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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  • September 27, 2017
    Spent the better part of a LONG morning here, and it was well worth it. The special exhibits were interesting, especially the section on the Japanese-Canadian 'issues' during World War 2. There were a...  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    A very low key museum with lots of interesting exhibits. The highlight is being able to climb aboard the St. Roch and imagine traveling and living on the ship without many modern day comforts.  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    The main exhibit is the St. Roch. Interesting information about the ship. There is a nod to Native people but more a celebration of white achievements. The Arctic information was well presented. Inter...  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    This museum provides a fascinating history to the people's and the discovery of Vancouver and Canada from a maritime perspectice. One special feature is that it houses the complete RCMP St. Roch vessel which was the first schooner to circumnavigate North America and second ship to go through the important Northwest Passage (it can be boarded and explored). The guided tours are especially informative. It is easy to spend half a day here. Onsite small pay parking lot.
  • February 15, 2017
    $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.
  • December 21, 2016
    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!
  • March 28, 2017
    Very informative and airy space to roam. Give yourself a few hours to appreciate this museum 🙂
  • October 26, 2016
    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!

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