Love it and close to the beaches, Bard on the Beach (seasonal), Planetarium, downtown. Great for all ages. Learn while you are here.
About Vancouver Maritime Museum
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The highlight of this museum is the St. Roch (pronounced rock) which is a fully restored RCMP patrol ship. This was the first ship to navigate the north west passage from west to east. After watching a video you can then spend 20 minutes exploring...More
A fascinating insight into the maritime history of the area with a chance to explore a ship that went through the NW passage. Loads of interesting information and artefacts plus a simulator to steer the ship through the pack ice.
If you are in Vancouver grab the ferry and visit this maritime museum as it has some great exhibits covering the history of the area
Fancied this from previous reviews and was not disappointed. There is a 15 minute video about the St Roch vessel which was the first to transit the NW passage and is the actual vessel in the museum. You are allowed over, in and under it...More
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 also kids activities and and a model boat craftsman who was working...More
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.
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. Interesting exhibit about Japanese Canadian fishermen. It seems as if exhibits have not...More
We generally try to visit the Maritime Museum at least once yearly. Of course the RCMP St Roch (on permanent display is the main feature) but other exhibits change often also. We generally allow about 2 to 3 hours for a comfortable visit. Ample parking...More