The Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2

The Royal BC Museum is a world-class museum located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It is a designated National Historic Site of Canada and is the province’s largest museum, attracting over a million visitors each year.

The museum was founded in 1886 and has a rich history of collecting, researching, and preserving British Columbia’s natural and cultural heritage. It is home to over 7 million objects, including artifacts, artworks, and specimens from a variety of fields, including natural history, archaeology, and First Nations culture.

The museum is divided into several galleries, each dedicated to a specific theme or topic. One of the most popular galleries is the Natural HistoryHome | Royal BC Museum and Archives Gallery, which features exhibits on the natural history of British Columbia, including its flora, fauna, and geological history. The First Peoples Gallery is another popular attraction, showcasing the cultural history of the province’s First Nations communities, including their art, traditions, and way of life.

In addition to its permanent galleries, the Royal BC Museum also hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions, which showcase a range of topics, from art and culture to science and technology. The museum also hosts a number of special events and educational programs throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, and guided tours.

One of the most unique features of the Royal BC Museum is its First Peoples’ Cultural Centre, which is located on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples. The Cultural Centre is home to the world’s largest collection of First Nations objects and features exhibits on the cultures and traditions of the province’s First Nations communities.

Overall, the Royal BC Museum is a must-see attraction in Victoria. It is a treasure trove of information and artifacts, offering a fascinating look at the natural and cultural history of British Columbia. Whether you are interested in science, history, or culture, there is something for everyone at the Royal BC Museum.


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Getting There

From the Royal BC Museum to Mind Body Spine

Driving Directions to the next Victoria, BC Point of Interest: 

Head east on Belleville St. Turn left toward Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N. Turn right toward Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N. Turn left onto Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N. Destination will be on the left.


From the Royal BC Museum to the Hotel Fairmont Empress 

Head to the next Victoria BC Point of Interest: Hotel Fairmont Empress