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Birds of a Feather
Explore the museum's bird collection. Learn how to help birds through citizen science.

Vietnamese Canadian Experiences in BC
Through the perspective of Vietnamese Canadian artist Chrystal Phan and others, we take a closer look at the journey of people who came to Canada from Vietnam as refugees and settled in British Columbia in the years 1979–80.

Bats of British Columbia
There are 15 species of bats in BC. Which ones live near you? Find out how important bats are to people and the world we share with them.

Paldi
Learn about this extraordinary community on Vancouver Island, established in 1917 by a man named Mayo Singh.

Landscapes of Injustice
This pathway examines the displacement and dispossession of thousands of Japanese Canadians in Canada in the 1940s.

J’aime les mots 2024Staff Playlist

J’aime les mots 2024

Cet album a été créé pour l’événement J’aime les mots, qui se déroulera du 27 septembre au 25 octobre 2024 dans le cadre du volet scolaire des Journées de la culture. Tirées des Archives de la Colombie-Britannique, ces photos sont dans le domaine public. Elles peuvent donc être copiées et utilisées librement pour la création…

First Nations Studies support Materials

First Nations Studies support Materials

The resources curated here are intended to support teachers and students who are taking part in the First Nations 10>12 classes. This curation needs to be used in the understanding that the materials have been collected and curated by a settler society and discussions of cultural appropriation, ownership, and own voices are essential to an…

Dr. Lorne Hammond

Recreating Gold Rush Music

Dr. Lorne Hammond
As part of his research for the Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC exhibition, Curator of History Dr. Lorne Hammond researched archival diaries for comments on music being played in saloons during the gold rush. To bring the music to life, Dr. Hammond and Archivist Ann ten Cate recruited modern day BC musicians to play…
Tom Morton

Face Value vs. Inference

Tom Morton
What stories of the Cariboo Gold Rush do photos help to tell? Watch this short tutorial on how to take a photograph from simple face value to deeper inferences about the past.