To Jun 16 The Girls Are Coming!: A visual voyage of Bride Ship Tynemouth. In 1862, the screw steamer Tynemouth set sail from Dartmouth, England to Victoria, BC carrying 292 passengers including 60 young women. These “girls”, some as young as 12 years old, came to BC to marry settlers and American prospectors. As they once did off Vancouver Island a century and a half ago, sails appeared in Tracy McMenemy’s vision of an exhibition.
Ongoing St. Roch National Historic Site. Explore one of the world’s great Arctic explorers and a National Historic Site of Canada. Walk the decks, tour the interior cabins, marvel at the “ice-bucket”, wonder at the close-knit quarters, and even take the helm to traverse uncharted waters just like the brave men of 1942/44.