The Vancouver Maritime Museum is a maritime museum devoted to presenting the maritime history of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and the Canadian Arctic. Opened in 1959 as a Vancouver centennial project, it is located within Vanier Park just west of False Creek on the Vancouver waterfront. The museum is affiliated with CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.
The main exhibit is the St. Roch, a historic arctic exploration vessel used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The museum also has extensive galleries of model ships, including one with historic model ships built entirely from cardboard or paper as well as a particularly fine bone model of the French warship Vengeur du Peuple which was built around 1800 by French prisoners of war, a Children's Maritime Discovery Centre, a recreation of the forecastle of Vancouver's ship Discovery, an extensive collection of maritime art, and a large library and archives.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Malista Kara McIntyre | Apr 19, 2018
The highlight of this museum is the massive ship it is built around. While there are great exhibits that offer you insight into some of the maritime history of Vancouver, I found it a little lacking. Would love to see more about how the maritime impacted Vancouver and the surrounding area. Kids will love it for the interactive areas and ability to move through with ease.
The | Jan 10, 2018
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.
Craig Mckee | May 1, 2018
Great way to spend a couple of hours learning about British Columbia's and some Canadian nautical history.
Canadian BC | Feb 19, 2018
This place used to be more affordable before now it's too expensive and you cannot climb on the boat by yourself so it's a little Limited access the guide is retired a boat captain who is volunteering there and the he's good but I don't like when I go to Museum and when they don't allow me to have freedom to go wherever I want. You're used to have a free access before
Alvin Wong | Nov 19, 2017
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
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