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.



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.



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



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


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

The hours of operation are normally 7:00pm to 9:00pm:

· the first Tuesday night of the month from September to end May;

· For a visit outside normal hours please call the Regimental Adjutant (250) 363-8270 or orderly room (250) 363-2636.