Choose Between Two Options
- C$18 for admission for one to both the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Museum of Vancouver (C$25 value)
- C$34 for admission for two to both the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Museum of Vancouver (C$50 value)
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Since 1959, this museum has been highlighting the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and the Arctic. Visitors can board a real, historic ship; learn about the brave explorers who first traveled the Northwest Passage; and see the chronometer used by Captain George Vancouver himself, thanks to a stunning array of exhibits and artifacts.
Feature exhibit: “Across the Top of the World: the Quest for the Northwest Passage” centres on one of the greatest stories of exploration and discovery: the European quest for a Northwest Passage, an oceanic shortcut from the Atlantic to the Pacific across the top of North America. This exhibit will transport you to the Arctic where you will learn about its environment and people; the many voyages of discovery; the search for John Franklin’s lost expedition, both historical and modern, and the ultimate discovery of HMS Erebus by Parks Canada.
Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver’s past, its present, and even its future feel within reach at the Museum of Vancouver. The museum documents the city’s journey from a 1900s boomtown to a modern metropolis through historic artifacts, interactive exhibits, and neon galore.
Feature exhibit: “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” surveys a century of arctic architecture, an urbanizing present, and a projected near future of adaptive architecture in Canada’s newest territory. The exhibit is comprised of soapstone carvings, topographic models and photographs of each of the 25 communities in Nunavut, and a series of 15 architecture models animated with projections. The displays illustrate the contemporary realities of life in this remarkable region and the challenges of building in the North.