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Hbc Gallery - Victoria. Entrance graphic

Hbc Gallery - Victoria. Entrance graphic

The Hbc Gallery - Victoria is located on the 4th floor of the Bay 1150 Douglas Street, Bay Centre Store.

Address:

1150 Douglas Street
The Bay #1 Bay Centre
Victoria BC
V8W 2C8

Phone:

(250) 385-1311

Hours:

Please call for current hours

Admission:

Free

Hbc Gallery - Victoria. Re-creation of an early Hbc store, ca. 1898

Hbc Gallery - Victoria. Re-creation of an early Hbc store, ca. 1898

The Hudson's Bay Company Gallery - Victoria explores the role played by Hbc in the development of Canada and of British Columbia in particular. The Gallery has two main exhibit areas:

  1. Trading Post. Visit an historic reproduction of an 1820s trading post. Come and see how products from the past were packaged and sold. A gold miner's shopping list includes; flour, lanterns, blankets, etc. Try your hand with our interactive quiz.
  2. 1920s Dining Room. Travel back in time and experience how a typical family lived. Listen to the radio and eavesdrop on phone conversations. Through computer interaction view a 1927 catalogue and compare prices from yesteryear to today. The 1920s Dining Room exhibit features nine works themed around significant events in the Company's history, commissioned as illustrations for the Company's annual calendar during the 1920s. Learn more about the Hbc Calendar Series.

Hbc Gallery - Victoria. Re-creation of a dining room, ca. 1927

Hbc Gallery - Victoria. Re-creation of a dining room, ca. 1927

Also on display are two portraits from the 17th century depicting Hbc's First Governor, His Royal Highness Prince Rupert and His Majesty King Charles II. These are two of the most important works in our collection.

 

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