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Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Phone:  (250) 356-7226
Toll Free:  (888) 447-7977
Fax:  (250) 387-5674

See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our permanent galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Discover things and people you never knew before at what TripAdvisor users have three times voted number one museum in Canada. Marvel at the totems, masks and cultural treasures featured in the world-class First Peoples Gallery. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings -- from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery. Your experience doesn't end with our galleries.
Special exhibitions:
Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada After losing part of his right leg to bone cancer Terry Fox embarked on a cross-country “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for cancer research. Explore the story of a young man who inspired a nation and established himself as a hero through his courage, hope and determination.
Family: Bonds and Belonging Can you pick your family or is it determined by blood? Discover the stories of some of BC’s First Nation families, early settler families and immigrants from around the world who began their families here. Explore the joy and pain of bonds and belonging. Family: It’s not all relative.

Aboriginal Cultural Festival 2017

Dates: June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC is pleased to be the driving force behind a the Aboriginal Cultural Festival, showcasing local Aboriginal cultures from British Columbia and hosted in partnership with the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. This year's Aboriginal Cultural Festival - taking place from Fr... more

6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Dates: April 22, 2017
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun sums up what people can expect at the Creatively United 6th Annual Sustainability Showcase. History will also be made with Vancouver Island’s largest electric vehicle show spanning the e... more

Exhibition - Family: Bonds and Belonging

Dates: June 02, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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What is a family? Can you pick your family or is it determined by blood? Is family who you share holidays with? Or who you share your daily routines with, like getting coffee together or hitting the gym? Explore these questions and discover some surprising answers in the Royal BC Museum feature exhibition Family: Bonds a... more

Exhibition - Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

Dates: April 12, 2017 to October 01, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Explore the story of a young man who inspired a nation and established himself as a hero through his courage, hope and determination.  At the age of 18 Terry Fox lost part of his right leg to bone cancer. The loss didn't diminish his drive or courage; in fact, it inspired greatness. Once he recovered, this yo... more

Royal BC Museum Meeting Facility
  • Total Sqft.: 62,000
  • Banquet Capacity: 500
  • Reception Capacity: 2,500
  • Description: Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries and some of the 7 million artifacts and specimens in the museum's collections. Walk through a rainforest, sit among carved poles and stroll down a wood-cobbled street to window-shop in Old Town. Visit the Cafe, immerse yourself in the latest film at the Victoria IMAX Theatre and shop for books and finely crafted items. Three permanent exhibit galleries are available, after regular visiting hours, for private business or conference events. In the Natural History Gallery your guests can dine with a Woolly Mammoth, a grizzly bear or a sea lion looking on. The Modern History Gallery has Captain Vancouver's ship, a water wheel and a turn-of-the-century town, all perfect settings for entertainment and learning about the early days of British Columbia. The breathtaking First People's Gallery showcases majestic totems and First Nations artifacts. Feast on traditional BC foods with a modern twist while watching a First Nations' performance
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