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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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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 yesterday via mobile

Amazing collection of mostly First Nation objects. Museum does a great job explaning the meaning of the pieces and interpretating their significancy. Tip: take the free guide tours (1 hour).

Thank EVRotterdam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

MOA is definitely worth taking the bus out to UBC although it's a quite a hike from the bus terminal. The museum is spacious, has several large exhibition galleries and wonderful exhibits. The First Nations galleries are fabulous and there are informative guides at certain...More

Thank Sandypylos
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing collection! Guided tour was great to get started with and then explore by yourself. Loved that you could open draws and see more

Thank Ailsa C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you stand amongst the totem-poles, carvings and relics of Canada's First Nation people and begin to understand the art and culture of these peoples it is both emotional and fascinating at the same time. Then you explore the Haida legend of the "Ravens and...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A good place of learning and teaching kids of the gems, treasure, and history. And learning the culture of all nation. Worth to spend the day and see the exhibits too.

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The building that houses the museum was designed by the famous Canadian architect, Arthur Erickson. It stands around the museums collection like a protective concrete giant; displaying the beauty of the totem poles, canoes, festival bowls and utensils and taking nothing for itself. It echoes...More

Thank Rosemary P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here with young children, so we unfortunately weren't able to see everything, however the First Nations artwork in the main section of the museum is certainly eyecatching, as well as the Bill Reid sculpture on the side gallery. The other galleries in the...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I take my students from North Vancouver to MOA regularly to visit both special and permanent exhibits. MOA has incredibly knowledgeable staff, easy access, a breathtaking location and design, and is full of the most wonder-filled cultural expressions imaginable. What we love most is that...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Learn about Indigenous Local and Pacific culture, in a couple of hours, or take all day. Many artifacts, and much expertise available.

Thank winkyw18
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you enjoy history and you want to see some authentic pieces from the indigenous peoples (predominantly from the Pacific Northwest), this is the perfect place to get your fix. The collection is vast wit -, mostly indoor and a few outdoor - totem poles,...More

Thank KS080
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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Once you are at the Museum of Anthropology, how do you get back downtown?
25 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
Albert N
is there parking for cars?
30 September 2016|
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Response from lutzboy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking lot adjacent to the museum. not sure if it's free as we walked from the university to the MOA.
Is there a place to check in large luggage while we visit?
6 August 2016|
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Response from Melissa K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I am not sure.