Posted by: cherylyoung | April 21, 2012

In Victoria The Royal BC Musuem draws exhibits from all around the world

 

The Royal British Columbia Museum draws exhibits

from all around the world.

Big exhibits come and go for a limited showing while

 some of the permanent displays depict the story

 of the First Nations people, the early miners,

 the lumberjacks and the gold miners, etc.

 

These popular year round dioramas capture the

story of our west coast history and wildlife the best.

The main draw for visitors is the authentic, periodic

 and cultural galleries within the museum’s stone

 walls walking you through time and history depicting

 the humble beginnings of BC life and the development

 of the British Columbia people, wildlife, economies

 and civilizations.

Cave-like rooms connecting different realistic dioramas

 together, like a story book flipping pages, each telling

 a story of the rich history and creation of the Province

 of British Columbia.

 

 The Royal British Columbia Museum is a visual look

 into the regression, depression and progressive times

of the west coast wildlife and the trials of man’s

survival in BC’s rugged wilderness environments.

BC pioneers, towns and forests come alive in each

 Royal BC Museum diorama because the sounds, smells

and sights come alive when walking through many

 of the museum’s three-dimensional permanent display

 reproductions like the First Nations People Gallery,

the Natural History Gallery and the Modern Era Gallery.

 Also the Royal BC Museum tells time-line sensitive

 stories including the cleansing and extinction of many

species during the Ice Age, up to and including, the

development of the human race in British Columbia.

 

The Royal British Columbia Museum First Nations

 Gallery is a world class exhibit with interactive

 displays, artifacts and a long house.

 A favourite is the First Nations ceremonial masks

 on display.

 

The masks are mostly from the Kwakwaka’wakw era.

 

 The Crooked Peak of Heaven and Supernatural

 Raven masks were said to be the helpers of the Great

 Cannibal Spirit.

 

 Jonathan Hunt House, on the other hand, is sacred

 and was constructed in honor of the late Chief

 Kwakwabalasami of Fort Rupert.

 

The Modern Era History Gallery of the Royal

 BC Museum delves into the history of the historic

arrival of the European and Chinese settlers to live

 amongst the First Nations people.

 

A copy of the stern from the vessel HMS Discovery is

 on display.

 

The famous boat belonging to Captain George Vancouver

 on his historic arrival to Nootka Sound on

Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.

 

The Modern Era History Gallery of the Royal

 BC Museum explores the mining and logging era of

 mankind on the west coast depicting the days of the

 gold mines and logging camps, the tools they used

 and the technology they invented to work their

trade.

 

The Natural History Gallery, our favourite gallery

 by far because this gallery explores the environment

 and the changes of the natural scenery over the years

 in BC through the eyes of our forests and wildlife.

 

The wilderness exhibit surrounds you with wildlife

 exploring the landscapes of BC from yesteryear as

 if time had stood still.

 

The gallery is always a quick reminder to us to

 appreciate the present environment and to try and

 be a little bit more environmentally conscious.

 

The gallery has a beautiful, massive Woolly Mammoth

 guarding the museum gallery entrance.

A Grizzly Bear  hunts for food in one of the three-

dimensional forest dioramas.

 

And then there is the Ice age mammals.

 

The Royal British Columbia Museum is a great

educational tour indoors discovering and

 understanding  the past of our people, forests, oceans,

wildlife and ofour west coast communities in

BC, Canada.

 

The exhibits are world class and the location is

 central.

 

A great place for families and children to spend some

 quality time together learning, looking and listening.

 

Tours are available and there is a price for admission

 at the door.

 

Often the waterfront walkway circling the marina,

 located outside the front doors of the museum just

 down the street, is busy with artists selling their

talent and locals and visitors walking back and forth,

 from here to there.

Since everything is so close together around the

 Inner harbour, many are on foot visiting the other

 nearby attractions like the gardens in Beacon Hill Park,

 the BC political scene at the Parliament Buildings or

 venture into the downtown core to the many shops and

visit “Artist Alley”.

 

Royal British Columbia Museum
675 Belleville Street, Victoria, Inner Harbour,

 (Telephone) 1-250-387- 3701

 

BC A DAY AT A TIME  www.bcadayatatime.com

CHERYL YOUNG,  cbythesea@shaw.ca

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY BC. www.cherylyoung

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