Vancouver Maritime Museum

  • 1905 Ogden Ave
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3
  • Phone: 604.257.8300
Max. Capacities: 80 dining, 150 dining (tenting), 150 reception Things to Note: Daily rental rates are between 9am and 5pm Evening rental rates are between 5pm and 12am. Outside caterers welcome. Consider the Vancouver Maritime Museum when you are planning your next special event, seminar, reception or dinner. Our unique venue by the sea gives you the perfect location. You and your guests can tour our exciting exhibits or explore the historic St. Roch, the first ship to navigate the treacherous Northwest Passage in both directions. Our staff will work with your caterers and suppliers to ensure a smooth running event. 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. 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.
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

October 19, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Lessons from the Arctic celebrates Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person in history to both traverse the Northwest Passage (1903-06) and reach the South Pole (1910-12), paying special attention to the three years that he spent living with the Inuit. Saturday, October 19th - Sunday, January 19th 2020 Vancouver Maritime Museum For more information, please visit here… more

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