The Maritime Museum of British Columbia—Western Canada’s oldest Maritime Museum—is dedicated to telling the story of the province’s rich maritime heritage. Our collection showcases B.C.’s dynamic history seen through the lens of humankind’s relationship with the sea, from the First Peoples of this province, to journeys of exploration and adventure, to the CPR steamships that plied these waters, and everything in between.

Stop by this summer to experience our Summer of Discovery, featuring special exhibits on the voyages of Captains Cook and Vancouver and the ill-fated HMS Erebus under the command of Sir John Franklin, as well as the remarkable nautical artwork of renowned painter John Horton! We’re open daily from 10-5.

Our new exhibit space at 634 Humboldt Street in Nootka Court showcases and rotates the best of our collection and extensive library and archives. It is guaranteed to be exciting and educational to veteran sailors and landlubbers alike.

Maritime Museum of BC - Displays