Forbidden Vancouver - The Prohibition City

Mobsters! Opium! Booze! Delve into Vancouver's dirtiest secrets on this scandal fuelled walking tour. You'll discover dirty cops, a corrupt Mayor and travel back to 1917 when Prohibition hit us harder than a slug of bathtub gin. You'll visit Vancouver's most salacious building - the Sun Tower, marvel at the ornate Dominion Building and walk the cobblestone streets where bootlegging, rum-running and illegal gambling once ran rampant.  From back alley blind pigs to Chinatown opium dens - these ain't the kindest stories that you will hear on a tour bus.

Recurring daily until September 30th starting at Cathedral Square - Richards at Hastings, across from the Holy Rosary Cathedral.

Adults: $25.  Students and seniors  $22.

Image: Prohibition City Walking Tour

Chinatown in the 1800s - Dupont St - credit City of Vancouver ArchivesVictory Square Vancouver - 1920s - credit City of Vancouver ArchivesWest Hastings & Carrall Streets - CPR interurban train crossing - credit City of Vancouver Archives

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