The old Coroner's Court in Vancouver, BC. The Vancouver Police Museum

The Fascinating History of The Coroner’s Court: Part 1, The Bodies

This is part 1 of our 3-part series on the history of the Coroner’s Court: One of The Vancouver Police Museum’s biggest claims to fame is the fact that it was once the city’s Coroner’s Court and Autopsy Suite. Many bodies have lain on the cold steel tables that are

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The Story Behind Tom Carter’s Painting of The Vancouver Police Museum

Recently, The Vancouver Police Museum was bestowed with a one-of-a-kind custom painting created by celebrated local artist Tom Carter. Depicting a dramatic scene from the Vancouver Police Department’s history back in 1935, the artwork channels a ‘Vancouver Noir’ essence, complete with slick city streets, clandestine black automobiles and haloed lights

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The Mystery of Cannabis Criminalization in Canada

Written by Matteo Miceli Last month, the Canadian Government legalized cannabis. For many activists, the road to legalization was a hard-fought, decades-long battle. The legalization movement in Canada gained momentum in the 1960s and 1970s with the emergence of the hippie counterculture. Then, for over 50 years, people protested cannabis

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Behind the Lines A Traffic Story The Vancouver Police Museum

Cars, Collisions and Traffic Safety: A Science of Its Own

  Accidents happen. Accidents involving motor vehicles happen all the time. By all accounts, vehicle collisions have been around as long as vehicles have, and they can be a constant source of mystery to police and the public alike. Were they caused by driver error? Weather conditions? Mechanical failures? All

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Revisiting the Milkshake Murder

* This is a repost of a popular blog about the Milkshake Murder presentation by Robert Noon for our 2015 Speaker Series. Eve Lazarus has just released her highly anticipated book “Murder by Milkshake” and we are thrilled to be featured in her thrilling narrative. Learn more about her book

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The Beast of British Columbia, Part II

The Beast of British Columbia (Part II of II)

Written by Jesse Donaldson Before Mindhunter, Before Robert Pickton, Before the Discovery of the Highway of Tears, There Was Clifford Olson Born in St Paul’s Hospital in 1940, Clifford Olson began his criminal career at a young age. By the time he was in Grade Two, he was regularly stealing

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Vancouver Police Museum Events, Speaker Series 2018 Sam Wiebe

Speaker Series in Review! Local Author Sam Wiebe Captivates with Fact, Fiction and Capers

Attendees of last week’s Speaker Series were in for a treat with local author Sam Wiebe taking the reins for our fourth presentation in our Vancouver Noir series. Wiebe, the award-winning author of the acclaimed Wakeland series of detective novels, shared his insights on Vancouver’s dark side and described how

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2018 Speaker Series with Aaron Chapman

2018 Speaker Series in Review: The Penthouse Papers with Aaron Chapman!

Our 2018 Speaker Series is well underway, and the legendary tales about “Vancouver Noir,” or Vancouver’s salacious history of crime and corruption from the ’20s onward keep coming. On May 2, bestselling Vancouver author and historian Aaron Chapman captivated a standing room only audience with his presentation “The Penthouse Surveillance:

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