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Museums & Heritage Sites

Victoria's rich and interesting history can be explored through the city's abundant museums and heritage sites. The impressive list includes the well-known sites like the Royal BC Museum or Hatley Castle (pictured above) and smaller hidden gems like the Emily Carr House or Point Ellice House. Learn about the fascinating stories and people that have shaped the Victoria we know today.

 

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The Butchart Gardens Ltd.

800 Benvenuto Avenue
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8
Phone:  (250) 652-4422   Toll Free:  (866) 652-4422
Fax:  (250) 652-3883
When you stand at the railing and look into the Sunken Garden, imagine Jennie Butchart standing there in the early 1900s looking out into a wasteland. She wondered what she could do to turn an old ... more

Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum

1050 Joan Crescent
Victoria, BC V8S 3L5
Phone:  (250) 592-5323
Fax:  (250) 592-1099
Craigdarroch Castle is a National Historic Site built by wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir. Craigdarroch Castle is a stunning example of Victorian architecture, including exquisite stained-glass ... more

Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada

603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
Victoria, BC V9C 2W8
Phone:  (250) 478-5849
Fax:  (250) 478-2816
Explore coastal gun batteries built over 100 years ago. See original guns, intriguing underground magazines, and camouflaged searchlight emplacements. Visit Canada's oldest west coast lighthouse ... more

Government House

1401 Rockland Avenue
Victoria, BC V8S 1V9
Phone:  (250) 387-2080
Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. The grounds embrace 36 acres, including formal gardens and a rare Garry oak ... more

Hatley Park National Historic Site

2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
Phone:  (250) 391-2511   Toll Free:  (866) 241-0674
Fax:  (250) 391-2620
Explore Hatley Park National Historic site, home to Royal Roads University, and experience the history of this Edwardian estate that has become an important part of Vancouver Island's history. While ... more

Maritime Museum of British Columbia

634 Humboldt Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1A4
Phone:  (250) 385-4222
Fax:  (250) 382-2869
The Maritime Museum of British Columbia—Western Canada’s oldest Maritime Museum—is dedicated to telling the story of the province’s rich maritime heritage. Our collection showcases B.C.’s dynamic ... more

Naval & Military Museum - CFB Esquimalt

1299 Naden Way
Victoria, BC V9A 7N2
Phone:  (250) 363-4312
Fax:  (250) 363-4252
Naval & Military museum, archives and library. With newly expanded and enhanced exhibits, the CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum charts the rich maritime history of the naval base at ... more

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 ... more

Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre

2070 Phillips Road
PO Box 774 V9Z 1H7
Sooke, BC V9Z 0Y3
Phone:  (250) 642-6351   Toll Free:  (866) 888-4748
Fax:  (250) 642-7089
Since 1981, the Sooke Region Museum has hosted the official Tourism British Columbia-sponsored Information Centre, serving many thousands of visitors each year in person and through post mail, ... more

 

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