Vancouver

Vancouver Maritime Museum

  • 1905 Ogden Ave
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3
  • Phone: 604.257.8300
Operating Status: OPEN, ONLINE PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE

WTTC Safe Travels StampThe Vancouver Maritime Museum is a family-oriented, fun place to learn and be inspired. Visitors of all ages enjoy the many permanent and changing exhibits, the famous RCMP schooner St Roch and Children's Maritime Discovery Centre.

The Maritime Museum tells the stories of Canada's ties to the Pacific and the Arctic. As a centre for life-long learning, the Museum interprets our ongoing interaction with the sea through exhibitions and programs for people of all ages. Visitors will discover rich maritime history and traditions and there’s so much to see and do for landlubbers and old salts. Explore the many exhibits on pirates, shipwrecks, lighthouses, early fur trade, fireboats, Vancouver warships, deep-ocean exploration, coastal and transpacific steamship lines, and so much more.

Step back in time onboard St Roch, Canada's celebrated RCMP Arctic schooner. Wander the ship's narrow corridors, where it is still 1944 and you are one of the crew on her second and most famous voyage through the treacherous Northwest Passage. St Roch was the first ship to traverse the Northwest Passage in both directions.

Created to teach and designed for fun, visitors to Children's Maritime Discovery Centre experience a fun hands-on area dedicated to children and the young at heart. Heritage Harbour features working and classic vessels. The Maritime Store specializes in maritime books, models and RCMP souvenirs. Programming includes events, lectures, and activities for children. Children's birthday parties and facility rentals are also available.

Location
1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park at the north foot of Chestnut and Cypress Streets. Minutes from downtown at the south end of Burrard Street and short stroll to Granville Island. Heritage Harbour is a stop for False Creek/Granville Island Ferries.

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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Description PERFECT FOR A CEREMONY, RECEPTION OR DINNER VENUE, CORPORATE EVENTS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS. We offer exceptional rental spaces for great value, as well as discounted rates for registered non-profit organizations. The museum is available for daytime and evening rentals. We encourage you to contact us to schedule a site visit, and we look forward to helping you with your next event. For information on rates and availability call 604-257-8310 or email operations@vancouvermaritimemuseum.com
  • Largest Room 1700
  • Reception Capacity 75
  • Space Notes FACILITY FEATURES North-facing with a stunning view of English Bay Large window and high ceilings Kitchen with fridge and sink included with rental of Teekay Gallery Outside terrace with unobstructed view Ample parking available at the Maritime Museum parking lot
  • Theatre Capacity 75
  • Banquet Capacity 30
  • Number of Rooms 4

J. Torben Karlshoej Gallery

  • Total Sq. Ft.: 780
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75

Explorer's Gallery

  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1140
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 60

Terrace

  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1700
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 75
  • Reception Capacity: 100

Entire Museum

  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5000
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 150

March 11, 2021 - July 18, 2021

Silent Witness features a collection of photographs by Italian photographer and artist Stefano Benazzo who has spent decades seeking shipwrecks from some of the most remote locations around the globe. His work narrates the scenes of these wrecks with light and portrays the soul of the abandoned vessels. The photographs in Silent Witness tell the story of decay for these ships, capturing their architecture and presenting them as sculptures embedded in the landscape. To book your tickets, visit the Vancouver Maritime… more

April 22, 2021

An Earth Day celebration. Learn about local fossils, valuable gems and some of the most powerful forces that shape the earth. This tour for adults includes a presentation by Dr. Philippe Tortell, head of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC. more

April 24, 2021

Learn about local fossils, valuable gems and some of the most powerful forces that shape the earth. Kids can explore some of the PME's most popular displays and learn fun facts about the earth. more