The Maritime Museum of BC opened a new exhibit on October 23 2012, honouring the men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard. This year, the Canadian Coast Guard is celebrating 50 years of service and safety; however, their origins can be traced back to the early 1700s on the East Coast.
Our new exhibit, Guardians of the Coast: Celebrating more than 50 years of the Canadian Coast Guard on the Pacific, highlights the earliest live-saving efforts on the Pacific Coast, from light stations to the West Coast trail and the pioneers who made the Canadian Coast Guard what it is today.
Visitors to the exhibit will experience a vast array of Canadian Coast Guard material, including photographs, early and new lifesaving equipment, courageous stories in dangerous storms and on high seas, and information on the latest research and Arctic trips. Guests will also be able to try their hand at driving a world class Zodiac Rescue Simulator.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their assistance in developing this exhibit.
Seaspan Marine Corporation
Virtual Marine Technology Ltd
Canadian Coast Guard
Zodiac Hurricane Technologies
Scott Plastics Ltd.
Mustang Survival Gear
Nanaimo Port Authority
Phillips Brewing Company