Vancouver Maritime Museum & Canoe Cultures presents


Celebrate World Ocean Day with us in a unique gathering that honours the rich heritage and vibrant future of our oceans.

Join us at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, in partnership with Canoe Cultures, for an extraordinary, free outdoor event that promises an enlightening blend of tradition, education, and fun. Immerse yourself in the enduring legacy of the Coast Salish peoples through engaging experiences that connect us all more deeply with our marine environment.

Dive into the day with captivating canoe demonstrations, showcasing the artistry and skill that have navigated the waters of this region for centuries. Learn about traditional Coast Salish medicine and food, understanding the natural bounty that the ocean offers and the wisdom in its use.

This World Ocean Day, let’s come together to celebrate the stories, knowledge, and traditions that connect us to our oceans and to each other. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a community united by the waves.

Ticket Info 

This is a free outdoor event, and no ticket is required. Admission to the museum will be regular price.

Date & Time
Saturday, June 8th, 2024, 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Venue Location
Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1A3

Age Guide
This is a family event suitable for all ages

About Canoe Cultures

Canoe Cultures is an Indigenous lead organization, dedicated to the art and culture of the canoe, and the artists who create them. We present visual and performing arts as our primary means of transmitting Indigenous culture and communicating identity, place and belonging.