Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville street
Victoria BC, V8W 9W2

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2017 Feature Exhibitions


Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada 
April 12 – October 1, 2017

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

June 2 – October 31, 2017
What is 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 feature exhibition Family: Bonds and Belonging.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

December 8, 2017 – March 25, 2018


Upcoming Events


Museum Story Camp

What makes a good story? In parallel with our upcoming exhibition Family: Bonds and Belonging, campers will explore this question by uncovering stories within the museum's collections and from family histories. Fun field trips, engaging guest speakers and behind-the-scenes access will inspire campers to craft and share their own stories.
July 10–14July 17–21July 24–28July 31–August 4August 14–18 and August 21–25 | 9:00 am–4:00 pm
$280 per person, 10% member discount
Ages 7–11


Mini Mornings Museum Story Camp

Our littlest campers will discover the basics of story-telling in this play-based morning camp. Exploring with words, songs, pictures and movement, campers will be introduced to story-telling in a fun, creative and supportive environment.

July 10–14 and August 21–25 | 9:00 am–12:00 pm
$120 per person, 10% member discount
Ages 5–6



Permanent Galleries
The Royal BC Museum has three permanent galleries on display each and every day.

First Peoples Gallery
For countless generations people have prospered in the land we know as British Columbia. This gallery gives visitors dramatic glimpses of First Nations cultures before and after the arrival of Europeans.

Modern History Gallery
The sights, sounds & smells of the past can be so vivid that you might - just for a moment - think you're really there! Explore a replica of the stern section of Captain George Vancouver's ship HMS Discovery and wander the streets of Old Town.

Natural History Gallery
This gallery takes visitors on a journey across time and through dramatically changing environments. In one visit you will time-travel from lush tropical forests to ice-bound tundra, emerging in the present where you can hike through rainforest and to a spectacular rocky ocean shore.


Site Sponsors
Island Parent Saanich Recreation