About Us

We gratefully acknowledge and respect the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) who are the stewards of these lands and waters. Our goal is to support these communities and share their stories in a meaningful way.

For over 60 years, the Vancouver Maritime Museum has been sharing stories about the Pacific Northwest and the Arctic and creating experiences that build bridges between the past and future.

We invite a diverse range of voices to share their perspectives, providing a place of connection and community and building a shared sense of belonging.   

From a unique waterfront location in Vancouver,  we welcome visitors to explore  exhibitions and take part in programs about life on and around the Pacific Northwest and Arctic oceans. Our most popular exhibition is the RCMP Vessel St. Roch, a National Historic Site housed in an iconic mid-century modern A-frame shelter.  

In all that we do, we inspire everyone to appreciate the profound relationship between humans and the sea.  

The Vancouver Maritime Museum Society is a registered charity.

The museum is affiliated with CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.


Transform the museum with innovation and diversity. 


Inspire learning about the past, present and future of the maritime cultures, industries and journeys connected to the Pacific Northwest and Arctic. 


  • Waterways and oceans – Inspire our storytelling
  • Accessible to all – Collections and archives inspire learning
  • Teamwork – Collaborating while working with diverse communities builds meaningful relationships
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Everyone should see themselves in the Museum
  • Relevance – We change with the times

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Vancouver Maritime Museum values a society that respects diversity and fosters social inclusion. The VMM seeks to work with diverse communities in meaningful ways that each community identifies as respectful, inclusive and accessible.

The museum strives to provide inclusive service to all, regardless of heritage, education, beliefs, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental health, physical or cognitive capabilities or socio-economic status. 

Zero Tolerance Policy towards Abuse

We do not tolerate violence, aggression, discrimination or verbal harassment towards anyone for any reason. Failure to comply may result in removal from the building, arrest and/or legal action.

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone.

A-frame building with triangular windows.
Contact us

(604) 257-8300




Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Statutory Holidays (excluding Christmas): 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


1905 Ogden Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1A3

CRA# 119261147 RR0001

Board of Trustees