At this year’s Victoria Classic Boat Festival, the public was all too keen to learn when and whether the Maritime Museum of B.C. was moving into the former CPR steamship building. This move is the logical choice.
The museum contains a valuable part of B.C.’s seafaring heritage in one of the largest collections of maritime artifacts in Canada and one worthy of a unique destination on the waterfront.
By enabling the Maritime Museum to move into the CP building, and with government funding to keep it running, a wealth of B.C. heritage would be saved for future generations to enjoy. This new location would help the museum become more viable and attract more visitors.