The Really Gay History tour
Activities

The Really Gay History tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover Vancouver's LGBTQ2 + history and culture
  • Visit legendary sites such as the Hotel Vancouver, Granville Street and the West End
  • Enjoy the entertainment of Robson Square and Davie Street Village
What to expect

Meet your guide - the man in pink - and embark on a 2-hour long adventure into the LGBTQ2 + history and culture of Vancouver. The first stop will be Granville Street, known for some of the city's earliest gay bars. You'll weave a path through Imperial Court coronations, drag kings at the Quadra, gay ministers at the United Church, Patient Zero, the GRID crisis, and Nelson Park until you find yourself in the “gaybourhood” on Davie Street.

The walking tour also passes through the historic West End as you hear about the city's first Pride parade, Jim Deva Plaza, bookstore bombings, a transgender campaigner who blew the whistle on the biggest crime in Vancouver history, Vancouver's secret gay village, and the remarkable story of two-spirited warrior Gone to the Spirits. You'll finish the tour right in the middle of the action in the Davie Street village, with a fantastic variety of bars and restaurants. You can enjoy a post-tour cocktail as you reflect on the afternoon's adventure!

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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

    Vancouver City Center Station, Granville St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8

    Meeting point:
    • Please meet your guide outside the entrance to Vancouver City Center Skytrain Station on the corner of Granville and West Georgia streets 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 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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