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Museum of Anthropology

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Explore traditional and contemporary art from Northwest Coast First Nations and other cultures across the world. See magnificent Indigenous carvings, weavings and contemporary artworks in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea. Admire...more
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6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
University Land Endowments
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had been meaning to visit for years as Anthropology has always been of interest to me. The facility is much larger than I was expecting and hold many treasures. We did a free tour and our guide was interesting and gave us a good...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much rich culture to learn about here & have always adored how they have such an immense collection available for browsing through their display cases with many pull out drawers. So important to learn about the cultures represented specifically in the Vancouver/ BC area...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Impressive collection of totems. Very important place for First Nations art. Beautiful sculpture by Bill Reid, raven and the first man. Diversity galleries interesting because they cross over continents.

Thank annesophieg356
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent several hours looking st the history of the many tribes of the Nortwest. Great history lesson on many cultural histories that we have very little personal knowledge about. Good place to visit.

Thank Tis_Brian
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is more to this museum than the footprint suggests. Info can be overwhelming, so definitely take the included tour.

Thank K T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good option for a rainy day in Vancouver. We took the bus from downtown, about a 35 minute trip and then a walk through campus. Very good exhibits and history of indigenous Canadians. The building was a bit leaky but otherwise worth the effort. Lots...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a one of a kind museum and houses an amazing collection of totem poles, canoes, art, tools and history of the Pacific Northwest's first peoples. Also great for rainy days.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see in Vancouver The Museum is one of the best in the world Exceptionally well laid out , truly amazing cultural experience

Thank 358daleb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the display of totem poles and other new exhibitions. A great way to connect with nature and First Nations.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time we bring friends and relatives to the museum we feel more connected to our land. The presentation of collections is exquisite. This time the museum was not too crowded; it is so much better to visit when there are not too many people...More

Thank Susan C
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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty,
the expansive parkland of the University Land
Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation
with the University of British Columbia. A large green
space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens,
botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and
hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a
breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to
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19 October 2018|
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Response from KMfromMA | Reviewed this property |
We did not. We just had to wait 30 minutes for the tour to begin. No problem as that gave us a little time to explore.
6 August 2018|
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Response from travelnotebook | Reviewed this property |
Both museums are wonderful, but if I had to choose, based on your 10-80 age group, I would select the Museum of Vancouver - It has an outdoor area that children would enjoy as much as the adults.
Matthew L
10 July 2018|
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Response from KielT11 | Property representative |
Hi Matthew, We encourage you to explore MOA at your own pace! To familiarize yourself with the different spaces and collections at MOA, we recommend checking out one of our daily free guided tours. These tours range from 30... More
9 October 2017|
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Response from retep42 | Reviewed this property |
Best way is to catch the No 2 bus from Thurlow Street in the city !! Then a 10 minute walk to the MOA.
23 June 2017|
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Response from Anna R | Reviewed this property |
There are some child friendly activities, such as trying out hammocks and being able to go out the back of the Museum where there is a little trail, a pond and two long houses..an area where there is ample room for kids to... More