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Vancouver Maritime Museum

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Address: 1905 Ogden Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1A3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-257-8300
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: For over fifty years, the Vancouver Maritime Museum has celebrated the...
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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nice little museum

if you are interested in Maritime naval history then spend an hour here its small and could have had a few more items nice to be able to see St Roc remember that from elementary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

if you are interested in Maritime naval history then spend an hour here its small and could have had a few more items nice to be able to see St Roc remember that from elementary schoo,l close to the beaches and is quick to buy your ticket

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great little museum. Fascinating display on search for North West Passage. Don't miss the tour round the St.Roch boat when they open it up. Well worth combining with trip to Vanier Park and other museums there,and away from the crowds at Granville Island

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Good tour of the ship (building was built around it) and other interesting exhibits and models. Very friendly staff.

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

this is an interesting little museum with the ship that went through the Northwest Passage. The historical significance is worth a look. You do not need a lot of time to visit here.

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New York
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11 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very quite, quaint and with an air of amateurism about the place. We did however enjoy the visit, it was however a little out of the way, and a little parochial to be honest. The highlight is the ship in dry dock, the "Roch" I believe it is called. On a rainy day it would be worth a visit in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you are interested in maritime history, or even world history, this place is for you! Fascinating exhibits and descriptions of the search for the Northwest Passage, as well as the entire St Roch! We were there for several hours as we had to read every word of every exhibit. Already admirers of the remarkable endurance of the early explorers,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It is a typical Mariner's Museum, but the St. Roch is worth the trip. This ship circumnavigated Canada and when it was retired they sailed it to this spot and built the museum around it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was unsure what I would find interesting in a Maritime Museum but the moment I saw the RCMP St. Roch on display, I was pretty much smitten. I could smell the ocean as I stood under Her hull. Ofcourse, the St. Roch is the start attraction here but if you happen to time your visit from from now until... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

right on the waterfront of Vanier Park, this museum had some interesting displays. It would be more fun with and for kids, as the interactivities are all geared for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a small museum but the star attraction is the RCMP St. Roch, the first ship to sail around North America and go through the Northwest Passage left to right (I may have misheard that, if I have apologies). Seeing the ship up close, and hearing some of the stories around it was fantastic. The rest of the museum... More 

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Address: Address: 1905 Ogden Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1A3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-257-8300
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver

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