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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 today

Little time so I concentrated on First Nations collections. There is way too much to take in for one visit! Was however unpleasantly surprised that parking lot wasn't free. Considering this isn't exactly downtown Vancouver, I thought it was a rip-off.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the astonishing totem pole room at the entrance, to the extra large collection of items that shows you the relation between Native North American tribes with other South Pacific tribes, the MOA is a great option for spending a rainy afternoon during autumm. The...More

Thank jm_aceves
Reviewed 2 days ago

While visiting required a 30min taxi ride from our hotel it was well worth it. We arrived in time for an hour long guided tour of the museum. The guide did a great job explaining the history of the First Nation people and pointing out...More

Thank Martha J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent museum...beautiful exhibits focusing on artifacts and art exhibits from First Peoples in BC Coast and around the globe. Takes 2-3 hours to complete. Cafe offers really interesting food options and excellent coffee. Parking was convenient and close by.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a train, a bus and a walk but getting to this amazing museum was so worth it. The displays are superbly designed and the signage is well lit and easily read. We went to learn about First Nations and got so much more....More

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This might be the best museum in the whole British Columbia. It has lots of history and the facilities were very well built and integrated with the nature around. They have a huge collection of old artifacts used by different cultures and also have temporary...More

Thank Filipe L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I know very little about First Nations culture and was eager to learn more than I had already found out from other places in British Columbia. I was disappointed that so many of the artefacts on display were modern art representations instead of the older...More

Thank Ceridwen53
Reviewed 5 days ago

The collection is huge and laid out very well, the signage and information is top notch. Some of the Native Alaskan items are too lovely to describe. I could easily lose a whole day to the multidiversity center, with its mazelike exhibits and the drawers...More

Thank AedDubh
Reviewed 6 days ago

Execellent Museum specialising in First Nations culture and history. Allow enough time to take one of the tours provided by volunteers. This needs to be high on everyone’s list whilst visiting Vancouver.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is so much to see and absorb so do take the hour long tour. Then get a cup of tea of coffee and hit the exhibits and collection room. At some point you will begin to be overwhelmed and that's a good time to...More

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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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August 5, 2018|
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Response from Peggy Q | Reviewed this property |
We liked the anthropology museum better than the one in Victoria. I think your kids would, too.
Matthew L
July 9, 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
October 9, 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.