Stanley Park on this 2-hour exclusive walking tour with an expert guide. Explore the famous seawall, dark forested trails, secret cemeteries, historic totem poles, and notorious crime scenes.

Meet your guide at the fountain directly outside the Vancouver Aquarium entrance and then set off to explore Stanley Park, leaving the tourist trail behind for a lesser-known path through the forest. You'll hear the tale of Captain George Vancouver before you emerge onto the Stanley Park seawall for a picture-perfect view of the glittering downtown skyline and Coal Harbor.

As you walk along the seawall, you'll hear the tragic history of Deadman's Island and see the park's world-famous totem poles. A short walk later finds you admiring views of the North Shore Mountains, Burrard Inlet and the Lions Gate Bridge. You'll see loved public art and cross a long-lost cemetery hidden beneath your feet! Then, you'll head back into the forest and move through giant groves of Cedar, Hemlock and Douglas Fir, some hundreds of years old. These are trails that few tourists use, granting you an authentic Pacific Northwest forest experience.

You'll also see the location of a long-lost indigenous village known as Whoi Whoi before you move back into the center of Stanley Park, where you'll hear the story of one of Vancouver's most shocking crimes. After the tour, you can continue your adventure with a visit to the aquarium or go back to downtown to relax.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Contactless payment is available for tips and extras
  • What's included
    • Guided walking tour
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    Where

    854 Avison Way Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

    Meeting point:
    • Please meet your guide beside the fountain outside the entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium 10 minutes before the start of the tour.
    What to remember
    • This tour is not suitable for children under ten years old
    • Tours are designed for adult audiences and do contain some references to mature subject matter. The age recommendation is 14+ but children aged 10+ can attend accompanied by a parent
    • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
    • Tours operate rain or shine and are outside, please dress appropriately for the weather - In the summer, it's recommended to bring a sweater or jacket. In the spring or fall please bring a waterproof jacket and sturdy footwear. Hat and gloves will help on colder nights
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • The minimum number of participants required for this tour to run is two people
    • There is a maximum number of 20 people for this tour
    • Assistance dogs are welcome on this tour however any other pet animals are not welcome on this tour
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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