The Royal BC Museum is excited to announce the name of its new facility: Royal BC Museum PARC Campus (Provincial Archives, Research, and Collections). The name came together through consultation with staff at the museum to reflect the multifaceted work the teams will undertake at this state-of-the-art facility.

The Royal BC Museum PARC Campus is located on lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) Territory, in an area known today as Royal Bay in Colwood B.C. The project has been developed in close partnership with the Territory’s host Nations –Songhees and Esquimalt Nations,  ensuring a harmonious relationship throughout the project.

Once complete, the Royal BC Museum PARC Campus will serve as a secure repository for the province’s vast collections and BC Archives. Beyond its role as a storage facility, it will emerge as a dynamic learning space enhancing accessibility to the rich cultural heritage for the people of British Columbia.

 What distinguishes this facility is its innovative design, encouraging visitors to engage with displays and artifacts. Meticulously balancing function and aesthetics, the $270 million-dollar project integrates feature windows into research labs. This approach allows the public a firsthand look at the dedicated staff’s important work in preservation and study.

Moreover, the Royal BC Museum PARC Campus will host multiple learning spaces strategically integrated into its architecture. These inclusive spaces will serve as hubs for educational activities, workshops, and events, providing an immersive experience for visitors of all ages and abilities.

The museum looks forward to welcoming visitors into a space that not only preserves the province’s past but actively engages with the present, fostering a connection between the people of British Columbia and their diverse culture through research and increased access to the collections and archives.