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.
A Wild & Wet Coast: Rum-Running During Prohibition - On view until March 31, 2024
Our feature exhibition explores the experiences and motivations of British Columbians who transported liquor to the United States during prohibition. From 1920 to 1933, hundreds of B.C. residents met American buyers using tugboats, yachts, schooners, skiffs, dories, speedboats and other watercrafts. For the most motivated, profits made from two or three deliveries of champagne, gin, whisky, and other spirits could cover the cost of a building or securing a bigger and faster boat for the next trip.
Mysteries of the Deep A Whale of a Tale - on view until February 4 2024
In 2015, a Cuvier’s beaked whale washed ashore on the island of SGang Gwaay in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conversation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. This type of whale lives deep in the bathypelagic zone, or midnight zone of the ocean, making it rarely seen by people.
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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.
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.
The False Creek Ferries stops at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. When you disembark from the ferry, you can follow the path to the museum.
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Address: 1905 Ogden Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3