Interested in going deeper on a particular theme within the museum, book one of our dynamic staff-led tours for a surprising and fun experience.
Home Is Where The Heart Is: Understanding Immigrant Experiences in British Columbia’s History, with Amina Chergui
This tour will explore histories of immigrant communities in British Columbia and their immense contributions to the development of the province and Canada at large. Uncover the complicated narratives of settlement, intercultural communication and historical wrongdoings that are (or are not) on represented in the museum’s galleries.
Infinite Identities: Unravelling Gender, with Lindsay Cavanaugh
What is gender, anyway? How is it reflected in our ongoing understanding of history, place and belonging? What does gender really mean, and how do we define it? Why do we associate certain traits with certain genders? What does that mean for cisgender, transgender, gender-neutral and genderqueer people? This tour considers these questions while searching the Becoming BC gallery for community representation and discussing what meaningful inclusion looks like in a museum context.
Learning from Legends, with Hannah Morales
Storytelling is the mechanism of history, especially in Indigenous cultures. Join us on this tour to listen to oral histories and legends of the First Peoples of British Columbia. Come hear stories of Thunderbird, Raven and other supernatural beings as you explore the First Peoples gallery and the Our Living Languages exhibition.
LiteraTour, with Sophie Crocker
The landscapes and events represented at the Royal BC Museum are a powerful influence on Canadian literature. Natural and human history pass from past to page thanks to authors such as Emily Carr, who worked in verse as well as watercolour, and Alice Munro, with her haunting Canadian wildernesses. See the Royal BC Museum through the eyes of a writer and you will find stories wherever you look.
We're All in This Together: Biodiversity of BC in a Changing World, with Kate Adams
BC is home to an incredible abundance of plants and animals, but why do we have a wider variety her than in other parts of Canda or the world? During this tour we will explore the reasons why BC has such exceptional biodiversity and how our quickly changing planet will continue to impact that diversity. Embracing both scientific and cultural perspectives, we will examine the myriad ways biodiversity is important to us as humans and how changes to global biodiversity will resonate in our everyday lives.