Early West Coast Exploration: Captain Cook & Vancouver, 1PM EDT


Wednesday, March 30th


Virtual Event


Wednesday, March 30th


1:00 pm

Presented as an explorer in the age of discovery, students will explore these questions with the help of the Maritime Museum of BC: What was the motivation for exploration and discovery of the Northwest Coast? How did interactions between First Nations and the explorers impact and shape the development and history of BC and Canada? What were key innovations in navigation, technology and seafaring? Students will interact with knot tying and artifact exploration activities. Remember to have some rope or shoelaces on hand for this one!

*Curriculum connection: This event is a complement to BC Grade 4 Social Studies

** All event times listed in EDT.

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  • Maritime Museum of BC
    Maritime Museum of BC

    The Maritime Museum of BC opened in 1955 as a naval museum located on Signal Hill just outside the gates of the HMC Dockyard in Esquimalt. By 1965, the Museum had outgrown the original location and found a new home in the former Supreme Court building in Bastion Square − the oldest surviving courthouse in the province. In 2014, the Museum got news from the Government of British Columbia that the provincially-owned historic courthouse was in need of major repairs that require the building to be empty. The Museum has since relocated to a new public storefront location at 634 Humboldt St., where they have their exhibits, public research space, and a gift shop. The vision of the museum is to be the leading interpreter and presenter of BC’s on-going maritime story, by celebrating the nautical culture and heritage of British Columbia.

Early West Coast Exploration: Captain Cook & Vancouver, 1PM EDT


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