Earlier this week, I was invited (via Twitter no less) to attend a private tour of the Vancouver Police Museum. As well, there would be a walking tour of parts of Vancouver’s downtown area that would highlight some of it’s ‘shadier past’.
If you’re really lucky, you might even learn how to play Fan Tan:
The tour was supposed to take about 2 hours but I’m pretty sure our guide, Chris, could have continued on for hours more…he was bursting with history knowledge he wanted to share with us. If it wasn’t so hot outside with cold beer calling us, the whole group may have gone on all night. I was also surprised how much I learned about various aspects of Vancouver and even some landmarks that I’ve walked over/near many times without knowing their significance.
So if you have a few hours and want to learn a ton about Vancouver that isn’t in any tourist books, check out the Police Musuem tour. Make sure you ask to see the ping pong ball too.