About the Museum

The museum of the 5th Regiment was opened on November 9 1996. It was the culmination of many decades of dedicated effort to collect, collate and verify archival material and artefacts donated to the Regiment.

The 5th (BC) Regiment is a descendant of the 5th (BC) Regiment Canadian Garrison Artillery. The museum displays follow the development of coast artillery and associated units from 1861 to the field artillery unit of today.

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The Regiment’s contribution to the defence of Victoria & the West Coast are highlighted. As well artefacts of members of the unit that went to the South African Boer War are displayed.

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Working displays of current field artillery systems that are unique in Canada are available for viewing.

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The collection includes rarely seen artillery survey equipment, vintage cannon and many artefacts only found in this museum.

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The museum staff are knowledgeable volunteers; entry to the museum is by donation which is gratefully appreciated.

The hours of operation are normally:

Tuesday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm;

 For a visit outside these normal hours please call the Adjutant at Regimental Headquarters (250) 363-2636.