The Maritime Museum is a great museum to visit if you are a maritime fan. Not only fixed maritime objects are on display, but the museum has new exhibitions changing from time to time.
What to think of "Ready Aye Ready!" about the The Artwork of Marine Artist Robert McVittie, or "What Lies Beneath" about diving related objects and the new "Guardians of the Coast" about the lifeboat crews and their history.
Admittance CAD 12.00 (Adult).
Opening hours: Daily: 10AM - 5PM.
Coming from Florida we are pretty familiar with the seafaring history of the Carribean. The Pacific Northwest, however, has it's own history and we learned a lot during the hour or so we spent walking around the BC Maritime Museum.
Admission: Adults $10 Children $5. Open 930- 430 every day except Christmas.
It was originally a courthouse. This museum hosts 5000 artifacts and it features themes focused on BC's coastal heritage. At the top of the building you find the courtroom where Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, Chief justice of BC, but better known as the "hanging judge" presided.
Focusing on the history of martime activity around the Pacific Northwest, the Maritime Museum of British Columbia is a great place for history buffs and families. Small galleries are dedicated to themes such as pirates (who knew they terrorized the West Coast?), trading forts, whaling and shipwrecks. A model-ship area allows kids to climb a crowsnest and steer a ship.
The museum is open daily from 9:30 to 4:30, with hours extended by half an hour during the summer. Check the website.
The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is a great little museum that showcases the Maritime heritage of the Province. It has very nice exhibits on such things as early explorers, pirates, shipwrecks, etc. The building itself is interesting. Be sure to take a ride on the historic elevator.
Housed in an 1889 heritage building of former Provincial Court House, this museum is dedicated to recalling B.C.'s maritime history. The job does a very good job of detailing the days of the early explorers and fur trading to the days of grand ocean liners and military conflict. One of the most interesting exhibits is the Tillicum, a wooden dugout canoe which sailed from BC, across the Pacific, and eventually made in to England. Also impressive is that the model of the ferry "Queen of the North" had been updated just 3 days after it had sank. The museum is open from 9:30 - 4:30 and the cost is $8 (2006).
This museum, housed in an 1889 heritage building of former Provincial Court House, recently declared a national historic site, shows the maritime history of BC from the Haida days to recent times. Exhibits include the 11 metre Tillicum, a wooden dugout canoe which was fitted with sails and sailed to England in 1901-1904. Other exhibits cover the history of Captain Cook’s voyages, the Canadian Pacific Lines’ "Empress" ships, and a Kids Zone with interactive exhibits. Allow an hour. Open 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.