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


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
31 Jul 2014

Daily tours – Smuggling and Empress of Ireland

Today we have two tours lined up to enhance your visit. Included with admission, hear about smuggling on the coast at 1pm and then get a guided walk through the Empress of Ireland exhibit at 2pm

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Julie Ferguson
31 Jul 2014

Celebrating Canadian Submariners: 1914 to 2014

Canada’s submarine service was born in Esquimalt on August 5, 1914 when World War One was declared. On Aug 3 at 2pm, Join Julie H. Ferguson to hear about the first 100 years of the Royal Canadian Navy’s submarine service!

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01 Jul 2014

Treasures from Within: Memento

This display presents a selection of mementos that represent far-away places. Collected by seafaring British Columbians over the past two centuries, the objects reveal a glimpse of the adventure, sadness, and joy that accompanied these travels.

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Victoria Vice
26 Jun 2014

Victoria Vice Tours

Want to meet notorious characters, hear tales of murder, witness the punishment meted out to miscreants, and maybe even experience a ghost for yourself? Well, the Maritime Museum of BC has just the ticket for an evening of mystery in Bastion Square.

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08 Jun 2014

Field Trip Project

See the Field Trip Project, a traveling exhibit born out of the rebuilding efforts following the 2011 Japanese tsunami with artists from Japan and Canada at the Maritime until Sept. 15

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Empress of Ireland
07 May 2014

Canada’s Titanic: The Empress of Ireland now open!

This exhibit tells the story of a ship which was responsible for much of the immigration to Canada and the tragic story of her loss at sea. On now until Oct 20, 2014.

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