- Explore all of British Columbia's remarkable natural and cultural history at Canada's award-winning Royal BC Museum
- Marvel at the totems, masks, and cultural treasures featured in the superb First Peoples gallery
- See authentic artefacts and creatures displayed in highly realistic settings - from a woolly mammoth chilling out in a rocky ice world, to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery
Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises explores the powerful civilization which emerged from Central America thousands of years ago, and its identity in modern times.
The exhibition, which coincides with UNESCO's Year of Indigenous Languages, celebrates one of the ancient world's most fascinating cultures, exploring how science and belief have collided to shape the Maya world.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the Royal BC Museum allows you to get up close to almost 300 Guatemalan artifacts. See mythical sculptures and ornate plaques, elaborate incense burners, and glimmering jade-and-gold jewelry.
There's plenty for younger historians, too. Take the opportunity to write in Mayan glyphs, and calculate your birthday on the Maya calendar!
Experience the story of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class institute of natural and human history. Explore immersive galleries tracing the trajectory of human history from ancient to modern times.
Meet the residents of BC's untamed wilderness with the museum's huge collection of fish, bird, and mammal specimens. If you're lucky, you might see super-sized sturgeon and sharks floating in massive vats.
The museum's fossil collection also contains a wide range of impressive specimens. Some are just a couple of millennia old, while others are a bit longer in the tooth, dating back a whopping 550 million years!
The museum also houses an extensive collection dedicated to the local First Nations peoples, and you'll be heartened to learn that the museum actively supports the repatriation of cultural treasures.
You don't get voted Canada's top museum five times for nothing!
Show your smartphone voucher at the box office and collect your printed ticket.
- Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
- Changes are not possible for this ticket
After you've whiled away a few hours in the amazing galleries, check out the remarkable historical venues on the museum's grounds, including Helmcken House (one of the oldest houses in BC) St. Ann’s Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, and Thunderbird Park. There's also a year-round food truck festival so you won't go hungry!