by the Vancouver Maritime Museum

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is located within Vanier Park just west of False Creek on the Vancouver waterfront.

Our main exhibit is the St. Roch, a National Historic Site and arctic exploration vessel used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which was the first vessel to circumnavigate North America.

We have a Children's Maritime Discovery Centre, a recreation of the fo'c'sle (forecastle) of Captain Vancouver's ship Discovery, a full-scale recreation of the helm of a Seaspan Tug, 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, and an extensive collection of maritime art. The Museum also has a large library and archives: of particular significance is the extensive Chung collection of material relating to Canadian Pacific Steamships and original hand drawn charts from Captain Cook's exploration of the Pacific.

Outdoor displays include the NASA undersea research vessel Ben Franklin and the boiler of the Beaver – the first steamship in the Pacific Northwest. The museum also has a Heritage Harbour with many other historic ships. Finally, there is even a workshop where visitors can watch Ship Model Engineer, Lucian Ploias, build model ships!