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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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Steveston Museum Summer Walking Tours - Richmond

3811 Moncton St
Richmond, British Columbia
V7C 3A0
Website
Toll-free
Phone604-271-8280

Weekly on Friday, Saturday from Friday July 4, 2014 to Saturday September 27, 2014

Take a stroll with us through history & experience Steveston's stories.

Murder, Mayhem & Morality in Old Steveston: Explore the seedier side of Steveston's past as we captivate you with stories of notorious murders, shady bordellos & a darker history steeped in sly grog. Tours at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm.

Boardwalks, Bar Rooms & Boats: Find out fascinating insider stories about Steveston's three great industries: fishing, farming &, more recently, filmmaking. Tours at 12:30 pm.

Tours cost $5.00 per person & can be booked in person or by phone at the Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre counter on the first floor of the Steveston Museum. Maximum group size of 12 people per tour. Approx. 1 hour tours, rain or shine.

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The Richmond Night Market - Richmond

8351 River Rd
Richmond, British Columbia
V6X 3P8
Websitehttp://www.richmondnightmarket.com
Toll-free
Phone604-244-8448

Weekly on Friday-Sunday from Friday May 16, 2014 to Monday October 13, 2014

The Richmond Night Market 2014 event is located at No. 3 Road & River Road, Richmond, just 1 block from Bridgeport SkyTrain Station. It runs from May 18 to Oct 8 on every weekend starting at 7:00 pm. This outdoor event offers 88 food booths (the largest international food court ever), over 200 merchants & corporate sponsor booths, more than 1,700 on-site parking stalls, free admission, free live entertainment nightly on a top-notch performing stage, games, contests & hundreds of give-away prizes. Come & spend your summer in this fun-filled shopping & eating paradise with us!

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Our Fair Neighbour - Vancouver

1882 Adanac St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5L 4E5

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Our Fair Neighbour is a local goods, crafts and services market. A market for the people by the people.

Our goal for this market is to showcase amazing people in our city doing amazing things. We aim to give makers and neighbours the opportunity to meet in a social community environment.

We also aim to have a whole bunch of fun.

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Pirates at the Cannery - Richmond

12138 Fourth Ave
Richmond, British Columbia
V7E 3J1
Websitehttp://www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com
Toll-free
Phone604-664-9009

Daily from September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014

Avast ye mateys! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt inside our 55,000 square foot historic cannery, and enter for a chance to win a chocolate treasure chest! Aaaar, we await ye! Event runs from Noon- 4:00 pm.

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Wesbrook Village Festival 2014 - Vancouver

3378 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6S 0A8
Websitehttp://discoverwesbrook.com/
Toll-free
Phone

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Come join the annual Wesbrook Village Festival with tons of family-friendly activities!

Festival features free BBQ, sidewalk sales, kids zone with bouncy castle and face-painting, live music and a whole lot of neighbourhood love!

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Culture Days at the North Vancouver Museum & Archives - North Vancouver

3203 Institute Rd
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7K 3E6
Websitehttp://www.nvma.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-990-3700

Daily from September 26, 2014 to September 28, 2014

Feature events for Culture Days weekend include:

Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-Runners & Border Wars. Saturday, September 27 at 2:00 pm at the Community History Centre. Author Dan Francis highlights the Canadian prohibition era of 1917-1921 in his new book.

Family Records Workshops at the Community History Centre. Friday at 2:00 pm & Saturday at 10:30 am PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 604.990.3700 (ext. 8016). Are you wondering how best to organize & care for your family's records? Join archivist Janet Turner for a hands-on look at how to best preserve your family diaries, letters, documents, & photographs.

Behind the Scenes Tours at 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm on Friday & Saturday afternoons at the Community History Centre. Take a peek at some of the treasures in our Archives.

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Fourth Annual Artists for Conservation Festival - North Vancouver

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7R 4K9
Websitehttp://www.artistsforconservation.org
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from September 26, 2014 to October 5, 2014

A conservation themed art exhibit & sale with leading nature, wildlife artists & naturalists.

Art exhibit & sale; lectures & art demos; documentary film screenings; wildlife encounters; musical & cultural performances; nature art walk.

Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote & leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: Art & Environmental Education; Field Work & Research; & Artist Development. The Artists for Conservation Festival is AFC's annual flagship initiative to showcase, support & further these programs.

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