博物馆与历史遗迹, 购物, 原住民文化
Due to Covid19 U’mista will be open for reduced hours and occupancy and no public washroom available at this time. U’mista Cultural Centre is one of the longest-operating and most successful First Nations cultural facilities in BC, founded in 1980 as a ground breaking project to house potlatch artifacts which had been seized by government during an earlier period of cultural repression. The return of the potlatch artifacts not only provided U’mista’s name (‘the return of something important’), and sparked a general trend toward repatriation of First Nations and cultural artifacts, it caused the creation of a physical facility and human resources infrastructure which have been successfully operated for over two decades.U’mista now operates a modern museum and cultural education facility in Alert Bay. Their operations include the museum, an extensive art gallery and gift shop, group tours, and presentations by dance troupes.
The Exploration Place, Museum & Science Centre, is a Northern BC non-profit organization and registered charity whose mission is to preserve our local history and foster lifelong learning in the areas of science, technology heritage and culture. Come discover local history, explore hands-on science, experience new exhibits and shop to your heart’s content in our gift shop! We are open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week including statutory holidays*. (*Please note we are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.) The Little Prince Steam Engine operates seasonally starting on the May long weekend to the September Labour Day statutory holiday then operates on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.
The Valemount Museum has something for every member of the family. The museum has three levels in the main building with displays on the Railway (rail camps and towns), a model railroad that even runs through the bathroom, Japanese Internment Camps, War Heroes, Old Children’s Toys, Valemount Pioneers, Margaret McKirdy’s Little People, James Vanslyk’s Art, Valemount Schools, Sewing, an Old Bedroom.
博物馆与历史遗迹, 旅游景点, 民宿
Billy Barkers legendary gold strike on Williams Creek triggered a multi-billion dollar industrial revolution that literally built a province. Today, the extraordinary historic town of Barkerville stands as a living testament to BCs golden beginnings. With its unique street scape of more than 125 heritage buildings, period displays, satellite museums, restaurants and shops there is still so much to explore.
Explore traditional and contemporary art from Northwest Coast First Nations and other cultures across the world. See magnificent Indigenous carvings, weavings and contemporary artworks in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea. Admire the worlds largest collection of works by acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid, including his famous cedar sculpture The Raven and the First Men. Explore the Museums Multiversity Galleries where more than 10,000 objects from around the world are displayed. Stroll the Museum Grounds, where monumental Haida houses, poles and Musqueam house posts capture the dramatic beauty of traditional Northwest Coast architecture and design. Enjoy a wide range of special exhibitions and public programs, including free guided gallery walks. Visit the MOA Shop and relax in Cafe MOA. MOA is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
Britannia Shipyards is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards and residences. City of Richmond staff and dedicated volunteers work together to preserve and restore the shipyard and surrounding buildings as an active wooden boat centre and waterfront park. Tour the oldest shipyard buildings in British Columbia, and observe ongoing boat restoration projects as you experience a bygone time when fishing and boatbuilding were flourishing industries on the Fraser River. Many of the buildings date back to 1885 and tell the stories of multi-ethnic residents and workers at the Britannia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards: Chinese, European, First Nations and Japanese. This collection of buildings has national value and was designated a National Historic Site in 1992 by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board.
Come enjoy a trip back in time with the whole family, with over 20 aircraft on display in Sidney, at The BC Aviation Museum! Where learning and fun meet! Memorable visitor experiences include: Sit in the cockpit of a warplane. Discover the history of our valiant Canadian aviation pioneers with our passionate tour guides or on a self-guided visit. Weve been collecting and preserving 8,000+ aviation books, 13,500+ photographs. Don’t miss our gift shop – the perfect place to find aviation themed gifts. Come explore the BC Aviation Museum in Sidney, located near the Victoria International Airport.
Cottonwood House, is one of the last remaining roadhouses in British Columbia. With over 75 years of Boyd family legacy, a visit to this historic site will allow you to experience the rich history of the Cariboo region first hand. Cottonwood House was built in 1864 offering accommodation, meals, hardware and provisions to many on their journey along the Cariboo Wagon Road to Barkerville or Quesnel. Today, this 26 acre wheelchair accessible provincial heritage site is a tourist destination offering food, heritage interpretation, accommodation and more.
+++ Welcome to McLean Mill Historic Park! +++ We are working hard on how to keep you, our guests and our staff safe once we re-open and resume operations like tours, gift shop and cafe [tent. July 1st, 2020]. +++ We are currently open for exploring the site and the park on your own, please +++ Please respect physical distancing (6ft/2m) and be respectful to others keeping their distance. Pets are welcome, please keep them on lead and pick up after them. +++
The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the internment of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre opened its doors in 1994 as an initiative from the New Denver Kyowakai Society to commemorate and honor the stories of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians who were stripped of their civil rights, labelled “enemy aliens” and uprooted from their coastal homes during the Second World War. Located on the site of a former internment camp, the original buildings, period artifacts, interpretive displays, and Heiwa Teien garden designed by the renowned Roy (Tomomichi) Sumi, chronicle this extraordinary episode in Canadian history.
Revelstoke Museum & Archives celebrates Revelstoke and district in a vibrant, interactive museum where all are welcome to participate, to learn, to share, and to explore the history of the region. Learn about how we play and work in the snow, multicultural history, and much more through two floors of exhibits. Browse our Gift Shop where you’ll find exclusive brands like Murchie’s Tea and Rogers’ Chocolates. Vintage ski patches and t-shirts and heritage posters and prints reproduced from the archives. In spring and summer months visit our public garden and picnic area while your children play at the sandbox. Downtown Historic Walking tours and Cemetery Tours can be scheduled by appointment.
A picturesque site telling the story of a Surrey family circa 1900. The farmhouse is open for free, pre-registered visits Thursday to Sunday. The historic grounds are yours to explore during park hours.
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre will be open on select dates for special programming. Visit the Upcoming Events page on our website for a full listing of virtual programs and workshops.