Now this looks interesting - Mammoths

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Just to the North - from the Royal BC Museum:

Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age
Sometimes standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America from as long ago as 1.8 million years in the past to as recently as 10,000 years ago, during the Ice Age. And now they're here at the Royal BC Museum. Beginning in June 2016, the Royal BC Museum presents the rare opportunity to see the larger-than-life exhibition, Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age, in partnership with The Field Museum in Chicago. This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent creatures transports visitors to a time when giants walked among us and humans struggled to survive in a world they had yet to conquer.

For the first time ever in Canada, you are able to see Lyuba, a 40,000 year-old baby woolly mammoth. Discovered in Siberia in 2007, Lyuba is the world's most complete preserved mammoth. This is a remarkable opportunity for visitors to see an animal – now extinct – that once roamed across much of BC.

Through a rich collection of fossils, casts, preserved flesh, immersive media and engaging interactives, visitors will discover the Proboscidean family tree, from woollies to mastodons to dwarves to modern-day elephants, immersed in a richly animated Ice Age panorama. Visitors can walk through the ancient landscapes where mammoths and mastodons lived and learn how today's scientists excavate and learn more about these amazing animals, their eventual extinction and whether it's possible to clone them today.

Thinking it might be fun to visit Victoria - good reason to go. The museum is incredible

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