This newest exhibit at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Across The Top Of The World: The Quest For The Northwest Passage is now open. If you’re a history fan of any kind this exhibition covers it all, from British Maritime and Naval History, to Canada’s birth of a nation, and Inuit History to the discovery of the Franklin Expedition.
Based on the book Across The Top of The World by James Delgado, with the help of historic documents, photographs, and artifacts the show weaves a century of stories about the European Quest for the elusive Northwest Passage, a short cut trade route to the Orient, followed by Canada’s sovereignty over the Arctic and the historic discovery of John Frankin’s HMS Erebus by Parks Canada.
Along the way, we learn of the human sacrifice, endurance and camaraderie the mariners endured in the quest.
Across The Top Of The World: The Quest For The Northwest Passage runs at the Vancouver Maritime Museum throughout the summer. Tickets are available online at vancouvermaritimemuseum.com