See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our core 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 five times voted the 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.
Come explore the history of British Columbia! The Royal BC Museum has many permanent installations such as;
First Peoples Gallery: Experience the rich diversity of the First Peoples in British Columbia.
Our Living languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC. A groundbreaking, interactive exhibition celebrating the resilience and diversity of First Nations languages in BC.
Natural History Gallery: Explore the natural landscape of British Columbia from the warm dry hills of Vancouver Island to the misty cool northlands of Haida Gwaii.
Modern History Gallery: Explore Old Town, HMS Discovery and more of British Columbia’s modern history.
Cultural Precinct: The cultural precinct includes Helmcken House, St.Ann’s Schoolhouse, and the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Wawadit’la (Mngo Martin House).
BC Archives on Display: Original records of British Columbia’s History to enhance the stories of the past.