Billy Barker’s legendary gold strike on Williams Creek in August 1862 triggered a multigenerational, billion-dollar treasure hunt that literally helped to build our province. Today, the extraordinary historic town of Barkerville stands as a living tribute to British Columbia’s golden beginnings. Declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924 Read more [...]
At the Bowen Island Community Museum you will discover Higgens Cabin, a 1948 period logger’s cabin with tools and period rooms. At the Canadian Museum of Flight you’ll find over 25 civilian and military jets, gliders, and helicopters. Victoria’s Craigdarroch Castle welcomes you inside a Victorian-era mansion. And at Fort St. James National Historic Site you’ll travel back in history inside a restored Hudson’s Bay Company post with 1896 living history guides all summer long.
Welcome to British Columbia’s museums and heritage sites. Historic telephones, arts and crafts, regional sports history, and natural history and much more await.