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Victoria and Vancouver Island Sights

Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Updated 09/16/2013

Fodor's Review

In Victoria's original courthouse, these two floors of model ships, weaponry, ships' wheels, and photographs chronicle the province's seafaring history, from its early explorers to whale hunters to pirates. The place isn't as interactive as some museums, but if you have any interest in maritime stuff, it's pretty cool. Among the hand-built boats on display is the Tilikum, a dugout canoe that sailed from Victoria to England between 1901 and 1904. On the third floor,

the original 1888 vice-admiralty courtroom looks ready for a court-martial. Oh yes, and check out the gilded elevator.

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Sight Information

Address:

28 Bastion Sq., Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1H9, Canada

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Phone:

250-385–4222

Website: www.mmbc.bc.ca

Sight Details:

  • C$12
  • Daily 10–5

Updated 09/16/2013

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Jul 2, 2005

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This museum is great fun. It will keep you busy for a long time and for the Sailor in you, the gift shop is just the ticket...

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