Family: Bonds and Belonging

June 2 – October 31, 2017

What is a family? Can you pick your family or is it determined by blood? Is family who you share holidays with? Or who you share your daily routines with, like getting coffee together or hitting the gym? Visitors explored these questions and discovered some surprising answers in the Royal BC Museum feature exhibition Family: Bonds and Belonging.

Visitors walked into a living interactive photo album and discovered the truths and secrets of some of the First Nation families, early settler families and immigrants from all over the world who began their families here. 

The exhibition illustrated how traditions have changed and stayed the same. It explored stories from early and contemporary families, traditions brought to BC by immigrant families and illuminated more about visitors’ own families.

Family: Bonds & Belonging celebrated the contribution of BC families to Canada during our country’s 150th birthday.

Visitors took part in this journey exploring the joy and pain of bonds and belonging. Family: It’s not all relative.

*BC Transit bus pass holders can bring up to four youth, 12 and under, for Free with paid adult admission. Monthly Pass, ProPass, U-Pass or BC Bus Pass must be shown at the time of purchase. Valid for up to four youth (ages 6 to 12) per paid adult admission. Not valid for membership, gift card, upgrade, combo or IMAX Theatre. Not valid with any other offer.

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