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Maritime Museum of British Columbia

28 Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H9, Canada (Downtown)
250-385-4222
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Ranked #14 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, the Maritime Museum of BC represents a rich and vast link to the province’s legal and nautical roots. Here,... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, the Maritime Museum of BC represents a rich and vast link to the province’s legal and nautical roots. Here, among a superb array of artifacts, you will find fascinating displays on Pirates, Heritage Vessels, Shipwrecks and Featured Exhibits. It is also home to three very singular sailboats − Dorothy, Trekka and Tilikum − each with their own incredible story of adventure and enchantment. « less
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

after a very long cruise i feel so relax when we visited the places in victoria canada!luv da cold fresh air .want to comeback again:)

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Victoria, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Was talked into to going, thought it would be boring but it is not. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit, lots to see and discover. It's very well laid out and you have to try the old elevator. Great place to spend a few hours.

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Victoria, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Like old elevators? Well, this is the oldest one in NORTH AMERICA in this joint. No kidding! And you can go in it and go up and, well, down (after going up of course). Like old boats? Lots here - polished and shiney and lovely. Like old people? They employ them almost exclusively. But old people know lots of stuff... More

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Williams Lake, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I spent a hour learning about the early Spanish exploration of our province. Left there to attend a presentation by the author of a book about the Navy airforce pilots in WWI (sorry can't recall his name/book, but as a purely curious visitor with no flying background, I found his presentation fascinating and inspirational. Also sorry my cell phone wasn't... More

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New York
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Every few years when I am in Victoria, I make a point of visiting the Maritime Museum of BC. With every visit I experience something new and interesting. Fantastic collection. It is very easy to spend endless hours soaking in all of rich maritime history of BC. So much to see. If it's avaliable take the tour and visit the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very reasonable price, staff was excellently informed, location was great. We were very happy to find a nice diversity of exhibits throughout the museum. From the Coast guard, fishing, cruise ships, warships, and even light house stuff. The building it self is also interesting and you learn a bit about that when you get to the 3rd floor. A classy... More

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Sooke, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Visit the Tilikum, check out the tiny ships and learn about the maritimes. Be prepared to spend hours checking out this museum.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The museum is very interesting and fun. We were fortunate to catch a "ghost story" tour that was absolutely fascinating!

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a three story old building in downtown Victoria. The content is primarily models and photos of the maritime history of the west coast of Canada

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Seattle, WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

While walking downtown we discovered this museum. Got to ride a very old cage style elevator. The building is the old Courthouse. Enjoyed it very much.

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