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MAIN HERITAGE ATTRACTIONS

Quick Links: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria | Carr House | Craigdarroch Castle | Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse | Helmcken House | Point Ellice House | Maritime Museum of British Columbia | Royal British Columbia Museum | St. Ann's Academy | St. Ann's Schoolhouse |


ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA
1040 Moss Street
250-384-4171
www://aggv.ca
email: info@aggv.ca

www://facebook.com/artgalleryvictoria
www://twitter.com/artgalleryvic

Closed on Mondays - September through May
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday 10 am - 9 pm;
Sunday & Holidays: 1 pm -5 pm. Gallery is closed Christmas Day and Remembrance Day (November 11).

Adults: $13; Senior (65+): $11; Student (18+ with ID): $11; Children (6-17): $2.50; Children (5 and under): free. Family (2 adults & children): $28; Admission is by donation the first Tuesday of each month.

Open daily in the historic neighbourhood of Rockland and just a short walk from town, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is home to B.C.'s largest public art collection. Its collections feature one of Canada's leading Asian collections, including an original Japanese Shinto Shrine located outside in their quaint Asian Garden, and extensive works by Emily Carr. Exhibitions range from Asian, historical and Canadian art, and engaging contemporary. Gallery Shop features an impressive array of art, pottery, scarves, jewelry and much more from local artists and artisans. Special programming themed around current exhibitions happens weekly at the Gallery, please check the website for details, or follow our activities on Facebook & Twitter.

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CARR HOUSE
207 Government Street
250-383-5843
www.emilycarr.com
email: ecarr@shaw.ca

Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 4 pm, May 1st to September 30th. For school tours and seasonal tours visit our website www.emilycarr.com or call Emily Carr House.

Adults: $6.75; Students and Seniors: $5.75; Youth: (6-18 years) $4.50; Ages: 5 and under free.

The birthplace and childhood home of Canadian icon, Emily Carr, is located in historic James Bay just a short walk from Victoria's Inner Harbour. Built in 1863, Emily Carr House has been carefully restored to reflect the era referred to in Carr's famous "Book of Small", a chronicle of her childhood and early Victoria. As an interpretive center for her life, art and writings we are dedicated to furthering Carr's legacy of inspiration. Well regarded for her championing of Aboriginal peoples and their culture, Carr, also wrote about her experiences in First Nations communities throughout British Columbia in her award winning book, "Klee Wyck". Her books, prints, art cards and other Carr related products are available for purchase in our on-site Gift Shop. To honour Carr's artistic vision our "People's Gallery" alternately features works of art by local artists and original works by Emily Carr. In addition to the variety of special events held throughout the year, Emily Carr House is available for facilities rentals. Please call for further information.

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CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM
1050 Joan Crescent
250-592-5323
thecastle.ca
email: info@thecastle.ca

Daily: June 15 - September 6th: 10 am - 4:30 pm.

Adult: $14:25; Senior: $13:25; Students (13+ with Valid ID): $9:25;
Children (6-12): $5:00; 5 and under: no charge.

Victorian mansion built 1887-1890 for Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, Scottish immigrants who made their fortune from Vancouver Island coal. A National Historic Site, Craigdarroch features an extensive collection of stained and leaded glass windows, magnificent woodwork, Victorian furnishings and decorative arts. Self guided tours - 87 stairs (no elevators).

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FORT RODD HILL AND FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES
603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria BC V9C 2W8
250-478-5849
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortroddhill

Open Daily except for Dec 25, 26 and Jan 1
March 1 - October 14: 10 am - 5:00 pm;
October 15 - February 28: 10 am - 4:00 pm with limited services.

Adults: $3.90; Seniors: $3.40; Youth 17 years old and under - FREE
Annual passes: Adults: $9.80; Seniors $8.55.

Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation

Peek through original gun barrels, venture into intriguing underground magazines, and find camouglaged searchlight emplacements... Come explore Fort Rodd Hill, built in 1895-1900 and in operation to 1956 to protect the Royal Navy base at Esquimalt Harbour.
Step inside, play with its brand-new interactive exhibits and marvel at the stories of its keepers, who once helped mariners find their way home safely. Fisgard is the oldest lighthouse on the west coast, built in 1860.
Special events are planned throughout the year; check the website for further information.
Only 15 minutes west of downtown Victoria.

OTENTIKS: OVERNIGHT CAMPING EXPERIENCE
Stay overnight in one of our five oTENTik tents. Exclusive to Parks Canada, these cabin-tent hybirds offer a unique opportunity to fall asleep to nature's little sounds and to travel back in time 50 years ago when soldiers' families inhabited Fort Rodd Hill during their summer camp-out. Connect to your cultural heritage and experience life within the fort's walls. Enjoy a comfortable stay; you only need to bring your bedding sheets - or sleeping bag - and food. Everything else is set up and awaiting your arrival.

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HELMCKEN HOUSE
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
250-356-7226 or toll free 1-888-447-7977
www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/cultural-precinct

Helmcken House was built by Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, a surgeon with the Hudson's Bay Company, in 1852. It is one of the oldest houses in British Columbia still on its original site. Dr. Helmcken set up house in Victoria when he married the daughter of Governor James Douglas in 1852. He went on to become a statesman and helped negotiate the entry of British Columbia into Canada, as a province. The good doctor's original 19th century medical kit is among the interesting items on display.


Helmcken House is open 12 - 4pm during the summer and from 12-4pm during the winter break.

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POINT ELLICE HOUSE
2616 Pleasant Street, Victoria
250-380-6506
www.PointElliceHouse.com/
email: Info@PointElliceHouse.com


Imagine a house full of everything you, your siblings, your parents, and your grandparents ever owned. What could this building and these objects tell you about your family, your life, or your community?

In 1975, John and Inez O'Reilly sold their family home, Point Ellice House, to the Province of British Columbia. Taking only a few personal items, they turned the house over, complete with 108 years of family possessions: Furniture, dishes, luggage, letters, pictures, paintings, musical instruments, clothing, and a lot more.

Victoria and British Columbia changed rapidly around Point Ellice House. Similar houses and properties were demolished, but Point Ellice House, its contents, and its gardens remain; it still has stories to tell.

Please visit our website for up to date information about house tours, admission prices, facility rentals, and site history.

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MARITIME MUSEUM OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
634 Humboldt Street
Victoria BC
250-385-4222
www.mmbc.bc.ca
email: info@mmbc.bc.ca

Winter Hours (Sept-May): Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Summer Hours (Victoria Day - Labour Day): Daily 10am - 5pm
Admission: Adults - $10, Senior/Student - $8, Youth - $5, Children - Free
Tours: Adults - $15, Senior/Student - $12, Youth - $8, Children - Free
Memberships: Adults - $20, Senior - $18, Family - $30

The Maritime Museum of BC delivers popular tours and educational outreach programs geared to children, adults, and seniors featuring topics such as immigration, pirates and privateers, women at sea, and the fur trade. The Museum cares for more than 35,000 unique artifacts, as well as a large library and archives research collection, which is available for public access.

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ROYAL BC MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
675 Belleville Street
250-356-7226 or toll free 1-888-447-7977
www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Hours:
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Open until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays from early June until early October. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. BC Archives open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. National Geographic IMAX Theatre box office open from 9:45 am. First film starts at 10 am. Last film starts at 7 or 8 pm.

Admission: Permanent galleries
$26.95 Adult, $18.95 Senior/Student, $16.95 Youth; Child (3-5) - Free.

Admission and hours subject to change during special events www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/tickets/

See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our permanent galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Discover things and people you never knew before at what TripAdvisor users have voted the number one attractions in Victoria five times and one of the Top 10 Museums in Canada. Experience authentic artificats and highly realistic settings - from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery. Stroll through Old Town's wood-cobbled street and enjoy its shops, cinema and railway station. Your experience doesn't end with our galleries. You can see sites like Helmcken House, St Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon and Thunderbird Park. Our precinct also includes a year-round food truck festival and Sequoia coffee bar. Come explore the Royal BC Museum. Located on Victoria's Inner Harbour, we are within walking distance of downtown hotels and restaurants.

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ST. ANN'S ACADEMY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
2nd Floor 835 Humboldt Street,
250-953-8829
www.stannsacademy.com
email: stanns.academy@gov.bc.ca

Hours of Operation:
Summer hours: mid May to Labour day:10 am - 4 pm Tuesday to Sunday;
Winter hours: Labour day to mid May Thursday to Sunday 1 to 4 pm
Admission by donation.

Built as a school and convent by the Sisters of St. Ann between 1871 and 1910, this nationally designated and provincially owned historic site also features Victoria's first Catholic cathedral, built in 1858 and annexed to the school in 1886 to serve as the school's chapel. The building was renovated extensively between 1995 and 1997 and now features historic interiors around the beautifully restored chapel which are open for public viewing, as well as private renovated office space. The site also features 6.5 acres of restored park lands which are open to the public year round from dawn to dusk. Outdoor bilingual interpretive signs now installed throughout the grounds are also available year-round from dawn to dusk. St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site is operated by Shared Services BC.

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ST. ANN'S SCHOOLHOUSE
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
250-356-7226 or toll free 1-888-447-7977
www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/cultural-precinct

St Ann's Schoolhouse may be the oldest building still standing in Victoria. Built by Jacques Lequechier in 1844 and constructed in the Hudson Bay Company Red River style, it was purchased by Roman Catholic Bishop Demers in 1853 for use as a residence and a schoolhouse. In 1858, when four Sisters of St. Ann returned with Bishop Demers from Quebec, it was in this building that they lived and held their first school cleasses. The Sisters gave the school to the Museum in 1974 when it was moved to its present location behind Helmcken House on Elliott Square.

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