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Vancouver Maritime Museum

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1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1A3, Canada
+1 604-257-8300
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For over fifty years, the Vancouver Maritime Museum has celebrated the profound significance of the ocean and waterways of the Pacific and Arctic. Located in on the waterfront in stunning Vanier Park, the Maritime Museum's featured attraction is the St. Roch, a National Historic Site and RCMP vessel that was the first vessel to circumnavigate North America and the only link between distant communities in the Canadian Arctic in the early 20th century. The museum also has extensive galleries of model ships, including 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 fo'c'sle (forecastle) of Vancouver's ship Discovery, an extensive collection of maritime art, the boiler of the Beaver which was the first steamship in the Pacific Northwest, and many more wonders and treasures.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1A3, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
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"northwest passage"
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"st roch"
in 53 reviews
"dry dock"
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"wooden ship"
in 4 reviews
"canadian arctic"
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"lots of interactive things"
in 3 reviews
"children's area"
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"main exhibit"
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"interesting displays"
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"rainy day"
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"vanier park"
in 6 reviews
"kids will love"
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"on display"
in 8 reviews
"small ferry"
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"granville island"
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"false creek ferry"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The gem of this museum is RCMP St. Roch - a supply vessel used by RCMP to deliver cargo to its many outposts along the northern border. This is one of the few ships that sailed through Northwest Passage. It is also the only one...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The highlight of this museum by far is the St. Roch, the RCMP ship which had sailed through the Northwest Passage in the 1940s and the first ship to circumnavigate the North American continent. It's a great piece of Canadian history right here in Vancouver....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All sorts of interesting things here including a simulator of navigation through icebergs. Full for all ages. Hours of enjoyment here

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My hubby and I really liked this museum. He had been once years ago, and wanted to take me as I love history so much. I really learned alot, and it was such a treat to be able to go on board the actual St...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A friend of mine recommended this museum to me so I’d thought I’d check it out. It was a lot smaller than I’d expected and we arrived at 13:50 and were informed that it would be closing at 15:00 due to the heavy snow. The...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Take the#2 bus on Burrad st and the driver kindly let us know our destination at Cornwall street,walk directly down cypress to the museum ,we were lucky to be in time for the video and presentation of the St Roch, then toured the displays in...More

Thank NZCDN
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I was waiting for my friends and i googled tourist attractions near me. This was the first thing that popped up on the screen and i went for it. I really liked this museum cuz it is really informative and shows the history of Vancouver...More

1  Thank Manthan N
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Love it and close to the beaches, Bard on the Beach (seasonal), Planetarium, downtown. Great for all ages. Learn while you are here.

Thank Judith K
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

1  Thank Tom E
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

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.

Thank penny025
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