The Royal British Columbia Museum is a place of discovery. Through three unique galleries, the Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia, and features periodic exhibitions of international renown. Highly realistic and inviting displays, such as the Ice Age and Coastal Forest dioramas, provide visitors with a sense of having truly experienced the authentic settings of many exhibits.
World Famous family gardens celebrating its 100th year in bloom. Fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display are open to the public, offering spectacular views from the many paths that meander through the four main gardens.
Enjoy hundreds of exotic free-flying butterflies, brightly coloured fish, tropical birds, hundreds of ornate plants including an exquisite orchid display. Meander along the pathways or take a free guided tour. A family treat and a photographer’s paradise. Explore a world of butterflies, plants, fish, and birds, en route to Butchart Gardens.
Craigdarroch Castle is a beautiful historic Victorian-era mansion, built in the 1890s by wealthy BC coal baron Robert Dunsmuir. It is now owned by the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society and almost totally funded by its 150,000 annual visitors.
1867 Heritage House and Gardens. Overlooking the waters of Victoria’s scenic Gorge Waterway, Point Ellice House is where the ‘locals’ go to enjoy Afternoon Tea!
Six contemporary wings feature more than 30 exhibitors a year with associated programs and special events. See the work of Emily Carr on permanent display, a king-sized doll house, North America’s only Shinto Shrine which complements the finest collection of Japanese art in Canada, and an impressive range of contemporary art.
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