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Vancouver Maritime Museum

  • 1905 Ogden Ave. Map It
  • Kitsilano
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Updated 04/28/2012

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About a third of this museum has been turned over to kids, with touchable displays offering a chance to drive a tug, maneuver an underwater robot, or dress up as a seafarer. Toddlers and school-age children can work the hands-on displays in Pirates' Cove and the Children's Maritime Discovery Centre. The museum also has an extensive collection of model ships and is the last moorage for the RCMP Arctic St. Roch, the first ship to sail in both directions through the treacherous Northwest Passage and the first to circumnavigate North America. While you're here, take a moment to look at the 100-foot-tall replica Kwakiutl totem pole in front of the museum.

Sight Information


Vanier Park, 1905 Ogden Ave., north end of Cypress St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 1A3, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$11
  • Open mid-May–Labor Day, daily 10–5; Labor Day–mid-May, Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Updated 04/28/2012


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Mar 17, 2013

Inappropriate Sexual Images in New Scrimshaw Exhibit

I am still disturbed and troubled after a visit to The Vancouver Maritime Museum. They have a new exhibit called Scrimshaw which features numerous images of an inappropriate sexual nature on tusks. There was only one small warning sign beside one of the display boxes. But, there was no warnings in the entrance ways leading to the display nor when I purchased tickets for my family (which I regret now). I believe that the public needs to be aware

of this. I believe that a museum that claims to be 'child friendly' should NOT have display items of such a disturbing nature! As a mother and a teacher, I am concerned for unknowing families and school groups especially with children that are impressionable and vulnerable. I will not be returning nor recommending this Museum.

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