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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  • Not as big as it seems, however it has a great local first nations collections explaining their culture and life living and moving around ocean. Also, there is a big boat in on the museum's wing and.....  more
    Not as big as it seems, however it has a great local first nations collections explaining their culture and life living and moving around ocean. Also, there is a big boat in on the museum's wing and.....  more »
  • When our plans for the day were shifted due to inclement weather, we were left with extra time in Vancouver. We decided to visit the museum and it was a good way to speak time, learning and away from....  more
    When our plans for the day were shifted due to inclement weather, we were left with extra time in Vancouver. We decided to visit the museum and it was a good way to speak time, learning and away from....  more »
  • It was an easy 25 minute walk to the museum from downtown Vancouver and once there we spent a good amount of time admiring the many beautifully constructed ship models on display. The best part of... 
    It was an easy 25 minute walk to the museum from downtown Vancouver and once there we spent a good amount of time admiring the many beautifully constructed ship models on display. The best part of...  more »
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  • Great place for kids or adults. I spent 2 hours there and didn't have time to visit everything. The guided tour of the ship was really interesting time, when I learned a lot about Arctic exploration.
  • We love this museum so much my almost 9 year old son has requested to visit it for his birthday next week. I love that my children can explore in this museum and learn.
  • Uniquely interesting place with beautiful architecture. Very kid friendly. Exploring the boats, the children’s play section, and the docks were highlights. Very hands-on. Small but worth the visit.
  • Greeting to the ship's tour guide. He is like Popeye the sailor man, with his warm smile.
  • Good for what it is, just be aware it's not very large. I liked the models, the boat, and features, it's actually quite a good stop, and for most people worth the stop. I'm glad I came, and it would be 5 stars if it were even bigger. As is, maybe a 1 hr stop or so for most people.

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