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.
Canoe Cultures:: Ho’-ku-melh - War Canoes and the Gifts They Carry Forward - to August 15, 2022. 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.
We Were So Far Away: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools
by The Legacy of Hope Foundation and Library and Archives Canada
On view June 7 – November 27, 2022
The Vancouver Maritime Museum is pleased to host this travelling exhibition that explores the residential school experiences of Inuit peoples.
The Inuit experience was unique and in part because of rapid social and political change in the North at the start of the 20th century. We Were So Far Away uses first-person narratives and archival images to tell stories of the Inuit residential school experience. The exhibition highlights the stories of eight Inuit residential school survivors. Each survivor talks about their experience in their own words.
Visit our website for additional information: vanmaritime.com
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