It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.” - Mae West (Sins Tweetup on Thursday!)
Learn about vice in the early days of Vancouver by participating in the Vancouver Police Museum’s unique new walking tour – Sins of the City. While leading you through the oldest parts of Vancouver, your guide will regale you with stories about:
- Bootleggers, prohibition, and the often quirky evolution of liquor laws (and their enforcement) in the city
- The development of the early drug trade and the surprising Vancouver origins of Canada’s narcotic laws
- Racial and labour tension boiling over into demonstrations, riots and murder
- The evolution of the sex trade, from brothels to streetwalkers
- The city’s considerable predilection for gambling
Participants are also invited to visit the Police Museum on the day of their walking tour at no additional charge.
$15 adults / $12 students and seniors.
Want a tour at a more convenient time? Contact the museum to book your own tour for a group of ten or more at a discounted rate.
Please contact the museum for more information or to book a space on this tour.
[Editors: This is an AMAZING program done up in Vancouver, B.C. at the Police Museum there. Please check out the video! This is a lesson for ALL museums big and small! Rock on, Chris Mathieson! They "tweet" here and you have to check out how they do it!]