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Founded in 1886, the Royal BC Museum Corporation is truly a Canadian landmark. It features an extensive collection of artifacts and specimens that document and showcase British Columbia’s unique natural and human history, providing a dynamic and deep understanding of the elements that comprise our past and present. There are approximately 7 million pieces that make up the Museum's vast collection, displayed across a wide variety of exhibitions and archives. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Museum's 3 permanent galleries which include the Natural History Gallery, Becoming BC Galleries and the First Peoples Gallery. Along with its permanent collections, the Museum is also host to a number of travelling exhibitions. Next month, look out for 2 new featured exhibits.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Running through February 14 to March 29, this exhibit is actually a recurring annual showcase now in its 55th year. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the largest photography contest of its kind in the world. The competition draws tens of thousands of submissions from countries around the world. This year's show includes special selections of incredible wildlife photography from last year's top entries. Each photo included in the presentation is set against a backlit display with a caption to tell a fascintating story accompanying the image. The show has travelled a long way from the Natural History Museum in London, UK to our shores. Don't miss this stimulating and vivid showcase!

Orcas: Our Shared Future

The Orca is a majestic symbol of BC’s wild coast. This new exhibition, running from May 15 to December 31, explores both the myth and realities of this beloved creature. You'll examine prevailing narratives, drawn from Indigenous beliefs and Western popular culture, to help appreciate these sophisticated sea animals on another level. Moving beyond the simplistic "killer whale" characterization, you'll discover the complex social structures of Orca communities and the consequences and outcomes of captivity. Furthermore, you'll learn about the Orca populations that are thriving, those that are endangered and the actions that must be taken to save those facing extinction. Most of all you will appreciate the intrinsic bond that connects human beings to these powerful sea creatures.
A visit to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria is always an enlightening experience. While you're exploring the natural beauty of the city, its attractions, historic landmarks and dining establishments, you'll need wonderfully comfortable accommodations, conveniently located with easy access to the best of Victoria, BC. Book your stay at Days Inn Victoria Uptown where you'll have fantastic onsite amenities at your disposal, including a heated indoor pool, dry sauna, and two fine restaurants: the Loft, a fully-licensed lounge that offers tasty pub fare; and the Old Coachman Eatery, where you can enjoy a superb, hearty meal. Get in touch and make your reservations today!
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