Experience British Columbia's maritime heritage and discover the inspirational stories that create BC's amazing culture.

Explore

Learn more about our current and upcoming exhibits.

With nine galleries, the Maritime has lots to see and do during your visit. With changing exhibits, there is always a new story waiting to be discovered.

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Engage & Learn

Find out more about our rich programs and historical tours.

The Maritime offers a range of programs and tours to enhance your experience. Whether you are a family, adult, teacher, or group you are bound to find something you can dig into.

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Get Involved

Become a member, donate or volunteer at the Museum.

Your support as a member, donor or volunteer is vital to the Maritime! Your involvement ensures that your museum continues to be one of BC’s greatest treasures for generations to come.

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Visit Us

Find out more information on planning a visit to the museum.

Climb aboard our ship for kids, take a ride in our historic elevator and check out Modelmania!  The Maritime has something for everyone.

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Latest News & Events

Smuggling Tour
22 Sep 2014

Smuggling Tour – Sept 22 at 1pm

Hear stories about the illicit trades and complex characters in the dynamic world of smuggling, which played an integral role in our maritime past. Included with admission.

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22 Sep 2014

Weird and Wonderful Tour – Sept 23 at 1pm

Explore some of the eclectic stories about Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum and the magical array of artifacts within on our Weird and Wonderful Tour. Included with admission

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Victoria Vice Tour
22 Sep 2014

Victoria Vice Tours are back!

Missed our riveting summer tour? Catch a Victoria Vice Tour on a Friday or Saturday night during September at 8pm. Our guide will share stories of those that lived, loved and died in Bastion Square. Catch this tour this week on Sept 26 or 27.

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Hudson's Bay Company Tour
22 Sep 2014

Hudson’s Bay Company Tour – Sept 24 at 1pm

Learn about the history of Victoria and the impacts one company, the Hudson’s Bay Company had on early Victoria. Included with admission.

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Empress of Ireland
22 Sep 2014

Empress of Ireland Tour – Sept 25 at 2pm

Walk through the Empress of Ireland with our guide who will share what life was like aboard the Empress of Ireland and what happened on that fateful day. Included with admission.

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30 Aug 2014

Treasures from Within: Classic Boats

In this installment of Treasures from Within see some photographs from classic boat festivals gone by and add your maritime memory to the display. On until Sept 30.

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