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Take Your Kids To The Royal BC Museum

March 23, 2018 // Mama Reviews It & Giveaways

Recently over our two week Spring Break we went and explored our province’s capital city, beautiful Victoria. Just a ferry boat ride away from Vancouver, Victoria is the home to a lot of Canadian history and landmarks. This includes The Royal BC Museum which was founded back in 1886 and, according to Tourism Victoria, is one of the foremost cultural institutions in the world.

Often when we meet up with the local Victoria cousins it can be tricky to find something the whole group will enjoy. The kids range from 2 to 13 with a mix of interests. Fortunately for us The Royal BC Museum has ample interactive exhibits making it a very family friendly activity.  I’m happy to say that all of the kids, and the two mums, enjoyed our day at the museum.

When you enter the museum you can wander the grounds and take in the sites before heading inside. With the parliament buildings off to one side and the old school house and totem polls to the other, there is certainly enough to explore. Hidden inside the museum is this cozy exploratory nook with built in stools. Perfect for the kids to cast a look out the windows and take in the view.

This year we have a new six year old in the group and this visit she got a membership to the museum. She was pretty smitten with her personalized membership card. When your child becomes a member they can enrol in the Kid’s Club for some fun perks, great for locals and regular travellers to Victoria like us.

All three of my kids enjoyed walking through the museum and being able to interact with the different displays. Buttons to push, things they were allowed to touch and move. This museum is definitely one for families of all ages.

If you are looking for a family friendly activity consider checking out The Royal BC Museum. The upcoming feature exhibit is about Egypt. There is also exhibits that we come to count on to explore. Like the Modern History Gallery and my personal favourite, Old Town. Sit in the train station and listen to the trains go by, have yourself a walk through the old house and see if you can smell the pies baking. I love this part of the museum.



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Hi! I'm Andrea, a 30 something girl who loves living the downtown lifestyle and didn't want to give it up once I started a family. Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!


  1. Libby says:

    This is so timely! We are headed to Victoria over the weekend for four days. My kids would love to see this, especially the old town.Thanks so much for the recommendation!

  2. Bonnie Yee says:

    I’ve never been to this museum, but it looks very interesting.