Captain George Vancouver’s arrival here in 1792 marks an epoch in our history. This global voyager came to measure the land and survey the waters. He was a visitor from a distant land half a world away.
When Captain Vancouver first stepped onto the beach at Point Grey in 1792, he could not have begun to imagine the city that would later emerge from the forests around him. Today, Vancouver is one of the most desirable places to live in the World. “I AM VANCOUVER” is a blend of historical and contemporary realities offering an opportunity to discover how our city came to be, while providing an interactive and playful experience that allows us all to share our stories, reflections and images related to our city.
“Visitors are asked to post their own experiences of living in Vancouver,” says exhibit curator, historian and author, Barry Gough, “The exhibit will come to life as visitors contribute to the show. We start by looking at the epic achievement of the city’s namesake, Captain George Vancouver and finish by looking at the city through the eyes of its residents and visitors.”
Entrance is included in the regular admission price for museum visitors. Many items will be shown to the public for the first time; this unique, fun and interactive exhibition will run from Thursday, May 19, 2011 to Friday, October 14th at the Vancouver Maritime Museum Main Gallery.
Celebrate one of the World’s greatest explorers and one of the World’s greatest Cities. Share your stories and pictures on our I AM VANCOUVER Facebook page and your photos and stories may be posted in the museum’s gallery.
Vancouver Maritime Museum is located at 1905 Ogden Ave in Vanier Park. Visit our website for hours, admission rates and upcoming programs and events.