Contained within the Vancouver Maritime Museum, St. Roch is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) schooner celebrated as the second vessel to successfully negotiate the ice-choked Northwest Passage. It was also the first vessel to traverse the Northwest Passage in both directions and to circumnavigate North America. Launched in 1928, St. Roch was designed as a floating RCMP detachment, but also served as a supply vessel for remote Arctic RCMP outposts. Museum highlights include exhibits showcasing the rich maritime traditions of the Pacific Coast, the handson Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre and historic and classic vessels in Heritage Harbour.
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