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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. Plan to visit Vancouver Maritime Museum during your Vancouver vacation using our convenient Vancouver vacation trip planner.
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  • Interesting history on the restored boat. It was good to see how they lived on the boat as long as they did, and quite humbling. The rest of the tour was interesting, worth a trip to this. We were onl...  more »
  • I have an interest in maritime history, so I was always going to enjoy this museum. I thoight it was a very well run museum with interesting and well curated exhibits. The storuy of the North-west pas...  more »
  • Beside harbouring the first ship ever to cross through the ice of the arctic circle from West to East, the Vancouver Maritime Museum has many exhibits that change all the time. The history of our wate...  more »
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  • $12.50, cheaper than its neighbour. Cool place to visit, get in for the video and access to the St Roch. After spending about half an hour with the ship, we were surprised to find there was another large section to the museum with interactive displays, great stories and model ships. More than we expected! This place is recommended. False Creek Ferry got us there from Downtown for $3.25 pp and we spent 2 hrs all up.
  • Truly enjoyed my visit. The exhibits were very interesting,my hubby and i enjoyed it and my kids enjoyed it too. The best was when we got to board the ship. Had a fun time. Would recommend it, Thanks!
  • Very informative and airy space to roam. Give yourself a few hours to appreciate this museum 🙂
  • One of my all time favorite memories was when my dad took my brother and I here, when we were about 4 and 8. Had a lasting impression, and even though most of the information went right over my 8 year old brain, I still found it fascinating. Plus, $11 for an adult? I think I'll be visiting every week!
  • Pleasantly surprised with this museum. The documentary about the ship was really outdated, but did contain some interesting info about ship's history. It was nice to be able to walk inside and explore the decks and the rooms. Almost missed the lower floor! And the ladder going up is steep, but very fun as you get to try what the sailors did daily. Very cool kids section too!