Experience all of what the Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour has to offer and more!
The Royal BC Museum is an impressive sight-to-see! Visit this museum during your free time in Victoria, and you’ll be glad you did!
Founded in 1886 the Royal BC Museum, located in the Inner Harbour of Victoria, is a profound sight-to-see! Visit the famous ‘Woolly’, a full-scale woolly mammoth model that roamed the earth during the Pleistocene Era, and a broad First Nations set that features thousands of photos and artifacts from the Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia.
Visit the beautiful Emily Carr Art Collection, a renowned landscape painter and author from Victoria (1871 – 1945), who worked with the famous Group of Seven. Step back in time to the Old Town where you can stroll through BC’s urban history – view what the Grand Hotel in Nanaimo looked like in 1890 and smell the cinnamon baking in a 1900s kitchen. Get a sense of what it would be like to be on the HMCS Discovery, a royal navy ship from 1789 that was part of George Vancouver’s exploration of the west coast of North America.
See what it would be like to work in a fishing cannery or in a coal mine in the early 1900’s. Be immersed in a replica of the brilliant coastal rainforest of Haida Gwaii, and see animals in their natural habitat. You can even visit an interactive gallery of a Victorian-era submarine.
These exhibitions, along with temporary exhibitions featured throughout the year, will be sure to provide you with an experience of another time and place.
Suggested Clothing: Comfortable walking shoes.
Purchase a Royal BC Museum admission directly from your guide on the day of your tour, or speak with our Guest Services Team at 604.255.7272 or toll-free at 1.877.669.2277.