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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

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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.

Simple Machines

Simple Machines

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Explore simple machines at the Royal BC Museum! Find examples of simple machines in the museum’s collections and galleries. If you can’t get here in person, you can find Royal BC Museum examples of simple machines here on the Learning Portal.

Great Bear Rainforest

Great Bear Rainforest

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For thousands of years, Indigenous people have shared the Great Bear Rainforest with wolves, eagles, sea otters, salmon and herring, as well as many other animals. It is the only home of BC’s provincial mammal, the Spirit Bear.

The Immigrant Experience: Canada

The Immigrant Experience: Canada

Canada has for a long time stood as a bastion to immigrants, refugees and those seeking a new life; though their contributions to society were earnestly taken, the experience that many early Canadian immigrants had was quite tough. How have the traditions, cultures and knowledge of our immigrant populations been incorporated into Canadian society and…

Treatment of Chinese Canadians during the late 19th century

Treatment of Chinese Canadians during the late 19th century

In light of recent violent hate attacks on Asian people I wanted to highlight in this playlist that anti-Asian ideology is not new and has been part of Canadian History since the country's inception. This is a series of pathways that encapsulates the racism and discrimination faced by Chinese Canadians in Canada during the time…

Dr. Tzu-I Chung

The Yee Lun Ark Kee Collection

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In 2004, a collection of almost 200 miscellaneous items was donated to the Royal BC Museum by David Walker. He had worked as a cleaner in downtown Victoria, including Chinatown, from the 1950s to the 1990s.