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Royal BC Museum

Victoria, BC
See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore the permanent 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 three times voted number one in the Top 10 Museums in Canada. 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. Stroll through Old Town's wood-cobbled street and enjoy its shops, cinema and railway station.

Featured Exhibit: Orcas: Our Shared Future

April 16, 2021 until March 31, 2022
Dive deep into the stories and science that surround the magnificent Orca, spirit of BC's wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. Follow the currents of ecological activism, popular culture and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals, long feared in Western cultures as killer whales. Discover the complex social structure of Orca society and reflect on the surprising consequences of captivity.

Learn which Orca populations are thriving and which are at risk, and surface with a new understanding of how Orcas and humans are inextricably connected: we are all part of nature, not apart from nature.

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