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Museums on Vancouver Island

Discover West Coast History

These museums and historical locations offer a peek into Vancouver Islands' fascinating past

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Vancouver to Nanaimo Day Tour 1
Start your amazing journey by taking an amazing drive through the Lions Gate Bridge. Stop at Horseshoe bay, and take a 90 min...
Prefer luxury over adventure? Our variety of covered vessels all offer comfortable seating, full washroom facilities, and ele...
4h zodiac tour campbell river 4
Discover some of British Columbia’s most scenic and unspoiled stretches of land and water—and admire its wealth of wildlife—o...
If you've always wanted to try sailing, get your sea legs on a small-group sailing adventure on Vancouver Island. Learn saili...
big tree coastal adventure 2
Experience: Amazing grove of giant 1000 year old, old growth cedars Amazing west coast beach with potholes, tide pools and s...
halloween ghostly walking tour victoria
You might not guess from the pretty gardens and charming streets, but the city of Victoria is full of ghosts, or at least gho...
Nature Walks in Pacific tour
Join us on a scenic tour along the Old Growth forest and the picturesque Pacific Ocean. Our expert guides will lead you throu...
Explore quaint Victoria on this guided walking tour with a local historian. Along the way, take in picturesque views of the c...
Spring Bear and Waterfall Tour waterfall
Observe our coast awaken from winter! Join us on our Spring Discovery Tour as we travel to mainland inlets in our covered ves...
Private Small Group Deluxe Tour - View
Explore the city of Victoria and the famous Butchart Gardens on this half-day guided tour. On the way to the gardens, stop at...

Not only does Vancouver Island offer an array of museums to explore, but it also boasts a number of captivating historical sites just waiting for you to uncover. Take your visit to the next level as you walk over the Kinsol Trestle or travel back in time as you explore some of Western Canada’s oldest settlements, populated by First Nations people thousands of years ago.

Discover Canada’s West Coast history when visiting sites like Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site or go back in time and see how the lumber industry changed BC at the McLean Mill National Historic Site.

Victoria Aviation Museum Bi Plane
Reel Time Fishing Charters catch
You Keep Catch Catch Cleaning & Fileting Rods, reels & Tackles 4hr, 6hr & 8hr options 6 person 26' boat Nearshore...
donut tour victoria
Experience the sweet flavours of Victoria with a guided donut walking tour. Explore downtown through the lens of donuts. Lear...
Riverbend Cave Explorer
Illuminate the shimmering crystals of Riverbend Cave on this small-group adventure. For those who want to explore a cave with...
Butchart gardens shuttle and tickets
Reserve your spot and stay longer at lush Butchart Gardens with this guided transfer that includes admission to the botanic g...

Vancouver Island is a beautiful and diverse region, home to idyllic beaches, dense rainforests, and towering mountains. It also happens to be full of fascinating museums and historical sites, offering visitors the opportunity to learn more about the island’s rich cultural heritage.

Whether you’re interested in exploring First Nations culture or trying your hand at 19th-century farming on a working homestead, there are plenty of unique attractions that are sure to captivate and delight. Plus, visiting these museums will not only help you gain a deeper understanding of this vibrant region, but it will also provide endless inspiration for your own travel adventures!

So if you’re looking for a fun way to explore Vancouver Island, be sure to check out all of its great museums and historic sites. Your trip won’t soon be forgotten!

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