St. Roch Engine Room Tours | Kids Out and About Vancouver

St. Roch Engine Room Tours

A visit to the VMM must include some time aboard the St. Roch. It’s our most popular exhibition, and with good reason. The first vessel to make the west-east traverse of the Northwest Passage and the first to circumnavigate North America via the Panama Canal, the St. Roch is one accomplished ship. Six days a week, visitors to the museum can explore the decks and cabins and look around the focs’le. They can also climb the ladder up to the upper deck and wheelhouse. On special occasional days, we offer tours of the St. Roch engine room. On these special days, you get to see a part of the ship not available to the public most of the time. And your experience is guided by an expert.

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The one-hour tour begins on the mezzanine around the ship. Then you’re taken aboard the St. Roch for a full tour. You’ll start with the decks before heading to the engine room and stowage areas.

The tour will be led by an experienced team of volunteers. These volunteers have stories to tell, stories that are only shared on tours. You’ll 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 and you’ll hear stories about the captain and crew that even some VMM staff have never heard before.

The next St. Roch engine room tour is August 22 and November 21. There are limited spots available for the St. Roch engine room tours, so book your spot soon.


  • $13.50 for adults
  • $11 for seniors and students,
  • $10 for youth.

The tour ticket includes free admission to the museum.

2022 Engine Room Tour Dates

St. Roch Engine Room tours happen on the third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am. Here are the 2022 dates:

January 16

February 20

March 2022

April 17

May 15

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 16

November 20

December 18

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park
Vancouver, BC, V6J 1A3


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11:30 am
$13.50 for adults $11 for seniors and students, $10 for youth.


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