The Maritime Museum of BC, located in Victoria, is seeking national status as announced by Barry Gough in the Times Colonist.
If realized, the new Canadian Maritime Museum would be the first national museum west of Winnipeg.
The museum plans will “regenerate the premises in Bastion Square.” according to Gough.
The plans include situating the Canadian Maritime Museum in the location where the British Columbia Maritime Museum was housed for decades. The revered site will become a state-of-the-art exhibition space in downtown Victoria.
“For the past several years, the Maritime Museum has exercised a strong public presence and kept alive our maritime heritage. It has done so despite makeshift premises.” Gough writes.