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We send weekly schedules of what is going on at the museum for live virtual programming, and would like to keep in touch with you! This includes information about regularly scheduled school programs, Tea & Talks, and Live Facebook museum tours.

Virtual Speaker Series

Virtual Tea & Talks

Talks are $5.00 + GST per participant. To join, please visit our Museum Store.

One Thursday monthly at 2:30 PM, Museum volunteers, archival staff, and educators present unique objects from our collection, surrounded by discussions of maritime history and other seaworthy topics – we bring the talk, you bring the tea!


January  7, 2:30 PM: Sean McLorie – Indigenous Whaling on Vancouver Island

February 4, 2:30 PM: Ron Armstrong – The Coastal Steamship Service

March 4, 2:30 PM: Anya Baker – Cooking with Baker: A Steamship Journey’s “Au Revoir” Menu

April 1, 2:30 PM: Caroline Preston – Covered Lifeboats and the Culture of Safety

Virtual Nautical Nights Speaker Series

Talks are $5.00 + GST per participant. To join, please visit our Museum Store.

One Thursday monthly at 7:00 PM, join MMBC online for nights of riveting nautical stories, histories, and discussion presented by our volunteers and staff.


January 21, 7:00 PM: Don Gordon – Citizen Science and the Salish Sea

February 18, 7:00 PM: Colin Angus – Autonomous Boats: Open Ocean Robotics

March 18, 7:00 PM: Bob McDonald – The Impact of Climate Change on the Oceans

April 15, 7:00 PM: Bill Arnott – Gone Viking: A Travel Saga

Virtual Trivia Night

The Maritime Museum of BC is starting a brand-new Trivia Night to be held once every season! Advance registration is required. Each Trivia Night will be centered around various maritime subjects. Trivia night lasts 60-90 minutes, and includes 5 rounds of questions. Get together a team in your own home, or link with your friends virtually. You will need access to the Zoom app to participate.

Participation is by donation. Pre-register by filling out the form below. Our staff will then send you a Zoom link for the Trivia Night Meeting!


October 16 @ 7:00 PM


To register for our next Trivia Night, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation e-mail through our site and also from Zoom. Maximum 4 members per team.

Maritime Memories

Maritime Memories caters to seniors and special interest groups using the museum’s collection. Choose a theme such as Exploration and Navigation, Immigration, or the Fur Trade, that you would like to explore and discuss during your booking. We discuss the artifacts that relate to the subject matter for participants to learn about. We also invite participants to share their own stories to engage with and learn from one another. Our Maritime Memories program is available as a live virtual booking! To book your program, please contact programs@mmbc.bc.ca.


$75 + GST per program