We will be closed to the public from July 18 to mid-August while we move to our new location and get everything ready to reopen to the public! Please be aware that any online orders made during that period will not be shipped until the middle of August.

Museum Visit Appointment

Each time slot allows for 4 visitors. To ensure we do not exceed our maximum capacity, you will need to book all four spaces in your time slot. Use the option "To Fill Empty Space" for any remaining spots. We can accommodate groups up to 8, to book your spot e-mail info@mmbc.bc.ca.

About this experience

The Maritime Museum of BC has extended hours starting after the May Long Weekend! See the booking calendar for availability.

We’re excited to welcome you to the museum! We have resumed operations and opened in a way that is informed by the advice of the public health authority and backed by science. Our staff has engaged in a thoughtful assessment of our space to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please enter the museum through the main doors on Humboldt Street (across from the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Miniature World). Weather permitting, we will have the doors propped open during regular hours to reduce touch points.


The Maritime Museum of BC now allows visitors to book an appointment to see the exhibits online. Appointments are not necessary, and walk-ins are still welcome.

To keep everyone safe, all visitors are requested to follow these protocols, which are in line with Work Safe BC and government regulations:

· No more than 8 visitors, or two separate household groups, are permitted in the space at the same time.

· Please use the hand sanitizer provided upon entering this space. Another Hand Sanitizer Station is available halfway through the exhibit space.

· If you are not able to use hand sanitizer, we have gloves available.

· All visitors must be wearing a face mask. Please bring a face mask with you.

· We ask that visitors follow the arrows on the floor and practice safe social distancing by staying 6’ or more apart from those who are not from the same household.

· We request everyone to keep their visits to a one-hour period.

· Our washrooms are not open to the public at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience.

· If you feel ill or have been in recent contact with someone with COVID-19, we ask that you visit us another time.

We have installed a new plexiglass barrier at the front desk. Our Gift Shop is also open to the public in-person and online for anyone who would like to browse.

Return Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, please provide 24 hours notice for a full refund. Should the museum need to cancel, full refunds be issued.

Your Host

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.