Vancouver Police Museum
Sins of the City Walking Tour
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Vancouver Police Museum information
Illuminating the crime-and-vice-addled history of the region, this quirky museum is lined with confiscated weapons and counterfeit currency. It also has a former mortuary room where the walls are studded with preserved slivers of human tissue – spot the bullet-damaged brain slices. Consider adding a walking tour ($20) to learn all about the area's salacious olden days. And buy a toe tag T-shirt in the gift shop.
One of Vancouver's hidden gem museums, there are plenty of exhibits and grainy photos here covering a time when the city was rougher than a 1950s x-rated film noir movie. Speaking of which, they also screen apposite films once a month in the morgue between September and May, often including shockers like Psycho , Silence of the Lambs and those later George Lucas Star Wars debacles (just kidding).