Past Exhibitions

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Steamship and Asian sailing vessels in port.

The Sea & Me

May 20 2023 to October 23 2023


Steamship and Asian sailing vessels in port.

A Wild & Wet Coast: Rum-running during Prohibition

September 9th 2022 – March 31st, 2024


tapestry showing Inuit couple and igloo.

Tapestry of Change

Tapestry of Change: Inuit Art in Context

June 9th 2022 to October 2 2022


Steam tug under way.

Steaming Ahead

Steaming Ahead: SS Master and the Tugs that Worked the Coast

March 11 2022 to May 29th 2022


Inuit students walking in pairs.

We Were So Far Away

We Were So Far Away

June 7th 2022 to November 27th 2022

Travelling exhibition from Legacy of Hope

Steamship and Asian sailing vessels in port.

Speed & Splendour

By Sea to Asia

November 23, 2021 to February 27 2022


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Canoe Cultures

Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-Ku-melh
War Canoes and the Gifts They Carry Forward

September 16 2021 to August 15 2022.

fish on a person's head.

If I Lived in the Ocean

July 29 to November 14, 2021

rusted shipwreck on beach

Silent Witness

Photographs of Shipwrecks

March 11 to July 18, 2021

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Canoe Cultures

Building a Legacy

June 17 to August 2, 2021

white anchor

Sea Signals

Communications at Sea

A virtual exhibition by Langara Design Formation students.

large ships in harbour

A Lens on Vancouver's Past

Walter Frost’s Holland-America Line (1920-1975)

December 3, 2020 to February 21, 2021

sketch of boats in a harbour

Mooring Lines

Sketches by Bill Rhone

November 2020 to February 2021



75 Years of Freedon

June 25 to November 15, 2020

painting of inlet with text reading by the shore

By the Shore

June 11, 2020 to May 23, 2021

Arm with tattoo of admiral in British Navy

Ship's Company

The Royal Canadian Navy at Work & Play

November 2019 to May 2020

Man with dogsled and dogs

Lessons from the Arctic

How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole

November 2019 to August 2020

men cheering in front of a Greenpeace banner

Making Waves

The Story & Legacy of Greenpeace

While the list of exhibtions goes back only to 2020, when this website was built, the VMM has been hosting maritime-themed exhibitions for over sixty years.  

The image in the header of this page is from the Making Waves exhibition which was on view throughout 2019 until  June 2020. 

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