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Museum of Vancouver

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Museum of Vancouver

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1100 Chestnut St at Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9 Canada
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Mix up your regular way of doing—and seeing—things while visiting Vancouver, and experience the city from up in the air on this seaplane tour. Not only can you get perspectives and pictures of the city you wouldn’t get from a bus or walking tour, but you also take off and land on the water—adding a splash landing to all adventure seekers' Vancouver vacations.
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Judith B wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada82 contributions6 helpful votes
Three in one equals, you have the Museum of Vancouver, the Planitrum, the Observatory. Vanier Park holds the Children's Festival (or use to) and Bard on the Beach festival. Short walk there is another historic site and really worth while going to too.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Regina S wrote a review Dec 2019
Vancouver, Canada238 contributions31 helpful votes
Looking for something different to do, we came to the Museum. What a nice museum. The Haida Now exposition is beautifully set. The exposition showing Vancouver’s history has a great assortment of artifacts dating many decades. And they are beautifully set. It was Avery fun experience and I learned about the city’s history. Nice and interesting story, as well as hard reminder of some dark moments in its history.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Cannuckk wrote a review Dec 2019
Langley, Canada284 contributions160 helpful votes
It took a Groupon discount ticket to lure us to this museum, after living in the region for some 30 years. We enjoyed our two hour visit, but mainly because of the very informative and well laid out Haida temporary exhibit and the excellent related guided tour. In winter, they provide two daily tours of the exhibit from Friday through Monday, and really without having been able to attend the tour to provide colour and context to the Haida exhibit, I don't think we would have considered our visit to the museum completely satisfying. It does seem a bit strange that the star attraction of the museum right now is an exhibit on the Haida, an indigenous culture not really associated with the Vancouver area. Just forget the dichotomy and take advantage while you can. It also seems odd that the regular admission price at this museum is higher than the excellent Museum of Anthropology at UBC, which features a large collection of Native Art. We haven't been there lately, we probably will go soon after our visit to the Vancouver museum piqued our interest in learning more about First Nations culture. The rest of the museum was mildly interesting; a neon sign exhibit was cool, as were some exhibits that illustrated cultural artifacts of the twentieth century. Ultimately though, these exhibits did not seem particularly historically important, nor all that specific to the Vancouver experience. Bottom line, do the guided tour, it will add immensely to your visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Michael B wrote a review Oct 2019
Wakefield, United Kingdom347 contributions160 helpful votes
There are numerous interesting displays recording the growth of Vancouver since the end of the 19C. We also received an illuminating half-hour talk on the Haida exhibition which does much to illustrate the culture of the "original nations" as the indigenous people are now called. There was a lack of staff inside the actual museum, but overall we had an informative and enjoyable visit, having arrived on a False Creek Ferry.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from MuseumofVan, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Vancouver
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Hi Mikebutler46, Thank you for leaving a review for MOV! We are really happy to hear that you had an overall informative and enjoyable experience learning about the narratives and stories that make up the city's unique history. We are proud to offer the guided tours with Haida Now and feel that they elevate the experience even more. We hope to have you at MOV again soon! With appreciation, Lorenzo Schober - Communications and Marketing Manager, Museum of Vancouver
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Katie A wrote a review Oct 2019
Portland, Oregon69 contributions20 helpful votes
Start with local indigenous history then walk through scenes, set-up like life-size dioramas, of the post-colonialization moden city starting in the 1850s.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from MuseumofVan, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Vancouver
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Hello and thank you for your review. I think this is a great itinerary for those visiting MOV for the first time - thank you for sharing it. With appreciation, Lorenzo Schober - Communications and Marketing Manager, Museum of Vancouver
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