The Royal BC Museum is a place of discovery. Through unique galleries, the Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia and temporary exhibits from other countries and cultures. Authentic artifacts and specimens are displayed in highly realistic settings, giving visitors the experience of another time and place. Its permanent exhibits include the First People’s, Modern History and Natural History Gallery.
10 am to 5 pm dailyThursday, Friday and Saturday May 23-Sep 27 10 am to 10 pmClosed Dec 25 and Jan 1
To book this tour as part of an overnight package including a night in a hotel and round trip on the Victoria Clipper, visit the Royal BC Museum Package page.
Temporary exhibition produced in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History and the Museo Del Oro in Colombia:
Gold Rush! Eldorado in BCMay 13 to October 31, 2015
In 1858 word of gold rang out in Fraser Canyon, drawing thousands of miners to unexplored regions of BC to search for gold. In this fascinating exhibition you learn through interactive displays how the gold rushes of the 1800’s changed everything forever. Class and racial barriers were broken down and people seized the extraordinary opportunities before them. You will also get to see rare artifacts and discover that allure of gold is strikingly global as shown in the included Allure of Gold exhibit from the Museo del Oro in Bogota, Colombia.
Temporary exhibition produced by Natural History Museum, London:
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015December 4, 2015 to April 4, 2016
A visitor favorite, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year is back in 2015 with a new collection of 100 stunning images taken from around the world in 2015. These amazing photographs showcase are taken by of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts, and showcase their technical skill while celebrating the beauty of nature.
New permanent exhibition:
Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ voices in BC
The Royal BC Museum worked in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) to develop a 2,900 square meter exhibition called “Our Living Languages.” The exhibit calls attention to the Royal BC Museum’s strategic focus on British Columbia’s stories, with a special emphasis on the place of First Nations in those stories.
Many visitors to the exhibition will be surprised to learn that British Columbia is home to 34 unique First Nations languages, making it the most linguistically diverse region in Canada. The exhibition provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the complexity of these languages and the people who are working tirelessly to document and revitalize them.
Although all First Nations languages in the province have experienced significant disruption from the history of colonialism, many have a strong and growing core of fluent speakers. Visitors to the exhibition will come to a new realization about the importance of language diversity and the renewed future for First Nations languages.
675 Belleville StreetVictoria, B.C. V8W CanadaJust a few blocks from the Victoria Clipper Terminal
Pricing in USD and may vary based on actual travel dates
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