top of page

Becoming Vance

Canada's own Sherlock Holmes

1930’s Vancouver, a time of unemployment, widespread poverty, and rampant crime. 

While many wondered how to provide for their families, one man quietly worked behind the doors of 240 East Cordova Street, hoping to make a difference in the lives of his fellow Vancouverites. For 42 years his work in forensics helped solve some of the most sensational murders of 20th Century Canada. His methods were so effective that multiple attempts on his life were made.  Finally his story is being shared. 


Meet Canada’s own Sherlock Holmes,

John Fleming Cullen Brown Vance.

Open Now

Entry to Becoming Vance is included with museum admission.

bottom of page