Canada’s Unusual Museums in the News

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Depending on your interest the word museum could conjure up memories of dusty buildings housing old objects, while for others it is places home to interesting things. Fortunately, the museums in Canada came a long way and over the past decades offers engaging, educational objects that are interesting to most. Gone are the days of dusty shelves offering space to old items, Canadians have access to some of the most fascination institutions, which is why the museums are still the go-to place for thousands.

The great selection of museums available to Canadians can include some that are unusual, even odd or focussed on obscure topics, one thing they are not is boring or uninteresting. When you travel coast to coast there are quite a few that could be listed as favourites, some are home to the wacky and weird stuff, which makes them well worth visiting. Collections include unsolved crimes; preserved organs of humans and it could remind of the Jack the Ripper time. The Vancouver Police Museum in the heritage building is one of the most visited in the country and described as both intriguing and unsettling. The true crime gallery could be unsuited for the squeamish or younger visitor who could enjoy the massive collection of devices used previously by the law enforcement officials including many weapons.

Sins of the City Tour & Movies in the Morgue

The collections on display include confiscated counterfeit money, gambling devices, weapons and prohibited drugs, all of it is not historical in nature. The museum offers yearly events such as the Movies in the Morgue or the Sins of the City Tour, and this walking tour is continuing to increase in popularity. In 2019, the Sins of the City Tour takes place from April and this historic tour is an event enjoyed for more than 10 years now.

The Movies in the Morgue this year kicked-off on the 8th of January with the Mad Max original of 1979 and the scheduled films includes: Two for the Road on the 12th of February, Thelma and Louise on the 12th of March and Traffic on the 9th of April.

Torrington Gopher Hole Museum

On a comical note, those who have never had the pleasure of visiting the Prairies of Canada, might not be familiar with the rodent or the pocket gopher simply know as Gophers. These are burrowing rodents mostly seen as nuisances as they build tunnels beneath farms, lawns and buildings that leave unsightly dirt piles. Even though they not too popular the rodents live remarkably interesting lives, which can be seen at the Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington. The museum is home to a huge gopher community that lives fantasy lives as the stuffed gophers are dressed to resemble some of the most important people in the town.


The museum is seen as one of the hidden gems in Alberta and started as a crazy idea over two decades ago when it instantly became one of the most treasured attractions.

Depending on your interest the word museum could conjure up memories of dusty buildings housing old objects, while for others it is places home to interesting things. Fortunately, the museums in Canada came a long way and over the past decades offers engaging, educational objects that are interesting to most. Gone are the days of dusty shelves offering space to old items, Canadians have access to some of the most fascination institutions, which is why the museums are still the go-to place for thousands.

The great selection of museums available to Canadians can include some that are unusual, even odd or focussed on obscure topics, one thing they are not is boring or uninteresting. When you travel coast to coast there are quite a few that could be listed as favourites, some are home to the wacky and weird stuff, which makes them well worth visiting. Collections include unsolved crimes; preserved organs of humans and it could remind of the Jack the Ripper time. The Vancouver Police Museum in the heritage building is one of the most visited in the country and described as both intriguing and unsettling. The true crime gallery could be unsuited for the squeamish or younger visitor who could enjoy the massive collection of devices used previously by the law enforcement officials including many weapons.

Sins of the City Tour & Movies in the Morgue

The collections on display include confiscated counterfeit money, gambling devices, weapons and prohibited drugs, all of it is not historical in nature. The museum offers yearly events such as the Movies in the Morgue or the Sins of the City Tour, and this walking tour is continuing to increase in popularity. In 2019, the Sins of the City Tour takes place from April and this historic tour is an event enjoyed for more than 10 years now.

The Movies in the Morgue this year kicked-off on the 8th of January with the Mad Max original of 1979 and the scheduled films includes: Two for the Road on the 12th of February, Thelma and Louise on the 12th of March and Traffic on the 9th of April.

Torrington Gopher Hole Museum

On a comical note, those who have never had the pleasure of visiting the Prairies of Canada, might not be familiar with the rodent or the pocket gopher simply know as Gophers. These are burrowing rodents mostly seen as nuisances as they build tunnels beneath farms, lawns and buildings that leave unsightly dirt piles. Even though they not too popular the rodents live remarkably interesting lives, which can be seen at the Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington. The museum is home to a huge gopher community that lives fantasy lives as the stuffed gophers are dressed to resemble some of the most important people in the town.


The museum is seen as one of the hidden gems in Alberta and started as a crazy idea over two decades ago when it instantly became one of the most treasured attractions.

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