Royal British Columbia Museum
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
675 Belleville St
The Royal British Columbia Museum, founded in 1886, tells the natural and human history of British Columbia through three permanent galleries, other exhibits, education and events. The Natural History Gallery focuses on the plants, animals and geology of the region. The Modern History Gallery focuses on the history, people and events of the last 200 years or so, covering the European settlement of British Columbia through today's Canadian culture.
I am especially interested in the culture and arts of the Pacific Northwest Coast peoples, including the Haida, Tlingit and Salish peoples among others. The First Peoples Gallery includes an extensive collection of First Nations artifacts, especially Haida. The display was good, although I think that the Museum of Anthropology on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia is more interesting.
Royal British Columbia Museum (V09A0282)
First Peoples Gallery (V09A0000)
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Thunderbird Park, Victoria, British Columbia
- Helmcken House And St Ann's Schoolhouse, Thunderbird Park, Victoria, British Columbia
- Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, British Columbia