Victoria Events – The Empress of Ireland at the Maritime Museum, 2014

Events Victoria

Friday, August 1 to Monday, September 29, 2014 – Canada’s Titanic: The Empress of Ireland at the Maritime Museum in Victoria, BC 

Remember the epic film Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet—the one where Leo shouted at the edge of the ship that he is “the king of the world”?

Apparently, Canada had its own version of Titanic. It was called the Empress of Ireland, and it sunk on May 29, 1914, taking with a tremendous loss of life. It is the story of a ship which was responsible for much of the immigration to Canada and the tragic loss of her at sea.

The event is to be recreated in an exhibit at the Maritime Museum in Victoria from August 1 to September 29, featuring many items that were salvaged from the Empress of Ireland shipwreck.

Victoria Event Details: 

Event: Canada’s Titanic: The Empress of Ireland

Date: Friday, August 1 to Monday, September 29, 2014, 10am to 5pm

Location: Maritime Museum (28 Bastion Square), Victoria, BC

Prices: Regular admission. A discount family rate is also available.

Contact:  email: Anissa Paulsen (apaulsen@mmbc.bc.ca) or phone: 250-385-4222

Also check out the official website: www.mmbc.bc.ca

Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

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