1905 Ogden Avenue
CA V6J 1A3
Leonard G. McCann Archives at the Vancouver Maritime Museum
The City of Vancouver constructed a maritime museum as its project for the British Columbia Centennial of 1958. In 1959, City Council established a board to administer the Maritime and City Museum. The Maritime Museum formally opened in 1960. In 1972, the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium Association took over the management and operation of the Maritime Museum. In 1974, the Maritime Museum designated the City Archives as its official archives, thus many research collections acquired by the Vancouver Maritime Museum have been transferred to the City Archives. The Museum joined the AABC in 2003 and in 2004 the Archives was officially named after Leonard McCann, Curator Emeritus of the Vancouver Maritime Museum
The Leonard G. McCann Archives maintains and collects items documenting Canadian marine heritage, principally of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Arctic. More general themes surrounding our interaction with the sea are also included and become more global in coverage. Holdings consist of ephemeral materials, press clippings, vessel documents, and related correspondence, on sail, steam and motor vessels. Other formats include photographs, photo albums, scrap books, log books, ship plans, charts, and manuscripts.
Total Volume: 75 metres
Inclusive Dates: 1792-2019
Predominant Dates: 1900s
https://vmmcollections.com/ provides access to the archives and artifacts collections of the Museum.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Archives is only open to the public by appointment.
Revised October 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 24, 2011; July 10, 2013.