Canada Day: Wonder Weekend

The Royal BC Museum comes alive with family-themed activities in and out of the galleries. Listen to live music, create art, try your hand at our penny carnival and learn more about the diverse communities of families in BC. Join us for two days of activities to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. 

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Schedule of events

On Stage

10:00 am – 2:45 pm | Lower courtyard

Listen to live music from local performers on stage.

10:00 am Lekwungen dancers of the Songhees Nation
10:45 am Victoria Accordion Club
11:30 am Ocean Rain Arts Academy
12:15 pm Mufaro Marimba
1:00 pm Cookeilidh
2:00 pm Bučan Bučan

Penny Carnival

1:00 – 3:00 pm | Helmcken House lawn

Bring your pennies and step right up to try your hand at egg-and-spoon races, a bean bag toss and other games.

Species at Risk Travelling Exhibition

10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Upper courtyard

British Columbia is known for its spectacular nature but there is little awareness of the many species under threat. Through a hands-on program, Species at Risk, a travelling exhibition from the Royal BC Museum, looks at why certain species are at risk, what their loss could mean and how you can help.


For more ways to celebrate Canada’s 150 visit Spirit of 150.

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