Rainy day activities

Vancouver Police Museum

Location: 240 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC
Hours: Tues to Sat: 9am – 5pm, Sun & Mon: Closed
Phone: (604) 665-3346

A small but unique collection of the fascinating, gruesome and sometimes horrifying history of Vancouver – fun for the whole family!

Tickets are reasonable and cost $12 for adults, $10 for students, and $8 for youth. Or, you can get a $30 family pass for two adults and two youth. The Vancouver Police Museum is on the small side, so you will likely be in and out within an hour or two, but it’s definitely worth the visit.

Throughout the exhibits, you’ll be able to ogle at confiscated weapons (many of which are homemade and created out of everyday objects like forks, rope, and nails), murder displays (including an axe from a crime scene), unsolved cases, drug paraphernalia, and other really fun stuff including a morgue.

Speaking of the morgue, the Vancouver Police Museum often runs a “Movies in the Morgue” night. A somewhat random series of film screenings held right in the old Vancouver city morgue. Horror movies are especially effective in giving you an extra feeling of creepiness.

If you want to learn even more about Vancouver’s sordid past, you can also sign up for the “Sins of the City” walking tour that takes you from the police museum to Gastown, all while exploring the city’s legendary history of drugs, prohibition, sex and scandal.

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