The Vancouver Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a new virtual school program called Stream to Sea delivered in partnership with the Take a Stand: Youth for Conservation program.

Stream to Sea is a full day of education and engagement. The day features two sessions in the morning of the Take a Stand: Youth for Conservation program and an afternoon virtual tour of the historic St. Roch. The program can be booked on Tuesdays or Wednesdays in February and March. The program is booked by individual classroom group. We can accomodate any K-12 class. 


Morning Sessions

9:30 am to 10:30 am  &
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Take a Stand: Youth for Conservation is an innovative outreach program that has been running for seven years. Take a stand teaches students about wild salmon’s role as a foundational species in B.C. with an emphasis on the wild salmon habitats in our own back yards.

The program, which features the screening of an award-winning documentary film, showcases British Columbia’s urban nature areas and coastal wilderness. Take a Stand provides an exploration of First Nations communities and the ecosystems of central and northern B.C. to enhance students’ cultural and science literacy. The program includes interactive question and answer sessions.

The Take a Stand Program also includes a community innovation challenge that helps students put their inspiration into action. Students will develop a creative pitch for a conservation-based project. This part of the program encourages students to become educators and innovators and helps them transform their inspiration to action.


Afternoon Session

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Students will take a guided virtual tour of the historic St. Roch, the first vessel to make the west-east traverse of the Northwest Passage. The St. Roch, is also the first ship to make the Northwest Passage journey in both directions and the first ship to circumnavigate North America via the Panama Canal.

The virtual tour allows students to get closer to parts of the ship than they would if they were in the museum. The guide is well-versed in the history of the St. Roch and the unique features of this ship that was designed for Arctic waters. Students will learn what life was like aboard the ship on those historic journeys in a harsh climate.

The presentation includes an interactive question and answer period.

The Stream to Sea program is $100 for an entire class for the day.  If you have any questions about the program please email

Note: This page was edited on Jan 28 to remove details about the teacher giveaway. We had a draw, and three teachers won free programs for their school. If you’d like to be among the first to learn about VMM special offers and contests, sign up for our newsletter.