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Museum of Anthropology

6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
+1 604-822-5087
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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 the world’s largest collection of works by acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid, including his famous cedar sculpture The Raven and the First Men. Explore the Museum’s Multiversity Galleries where more than 16,000 objects from around the world are displayed. Visit the award-winning Koerner Ceramics Gallery, displaying a collection of European ceramics unique to North America. Stroll the Museum Grounds, where monumental Haida houses, poles and Musqueam house posts capture the dramatic beauty of traditional Northwest Coast architecture and design. Enjoy a wide range of special exhibitions and public programs, including free guided gallery walks. Visit the MOA shop and relax in Café MOA. MOA is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
University Land Endowments
+1 604-822-5087
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything about this museum is beautiful; the building, displays and knowledgable curators. It's a place you could stay in all day and get lost in it's treasures. This is a must do in Vancouver.

Thank Xavierrette
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was recommended to us and well worth a visit The guide was interesting and informative about the artefacts on display

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I only wish I could have had more time here! There was so much to see that I didn't even get to all of it, but what I saw was amazing. The short tour I took was fascinating and well done and the works on...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to spend the afternoon or just a quick one visit. Walk around the outside as well, it is very informative and beautiful.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I deeply enjoyed seeing the art and culture of indigenous people who lived here before Europeans arrived. Happened upon a free tour which greatly enhanced my understanding of what I saw. There are also galleries of cultures/their art from literally all over the world. The...More

Thank S W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the UBC campus the drive to the museum is a beautiful one. The space is modern and the First Nations exhibit is second to none. So, if you only have time to see one thing, make it this.

Thank lsdean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great array of NW Native works of art and religious artifacts in a beautiful building. I highly recommend a visit, even for an hour, though 2 or 3 is not unreasonable.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big fan of Haida art, and this museum did not disappoint me. The amazing collection of art from indigenous peoples from around the region is breathtaking and the building it self is a unique architectural experience. I can highly recommend the guided tours,...More

Thank Ida_Was_Here
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is very interesting, has a lot of information about aboriginal culture and lands. There is a guided tour for free and it is really worth it. This museum is a must. If you like this kind of museums be prepared, go for at...More

Thank Zizi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Vancouver but had not been to the MOA for many years. I was once again blown away by the beauty of the building itself and the setting. It's possible to walk outside and imagine the original setting for the priceless totem poles...More

Thank MavisS
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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9 October 2017|
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Response from drmary145 | Reviewed this property |
bus from downtown on weekdays only at very reasonable price, stopped outside Plaza hotel but can't recall number, then about 10 minute walk through the campus, no traffic, goes through the rose gardens, very pleasant
24 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
26 April 2017|
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Response from Kiel T | Property representative |
Hi there! If you walk to Chancellor Boulevard you can catch the #44 bus which will take you downtown across the Burrard Street Bridge. Otherwise, on University Boulevard you can catch the #4 bus and the #14 bus which both go... More