Tour Guys Murders Mystery and Mayhem Tour

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Walking tours are a fantastic way for visitors to learn about our city and for locals, they help us understand more about our own backyard — while often being highly entertaining. Tour Guys, Vancouver’s largest walking tour company, has re-launched their overwhelmingly popular “Murders, Mystery and Mayhem” tour for a third straight year.

Gassy Jack, foggy
Photo credit: colink. on Flickr

“Murders, Mysteries and Mayhem” is the brainchild of two East Van natives, Jessica O’Neill and Alasdair Butcher, passionate local historians who grew up on Commercial Drive and in Strathcona. Jessica explains how the tour came about. “I’d been guiding with Tour Guys for 2 years, and when (owner) Steve Woodall asked me to write a Halloween tour, I was excited. But that quickly turned to disappointment when I realized how flimsy and fake most of Vancouver’s ghost stories are!” The solution? A tour comprised of the really scary stuff – the true stories of crime, killings and terror.

This tour explores a Vancouver “that is more than natural beauty, tall glass towers and high property values — a Vancouver that has changed less than you’d think since its days as a rough and dirty mill town in the 1860s.” Departing from the Vancouver Art Gallery, guests make their way to Gastown, taking an unexpected route that includes going down dark alleys, through eerily lit squares and even indoors to see a larger than life riot.

Murders, Mysteries and Mayhem” runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6:00pm and 8:00pm (more dates/times added as needed) until the first weekend of November. It is recommended for those over the age of 12.

50% Promo Code & Contest

The Tour Guys have graciously setup a promo code of “MISS604” for my readers to receive 50% off their ticket purchase for tours this week and next. Use this link to receive the discount when booking.

I also have a pair of tickets to give away for one of next week’s walking tours. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming a creepy/scary place in Vancouver (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to the Tour Guys’ Mystery and Mayhem #Halloween Tour from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/q9jQ5

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Sunday, October 27, 2013. The winner will be able to attend the tour on either October 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st or November 1st (their choice). Follow Tour Guys (Vancouver and Toronto) on Facebook for more information about their seasonal and year-round tours.

Update The winner is Shirley!

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17 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. DavidThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 2:38pm PST

    Dunbar Haunted House!

  2. katie borrettThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 2:40pm PST

    mountainview cemetary in the fog!

  3. VinceThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 4:26pm PST

    Gastown in the fog late at night!

  4. IzzyThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 5:29pm PST

    Kitsilano…lots of old people.

  5. Lucie BThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 6:49pm PST

    Gaoler’s mews is VERY creepy! That place still hints of it’s bloody past.

  6. bjhThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 7:51pm PST

    Malls at holiday time…

  7. KathleenThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 11:10pm PST

    Stanley Park at night!

  8. AmyFriday, October 25th, 2013 — 8:34am PST

    Riverview hospital in Coquitlam!

  9. DBFriday, October 25th, 2013 — 8:51am PST

    Riverview is scary in the daylight….

  10. Kelly KrolFriday, October 25th, 2013 — 9:17am PST

    Riverview Hospital

  11. ShirleyFriday, October 25th, 2013 — 9:29am PST

    Haunted house at the PNE

  12. JoanneFriday, October 25th, 2013 — 9:43am PST

    Riverview Hospital!

  13. SuzyQSFriday, October 25th, 2013 — 9:17pm PST

    Gastown after dark!

  14. MichelleSaturday, October 26th, 2013 — 11:52am PST

    The Playland grounds are creepy at night, especially by the old wooden rollercoaster, during Fright Nights!

  15. JeffSaturday, October 26th, 2013 — 11:56am PST

    The dark alleyways in Gastown where it always seems like someone or something is lurking, waiting, watching!

  16. MarySaturday, October 26th, 2013 — 6:30pm PST

    Saint Paul’s Hospital at night!

  17. DebraSunday, October 27th, 2013 — 12:19am PST

    Blood Alley!

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