The Magic of IMAX® Victoria Returns to the Royal BC Museum on Sept 3, 2021


VICTORIA, BC—The Royal BC Museum has announced the upcoming films and showtimes for the reopening of the IMAX® Victoria theatre on Friday, September 3, 2021, just in time for the Labour Day long weekend.

IMAX® Victoria is excited to offer the stories and science of our ocean neighbours in Humpback Whales, narrated by acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor and set in the waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga. In addition, other crowd favourites, including Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker, Turtle Odyssey, and Asteroid Hunters, will also be offered upon reopening.

“We know that local residents, IMAX® Victoria passholders and visitors to Victoria have all been looking forward to seeing the world again through the magic of IMAX® Victoria.”, says Erika Stenson, A/Vice President of Museum Operations at the Royal BC Museum. “As Victoria and BC reopen to travel and tourism, we’re thrilled to reopen this popular BC-based experience.”

Combination passes—admission to both IMAX® Victoria and the Royal BC Museum—are available. Visitors looking to take a deeper dive into the lives of whales on the Pacific Coast can combine their Humpback Whales IMAX® Victoria experience with a visit to the Royal BC Museum’s feature exhibition, Orcas: Our Shared Future, and surface with a new appreciation of how whales and humans are inextricably connected.

Film schedules, tickets and information about COVID-19 health and safety protocols are available on the IMAX® Victoria website.

The Royal BC Museum had temporarily closed the IMAX® Victoria theatre to the public in November 2020 to comply with COVID-19 public health orders.


About the Royal BC Museum:The Royal BC Museum explores the province’s human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection. The museum and archives celebrate culture and history, telling the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. Located in Victoria on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations), we are a hub of community connections in BC–onsite, offsite and online–taking pride in our collective histories

Images available:

Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker |

Turtle Odyssey |

Asteroid Hunters |

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