The legendary St. Roch is the most popular exhibit at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and for good reason.

It was the first vessel to make the west-east traverse of the Northwest Passage and the first to circumnavigate North America via the Panama Canal with Henry Larsen as its captain. 

Interested in checking it out?

On the third Sunday of each month, the VMM is offering multiple guided tours of the St. Roch engine room. On these special days, visitors get to see a part of the ship not available to the public.

During this tour, you will learn what it was like to be a sailor in the Arctic, one of the harshest climates in the world, in the early 20th century.

You’ll learn about the workings of the ship’s engine, hear stories about the captain and crew, and learn about Joe Panipakuttuk, an Inuit guide who assisted the crew with guiding the St.Roch through the Arctic.

There are only 15 spots available for the St. Roch engine room tours, so book your spot soon. Upcoming dates include February 15th, March 19th, and April 16th.

Last modified: January 17, 2023

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