Royal BC Museum, Victoria

4.7
For a comprehensive history lesson of the province, head to Royal BC Museum--a premier cultural institution known for its impressive collection of some 7 million objects. Start your tour in the section on British Columbia's natural history, where you can view informative dioramas designed to educate in a visually engaging and entertaining way. Next, make your way to the exhibit dedicated to Canada's indigenous First Nations, featuring a famous mask gallery. Wrap it up at the modern history section, which includes a replica of a cobblestoned street from the early 20th century. Check the website for special exhibits and a schedule of upcoming IMAX screenings. For Royal BC Museum and beyond, use our Victoria trip planner to get the most from your Victoria vacation.
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  • We’re well acquainted with the museum’s permanent exhibitions, so that the special exhibition of the day is usually our chief reason for visiting it. This time “wildlife photography” is the main...  more »
  • A must see when in Victoria!! Main gallery changes multiple times a year, we go here any time we're in town.  more »
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  • Very cool museum! Static displays are done extremely well, including Old Town, which feels like a real city, indoors! The Mayan exhibit was cool to see as well; all of the artifacts were so well preserved that we almost couldn’t believe they were real and 1000+ years old. We visited in December, where you can find Father Christmas on weekends in Old Town. They provided free photos with Santa, and he was so incredibly sweet and kind. There was no line, and photos were emailed to us the same day. This was an incredible surprise, and a moment we will cherish forever as it was our 6 month old daughters first time meeting Santa. We will be back next year!
  • I have fond memories of spending time together with friends who were visiting Victoria for the first time. There’s something for everyone at this wonderful place. I include the photos of the flowers and the Bell tower as a reminder of the freedom to live and the sacrifice out troops gave that we have peace.
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