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

Making Memories
25 Nov 2014

Seniors Program: Maritime Memories

A new program designed just for seniors, Maritime Memories is designed to spark memories and lively discussion while allowing personal access to items from the Museum’s collection.

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Let's Talk Science leads a fun craft!
25 Nov 2014

Kids Outreach Programs

Let the Maritime Museum of BC come to you with one of six different kids outreach programs for only $5 per child. Call Kate at 250-385-4222 or visit our kids outreach page to learn more.

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2014 Mar 28 Kate Humble
25 Nov 2014

Looking for a lecturer?

We can help! The Maritime Museum has lecturers available who can speak on a range of topics.

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exterior building
20 Oct 2014

Thank you for 49 years in Bastion Square

While the Museum closed its doors in Bastion Square for the last time on Oct 21 we look forward to welcoming you to our new location next year. Stay tuned to our blog for updates on the move and ways you can stay involved with the Museum.

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17 Oct 2014

Race to Alaska – Coming June 2015

Maritime Museum to act as Victoria Port Host for first-ever Race to Alaska that offers a $10,000 prize for long distance rowers, paddlers and sailors next summer. For more information visit

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23 Sep 2014

Maritime Museum signs option for Steamship Terminal

A six month option-to-lease has been signed for the causeway level of the Steamship Terminal, with Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA). We are keen to settle arrangements that would see the Maritime Museum celebrate a grand re-opening in 2015.

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