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SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
SS Empress of Japan Figurehead

The SS Empress of Japan Figurehead is a colourful and unique monument in Stanley Park that is a replica of the figurehead from the famous ocean liner.

The SS Empress of Japan was a famous ocean liner that was also called the "Queen of the Pacfic".  It crossed the Pacific Ocean over 400 times.

The figurehead(carved wooden decoration) was saved from being thrown away and restored by the The Province newspaper.  It was put in Stanley Park in 1927.  The original started to deteriorate so this is a fibreglass replica.  The original restored figurehead is in the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

This monument shows the links that Vancouver had with Asia that began soon after the city was created.

SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
SS Empress of Japan Figurehead

The Plaque says:

Replica of figurehead of the S.S. Empress of Japan which plied these waters thirty one years 1891 - 1922 Carrying Vancouver's commerce to the Orient.  The original carving was restored by the Vancouver Province 1928.  This replica was cast from the restored carving 1960

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SS Empress of Japan Exhibit at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in the Vancouver Maritime Museum
The Real SS Empress of Japan Figurehead

The original SS Empress of Japan Figurehead now resides in the Vancouver Maritime Museum.  It hangs in a room above many ship models.

SS Empress of Japan ship model in the Vancouver Maritime Museum
SS Empress of Japan model ship

There is a model of the SS Empress of Japan ship in the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

SS Empress of Japan bell in the Vancouver Maritime Museum
SS Empress of Japan bell

The original bell of the SS Empress of Japan ship is in the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

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SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
SS Empress of Japan bell
SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
SS Empress of Japan Figurehead
SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
SS Empress of Japan Figurehead

Where is SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park?

Map of SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada
Map of SS Empress of Japan Figurehead

The SS Empress of Japan Figurehead is located on the Stanley Park Seawall between the West and North Vancouver Lookout and Lumbermens' Arch.

This is on the north side of Stanley Park near the Lumbermens' Arch area.

Where can you park for the SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park?

There is no parking lot right where the SS Empress of Japan Figurehead is.  However, if you go a little farther along Stanley Park Drive from it there is a large parking lot on the left at Lumbermens' Arch area.  For more detailed information (rates, times, etc.) about parking in Stanley Park, please read: Parking in Stanley Park

What else is located near the SS Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park?

Next to it is the Girl in a Wetsuit statue.

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