Vancouver

Vancouver Maritime Museum

  • 1905 Ogden Ave
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3
  • Phone: 604.257.8300
Operating Status: OPEN, ONLINE PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE

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.

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.

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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 operations@vancouvermaritimemuseum.com
  • 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

Terrace

  • 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

September 16, 2021 - July 3, 2022

A multi-sensory journey through Indigenous culture and history. The work of 20 Indigenous artists and carvers alongside historical images and information tells the story of the resilience and strength of Indigenous peoples through the war canoe and all it represents. Curated by Indigenous artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles. Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Thursday, September 16th, 2021 to Sunday, July 3rd, 2022… 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