National Canadian Film Day

Celebrate Canadian cinema by attending the screening of films from the BC Archives and be part of a massive one-day coast-to-coast-to-coast film festival.

National Canadian Film Day

Celebrate Canadian cinema by attending the screening of films from the BC Archives and be part of a massive one-day coast-to-coast-to-coast film festival.

Qualicum by the Sea (1949) – 8 min
Government of British Columbia Travel Bureau travelogue. Revisit the scenic and recreational attractions of the Qualicum Beach area circa 1949.

Our Home Town – 12 min
A fun tourism and promotional film featuring the annual soap box derby in Mission, BC.

Canadian Salmon (1938) – 14 min 
A short film about British Columbia’s salmon fishing industry. Includes footage of sport fishing, salmon runs, fleet of gillnetters at work off the coast, cannery operations and more.

Triangle Island – 18 min
Made by the then Provincial Museum of British Columbia, this film documents a collecting trip to Triangle Island in 1949.

Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises Opens May 17

Royal BC Museum’s upcoming Maya exhibition stars rare artifacts never seen outside of Guatemala

Maya: The Great Jaguar RisesVICTORIA, BC—For the first time in North America, Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises—a remarkable exhibition highlighting Maya civilization past and present—will open May 17, 2019 at the Royal BC Museum.

On the heels of last year’s record-breaking Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, this major new feature spotlights the mystery, legacy and resilience of another of the world’s great civilizations: the Maya of Central America.

The exhibition boasts the world’s largest and most impressive display of Maya objects from Guatemala, and features more than 300 precious jade, ceramic, gold, stone and textile artifacts reflecting classic and contemporary Maya culture.

Visitors will discover a powerful culture that rose in the tropical rainforests of Guatemala thousands of years ago, and learn how science and belief shaped the Maya identity from ancient times to present day.

This exhibition coincides with UNESCO’s Year of Indigenous Languages and will highlight the 30 Maya languages that are still spoken today by almost half the population of Guatemala.

“We know this theme of language resilience resonates strongly here in British Columbia,” says Prof. Jack Lohman, CEO of the Royal BC Museum. “The enduring success of the Royal BC Museum’s Our Living Languages exhibition, which celebrates the resilience of First Nations languages in our province, speaks to growing public interest in—and enthusiastic support for—the revitalization of Indigenous languages in the Americas.”

Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises is a joint venture between MuseumsPartner and the Royal BC Museum, with lending partners that include the most relevant museums and collections of Guatemala, and support from the Guatemala Ministry of Culture and Sports. Destination Greater Victoria is the Lead Marketing Partner.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/maya. Stay updated on exhibition news with the Royal BC Museumblog, or via social media: #RBCMMaya

Family Day at the Royal BC Museum

Get a sneak peek at our hands-on interactives for the upcoming Family: Bonds and Belonging exhibition and share your own story of what family means to you.

Get a sneak peek at our hands-on interactives for the upcoming Family: Bonds and Belonging exhibition and share your own story of what family means to you.

In addition to these activities, we are proud to partner with pop-up events by the Greater Victoria Public Library and Pacific Opera Victoria.

From 9:30am-11:30am, visit the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Outreach Library Van called OLiVe. Check out some family friendly books and make a button at this library on wheels.

And from 1pm-3pm, listen out for pop-up opera events throughout the galleries. Follow the sound of singing in the forest diorama and in Old Town.

54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Experience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story.

54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Royal BC Museum

February 15 – March 24, 2019

Experience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, this exhibition takes viewers on a visual journey around the world, bringing the talent and vision of each photographer closer to all who visit. The images evoke a wide range of emotions but are always visually stunning and thought-provoking. A family favourite.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

More info and ticket links at: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/wpty2018

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The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. [click image to read more]

The Polar Express

An  Experience Buy tickets here

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 100 min. | STUDIO:  Warner Bros

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria. Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria running through the holidays.  Check all
showtimes to reserve your seat.

Reviews

“Director Robert Zemeckis once again harnesses a new technology to an engaging fable in this digitally animated adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday tale.”

– Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

 

Find more events over the holidays: PlayInVictoria.net/events

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. [click image to read more]

The Polar Express

An  Experience Buy tickets here

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 100 min. | STUDIO:  Warner Bros

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria. Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria running through the holidays.  Check all
showtimes to reserve your seat.

Reviews

“Director Robert Zemeckis once again harnesses a new technology to an engaging fable in this digitally animated adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday tale.”

– Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

 

Find more events over the holidays: PlayInVictoria.net/events

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. [click image to read more]

The Polar Express

An  Experience Buy tickets here

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 100 min. | STUDIO:  Warner Bros

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria. Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria running through the holidays.  Check all
showtimes to reserve your seat.

Reviews

“Director Robert Zemeckis once again harnesses a new technology to an engaging fable in this digitally animated adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday tale.”

– Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

 

Find more events over the holidays: PlayInVictoria.net/events

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. [click image to read more]

The Polar Express

An  Experience Buy tickets here

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 100 min. | STUDIO:  Warner Bros

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria. Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria running through the holidays.  Check all
showtimes to reserve your seat.

Reviews

“Director Robert Zemeckis once again harnesses a new technology to an engaging fable in this digitally animated adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday tale.”

– Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

 

Find more events over the holidays: PlayInVictoria.net/events

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. [click image to read more]

The Polar Express

An  Experience Buy tickets here

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 100 min. | STUDIO:  Warner Bros

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria. Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria running through the holidays.  Check all
showtimes to reserve your seat.

Reviews

“Director Robert Zemeckis once again harnesses a new technology to an engaging fable in this digitally animated adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday tale.”

– Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

 

Find more events over the holidays: PlayInVictoria.net/events

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. [click image to read more]

The Polar Express

An  Experience Buy tickets here

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 100 min. | STUDIO:  Warner Bros

Join us for our IMAX® holiday tradition! The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria. Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Polar Express at IMAX Victoria running through the holidays.  Check all
showtimes to reserve your seat.

Reviews

“Director Robert Zemeckis once again harnesses a new technology to an engaging fable in this digitally animated adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday tale.”

– Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

 

Find more events over the holidays: PlayInVictoria.net/events