Vancouver Maritime MuseumDiscover the history & maritime traditions of the Pacific Coast. Step back in time to 1944 on board St Roch, Canada’s celebrated RCMP Arctic schooner. Wander the ship’s narrow corridors where you are one of the crew on her second & most famous voyage through the treacherous Northwest Passage. Explore many exhibits such as shipwrecks, early fur trade, deep ocean exploration & more. Young at heart will entertain and experience the fun of Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre & classic vessels in Heritage Harbour. Minutes from downtown at south end of Burrard St Bridge & a short stroll to Granville Island.

The entire building is chock full of fascinating tidbits. From the replica tugboat (full of knobs, buttons and switches for the kids to play with) to their current display of scrimshaw and tattoos, there is much for your family to experience. The Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre is terrific!  The interactive wall displays, the ROV (which the kids can drive) and the telescopes pointing out to the Burrard Inlet all make for a truly fascinating space.  Be sure to read our recent review of the Museum.

Vancouver Maritime Museum:

When: 7 days a week
Time: 10am – 5pm (extended hours on Thursdays 5pm – 8pm)
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
Address: 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver (in Vanier Park)
Telephone: (604) 257-8300