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“Detailed and interesting; a great way to spend an afternoon!”

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Ranked #41 of 182 things to do in Victoria
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Maritime Museum of BC engages people with the maritime culture and history of the Pacific Northwest through rotating exhibits, educational and community-based programs, research services, and more. We look forward to your visit!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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607 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
“Detailed and interesting; a great way to spend an afternoon!”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

The Maritime Museum has a great collection of artifacts and presents information in a detailed, updated, easy to view way. The museum provides a great overview of maritime activity along the west coast. The building itself is rather neat to explore too!

Visited March 2012
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Cranbrook, Canada
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“Maritime Museum of British Columbia”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Amazing collection of artifacts in a fantastic location however because of lack of funding it is poorly organized. They do have the oldest working birdcage elevator in North America which is worth checking out

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Gulf Islands B.C.
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5 reviews
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“Very informative, a pleasure to explore”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

A wealth of information about all maritime history here on the west coast - under the water, on the water, and along the shore. Facinating pictures and atifacts, and info about wrecks and all the boats that plied these waters.

Visited February 2012
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British Columbia
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109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Small Maritime Museum”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

I'm a fan of maritime museums and have seen some great ones around the world. This small museum built inside Victoria's first concrete building and the original colony courthouse is a small gem. Some unique and interesting exhibits and a good history of BC Ferries.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Watch the Tide Change”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

What a great museum with an interesting twist of history. Housed in the old court house, you get a lot more than what you anticipate.

Visited December 2011
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