Victoria Conference Centre

HCC 2019 Home Base

Plenary sessions, workshops, seminars, symposia, oral and poster presentations – all will be held in the stunning Victoria Conference Centre (VCC). An homage to the cultures and traditions that make Victoria a great place to connect, VCC is the city’s largest conference facility with 73,000 square feet of meeting space, 21 multi-purpose meeting rooms, a large exhibit hall and 400-seat lecture theatre.

Royal British Columbia Museum

First Peoples' Gallery

We are privileged to be able to use the First People’s Gallery of the Royal British Columbia Museum as the venue for our Monday evening gala reception. 

The First People’s Galleries include Totem Hall; the Nisga’a, People of the Nass River, exhibit; Jonathon Hunt House; and the Kekuli Pit House exhibit.

Totem Hall is the central exhibit and features monumental carvings, crest poles and house posts from many communities across what is now British Columbia. The juxtaposition of these magnificent carvings emphasizes the variety of different pole types and carving styles and evokes the grandeur of 19th-century coastal villages. Around the perimeter of the hall are examples of masks, regalia, and modern works by Kwakwaka’wakw, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Haida, Tsimshian, Gitxsan, Nisga’a, Nuu-chah-nulth and Salish master carvers.