Maritime Museum

Vancouver Maritime Museum and Heritage Harbour

Details

Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3
Telephone: 604.257.8300
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We are open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, until Labour Day
After Labour Day we are closed Mondays and open Sundays 12pm – 5pm

Gallery

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • St. Roch was the first ship to sail the Northwest Passage from west to east and the first to circumnavigate North America.
  • Climb aboard RCMP schooner St. Roch!
  • Pirate Party at Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Collection
  • Crew member of the St. Roch having a bath in the Arctic
  • RCMP vessel St. Roch in the Arctic. VMM.Leonard McCann
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum Terrace
  • VMM's Heritage Harbour is an outdoor display of classic and heritage vessels.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum  | St. Roch ship at site
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum and Heritage Harbour

The People

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Ken Burton | Executive Director
Duncan MacLeod | Curator
Catherine Butler | Development Manager
Talya Fuchs | Education Coordinator
Lizzie Brotherston | Marketing Coordinator

ABOUT THE MARITIME MUSEUM

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The Vancouver Maritime Museum thrills all ages with the rich maritime traditions of the Pacific Coast and tells stories of Canada’s ties to the Pacific and Arctic. Discover the world of ship-wrecks and explorers; Canada’s celebrated RCMP schooner St. Roch; Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre; a wide range of permanent and changing exhibits; and the Heritage Harbour.

As a centre for life-long learning, the Museum interprets our ongoing interaction with the sea through exhibitions and programs for people of all ages. Explore the many exhibits on lighthouses, early fur trade, fireboats, Vancouver warships, deep-ocean exploration, coastal and transpacific steamship lines, and so much more.

Step back in time onboard St Roch, Canada’s celebrated RCMP Arctic schooner. Wander the ship’s narrow corridors, where it is still 1944 and you are one of the crew on her second and most famous voyage through the treacherous Northwest Passage. St Roch was the first ship to traverse the Northwest Passage in both directions.

Created to teach and designed for fun, visitors to Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre experience a fun hands-on area dedicated to children and the young at heart. Heritage Harbour features working and classic vessels. The Gift Shop specializes in toys, books, models and RCMP souvenirs. Programming includes events, lectures, and activities for children. Every birthday party is an adventure at Vancouver Maritime Museum and facility rentals are also available.

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is located within Vanier Park just west of False Creek on the Vancouver waterfront & a short stroll from Granville Island. There is also a False Creek Ferry stop at our Heritage Harbour so you can start and finish your maritime adventure in style. We are open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, until Labour Day when we are closed Mondays and open Sundays 12pm – 5pm.