Vancouver Maritime Museum

  • 1905 Ogden Ave
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3
  • Phone: 604.257.8300

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 explore 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.

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
  • 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

July 24, 2021

Join us from the comfort of your living room for a fun-filled digital party, with live entertainment, food delivered to your door, an exciting live auction and more! All while raising funds to support vital education programs at the Museum. The event, hosted by Fred Lee will be 90 minutes and accessed by Zoom. A gourmet dinner, created by Chef Jacques at Vancouver-based Salt + Sear, will be delivered right to your door if you live in Metro Vancouver. The evening will also feature a performance of Inuit style throat… more

June 17, 2021 - August 2, 2021

Indigenous communities have travelled the waterways of their ancestors since time immemorial. The canoe is a vital element of coastal Indigenous life. Canoe Cultures: Building a Legacy showcases the work of the Canoe Cultures program, an initiative to teach young people to build racing canoes. Includes historical images and recent activities. On display Thursday, June 17th until Monday, August 2nd, 2021 Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver… more

July 29, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Artist Paula Nishikawara has created an immersive environment that explores human impacts on the ocean. In what the experimental artist calls a museum intervention, waste plastics and the Japanese art of gyotaku weave together to create a hopeful environmental message. Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver BC… more

July 31, 2021

Gyotaku is a Japanese art form that involves using fish to create an impression on rice paper. This family-friendly workshop is led by Artist Paula Nishikawara who has shown her gyotaku work all around the world. Workshop includes all materials for making up to 8 gyotaku prints -- even the fish! Reservations are required, please visit their website to register. Saturday, July 31st, 2021 1:00pm-3:00pm… more