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

Hope Meets Action
This pathway is connected to the exhibition Hope Meets Action: Echoes Through the Black Continuum. The exhibition and pathway explores the connections between historical and contemporary Black experiences throughout BC.

Orcas
Orcas are embedded in human culture, from the screen to aquariums, mass media has shown the world the beauty of this species and how human behavior controls their fate. There is so much more for us to learn about orca culture and what they need to survive.

Glass Sponges
Dive into the world of ancient deep-sea biodiversity hotspots called glass sponge reefs.

BC’s Mountain Dinosaur
Almost 50 years ago a geologist found dinosaur fossils in northern BC. Today those fossils are in the Royal BC Museum collection. Curator of palaeontology Dr. Victoria Arbour studies those fossils. Find out about her exciting discoveries!

Hannah Maynard

Hannah Maynard

3In 3 playlists
Hannah Maynard was an early expert in experimental photography. In the mid-1800s, she started capturing portraits of Victoria’s early settlers and Indigenous communities. With explorations of multiple exposures and photo sculpting, she experimented with surrealism years before its time.

J’aime les motsStaff Playlist

J’aime les mots

Cette galerie d’images a été créée pour l’activité J’aime les mots, qui se déroule du 24 septembre au 29 octobre 2021 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…

Orca Inquiry- Professional Development for Educators

Orca Inquiry- Professional Development for Educators

The Royal BC Museum and Ocean Networks Canada have teamed up to provide orca related resources and professional development sessions for educators. The resources within this playlist promote ocean literacy and demonstrate how we are all connected to the ocean and have a responsibility to protect it for the future. Through the species lens of…

Dennis Duffy

A Note on Sources

Dennis Duffy
This article by Dennis Duffy and David Mitchell appeared in Bright Sunshine and a Brand New Country, a 1979 publication in the BC Archives’ Sound Heritage series. It examines the British Columbia oral history work of CBC radio producer Imbert Orchard, drawing on a 1978 interview with Orchard.
Dr. Tzu-I Chung

Chinese Legacy in BC

Dr. Tzu-I Chung
Dr. Tzu-I Chung explores how gold seekers from many parts of Europe, the Americas and Asia followed the gold trail around the world. The gold rush brought the first major settlement of Chinese people to Canada, and what would later become known as British Columbia.