VICE, DICE AND OPIUM PIPES
Discover a devious side to the city that you've never seen before with our Sins of the City walking tours! Vancouver was once a seething hub of sex, drugs, corruption and organized crime, and our 90-minute walking tour, Vice, Dice and Opium Pipes, takes you through the very streets where all of this action took place. Chinatown, one of the nation’s oldest neighbourhoods, once was home to brothels, bootleggers, gamblers and gangsters that ruled the town during its heyday of criminal activity. On our tour, learn about boisterous characters like Joe Celona, who had ties to liquor, gambling and prostitution, and delve deep into the history of the city's booming opium dens that plagued the city’s rich and poor at every turn. Tours include free admission to all Vancouver Police Museum exhibits.
Price listings: $14/seniors & students (with valid Student ID) & $18/adults
Duration: 90 mins
Tour times: Fridays, 6pm-7:30pm | Saturdays, 2pm-3:30pm
Location: This tour begins at The Vancouver Police Museum
*Please Note: Friday Tours of Vice, Dice and Opium Pipes start at 6pm, but the museum closes at 5pm. The museum is not open for visitors in that hour before the tour.
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Regular Sins of the City Tours go from April-Oct. Private Tours are available all year round but must be booked by calling the museum at 604-665-3346 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.