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This list of museums in British Columbia, Canada contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Town/City Regional District Type Summary
3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town Three Valley Gap Columbia-Shuswap Open air website, includes over 25 historic buildings, antique automobile museum, railway roundhouse, mining company, wagon and buggy shop
5th (BC) Artillery Regiment Museum Victoria Capital Military History of 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA and associated units from 1861 to the present day, field artillery, located in the Bay Street Armoury
12 Service Battalion Museum Richmond Greater Vancouver Military Open by appointment
108 Heritage Site 108 Mile Ranch Cariboo Open air website
Agassiz-Harrison Museum Agassiz Fraser Valley History website, local history and area railroad history
Akerman Museum Saltspring Island Capital History information, pioneer and native artifacts
Alaska Highway House Dawson Creek Peace River History information, history and technology of the construction of the Alaska Highway
Alberni Valley Museum Port Alberni Alberni-Clayoquot History website, local history and culture, including collection of First Nations artifacts
Alder Grove Telephone Museum Aldergrove Greater Vancouver Technology website, operated by the Alder Grove Heritage Society, historic telephone switching equipment
Alert Bay Public Library & Museum Alert Bay Mount Waddington History website, local history and culture
Armstrong-Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery Armstrong North Okanagan Multiple website, local history and art
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Victoria Capital Art Features Asian, Canadian and contemporary art
Artspeak Vancouver Greater Vancouver Art website, contemporary art centre
Ashcroft Museum Ashcroft Thompson-Nicola History website, local history
Ashton Garrison Museum Victoria Capital Military website, Friends Facebook site, histories of the local Service Corps, Medical Corps, Signals Corps and Military Police units
Atchelitz Threshermen's Association Museum Chilliwack Fraser Valley Technology website, includes old cars, trucks, horse equipment, tractors, steam engines, gas engines and local artifacts
Atlin Historical Museum Atlin Stikine History information, local history, operated by the Atlin Historical Society
Audain Art Museum Whistler Sea to Sky Corridor Art The Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia.
Audain Gallery Vancouver Greater Vancouver Art website, operated by Simon Fraser University at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Barkerville Historic Town Barkerville Cariboo Open air 19th century gold mining town
Beaty Biodiversity Museum Vancouver Greater Vancouver Natural history Part of University of British Columbia
BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Delta Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Artifacts website, Fur Trade and Gold Rush
BC Farm Museum Langley Metro Vancouver Agriculture website, farm equipment and machinery
BC Forest Discovery Centre Duncan Cowichan Valley Industry Logging industry equipment and artifacts, railroad equipment
BC Golf Museum and Hall of Fame Vancouver Greater Vancouver Sports website
BC Interior Forestry Museum Revelstoke Columbia-Shuswap Industry website, forestry industry
BC Orchard Industry Museum Kelowna Central Okanagan Industry website, includes irrigation, fruit picking, packing, and 50-foot working model railway
BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Vancouver Greater Vancouver Sports Located at BC Place Stadium
BC Wine Museum Kelowna Central Okanagan Industry website, wine making and local history
Bella Coola Valley Museum Bella Coola Cariboo History website, local history
Black Nugget Museum Ladysmith Cowichan Valley History Former hotel with historic mining town artifacts
Bowen Island Community Museum Bowen Island Metro Vancouver History website, local history and Higgens Cabin, a 1948 period logger's cabin with tools and period rooms
Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre Grand Forks Kootenay Boundary History website, local history, Doukhobor history
Bralorne Pioneer Museum Bralorne Squamish-Lillooet History Local history
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Richmond Greater Vancouver Maritime website, historic shipyard with ongoing restoration of vessels
Britannia Mine Museum Britannia Beach Squamish-Lillooet Mining Former copper mine with buildings, mine tunnel and equipment; also includes Mill No. 3, a National Historic Site
British Columbia Aviation Museum Sidney Capital Aerospace Aircraft, engines, pictures, models and artifacts
Bulkley Valley Museum Smithers Bulkley-Nechako History website, natural history, social and technological development of the Bulkley Valley
Burnaby Art Gallery Burnaby Greater Vancouver Art website, contemporary and historical art exhibits and events by local, regional, national and international artists in the galleries of Ceperley House and throughout the community
Burnaby Village Museum Burnaby Greater Vancouver Open air website, 1890-1920s period British Columbia village
Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum New Westminster Greater Vancouver Sports Located at Anvil Centre
Canadian Military Education Centre Chilliwack Fraser Valley Military website
Canadian Museum of Flight Langley Metro Vancouver Aerospace Includes over 25 civilian and military jets, engine aircraft, gliders, helicopters, aviation art gallery
Canadian Museum of Rail Travel Cranbrook East Kootenay Railway Also known as Trains Deluxe
Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) Regimental Museum Victoria Capital Military
Centre A Vancouver Greater Vancouver Art Non-profit gallery for contemporary Asian art
CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum Esquimalt Capital Military History and heritage of the naval presence on Canada’s West Coast and of the military on Southern Vancouver Island
Chase & District Museum and Archives Chase Thompson-Nicola History website, local history
Chemainus Valley Museum Chemainus Cowichan Valley History Local history
Cherryville Museum Cherryville North Okanagan History website, local history, operated by the Cherryville & Area Historical Society
Chilliwack Museum Chilliwack Fraser Valley Multiple website, local history and art, a National Historic Site of Canada
Chinese Cultural Center Museum Vancouver Greater Vancouver Ethnic website, also includes Chinese Canadian Military Museum
Clinton Museum Clinton Thompson-Nicola History information, local history; also known as South Cariboo Historical Museum
Comox Air Force Museum Comox Comox Valley Aerospace History of CFB Comox and military aviation on the west coast of Canada
Comox Valley Art Gallery Courtenay Comox Valley Art website, regional public art gallery dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and celebrating emergent contemporary art practices
Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver Greater Vancouver Art
Cortes Island Museum Cortes Island Strathcona Multiple website, art, natural and cultural history of the island
Cottonwood House Historic Site Quesnel Cariboo History Historic road house along the Cariboo Road
Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre Courtenay Comox Valley Multiple website, area's natural and cultural history and art
Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre Cowichan Bay Cowichan Valley Maritime website, maritime heritage and culture of wooden boats
Cowichan Valley Museum Duncan Cowichan Valley History website, local history, operated by the Cowichan Historical Society
Craigdarroch Castle Victoria Capital Historic house Victorian-era mansion
Craigflower Manor and Schoolhouse Victoria Capital Historic house 19th century manor and schoolhouse
Creston Museum Creston Central Kootenay History website, local history
Crofton Old School House Museum Crofton Cowichan Valley Education Historic one room school
Cumberland Museum & Archives Cumberland Comox Valley History website, local history, coal mining, historic telephones
Dawson Creek Art Gallery Dawson Creek Peace River Art website
Deep Creek Tool Museum Salmon Arm Columbia-Shuswap Technology Collection of tools, engines, and equipment dating back to the early 20th century
Delta Museum and Archives Delta Greater Vancouver History website, local history
Denman Island Museum Denman Island Comox Valley History information, local history
Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum Masset Skeena-Queen Charlotte Maritime information
Doukhobor Discovery Centre Castlegar Central Kootenay Culture website, arts, crafts, and daily life of the Doukhobors of the Kootenays in 1908-1938
Emily Carr House Victoria Capital Historic house Childhood home of Canadian painter Emily Carr
Emily Carr University of Art and Design Galleries Vancouver Greater Vancouver Art website, Charles H. Scott, Media and Concourse Galleries
Enderby and District Museum Enderby North Okanagan History website, local history
Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam Greater Vancouver Art Cultural arts centre with exhibition gallery
The Exploration Place Prince George Fraser-Fort George Multiple website, science, natural history, paleontology, regional sports history, local history, First Nations; formerly known as Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum
Falkland Museum and Heritage Park Falkland Columbia-Shuswap Open air website, includes 1800s sod roofed pioneer cabin, church, agriculture tools and equipment
Fintry Estate Fintry Central Okanagan Historic house
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site Colwood Capital Maritime Lighthouse keeper's residence and maritime exhibits
Fort Langley Heritage CN Station Fort Langley Greater Vancouver Railroad Restored 19th-century station with railroad artifacts
Fort Langley National Historic Site Fort Langley Greater Vancouver Open air Former trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company with historic crafts and demonstrations
Fort Nelson Heritage Museum Fort Nelson Northern Rockies Multiple website, antique cars and trucks, road building equipment, license plates, historic buildings, tools, minerals, toys, household items
Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site Colwood Capital Military 19th-century coastal artillery fort
Fort St. James National Historic Site Fort St. James Bulkley-Nechako Open air Restored Hudson's Bay Company post with 1896 living history guides in the summer
Fort St. John North Peace Museum Fort St. John Peace River History website, local history
Fort Steele Heritage Town Fort Steele East Kootenay Open air Historic ghost town with preserved buildings and historic displays
Fraser River Discovery Centre New Westminster Metro Vancouver Multiple website, natural history, ecology, industry, and history of the Fraser River and its local impact
Gabriola Museum Gabriola Island Nanaimo History website, local cultural and natural history
Galiano Museum Galiano Island Capital History website, local history
Gallery 2: Grand Forks and District Art and Heritage Centre Grand Forks Kootenay Boundary Multiple website, operated by the Grand Forks Area Arts Council, art and local history
Glacier National Park Revelstoke Columbia-Shuswap Multiple Rogers Pass Discovery Centre exhibits include natural history of the park, Canadian Pacific Railway, Trans-Canada Highway and the route through the Rogers Pass
Golden Museum Golden Columbia-Shuswap History website, local history
Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Vernon North Okanagan History website, local history, includes gallery with art by Allan Brooks and other North Okanagan artists
Greenwood Museum Greenwood Kootenay Boundary History website, local history
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Steveston Greater Vancouver Maritime History of the West Coast fishing industry and the cannery
H. R. MacMillan Space Centre Vancouver Greater Vancouver Science Exhibits about space and science
Haida Heritage Centre Skidegate Skeena-Queen Charlotte First Nations Cultural centre and Haida Gwaii Museum of the Haida people, Haida history, art, culture and contemporary life
Hatley Park National Historic Site Colwood Capital Historic house Early 20th-century Scottish Baronial-style castle mansion
Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Village Historic Site Grand Forks Kootenay Boundary Open air Operated by The Land Conservancy of British Columbia, former Doukhobor village
Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives Hazelton Stikine History Local history, part of the Hazelton District Public Library
Hedley Heritage Museum Hedley Okanagan-Similkameen History Local history
Helmcken House Victoria Capital Historic house 19th century doctor's house
Heritage Acres Saanich Capital Open air website, operated by the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, includes historic buildings, working steam engines, tractors, agricultural machinery, and household and industrial artifacts
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives Port Coquitlam Metro Vancouver History website, local history, operated by the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society.
Heritage Park Museum Terrace Kitimat-Stikine Open air website, pioneer buildings
Historic Hat Creek Ranch Cache Creek Thompson-Nicola Open air website
Historic O'Keefe Ranch Vernon North Okanagan Open air 19th century ranch and community buildings
Historic Stewart Farm Surrey Metro Vancouver Farm website, restored 1894 farmhouse, pole barn, root cellar and heirloom gardens and orchard
Hope Museum Hope Fraser Valley History Local history
Huble Homestead Historic Site Giscome Portage Fraser-Fort George Open air website, includes Huble House, Salmon Valley Post Office, general store, trapper's Cabin, barns, blacksmith shop and the First Nations fish camp
Hudson's Hope Museum Hudson's Hope Peace River Multiple website, local history, fossils, natural history,
Iris Griffith Centre Pender Harbour Sunshine Coast Natural history website, operated by the Lagoon Society, focus is human interaction with the natural environment from the mountains down to the sea
Irving House New Westminster Greater Vancouver Historic house website, mid-19th century period house
Jack Lynn Memorial-Pioneer Museum Horsefly Cariboo History Local history
Japanese Canadian Museum Kaslo Central Kootenay History website, located in The Langham Cultural Society, history of the Japanese Canadian families who were interned in the former hotel during World War II
Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia Vancouver Greater Vancouver Ethnic website
Jim's Ford Corral Museum Sorrento Columbia-Shuswap Commodity Includes gas-station memorabilia, farm equipment and scale-model toys
Kaatza Station Museum Lake Cowichan Cowichan Valley History website, local history, include a store, post office, mine shaft and logging displays, also railroad cars and equipment; located in a railroad station, operated by the Kaatza Historical Society
Kamloops Art Gallery Kamloops Thompson-Nicola Art website
Kamloops Museum & Archives Kamloops Thompson-Nicola History Local history, culture, children's section
Kelowna Art Gallery Kelowna Central Okanagan Art
Keremeos Grist Mill Keremeos Okanagan-Similkameen Mill website, also known as The Grist Mill and Gardens
Kettle River Museum Midway Kootenay Boundary History website, local history
Kilby Historic Site Harrison Mills Fraser Valley Multiple Located in Kilby Provincial Park, includes Kilby General Store Museum with 1920s and 1930s merchandise, working heritage Waterloo Farm Museum
Kimberley Heritage Museum Kimberley East Kootenay History website, local history
Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway Kimberley East Kootenay Railroad website, heritage railroad and mining tour; operated by the Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society
Kitimat Museum Kitimat Kitimat-Stikine Multiple website, local history, multiculturalism, turn-of-the-20th-century settlement, Haisla arts and technology, natural history
Kootenay Gallery Castlegar Central Kootenay Art website
'Ksan Historical Village and Museum Hazelton Stikine First Nations Museum and replica ancient village
Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre Cranbrook East Kootenay First Nations Located in the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino, culture of the Ktunaxa
Kwinitsa Station Railway Museum Prince Rupert Skeena-Queen Charlotte Railway
Lake Country Museum Lake Country Central Okanagan History website, local history
Lakes District Museum Burns Lake Bulkley-Nechako History Local history
Langley Centennial Museum Langley Greater Vancouver Multiple website, local history and temporary art, history or science exhibitions
Legacy Art Gallery and Cafe Victoria Capital Art Contemporary art gallery of the University of Victoria, works by local and Canadian artists
Lumby Museum Lumby North Okanagan History website, local history, agricultural and logging machinery, operated by the Lumby & District Historical Society
Lillooet Museum Lillooet Squamish-Lillooet History Local history
London Heritage Farm Richmond Greater Vancouver Historic house 1880s period farmhouse
Lytton Museum Lytton Thompson-Nicola History website, local history, open in summer
Mackenzie and District Museum Mackenzie Fraser-Fort George History website, local history, located in the Ernie Bodin Centre
Mackie Lake House Coldstream North Okanagan Historic house website, 1910 Arts & Crafts style house
Mackin House Coquitlam Greater Vancouver Historic house website, operated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society, 1910 period house, toy displays and local history
Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery Saanich Capital Art Part of University of Victoria, rotating exhibits from the University's collections at the Mearns Centre - McPherson Library
Maple Ridge Museum Maple Ridge Greater Vancouver History website, local history, also Haney House Museum, a late 19th-century period house
Maritime Museum of British Columbia Victoria Capital Maritime
Mascot Gold Mine Hedley Okanagan-Similkameen Mining Seasonal tours of the mine and mine buildings
Mayne Island Museum Mayne Island Capital History Local history, located in a former jail
McLean Mill National Historic Site Port Alberni Metro Vancouver Industry Historic sawmill, end point of the heritage Alberni Pacific Railway
Metchosin School Museum Metchosin Capital History website, housed in a one-room schoolhouse, local history and historic items
Michif Métis Museum Vavenby Thompson-Nicola First Nations website
Miniature World Victoria Capital Toy website, miniature dioramas
Mission Museum Mission Fraser Valley History website, local history
Miyazaki House Lillooet Squamish-Lillooet Multiple Historic house, local history and art
MSA Museum Abbotsford Fraser Valley Multiple website, includes the 1920s period Trethewey House Heritage Site, and changing exhibits of local history
Museum at Campbell River Campbell River Strathcona History website, culture and history of Northern Vancouver Island
Museum of Anthropology at UBC Vancouver Greater Vancouver First Nations Aboriginal Canadian culture and artifacts
Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Burnaby Greater Vancouver Archaeology website, part of Simon Fraser University
Museum of Northern BC Prince Rupert Skeena-Queen Charlotte First Nations website
Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Williams Lake Cariboo Cowboy website, ranching and cowboy culture, includes BC Cowboy Hall of Fame
Museum of Vancouver Vancouver Greater Vancouver History City history
Nakusp & District Museum Nakusp Central Kootenay History Local history
Nanaimo Art Gallery Nanaimo Nanaimo Art website
Nanaimo Bastion Nanaimo Nanaimo History 1850s octagonal bastion, tours in the summer
Nanaimo Museum Nanaimo Nanaimo History website, local history
Naramata Heritage Museum Naramata Okanagan-Similkameen History website, local history, located in a former fire hall
New Media Gallery New Westminster Greater Vancouver Art website, local history, operated by the City in the Anvil Centre
New Westminster Museum New Westminster Greater Vancouver History website, local history, located in the Anvil Centre, includes displays about the New Westminster Police
Nicola Valley Museum and Archives Merritt Thompson-Nicola History Local history
Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre New Denver Central Kootenay Military History of the Japanese Canadians that were relocated to internment camps during World War II
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Burnaby Greater Vancouver Ethnic website, also known as Nikkei Centre, Japanese Canadian culture and contributions to Canada
Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park Gitlakdamix Kitimat-Stikine Natural history Visitor center exhibits include natural history of the park, Nisga'a culture, tours of the lava beds
Nisga'a Museum Laxgalts'ap First Nations History and culture of the Nisga'a
Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre Osoyoos Okanagan-Similkameen Multiple Okanagan People, natural history of the desert
North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site Port Edward Skeena-Queen Charlotte Open air website, tours of historic fish cannery buildings; also known as North Pacific Historic Fishing Village
North Thompson Museum Barriere Thompson-Nicola History website, local history, open in summer, housed in a former B.C. Forest Service Ranger Station
North Vancouver Museum & Archives North Vancouver Greater Vancouver Multiple website, local history and art
Notch Hill Historic Site Sorrento Columbia-Shuswap Open air
Nuymbalees Cultural Centre Quadra Island Strathcona First Nations website, formerly the Kwagiulth Museum, located in Cape Mudge
Okanagan Heritage Museum Kelowna Central Okanagan History website, area's history and culture
Okanagan Military Museum Kelowna Central Okanagan Military website
Okanagan Science Center Vernon North Okanagan Science website
Old Hastings Mill Store Museum Vancouver Greater Vancouver History Aboriginal Canadian, pioneer and immigrant artifacts
Old School House Arts Centre Qualicum Beach Nanaimo Art website
Oliver and District Museum Oliver Okanagan-Similkameen History website, local history, operated by the Oliver and District Heritage Society
Osoyoos Desert Centre Osoyoos Okanagan-Similkameen Natural history 67 acres, desert ecology, habitat restoration and conservation of endangered ecosystems in the South Okanagan
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad Osoyoos Okanagan-Similkameen Railroad website, model railroad layouts
Pacific Museum of the Earth Vancouver Greater Vancouver Natural history website, operated by the University of British Columbia, rocks, minerals, fossils
Parksville Museum Parksville Nanaimo Open air website, located in Craig Heritage Park, displays a number of heritage buildings from the time of the first settlers in the area
Peace Canyon Dam Visitor's Center Hudson's Hope Peace River Multiple Area history, natural history, building of the dam and hydroelectricity
Peachland Museum Peachland Central Okanagan History website, local history, operated by the Peachland Historical Society
Pemberton Museum Pemberton Squamish-Lillooet History website, local history, open seasonally
Penticton Art Gallery Penticton Okanagan-Similkameen Art website, formerly the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan
Penticton Museum Penticton Okanagan-Similkameen Multiple website, local history, culture, natural history and art
Pitt Meadows Museum Pitt Meadows Greater Vancouver History website, local history
Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Centre Port Alberni Alberni-Clayoquot History website, area cultural, environmental and industrial maritime history
Port Clements Museum Port Clements Skeena-Queen Charlotte History website, includes logging equipment, machinery and pioneer items, operated by the Port Clements Historical Society
Port Hardy Museum Port Hardy Mount Waddington History website, local history, operated by the Port Hardy Heritage Society
Port McNeill Heritage Museum Port McNeill Mount Waddington History Local history
Port Moody Station Museum Port Moody Greater Vancouver History Local history, located in a historic railway station building
Pouce Coupe Museum Pouce Coupe Peace River History website, includes Heritage House, trapper's cabin, caboose and the original NAR train station, open seasonally
Powell River Forestry Museum Powell River Sunshine Coast History website, local logging and railway history, operated seasonally by the Powell River Forestry Heritage Society
Powell River Historical Museum Powell River Sunshine Coast History website, local history
Presentation House Gallery North Vancouver Metro Vancouver Art Photography and media art, emphasizing contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art
Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum Prince George Fraser-Fort George Railway Includes historic buildings, locomotives and rolling stock, logging machinery, communication devices and fire department equipment
Prince Rupert Fire Hall Museum Prince Rupert Skeena-Queen Charlotte Firefighting website, information
Princeton District Pioneer Museum Princeton Okanagan-Similkameen Multiple Local history artifacts, fossils
Qualicum Beach Museum Qualicum Beach Nanaimo Multiple website, local history and fossils
Quesnel Museum Quesnel Cariboo History website, includes period room and business displays, Chinese artifacts
Quw’utsun Cultural Centre Duncan Cowichan Valley First Nations website, heritage of the Quw'utsun people
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Fraser Valley Art Exhibitions of local, regional, national and international art
Regimental Museum of the BC Regiment Vancouver Greater Vancouver Military History and artifacts of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own)
Revelstoke Dam Visitor Center Revelstoke Columbia-Shuswap Multiple History of the dam, science of hydroelectricity, First Nations history and culture
Revelstoke Firehall Museum Revelstoke Columbia-Shuswap Firefighting website
Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum Revelstoke Columbia-Shuswap Music website, mechanical music machines including Victorian musical boxes, player pianos, player reed and pipe organs
Revelstoke Museum and Archives Revelstoke Columbia-Shuswap History website, local history
Revelstoke Railway Museum Revelstoke Columbia-Shuswap Railroad website
Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre Revelstoke Columbia-Shuswap Art website
Richmond Art Gallery Richmond Greater Vancouver Art website
Richmond Museum Richmond Greater Vancouver History website, local history and culture
RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum Salmon Arm Columbia-Shuswap] Open air website
Rocky Mountain Rangers Museum Kamloops Thompson-Nicola Military website, located in the JR Vicars Armoury, history of The Rocky Mountain Rangers
Roedde House Museum Vancouver Greater Vancouver Historic house Late Victorian period house
Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre Rossland Kootenay Boundary Multiple website, year-round local history museum, historic park with mine and railway buildings. Operated by the Rossland Historical Museum & Archives Association. On the site of the Rossland Mines - Kootenay Mining Region National Historic Event designation.
Royal British Columbia Museum Victoria Capital Multiple History, natural history, First Nations culture
Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna Central Okanagan Arts Performing and cultural arts centre with art exhibits
Royal Westminster Regiment Historical Society and Museum New Westminster Greater Vancouver Military
Saanich Pioneer Museum Saanichton Capital History Operated by the Saanich Pioneer Society, pioneer and First Nations artifacts, also known as the Log Cabin Museum & Archives
Salmo Museum Salmo Central Kootenay History Local history
Salt Spring Island Museum Ganges Capital History website, local history, also known as the Bittancourt House Museum
Samson V Maritime Museum New Westminster Metro Vancouver Maritime website, sternwheel snagboat museum ship
Sandon Museum Sandon Central Kootenay History website, local history of the mining ghost town, operated seasonally by the Sandon Historical Society
Science World at Telus World of Science Vancouver Greater Vancouver Science
The Seaforth Museum Vancouver Greater Vancouver Military Located in the Seaforth Armoury, history and memorabilia of The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park Kamloops Thompson-Nicola First Nations History & culture of the Shuswap People
Shawnigan Lake Museum Shawnigan Lake Cowichan Valley History website, local history
Sicamous & District Museum Sicamous Columbia-Shuswap Technology Local history, located in the Civic Centre, operated by the Sicamous & District Museum and Historical Society, formerly known as the Eagle Valley Museum
Sidney Museum and Archives Sidney Capital Multiple Local history, Saanich pioneers, includes period kitchen and school room
Silverton Historical Society Interpretive Centre Silverton Central Kootenay History website, local history, adjacent to outdoor Frank Mills Outdoor Mining Museum, restored Fingland Cabin & Blacksmith Shop
Silvery Slocan Museum New Denver Central Kootenay History Local history
Simon Fraser University Gallery Burnaby Greater Vancouver Art website, established in 1970
Snaza’ist Discovery Centre Hedley Okanagan-Similkameen First Nations website, history and culture of the Similkameen people, tours of the Mascot Gold Mine
Sncəwips Heritage Museum Westbank Central Okanagan First Nations website, representing the cultural heritage of Westbank First Nation and the greater Okanagan Nation
Sointula Museum Sointula Mount Waddington History website, local history
Sooke Region Museum Sooke Capital Open air website, includes museum with local history and culture exhibits, blacksmith shop, lighthouse equipment, machinery and equipment for agriculture and industry, 1902 period pioneer cottage
South Peace Historical Society Railway Station Museum Dawson Creek Peace River History Also known as N.A.R. Station Museum, includes pioneers, natural history, railroads and building of the Alaska Highway
South Similkameen Museum Keremeos Okanagan-Similkameen History website, local history, housed in a former police office and jail
Sparwood Museum Sparwood East Kootenay History Local history, operated by the Michel-Natal-Sparwood Heritage Society
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Whistler Squamish-Lillooet First Nations website
S.S. Moyie National Historic Site Kaslo Central Kootenay Maritime Passenger sternwheeler museum ship
Stave Falls Visitor Centre Stave Falls Fraser Valley Science Hydroelectricity and the dam
Stewart Historical Museum Stewart Stikine History Local history, operated by the Stewart Historical Society
Steveston Museum Richmond Greater Vancouver History Recreated rooms of a bank, post office, general store, and bedrooms
Summerland Museum Summerland Okanagan-Similkameen History website, local history and development
Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives Gibsons Sunshine Coast Multiple website, local maritime, natural and cultural history
Surrey Art Gallery Surrey Greater Vancouver Multiple website, contemporary art museum specializing in exhibitions and education, located in the Surrey Arts Centre
Surrey Museum Surrey Greater Vancouver Multiple website, local history and culture, changing exhibits of art, culture and science, historic log cabin, textile studio
Tahsis Museum Tahsis Strathcona History Local history
Teck Cominco Interpretive Centre Trail Kootenay Boundary Mining Science of mineral exploration, free tours of the zinc lead smelter
Teck Gallery Vancouver Greater Vancouver Art website, operated by Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
Telkwa Museum Telkwa Bulkley-Nechako History Local history, located in a 1921 school house
Tems Swiya Museum Sechelt Sunshine Coast First Nations Culture and history of the Shishalh peoples
Terrace Art Gallery Terrace Kitimat-Stikine Art website
Texada Island Museum Texada Island Sunshine Coast History website, local history, operated by the Texada Island Heritage Society
Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History Nelson Central Kootenay Multiple website, art and local history
Trail Museum Trail Kootenay Boundary History website, local history, operated by the Trail Historical Society
Trev Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition Vancouver Greater Vancouver Transport website, motorcycles and motorcycle racing
Two Rivers Gallery Prince George Fraser-Fort George Art website, operated by the Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association
U'mista Cultural Centre Alert Bay Mount Waddington First Nations website, cultural heritage of the Kwakwaka'wakw
Valemount Museum Valemount Fraser-Fort George History website, local history, located in the Valemount Historic Railway Station
Valley Museum and Archive McBride Fraser-Fort George History website, local history
Van Anda Museum Texada Island Sunshine Coast Multiple website, local history
Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver Greater Vancouver Art Collections include major works by Emily Carr, the Group of Seven and Marc Chagall
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre Vancouver Greater Vancouver Holocaust website
Vancouver Island Military Museum Nanaimo Nanaimo Military website
Vancouver Maritime Museum Vancouver Greater Vancouver Maritime
Vancouver Police Museum Vancouver Greater Vancouver Law enforcement
Vanderhoof Heritage Museum Vanderhoof Bulkley-Nechako Open air website, operated by the Nechako Valley Historical Society, restored 1900s period buildings, train cars, a heritage park and interpretive walking trails
Vernon Public Art Gallery Vernon North Okanagan Art website
Victoria Fire Department Museum Victoria Capital Firefighting website
Victoria Police Department Museum Victoria Capital Law enforcement
W. A. C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre Hudson's Hope Peace River Multiple Area history, natural history, building of the dam and hydroelectricity
Walter Wright Pioneer Village Dawson Creek Peace River Open air website
Widzin Kwah Canyon House Museum (Widzin Kwah Diyik Be Yikh) Witset Bulkley-Nechako First Nations History and culture of the Wet'suwet'en
Wells Museum Wells Cariboo History website, local history, hard rock gold mining, operated by the Wells Historical Society
West Coast Railway Heritage Park Squamish Squamish-Lillooet Railway Typical railway facility of the mid-20th century and restored railroad cars, operated by the West Coast Railway Association
West Vancouver Museum West Vancouver Greater Vancouver Art website
Westbank Museum Westbank Central Okanagan History website, local history
The Whale Centre Tofino Alberni-Clayoquot Natural history website, marine life and tours for watching whales, sea birds and marine mammals
Whale Interpretive Centre Telegraph Cove Mount Waddington Natural history website, operated by the Johnstone Strait Killer Whale Interpretive Centre Society, exhibits about killer whales, fin whales, humpback whales, sea otters and other local marine mammals, open seasonally
Whistler Museum and Archives Whistler Squamish-Lillooet Multiple website, area's natural, cultural history, sports
White Post Auto Museum Tappen Columbia-Shuswap Automobile website, indoor and outdoor displays of antique and classic automobiles
White Rock Museum and Archives White Rock Metro Vancouver History website, local history
Windermere Valley Museum Invermere East Kootenay Open air website, includes train station, schoolhouse, cabins, general store
Xá:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre Mission Fraser Valley First Nations
Yale Historic Site Yale Fraser Valley History website, local history, 1870s 'Creighton House' museum, living history demonstrations
Zeballos Heritage Museum Zeballos Strathcona History Local history

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