Take a walk on the West Coast’s wild side with The Vancouver Police Museum’s Sins of the City tours.
Our Walking Tours
With our expert guides, you’ll hear first-hand police accounts of the city’s legendary history of drugs, prohibition, sex and scandal. Step through the narrow alleys of Chinatown and the derelict dens of the Downtown Eastside to learn about crooked criminals and devious deeds that plagued the city over a century ago. From tales about infamous gangsters like Joe Celona and liquor barons like Jack Deighton, to stories about the city’s booming brothel industry, you’ll be immersed in a fast-paced hotbed of corruption like no other. As Vancouver’s premier choice for historic walking tours for over 10 years, The Police Museum is the only place where you can see archived reports, photos and artifacts straight from the source. Better yet, all tours come with free admission to the museum and its exhibits—including access to one of the city’s oldest morgues! Don’t miss out on Vancouver’s best source for historic walks and tours. Book in our calendar today!
Take a journey back to a salacious time where liquor, ladies and lust ruled the streets. The Vancouver Police Museum’s exclusive tour, Red Light Rendezvous,…
Get an inside look into the lives of police officers who served the city over a century ago—when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex,…
No one knows the struggles of unveiling crime and corruption in the city better than the men and women who serve to protect it. The…
- 24 MarRead more
Written by Lisa Wills, VPM volunteer. The VPD Marine Unit was thrust into the international spotlight recently, with their rescue of a large yellow jellybean
- 18 Jul
The Chameleon – A closer look at the shape-shifting imposter Written by Naomi Nguyen, VPM Curatorial Assistant.Read more
The “Chameleon” was a beloved exhibit, on display at the Vancouver Police Museum since the 1980s. It was recently taken down to make room for our
- 18 JulRead more
Written by Naomi Nguyen, VPM Curatorial Assistant During the collections rehousing project done this summer several police training notebooks from the 1940s and 1950s were
See what our visitors have to say about our walking tours!
It’s fun and interesting. Not too small as I imagined if you like to read the info about the objects and exhibitions and get the most out of the experience. It’s pretty cool that the building used to be a coroner’s office with a real morgue and autopsy room as you can see in your visit. Recommended.Fabiane Niemeyer
A great tourist stop. Goes into detail on how the police started and grew. Lots of cool weapons of all types. Great descriptions and examples of contraband weapons, crimes, police proceedures. The morgue is as detailed as could be and not for the squeamish, but easily avoided if needed. Great staff which explained the museum and even has some great lunch suggestions.Gary Standke
Loved the small tour size (5 people) ! This was one of the main reasons I chose a Museum Pleu Tour.Teresa Barrett