Hello everyone! Clement from Westcoast here.
Most people who explore downtown Vancouver know the area called Gastown. Famous for tourist oriented souvenir shops and business, restaurants, night clubs, and of course the famous steam clock. But many people do not know the historical events and stories about this neighborhood in Vancouver, and this Halloween might be the chance for many to learn about things in a fun and entertaining way!
Gastown began as a place established by an English seaman named Jack (also known as Gassy Jack) Deighton. He came from England to open a Saloon, and from there the town prospered as a seaport town open to international trade. It also served as a hangout for many of the fishermen, ship captains, and loggers. However, Gastown was also known for various riots, drinking, gambling and other rough activities. The town burned down in the Great Vancouver Fire of 1886, and was then rebuilt. Since then, it has become designated as a national historical site in Canada.
Many people are not aware of this history, however this Halloween might give many a chance to learn about it in a fun, entertaining, and possibly scary way!
This year, there will be a chance to take a 90 minute tour around this historic part of town. Guests will be able to enjoy some stories about some of the most significant events in the history of Gastown and Vancouver, as well as stories of another nature… ghost stories! Visitors will be able to hear about some of the most haunted places in the area, as well as stories about what the origins of these hauntings may be. It will be an educational history lesson as well as an entertaining time for stories. There are tours all through the month of October, right until Halloween weekend. Tickets are available online and guests will meet in front of the angel statue near Waterfront station. For more information and tickets please check out the website at: