Royal BC Museum

June 1, 2017

Currently available: $22+  Visit their site to learn more

Put on your intrepid traveler’s cap for a visit to the Royal BC Museum! This interesting museum in the picturesque, seaside city of Victoria showcases beautiful British Columbia’s natural and human history. An element of exploration awaits you as you wind your way through the galleries featuring an interactive exhibition on First Peoples’ languages; Totem Hall, an impressive display of carvings from various First Nations communities; Old Town, a life sized model of Victoria in the late 1800s/early 1900s, complete with a cobblestone street, silent movie theatre, and Grand Hotel; tidepools teeming with live marine creatures; an informative presentation on climate change; and fossils, artifacts, and the very popular Woolly Mammoth are just waiting to come to life, à la Night at the Museum! There’s also an IMAX theatre and outside you’ll find a native plant garden, Thunderbird Park, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon (the largest in Canada), and a Food Truck Festival. Currently a special exhibition titled, Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada, tells the heartwarming and heart wrenching story of Terry Fox, a young man who lost part of his right leg to bone cancer who embarked on a cross-country “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for cancer research. The Royal BC Museum is not a museum that you just walk through, it’s an exploration experience!