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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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  • It is worth to go for a look at the RCMPV St. Roch-the first ship that carried out in the years 40 20-century transition from West to East route. Well preserved ship allows you to imagine all the difficulties which you can experience the crew. The rest of the Museum more for children wczesnoszkolnych-zabawu interwktywne, etc. How to have a lot of time in Vancouver, you can explore the
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  • A bit out of the way but easily accessible via the False Creek Ferry and presumably Aquabus. A relatively small museum that punches far above its weight. The story of the RMP Roche - the first to sail...  more »
  • Easy to get to Museum right next to Planetarium and Vancouver Museum. They offer a package deal to see all 3. The Maritime Museum is very kid friendly with lots of interactive things but the other 2, ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • $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!

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