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Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is on the opposite side of the water from English Bay.

It's still the Burrard Inlet but it's the part of Burrard Inlet that goes into False Creek where Granville Island is.

Maritime Museum Vancouver

This Vancouver museum houses a fascinating piece of history.

At the Maritime Museum what you’ll see is a ship that sailed the Northwest Passage from BC through Alaska, the Northwest Territories all the way to the Atlantic side and came back across over the Arctic.

It took them a couple of years because what would happen is they would get up into the Alaska area and they would become ice bound. When the thaw came they would continue their trip. It was an RCMP boat called the "St. Roch".

The St. Roch was de-commissioned and left to rot so what they did is they refurbished it and they brought it down and rebuilt the ship with the same wood and everything and they re-built the ship right in the museum.

Maritime Museum Vancouver

When you’re on the ship you can hear the sounds of the ship with the speakers they’ve put into it.

You’ll hear the wood creaking and they have slide shows on the walls and stuff to show what it was like.

As you’re walking through the museum you’ll also see demonstrations of the various tribes of the high north what their culture was like and what they fed on.

When you go to the Maritime Museum it's a good idea to plan to take 4 hours. It doesn't look that big but you will be amazed at how much interesting information there is and interactive shows.

As a side note this area is one of the best places for kite flying in Vancouver.

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