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Sins of the City Walking Tours

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Back by popular demand!

Available from July to September, our Sins of the City walking tours will take you on a historical journey through Vancouver's grittier past. Choose between two tours: Vice, Dice, & Opium Pipes or Soulfood & Strathcona.

Let "Vice, Dice, & Opium Pipes" take you on a journey through the vibrant Chinatown community, once the stomping grounds of gangs and corrupt city officials. Hear tales of corruption, crime, and entrepreneurship with key players like successful Chinese businessman Yip Sang and Joe Celona, also known as Vancouver’s Al Capone.

“Soul Food and Strathcona” explores the legacy of Strathcona’s Black and Italian communities. Hear tales of deadly encounters, beloved food joints, and prominent activists who sought to end discriminatory practices against immigrants and the poor.

With stories full of intrigue, injustice, and ingenuity, these tours are sure to keep you on your toes!

Questions about the tours? Call us at 604-665-3346 or email info@vancouverpolicemuseum.ca.

Upcoming Events

  • Sept 25, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver Police Museum & Archives, 240 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3, Canada
    Learn about North America's 3rd largest Chinatown through stories of the vibrant community that lived there. Take a journey through 19th and 20th century Vancouver to learn more about this community and the gangsters, and corrupt city officials that lived and played there.
  • Sept 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver Police Museum & Archives, 240 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3, Canada
    From legendary eats to gentrified streets, explore the rich histories of the Italian and Black communities that made their home in Strathcona, one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods.
  • Sept 18, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver Police Museum & Archives, 240 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3, Canada
    Learn about North America's 3rd largest Chinatown through stories of the vibrant community that lived there. Take a journey through 19th and 20th century Vancouver to learn more about this community and the gangsters, and corrupt city officials that lived and played there.
  • Sept 11, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver Police Museum & Archives, 240 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3, Canada
    Learn about North America's 3rd largest Chinatown through stories of the vibrant community that lived there. Take a journey through 19th and 20th century Vancouver to learn more about this community and the gangsters, and corrupt city officials that lived and played there.
  • Sept 25, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver Police Museum & Archives, 240 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3, Canada
    From legendary eats to gentrified streets, explore the rich histories of the Italian and Black communities that made their home in Strathcona, one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods.