Trip at a Glance
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
Price$19 USD per person
1 hour 45 mins
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
7pm ; please fill out send request from for availability
Cathedral Square, across from the Holy Rosary Cathedral at Dunsmuir & Richards Streets
- Learn about Joe Celona, Mobster - Crime boss and bootlegger supreme. Ruled East Vancouver in the ’20s and ’30s. Owned bawdy houses, ran gambling rackets, and bribed cops. Been dead over 50 years and old timers in East Van still fear his name.
- Meet Nellie McClung , Activist - Fought to outlaw the demon drink and to close down the evil saloons. Leader of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Her motto? “Never retract, never explain, never apologize – get the thing done and let them howl!”
- And finally Sam Kee, Businessman - Real name Chang Toy. Arrived 1874 in Vancouver penniless and by the 20's was one of Vancouver's richest businessman. Fought discrimination through his lawyers, with his fists and if needed, by the gun.