Vancouver Maritime Museum


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The main attraction here is the St Roch, the first vessel to have navigated the Northwest Passage in both directions. Regular guided tours follow a short video presentation relating the history and hardships of the journey and crew; the ship's Inuit guide slept in a tent on deck, with his large extended family and pack of huskies, the latter fed with walrus meat. There are a lot of model ships on display, some interesting photos detailing Vancouver's development as a port, and a good interactive discovery area for children. Outside, take a look at the Ben Franklin submersible - a craft found rotting in a scrapyard before being lovingly restored - and the collection of heritage boats at the nearby dock.

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Vancouver Maritime Museum details

1905 Ogden Avenue,
at Chestnut Street,
West Side

Area Vancouver

Transport Bus 2, 22.

Telephone 604 257 8300

Vancouver Maritime Museum website

Open June-Aug 10am-5pm daily. Sept-May 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; noon-5pm Sun.

Admission $10; $7.50 reductions; $25 family; free under-5s.