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

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31 Aug 2014

Shipwrecks Tour – Sept 2 at 1pm

Hear tragic tales of ships lost along the rugged coast of BC. Stories include those of the most famous wrecks in the area: the SS Valencia and the SS Princess Sophia.

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Smuggling Tour
31 Aug 2014

Smugling Tour – Sept 3 at 1pm

Focusing on opium and alcohol, our tour guide will take you on a remarkable journey through the complex characters and dynamic world of smuggling. Included with admission.

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Empress of Ireland
31 Aug 2014

Empress of Ireland Tour – Sept 4 at 2pm

Take a guided tour through Canada’s Titanic: the Empress of Ireland and hear about this tragic Canadian shipwreck that claimed the lives of 1,012 people.

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31 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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25 Aug 2014

Court is in Session Tour – Sept 5 at 1pm

Join us for a tour of the restored 19th century courtroom and learn about the characters who laid Victoria’s foundations. Included with admission.

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Empress of Ireland
30 Jul 2014

Summer Featured Exhibits

Think you’ve seen all the Maritime has to offer? This summer, the Maritime is hosting two new featured exhibits, Canada’s Titanic: The Empress of Ireland and the Field Trip Project. Don’t miss them before they are gone!

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