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