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This Gastown walking tour reveals the neighbourhood's eerie mysteries, spooky secrets

Gastown has a ghostly history.
The Lost Souls of Gastown walking tour guides Vancouver locals through the eerie mysteries and spooky secrets of Victorian Gastown.

Is spooky season on your mind?

Vancouver has a few haunted hot spots, including pretty much every local theatre as well as a particularly quaint but eerie neighbourhood. 

The Lost Souls of Gastown Tour returns for its 13th Halloween season, taking curious Vancouverites and visitors through the backstreets and alleyways of Victorian Gastown and uncovering its mysterious history and gruesome secrets with only lamplight to guide the way. 

The gothic walking tour will tell the tales of the notorious Gold Rush ladies, the legend of the Great Vancouver Fire, the chilling history of George Vancouver, the haunting legend of Gaoler's Mews, heartbreaking stories of smallpox outbreaks, and an unsolved murder mystery that still baffles investigators today.

The tour will also give folks a glimpse into hotels and streets frozen in time since the 1800s and retrace the final moments of gold prospector John Bray, whose life took a tragic turn in 1898 after he was abandoned and fatally shot multiple times. 

The Lost Souls of Gastown will run nightly between 6 and 9 p.m. starting October 14 through Halloween night.

Tickets cost $32 for adults and $29 for seniors and youth, and can be purchased online

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