Explore the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Experience hosted by Will

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

Discover the jaw-dropping beauty – and sinister stories – of Stanley Park. Behind those majestic forests, picturesque gardens and stunning beaches lies a history of buried treasure, shocking crime scenes, and the ghostly lore of Deadman’s Island. You’ll explore the famous seawall, dark forested trails, historic totem poles, notorious crime scenes and more! As you stroll along with your guide Glenn, Aman, Theo, Will, or Rowan, you'll hear the inside story of one of the world's most remarkable parks.

Meeting your guide outside the Vancouver Aquarium you’ll soon venture down a path beneath towering groves of Cedar, Hemlock and Douglas Fir, some hundreds of years old -- a genuine Pacific Northwest forest experience. After a tale of long lost treasure, you’ll pop out onto the famous seawall to discover the secret history of Deadman’s Island.

You’ll see Stanley Park’s world famous totem poles close up, before you stroll the seawall with its jaw-dropping views of downtown and the north shore mountains. You’ll find the long lost indigenous village of Xwayxway and end your tour with a shocking tale of true crime. From there it’s a short stroll back to the start point with your guide!
Other things to note
We operate rain or shine, please to be sure to dress for the weather!
Discover the jaw-dropping beauty – and sinister stories – of Stanley Park. Behind those majestic forests, picturesque gardens and stunning beaches lies a history of buried treasure, shocking crime scenes, and the ghostly lore of Deadman’s Island. You’ll explore the famous seawall, dark forested trails, historic totem poles, notorious crime scenes and more! As you stroll along with your guide Glenn, Aman, Theo, Will, or Rowan, you'll hear the i…

Meet your Host, Will

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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We are Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. On The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, your guide will be Aman, Glenn, Rowan, Theo, or Will. Each of us is in love with Vancouver and our work is to share the city's remarkable history! Our interests lie in the dark corners of Vancouver's history: the scandals, the secrets, the crimes, the great escapes and the near misses. We dress to look the part and we promise we'll give you an interesting and unforgettable experience!

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We are Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. On The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, your guide will be Aman, Glenn, Rowan, Theo, or Will. Each of us is in love with Vancouver and our work is to share the city's remarkable history! Our interests lie in the dark corners of Vancouver's history: the scandals, the secrets, the crimes, the great escapes and the near misses. We dress to look the part and we promise we'll give you an interesting and unforgettable experience!

We have four more amaz…
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From $29/ person

Where you'll be

Stanley Park is a must see in the city of Vancouver! We'll visit the world famous sites this park has to offer- including the seawall, totem poles, Lumberman's Arch, and Deadman's Island. Take in the natural beauty of forested trails, glistening shores and keep your eyes open for the Great Blue Heron. Stanley Park is a true oasis within the city!

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 65 reviews.

Danielle
October 2021
Theo was an excellent guide, we loved his use of real photographs to illustrate the history and stories of the areas we were shown. Beautiful time of year with the leave changing colour. Grateful for the acknowledgement of indigenous history.
Chris
October 2021
I didn’t know what to expect from this tour. Sandra was in character the whole time and as a first timer in Vancouver , Sandra did an amazing job at delivering the history. I would highly recommend this your.
Kelly
October 2021
We will have great stories to share and impress others with our Stanley Park knowledge next time we venture out that way! Great host!
Ana-Maria
August 2021
Rowan is a great story teller and more than made up for the closed trails by still taking us to interesting views and telling the interesting stories.
Randi
July 2021
This was a great tour with a variety of locations and stories. Prepare for quite a bit of walking ... wear comfortable shoes. Perfect for adults who like to learn fun facts and hear interesting stories. Our guide Theo was amazing! It was a treat to go behind the scenes.
Nebeyu
July 2021
The Guide was so knowledgeable, happened to chat him up after the tour and he was even able talk about the history of the rest of the city and specific neighborhoods. Also appreciated his insight on indigenous communities that were here before the region was “discovered”. HIGHLY recommend!

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 14 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
    The activity level for this experience is moderate.
    The skill level for this experience is beginner.

    What to bring

    Dress for the weather
    Sunscreen and hats
    Rain jacket or umbrella
    walking shoes or supportive footwear

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.