The Maritime Museum of BC is on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples who have respected these lands and waters for thousands of years. It is located downtown at 634 Humboldt Street close to Victoria’s downtown Inner Harbour and the Empress Hotel. Here, you will find exhibits, a nautical-themed gift shop, and research space.


634 Humboldt St., Victoria BC, V8W 1A4


There is street parking available just outside our front doors, and across the street.

The closest city parkade is under the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library on Broughton Street.

Maritime Museum of BC - Displays

The Maritime Museum of BC tells the story of the province’s rich maritime heritage and culture. Our collection highlights BC’s dynamic history seen through the lens of humankind’s relationship with the sea, from the Indigenous Peoples of this province, to journeys of exploration and adventure, to the CPR steamships that plied these waters, and everything in between.

Our exhibit space is small, but we do rotate our exhibits two to three times a year. All of our exhibits feature digital interactives and hands-on activities. There are also interpretive staff ready to show you how to tie new knots, how different kinds of anchors work, and to answer any questions you might have.

We are pet freindly! Your furry friends are welcome to take in our exhibits as well, and can join you on our walking tours that go around the Inner Harbour.

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