Location and Accessibility

Location

We are located on Belleville Street at the border between beautiful downtown Victoria and historic James Bay, just steps from the Fairmont Empress Hotel, the BC Legislative Assembly and Victoria's Inner Harbour. You will probably want two to four hours to enjoy the core galleries and feature exhibition. Allow extra time for browsing our shops, or eating lunch at one of the Food Trucks or Sequioa Coastal Coffee

Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 9W2

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Parking

The Royal BC Museum does not own or operate a parking lot, but there are several privately run lots nearby as well as parking on the surrounding streets.

See City of Victoria Parking and Robbins Parking for more information.

Special note: There is a short-term parking drop-off zone for people with disabilities on Belleville Street in front of the museum’s main entrance. Longer-term parking for people with disabilities is available at the rear of the museum off Superior Street in a Westpark pay-parking lot. Ramps provide wheelchair access to both the museum and IMAX® Victoria theatre.

Public Transit

No matter where you’re coming from, Victoria’s transit system can get you to the Royal BC Museum. A number of routes stop within a block or two of the museum. Check out Google Trip Planner to plan your route today.

Cycling

With bike lanes on most of the surrounding streets and several bike racks placed around the building, the Royal BC Museum is a bike-friendly destination.

If you’re coming from the east end of Victoria, try biking down Yates Street and then turning left onto Blanshard Street. If you’re coming from the north, try Wharf Street. For other routes, check out the bike feature on Google Trip Planner.

Accessibility

Wheelchairs and Scooters

There are six access ramps located outside the museum building. Transport-style wheelchairs are available for use within the museum on a first-come, first-served basis. These are available from the Box Office in the main lobby, and they are receiving enhanced cleaning measures.

All floors of the museum can be reached by elevator, located in the lobby. Wheelchair-accessible washrooms are located on every floor. If you require assistance with your wheelchair or scooter, please let the box office staff know when you arrive, and we would be happy to assist you.

There are some areas on the third floor of the museum that are not wheelchair or scooter accessible. These include the lumber mill and the interior of HMS Discovery.

There are also a few places in the museum’s galleries where larger-than-standard-size scooters cannot be manoeuvred. For more information, please speak to box office staff.

If you require assistance with your stroller, please let the box office staff know when you arrive, and we would be happy to assist you.

Service Dogs

The Royal BC Museum welcomes trained service dogs. Upon arrival at the museum please identify your service dog to a member of our admissions or security team.

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