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This museum, housed in Vancouver's former Coroner's Court, boasts displays of Vancouver's most infamous era of crime. The Police Museum now offers numerous programs specifically for kids. A walking tour called "Sins of the City" details Vancouver's rich history of vice and vice crime. The museum is located in Gastown.
This hall of fame museum features a large display gallery, tons of great feature exhibits and a hands-on participation space where you can "go ballistic." There is a climbing wall, rowing machines and bikes. Test your ball-throwing skills for speed and accuracy and race against the clock and computers. The Hall of Fame has exhibits on two of Canada's greatest heroes, Terry Fox and Rick Hansen.
Roedde House is a restored Victorian home in downtown's West End. Built in 1893 for city newcomers Gustav and Mathilda Roedde, its design is credited to the early B.C. architect Francis M. Rattenbury, who designed the impressive Legislative Buildings and Empress Hotel in Victoria. The style is Queen Anne Revival, which can be seen in fine details like its cupola, bay windows and veranda.
As part of the complex of museums located in Vanier Park, Vancouver museum is paired with the Macmillan Planetarium at the Pacific Space Centre. It has been in operation since 1894, with most exhibits and presentations focusing on the history of the city and the regions surrounding it. Renowned for its collection of natural history, ethnology, archaeology, and Asian artifacts, there are many things here to see and explore.
At the foot of Alma Street in Point Grey, you will find this small wooden structure that is considered to be the oldest existing building in Vancouver. Built in 1865, Hastings Mill Museum was once a center of trade and commerce for the ships that passed through the young port city of Vancouver. This site of city history houses a collection of pioneer and native artifacts, including photos, furniture, clothing and baskets. This famous museum has seasonal timings and is closed in December and January, please call ahead for details.
West Vancouver Museum recounts the varied history of West Vancouver. It is located in a ballast-stone house built in 1940 by Gertrude Lawson, daughter of businessman John Lawson, known as the Father of West Vancouver. When Lawson visited Scotland, she so admired the regal mansions and castles that she saw there that she had her home built in the style of those majestic Scottish estates. The stones used in the construction are believed to have originated from New Zealand as ballast on timber trading vessels. Admission price is collected as donation.
Built as a memorial to British Columbia's centennial in 1958, this four-hectare (ten-acre) open-air museum is a recreation of an early 20th-century community. Among its 30 buildings and outdoor scenes are a schoolhouse, blacksmith's shop, dentist's office and a theater. It also has an ice cream parlor but the main attraction is a restored 1912 carousel. During the holiday season, the museum puts on a spirited Heritage Christmas.
The military history of New Westminster is preserved at the Royal Westminster Regiment Museum in Vancouver, Canada. Located in the gun room of the historic armory, you will find several artifacts, photos, uniforms, and memorabilia commemorating the Royal Westminster Regiment and their involvement in both World Wars as well as the 28 Battle Honors dating back to 1863. Tours are available with special appointments.