Take a free public tour of this off-limits island in Stanley Park

Mar 19 2018, 8:46 pm

HMCS Discovery, the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve unit located within Stanley Park, has a rich history within the city of Vancouver.

Located on a small area called Deadman’s Island, it is off-limits to visitors.

Off-limits that is, except for this Saturday, March 24, when HMCS will host a free open house for the public, between 10 and 3 pm.

Discovery will have many events taking place at Deadman’s Island throughout the day, including boat rides, specific information about the trades of the Naval Reserve, and the recruiting bus.

The event will also feature extended Naval family members, like the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, 39 Service Battalion, 39 Combat Engineers, Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Navy League Cadets, and the Vancouver Naval Museum.

While the event is open to anyone who wants to come check it out, those who do attend must have a government-issued photo ID (minors may attend with a parent or guardian).

While vehicle parking is not available on the island itself, there is parking nearby at the the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and near the Brockton Oval.

HMCS Discover Tours on Deadman’s Island 2018

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Where:  HMCS DISCOVERY – 1200 Stanley Park Drive

Admission: FREE- but online registration is required

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