Vancouver Maritime Museum 

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is a fun, family-friendly place to explore and learn about the sea and the ships that sail it. 

Climb aboard the historic St. Roch, the first ship to make the west-east traverse of the Northwest Passage. Wander the decks and immerse yourself in the experience of the crew who worked aboard the boat in the 1940s. 

Kids can imagine, create and play in Underwater World, and the whole family can explore galleries and exhibits that chronicle the rich maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and the Arctic. 

Enjoy rotating art exhibits that celebrate our relationship with the sea and take in exhibits on shipwrecks, lighthouses, early fur trade, fireboats, warships, deep-ocean exploration, ship models, the Arctic and more.

Current Exhibitions:

Canoe Cultures:: Ho’-ku-melh - War Canoes and the Gifts They Carry Forward  - Ho’-ku-melh is a Chinook Jargon word that means “to gather.” This exhibition is a gathering of Indigenous artists and knowledge holders. Twenty Indigenous artists share their gifts in this multi-sensory journey. Through the war canoe, the artists explore climate change, food security, displacement, and ongoing colonialism.  Truly a unique opportunity to explore some of the most prescient issues of our time through a unique lens.


Visit our website for additional information:

Covid-19 Protocols
To reduce the spread of COVID-19 we are limiting the number of visitors inside the museum and encouraging guests to purchase timed-entry tickets. To visit with a Vancouver Attractions voucher, present your voucher on arrival, and if the museum is at capacity you will be given the next available time slot. Avoid wait times by calling 604-257-8300 to book a timed entry.

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By Car
Our parking lot is located off of Ogden Avenue.

From Burrard St., turn onto Cornwall (right if coming from the bridge; otherwise left).
Take the first right onto Chestnut. Stay on Chestnut until the street curves to the left. Instead of taking the turn, drive straight into our parking lot.

By Bus
The #2 bus from downtown stops on Cornwall near Cypress. When you exit the bus, take Cypress St. toward the water. At the end of the street you can take the path through the park to get into the museum from the rear entrance. 

By Boat
The False Creek Ferries stops at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. When you disembark from the ferry, you can follow the path to the museum.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Phone: 604-257-8302
Address:  1905 Ogden Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3