Vancouver Maritime Museum

  • 1905 Ogden Ave
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3
  • Phone: 604.257.8300
COVID-19 Reopen Date Effective: TBD
The 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.

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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  • Operating Status::
    • OPEN
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
  • 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


  • 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

June 11, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Take a journey through seaside British Columbia through the works of some of the province’s most celebrated artists including Emily Carr, E.J. Hughes and Harry Heine. more

July 28, 2020 - November 15, 2020

In 1945, Canadian Forces played an integral role in the liberation of Europe. Celebration 75 Years of Freedom, an exhibition by the Dutch Liberation 2020 Canadian Society, chronicles the Dutch experience under Nazi occupation and contribution of Canadian Armed Forces to the liberation of the Netherlands. more



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