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

karla profile
08 Jul 2014

Vancouver Island Tsunami Driftage from the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of March 2011 July 26 | 2pm

Join Karla Robison, the District of Ucluelet Environmental and Emergency Services Manager, for a lecture of how Vancouver Island is dealing with the lingering effects of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of March 2011 in the form of tsunami driftage.

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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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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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Making Memories
10 Apr 2014

New seniors program! Maritime Memories

Maritime Memories, a new program has been added for groups with seniors with a tour and interaction with items from the  collection.

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11 Mar 2014

Chat with a Model Maker

Stop in and visit Tom in our model shop where he is working every Wed from 10:30 to 1pm and chat about the art of model making.

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