Vancouver Island Museums and Heritage Sites

Vancouver Island, BC Museum and Heritage Site Guide

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Island, British Columbia museums and heritage sites covers all facets of our history including First Nation, pioneers, wildlife, marine, nature, industry and more. Preserving our history is an important part of our Canadian identity.


Museum and Heritage Site Adventure Tips

  1. Buy tickets online ahead of time if you can.
  2. Go early and beat the crowds
  3. Do not touch artifacts, unless you have permission.
  4. Keep off your phone and show some respect for other visitors.
  5. Consider joining an interpretive guided tour to learn the details of exhibits.
  6. Do the museum or heritage site a favor and share your experience on our website and social media. Many are non profits and could use the exposure.

Featured Vancouver Island Museum and Heritage Site Communities

Some of the heritage sites and museums on Vancouver Island which attract a lot of attention include McLean Mill National Historic Site (Port Alberni), Museum at Campbell River, Nanaimo Museum, Cowichan Native Village (Duncan) and the Hatley Park National Historic Site, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, Craigdarroch Castle, and Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC.

Explore Museums and Heritage Sites on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

To plan and research your next guided adventure with a Vancouver Island museum and/or heritage site please visit any of our communities on this website. In each Vancouver Island community is an "Attraction" category which lists participating museums or for a quick find use our website search feature.

Under the "Parks, Trails and Places" category in each community there are information pages for visiting heritage sites in the region.


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