Canada is located in the North side of the continent in North America, which contains 3 territories and 10 provinces. The country has more coastline than any other country in the world. It is surrounded by 3 oceans including Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Arctic Ocean. Canada safeguards its naval approaches from pollution, trafficking and smuggling, and the country also offers life-saving search and rescue and also prospects for scientific research. The convoys also take action internationally to protect their country wellbeing. The AOPS is one of the important and First Defense strategies to the Government of Canada among the three guiding strategies including the NSPS (National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy) and the Northern Strategy.
Here you can find the 10 best ship museums in Canada:
- The Naval Museum of Alberta: The Naval Museum is located in Calgary. This museum exhibits the beautiful collection of maritime artifacts that includes 3 RCN fighter aircrafts, which aviated on the decks of Magnificent, Bonaventure, and HMCS Warrior.read more information on The Naval Museum of Alberta at http://www.themilitarymuseums.ca/gallery-navy
- Cowichan Bay Naval Centre: British Columbia, This Navel Centre is situated in British Columbia, it is very famous because of its unique stricter which was built in 1988 at an ex-Chevron warehouse and destined fuel loading dock. The Museum contains 3 pods including buildings structured on the dock; the visitors can easily walk through each exhibit where you can observe the history of Cowichan Bay to restored marine engines and boatbuilding techniques. You can find offices, boat building shop, and library at the end of the dock.
- Granville Island Model Ships Museum: In this museum you can find global collection of piscatory artifacts and is committed to preserving the past culture of sportfishing in the entire North America. The museum includes around 5000sqft of display area and it has around 50,000 items.
- RV Ben Franklin: This maritime museum is located in Vancouver; it was built in Switzerland between 1966 and 1968 for deep ocean voyager structured by the famous Grumman Aircraft and Jacques Piccard Engineering Corporation.
- Royal British Columbia Provincial Museum: Royal British Columbia is one of the rehabilitated museums at Victoria, British Columbia that offers education, public involvement and commitment to research for explorers. The museum also preserves BC’s natural and cultural heritage.
- Vancouver Maritime Museum: Vancouver Naval Museum protects the material and cultural history of the creation of BC who have drawn their trade from the sea. St.Roch, the first ship that sail the NP (Northwest Passage) from Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean the RCMP Arctic Patrol Ship is located next to the Museum.
- Marine Museum of Manitoba: The Marine Museum is located in Manitoba officially came into limelight between 1972 and 1973 in the City of Selkirk. The museum displays circa 1850 and persists to current day.
- Albert County Museum: It is located in New Brunswick, established in 1960 particularly to promote the heritage and history of Albert County and its citizens and is situated in Hopewell Cape, NB. The museum has been protecting and providing a glimpse of several artifacts and genealogical collection of documents and other significant activates and organizations in the area.
- New Brunswick Museum: The NB museum is located at Saint John, and it is one of the best and must see museum that carries cultural and natural heritage attraction and offers high quality, diverse, relevant and unique learning opportunities for all tourists through well maintained and obtainable collections, print materials, research activities, etc.
- Maritime History Archive: MHA, Memorial University is located at St. John’s Newfoundland. This museum gathers and preserves original and copies of the documents concerning the history of sea based movements in the NA region including seafarers, researching ships, etc.
These are the 10 best museums in Canada, but there are many more museums located in Canada that offers the history and heritage of the historic ships. The Canadian Royal, Merchant Navies, and the Battle of the Atlantic just to name a few outstanding displays are placed in these museums to give the glimpse of the age-old heritage. These museums are truly amazing and every tourist must visit to learn about the historic ships.
These museums also offer programs for children and public can walk on historic ships docs to learn about how sailors worked and lived in ancient times.