Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver

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Chart the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic at Vancouver Maritime Museum. Established in 1959, the museum exhibits the majestic St Roch, an arctic exploration vessel once used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and now a National Historic Site inviting you to climb aboard and explore decks and cabins steeped in rich naval history. Voyage through an extensive collection of model ships, maritime art and nautical artefacts scattered across the museum's impressive displays. Outside, a NASA underwater research vessel and the boiler of the first steamship in the Pacific Northwest wait to be discovered. Pop into the gift shop, packed full of unique model ship kits for you to try your hand at. To visit Vancouver Maritime Museum on your trip to Vancouver, use our Vancouver online trip maker .
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  • Take the#2 bus on Burrad st and the driver kindly let us know our destination at Cornwall street,walk directly down cypress to the museum ,we were lucky to be in time for the video and presentation of...  more »
  • The museum has a small area and is able to walk the evenly in about a hour, but there are detailed details of the maritime development of Vancouver, especially the history of Japanese fishermen in Canada. Moreover, the museum also exhibits the city of Vancouver from the 19 century to the present.
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  • I was waiting for my friends and i googled tourist attractions near me. This was the first thing that popped up on the screen and i went for it. I really liked this museum cuz it is really informative...  more »
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  • It's a smaller museum but I really liked the everything they had on display, the in house ship which you can go into, the model ships, the interactive lighthouse replica, as well as the ship "control room" replica. Although I will say the kids section where they had drawers with different items in it, seemed old and dirty. Still an enjoyable visit, however. Oh they also have a telescope looking out to the harbor which was nice.
  • Fun place, but definitely geared more for adults then the younger kids. Exhibits are well done, with detailed models crafted with care, but the low level of interactive exhibits will lose the younger kids depending on that they find interesting. Other wise a well run ship that's unique within Vancouver
  • This place is small but really great. I got lucky and went on a quiet day so I had a personal tour of the St. Roch and that was super cool. I never thought a boat could have so many stories to tell. That is their major attraction but not the extent of their collection, so make sure to take a look around at everything else.
  • Great club where the annual UBC MBA sailing regatta was held. Breakfast was awesome!
  • The Vancouver Maritime Museum is everything Vancouver is. The best thing about it is how local it is, how it is all about Vancouver. It is a world class museum.

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