Break and Enter Vancouver Police Museum

Break & Enter Investigation (10-13 yrs old)

Our Break & Enter Investigation Program is perfect for junior detectives looking to hone their skills in analyzing forensic evidence. From fingerprints to ballistics, and chromatography, detectives will work in small teams and follow the clues that point to the suspects responsible for the Break and Enter at the City

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Walking the Beat (16 yrs old+)

Suitable for older students, this tour explores the history, social issues and law enforcement challenges of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Learn about the important history of labour, racial tensions, and police corruption in early Vancouver. This is an outdoor walking tour around the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown. Please dress weather-appropriately. Duration:

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Vancouver Police Museum Investigation Fun

Kidnapping Investigation (14 yrs old+)

The City Analyst has gone missing! It’s up to your team of detectives to solve the case. Looking at all the collected material, including crime scene, impressions and DNA evidence, piece together the connections between the suspects and the sequence of events leading up to our Analyst’s kidnapping. Can you

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Museum Discovery Tour

Museum Discovery Tour (All ages)

Join us for a guided tour of our current exhibits and historical spaces in the museum, including the former Coroner’s Courtroom, City Morgue and Autopsy Facilities. Learn about the history and significance of the City Analyst’s Lab and their role in developing forensic technology. Duration: 1 hour Capacity: 10-30 Cost:

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Mini Police Academy (5-9 yrs old)

Perfect for our youngest junior detectives, this program combines learning about the history of the VPD and a look at our current exhibits with games, storytelling and arts and crafts. There’ll be time to try on real historical police uniforms, see the old jail cell and design your own police

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Inspector Percy Easler developing a fingerprint enlargement (1960s). Photo: VMPA photo collection P00048.

City Analyst’s Lab and Archives Tour

The Vancouver Police Museum is home to thousands of rare archives from decades past. From turn-of-the-century mugshots to real evidence from the city’s most famous crimes, this precious history is carefully maintained by our specialists—all of whom spend countless hours categorizing, preserving, and documenting our archives every week. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, you can

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New Photographic Exhibit at The Vancouver Police Museum: Keeping Your Community Safe: A photographic journey of the VPD

NEW EXHIBIT! Keeping Your Community Safe: A photographic journey of the VPD

Come see The Vancouver Police Museum’s new photographic exhibit Keeping Your Community Safe: A photographic journey of the VPD, on from Feb. 26-April 13th. We see and hear about The Vancouver Police Department through the lens of the news and media, but rarely through the eyes of the officers themselves. Behind

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Private or Group Museum Tours

Book a private or group museum tour and learn about Vancouver’s riveting history from experts and historians! Our private museum tours delve into the lawless origins of Vancouver as a city and explore fascinating elements of policing, crime and justice throughout the decades. You’ll get to immerse yourself our newest

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Behind the Lines, Vancouver Police Museum, New Exhibit Fall 2018

Behind the Lines: A Traffic Story

Behind the Lines: A Traffic Story—Fasten your seatbelts for our new exhibit! This wild ride will take you behind the lines and through the history of Vancouver’s street safety, from carriages, cars and prohibition to motorcycles, riots and beyond! Since the introduction of automobiles, street traffic has become an important

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Sins of the City Vancouver Walking Tours The Vancouver Police Museum

Sins of the City Tours

Take a walk on the West Coast’s wild side with the Vancouver Police Museum’s Sins of the City Tours! Our Sins of the City Vancouver walking tours are among the city’s best! With our expert guides, you’ll learn about Vancouver’s legendary history of drugs, discrimination, prohibition, sex and scandal. Step through the

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