Vancouver Maritime Museum
Activity:We spent a rainy Sunday July afternoon at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. What a nice place for both adults and children. I enjoyed wandering through the RCMP Arctic schooner St. Roch imagining being trapped by ice in the Northwest Passage. Nathan loved the Shipwreck! display of ancient and modern shipwrecks. Jen loved the underwater robot and the computer games. Mom said she enjoyed it more than Science World.
Age group:three years and up.
Expense rating:moderate, $14 for a family of four, pay parking
:Great restoration of the vessel St. Roch, informative, educational and fun. Great rainy day activity.
Details:1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver (north end of Chestnut St., at the water) in Vanier Park. Open daily 10 am - 5 pm; closed Mondays from Labour Day to Victoria Day. For information call (604) 257-8300. Check the website for current admission rates; Website: www.vmm.bc.ca
Educational highlights:Plenty of educational material here from shipwrecks to pirates.
Fun for the adult?:Yes
The Endeavour, a replica of the ship sailed by Captain Cook, visited the Maritime Museum