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Museum Health and Safety Guidelines

To ensure the health and safety of staff and visitors, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre has health and safety guidelines that comply with the GNWT’s Emerging Wisely Plan. These practices include:

  • Proof of Vaccination is Mandatory
  • Information to allow contact tracing will be collected per household
  • Reduced overall visitor capacity. There will now be a limit of 80 visitors in the museum at a time.
  • Gallery capacities will also be limited. These capacities will be marked at the entrance of each gallery.
  • Closure of the Museum Café and water fountain. Snacks from home can be brought and eaten in the café dining area.
  • Closure of interactive exhibits. Most interactive portions of the museum will be closed, covered or removed for visitor safety.


The museum kindly asks visitors to:

  • Wear Masks ( Mandatory)
  • Stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Maintain physical distancing measures
  • Sanitize hands when entering the building
  • Observe signage for traffic flow
  • Wash hands often and/or use hand cleaning stations
  • Please be patient and kind as we navigate and adjust to this new situation
  • Bring your own water bottle (if desired)


For Media Requests, please contact:

Meagan Wohlberg

Education, Culture and Employment

Government of the Northwest Territories


Museum’s Choice: Fossil Favourites from across Canada

Canadian Natural History Museum Network launches “Museums’ Choice: fossil favourites from across Canada” marking Canada’s 150th

September 28th, 2017

The Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC) in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) and the Royal British Columbia Museum (Royal BC Museum) have collaborated to produce a nationally travelling Fossils Exhibition.

The exhibition will be presented at ANHMC member museums across Canada over a three year period. The exhibition features some of the network’s most impressive,famous and significant fossils or replicas, and are from the various fossil regions in Canada. The Royal BC Museum has been responsible for the design and construction of the exhibition and the CMN will be responsible for the scheduling and touring of the exhibition.

“This ANHMC project is one of several the network has participated in for 2017. Museums’ Choice is uniquely our own and inspired by Canada’s natural history collections. This is the first time that Canadian museums of natural history have joined forces to exhibit their favourite fossils. We expect that this initiative will encourage more collaborations in the coming years,” said Ailsa Barry, President of the ANHMC and Vice-President, Experience and Engagement, Canadian Museum of Nature.

“We are excited to see the exhibition launch at the Royal BC Museum. Developing nationally travelling exhibitions is something the museum has done many times before, but this is the first time we have coordinated a cross-country representation in an exhibition,” stated Kelly Sendall, Vice-President of the ANHMC and Head of Collections Care & Conservation at the RBCM. “It was a great way to connect and work with ANHMC museums across Canada and we are very pleased with the great response from members for this collaboration.”

Media Contact:
Elizabeth McCrea
Chief Administrative Officer 613-410-1199

Currently on Display at the Royal B.C. Museum