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Museum of Anthropology

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beautiful museum

Visited on a rainy day. Very beautiful museum. Great free daily tours by knowledgeable guide. Lots... read more

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Exceeded expectations!

It was a rainy day in Vancouver and we weren’t sure what to do. We don’t consider ourselves museum... read more

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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
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Reviewed today

Visited on a rainy day. Very beautiful museum. Great free daily tours by knowledgeable guide. Lots of Canadian and international history. Located near the ocean short walk many stairs down to the beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a rainy day in Vancouver and we weren’t sure what to do. We don’t consider ourselves museum people but sure glad we went. We learned a lot from not only the museum but staff.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this museum is - the building is well designed and the pieces on display are amazing to look at. I was glad to not only see local Indigenous artwork and pieces but also historical items from other countries...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jwvancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum with a lot of stuff, and everyone will likely see something that attracts their interest and makes them spend a long time looking at it. For me that was the Squamish language, one of the dying First Nations languages. This museum...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank epiciii
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was really worth visiting. We joined a couple of the free tours of the museum, which really helped us to understand what we were seeing. The guides did a great job. There is a nice gift shop, too. This is well worth paying the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our visit here, but you need at least one full day or longer if you are interested in the history and want to take a good look at everything.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dawningbright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught a bus from Granville (No 4 or14) which took us all the way to the University Campus. From there it was a pleasant ten minute walk to the Museum of Anthropology. A friend had recommended the museum as one of the best in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most important places to visit in Vancouver. Their collection of native art is impressive and will make for an unforgettable experience. British Columbians care about their First Nations roots, and this is where you get to meet them in all their splendor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moongateclimber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is so well organized, the displays are beautiful and there is so much to learn about British Columbia and the world. There are areas of international culture as well. It has a cafeteria and gift shop and you can spend two or three...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the MOA with a group of friends during a weekend that was meant to focus on the Northwest comedy tour of Just For Laughs and a Vancouver Canucks hockey game. It was an absolute pleasure with great exhibitions of First Nations artifacts from around...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and
hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a
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antoniobB3504GR
20 November 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline C | Reviewed this property |
There are express buses to UBC, use the Translink app to plan your journey. You simply type in your location and destination and desired time, and it gives you all the information. Avoid rush hour on the buses, though, if... More
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antoniobB3504GR
20 November 2018|
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Response from jamescT9787VF | Reviewed this property |
We took the 44 bus from waterfront station, took about 30 minutes and a 10 minute walk.
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BizTraveller10
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.
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