As the Royal British Columbia Museum reopens its exhibits to visitors, the work of some of the world’s best wildlife photographers are front and centre.
Now in its 55th year, and travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year takes viewers on a visual journey to experience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world.
On exhibit through Sept. 7, each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. A family favourite, the images evoke a wide range of emotions but are always visually stunning and thought-provoking.
Planning your visit
The Royal BC Museum museum is resuming operations and re-opening in phases, informed by the advice of the public health authority.
- June 19: Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the second floor Natural History gallery open.
- Aug. 1: The First Peoples gallery opens.
- Sept. 7: The Becoming BC gallery opens, completing the full re-opening of the museum galleries.
At time of writing, the museum is open Saturday to Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The museum is closed on Wednesday to allow for an extra day to clean and care for the museum and collections without visitors in the galleries.
Please note that from 10 to 11 a.m. daily, museum admission is limited to seniors, vulnerable people and first responders.
Timed tickets are available online from royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.
IMAX Victoria remains closed as theatres are part of Phase 3 of the province’s restart plan.
Please enter the museum through the main doors facing Belleville Street (across from the Fairmont Empress Hotel). Doors will be propped open during regular hours to reduce the touch points.
Located in Victoria on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations), the museum explores the province’s human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection.
For more information, visit royalbcmuseum.bc.ca