The LGen E.C. Ashton Armoury is located at  724 Vanalman Ave, Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaAshton Armoury


Hours of Operation

Year around Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) and May to September 2nd Saturday in month 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Special arrangements for viewing at other times may be made by contacting the museum in advance.


Getting There

Public Transit:

  • From Downtown Routes 30/31 “Royal Oak”
  • From Swartz Bay/Sidney Routes 70/72 “Downtown” via Royal Oak Exchange transfer to 31 “James Bay”


  • From Downtown Blanshard St/Hwy 17 North to Quadra Exit
  • From Swartz Bay/Sidney Hwy 17 South to Vanalman Exit



Admission to the museum is by donation. The donations we receive help the museum maintain existing collection and add new and informative exhibits and displays. Suggested donation $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students and seniors.

The LGen E. C. Ashton Armoury is a working Canadian  Armed Forces facility and as such government issued photo identification (ID) is required.



The museum is accessible to wheelchair users.



The museum offers free parking to all visitors. Designated spaces are available for visitors with disabilities.



Still and video photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially produced.

The museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.