This is a wonderful museum for learning about First nations Arts & Crafts. The displays and the totems were fabulous. They offered up stories and glimpses into BC's natural and human history, drawing us into the captivating story of the land. The natural history gallery sweeps you from lush tropical prehistoric forest past a woolly mammoth standing on the frozen steppes, to a present-day coastal rainforest bounded by rocky ocean shore. There was also a display and exhibition of bugs—bugs of all sorts and sizes. Outside the museum on Belleville Street is Thunderbird Park, created in 1941 to display some of the Northwest Coast's native arts. Most of the totems were carved between 1951-1990 (not antiques by any means, but copies of the originals—due their advanced decay.
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