The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park
€ 25.00 Adult
Bookings must be made in advance by email only to info⌭forbiddenvancouver.ca stating date required, number of people and contact phone number. Please attach a copy of your citis2go pass(es) for verification.
Tours operate from April to November on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 14.00.
Meeting Point: by the fountain outside the Aquarium entrance.
Tours are designed for adult audiences and do contain references to adult themes. We don’t recommend our walking tours for children under 14.
Uncover the secrets of Stanley Park on a 3 hour insider walking tour with an expert guide. Explore the famous seawall, dark forested trails, secret cemeteries, historic totem poles, bizarre public art, and notorious crime scenes. See Vancouver landmarks Coal Harbour, the Lions Gate Bridge and Deadman's Island. As you stroll along the glistening shoreline and beneath towering trees, you'll hear the inside story of one of the world's most remarkable parks.
You'll hear the tale of Captain George Vancouver before you emerge on the Stanley Park seawall for the perfect vista of the glittering downtown skyline and Coal Harbour.
Following the seawall you'll hear the tragic history of Deadman's Island as you approach 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 take in some of the city's most loved public art, and cross a long lost cemetery hidden beneath your feet.
Next it's time to leave the seawall and head onto dark forested trails. Your guide will lead you through towering groves of giant Cedar, Hemlock and Douglas Fir, some hundreds of years old.
You'll see the location of a long lost indigenous village known as Whoi Whoi. A short walk later you'll be in the heart of Stanley Park where you'll hear the story of one of Vancouver's most shocking crimes. You can catch your breath on the short stroll back to the start point - arriving by 5 p.m.
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