Museum Passes

Royal BC Museum
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature
Craigdarroch Castle

Royal BC Museum

Due to renovations, The Royal BC Museum will no longer offer memberships. As such, as of January 1, 2022, BC Museum passes will no longer be available to patrons.


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Use your library card to borrow an Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Family Pass

vic art gallery logoGet a free one-week loan of the pass with your Salt Spring Island Library card.
Check out the pass at the Information Desk.

Pass for general admission to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for 2 adults and 4 children. Pass does not include special events of gift shop discounts.

Collections at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

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Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

Nature Free Family Pass 2018In partnership with Victoria museums, the Salt Spring Public Library is pleased to offer library cardholders the opportunity to borrow passes to the Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature.

Mr. Bateman, a Salt Spring resident and a nationally acclaimed artist, is known for his realistic and evocative painting style, reflecting his deep understanding and appreciation for nature, as well as for being a spokesman for many conservation issues. He has received numerous honours and awards, including Officer of the Order of Canada.

The pass program allows those who may not otherwise have the resources to access the engaging exhibits at the Centre, located at 470 Belleville, Victoria. Featured exhibits include “Eyes of Society: Art, Traditional Knowledge, and the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii” and “Bateman’s Beginnings”, exploring Bateman’s impressionist past and his long journey into realism, featuring over 20 never-before-seen paintings.

The Salt Spring Public Library has four family passes, admission for 2 adults and up to 4 youths, which can be found at the circulation desk and borrowed by patrons for up to one week.

The Library is proud to support exploring local and Canadian cultures, and offer unique experiences that support lifelong learning. Please note that the Library does not offer holds on museum passes, but patrons may call to check if they are available. Plan ahead for your educational, off-island trip.

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470 Belleville St., Victoria

Craigdarroch Castle

Use your library card to check out Craigdarroch Castle. Free one-week loan with your Salt Spring Island Library card. Check out at the Circulation Desk.

Family Pass (maximum 4: two adults and up to two children ages 6 to 18).

Step back in time to the opulance and grandeur of the 19th century. Craigdarroch Castle, a legendary Victorian mansion, was built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria. The castle announced to the world that Robert Dunsmuir was the richest and most important man in Western Canada.