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Vancouver - Kitsilano & University Hill

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    Vancouver Maritime MuseumThe centerpiece of the museum, literally, is the St. Roch, a two-masted wooden schooner used for arctic exploration by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the 1940's. Take a tour of the ship, shimmy up the ladder to the bridge, peer into the officer's cabins (very short bunks), poke your nose into a tent on deck, home to an Inuit family, and walk around the hull of this gallant ship that toughed out icy arctic waters.
      Model shipsThe museum also has a good collection of model ships – sailing ships, steamers, ocean liners, and a workshop where you can watch people building ships models.
      Children's Maritime Discovery Centre features hand-on exhibits (and is a great place to spend time when the weather is bad). Take the wheel in a full-scale tugboat wheelhouse, control an underwater robot, look through a telescope at the boats coming and going in Burrard Inlet. Would-be pirates, don't miss the "Pirate Cove" exhibit (dress up as a pirate and learn about a life on the high seas).
      Down at Heritage Harbour (where the water ferry docks), there's always a bunch of old boats floating in the water.
      H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (Pacific Space Centre)Attached to the Planetarium and Observatory, the Centre lets kids and adults blast through space and time a dozen different ways. There are virtual reality shows including "The Ultimate Roller Coaster," and "comet Impact," multimedia shows, laser shows and great interactive exhibits.
      The grassy park area around the museums is a great place to run around or fly kites. On walk on the sandy beach, littered with driftwood, or dabble your toes in the water if the weather's nice.
      Tip: Take the little blue water ferry from the Aquatic Center and Granville Island to the Maritime Museum.
    Kitsilano BeachKitsilano Beach has long stretches of flat sand and scenic views of English Bay and the North Shore. Kitsilano Beach Pool, a public outdoor swimming pool, is perfect for everyone, from toddlers to teens.
  University of British Columbia Museum of AnthropologyMOA, founded in 1949, has the world's finest collection of works by Haida artist Bill Reid and Northwest Coast First Nations art, housed in an award-winning building designed by Arthur Erickson
overlooking mountains and sea. Special programs throughout the year. Much of this is art in the huge scale kids seem to love, in a
spectacular setting. 20 scenic minutes from downtown and on bus
routes.  Look at some of the artwork at MOA online.
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