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Lost Souls of Gastown - Vancouver

Cathedral Square
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3A3
Websitehttp://www.forbiddenvancouver.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-839-3126

Weekly on Tuesday-Saturday from Tuesday August 12, 2014 to Monday November 10, 2014

Venture into our city's most gruesome history - when Vancouver was a frontier town of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. You will hear stories of: Vancouver's first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school; a long-forgotten plague that clutched the city in its feverish grasp; the terror of the fire that ate-up Gastown in minutes and sent people sprinting for their lives down Water Street; a Klondike Gold Rush beauty, who had her heart broken - and her pocketbook looted - by a ruthless theatre magnate; and, the city's oldest unsolved murder - the death of prospector John Bray.

The tour ventures through Gastown, where many of Vancouver's most historic buildings are located.

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Prohibition City - Vancouver

Cathedral Square
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3A3
Websitehttp://www.forbiddenvancouver.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-839-3126

Weekly on Tuesday-Saturday from Monday August 11, 2014 to Thursday October 30, 2014

On Prohibition City, you will explore the strange, corrupt and colourful history of Prohibition-era Vancouver, with stories of speakeasies, private members clubs, corruption, bootlegging and free-flowing medicinal liquor.

You will get a chance to visit the historic Dominion Building, Sun Tower and the city's oldest bar.

You will also relive stories of the city's most notorious mayor - L.D. Taylor - its most beautiful showgirl and its greatest rum-runners.

This is your chance to explore Vancouver's dirtiest history.

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Sins of the City Walking Tour - Vancouver

240 E Cordova St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6A 1L3
Websitehttp://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/sins-of-the-city-vice-dice-and-opium-pipes/
Toll-free
Phone604-665-3346

Weekly on Wednesday, Saturday from Wednesday July 30, 2014 to Wednesday October 29, 2014

Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city!

Tours leave promptly on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, and on Saturdays at 11:00 am. Tours are strictly limited in size, so please book your tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

Tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for students/seniors. Both include admission to the Vancouver Police Museum for the whole day.

For more information, please visit our website!

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Our Living Languages Opens - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Websitehttp://www.royalbcmusum.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone888-447-7977

Daily from June 21, 2014 to June 30, 2017

Discover the incredible diversity of First Nations languages in BC and the groundbreaking work underway to keep them alive in this new exhibition. The Royal BC Museum has partnered with the First Peoples' Cultural Council on this innovative exhibition that celebrates the resilience and diversity of First Nations languages in BC in the face of change. BC is one of the planet's most linguistically diverse regions. From a global perspective, it's known as a linguistic "hotspot" because of the diversity and vitality of our First Nations languages, of which 34 are spoken here. Visit this new exhibition and learn to say "welcome" in one of 34 languages. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/languages

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Miniature World - Grand opening of King Arthur's Camelot - Victoria

649 Humboldt St.
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1A7
Websitehttp://www.miniatureworld.com
Toll-free
Phone250-385-9731

Daily from May 31, 2014 to December 31, 2023

Grand Opening May 31, 2014 of our latest and greatest creation - King Arthur's Camelot Our expansion includes eleven new exhibits depicting this timeless legend! Join us this Saturday and beyond to view Merlin's lair, Camelot castle, the lady of the lake, battlefields of jousting knights, the holy grail, the sword in the stone plus much more!

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Goldstream Station Market - Langford

Veterans Memorial Park
Langford, British Columbia
V9B 6E8
Websitehttp://www.goldstreamstationmarket.ca
Toll-free
Phone

Weekly on Saturday May 24, 2014 to Saturday October 25, 2014

The Goldstream Station Market is excited to announce that we will be moving from Bryn Maur Road to Veterans' Memorial Park in time for the 2014 season. This move will allow the market to take advantage of a unique park setting and facilities that will enhance and benefit the market, its vendors and the community. We look forward to a vibrant and active market. The market is held every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, opening for the season in May and running until October.

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Steamfest - Penticton

1099 Lakeshore Dr W
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 4K1
Websitehttp://www.steamfest.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-492-0403

Daily from May 19, 2014 to October 30, 2015

An 18 month celebration of a century of steam transport in the Okanagan Valley. There will be wine events, children's activities and more!

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Vikings: Lives Beyond the Legends at the Royal BC Museum - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Websitehttp://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-356-7226

Daily from May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014

The first North American stop for this exhibition, Vikings challenges our common held beliefs. Insights into Vikings domestic live, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the symbolism of their ships are explored in this interactive exhibition. See hundreds of artifacts - jewellery, swords, axes and clothing - some one of a kind, and many of which that have never been shown outside Scandinavia.

Open daily 10 am - 5pm.

Open late on Fridays & Saturdays until 10 pm (May 23 - Sep 28).

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Abbotsford Farm & Country Market - Abbotsford

Montrose Ave & North Of George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, British Columbia
V2T 1W7
Websitehttp://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com
Toll-free
Phone604-996-1542

Daily from April 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014

The Market remains a premier shopping experience offering an array of fresh produce, processed foods, garden plants, arts & crafts. The selection changes from week to week as fresh produce, fruit, plants & other agricultural products come into season.

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Explore Historic Cranbrook Walking Tour - Cranbrook

57 Horne St S
Cranbrook, British Columbia
V1C 4H9
Websitehttp://www.trainsdeluxe.com
Toll-free
Phone250-489-3918

Daily from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015

'Explore Historic Cranbrook' is a free self-guided tour of Cranbrook's heritage architecture from the late 1800s as well as local monuments, parks & other attractions.

Baker Hill is a heritage residential area dating from 1898, while the downtown core and the railway heritage infrastructure area provide additional experiences in local history. Tours, with a pre-planned route, can be started from the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, or you can plan your own itinerary

The tour is free & you can download the map from the website.

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