Founded in Victoria in 1886, this impressive museum focuses on BC’s cultures, history, geography, flora, and fauna. The museum is regarded as one of the best in Canada for the striking way it presents its exhibits. It has about 26,000 sq ft (2,415 sq m) of exhibition space and houses more than seven million items in its collection. Dramatic walk-through scenarios bring history to life in four galleries, each featuring original and often rarely seen artifacts. The museum’s collection of First Nations art and traditional objects is one of the largest and most impressive in the world.