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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

Quality museum with lots of exhibits, it's kind of small but not too expensive which makes it worth it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MarcelTau
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Necessary visit if you want to know about the North American Indians and 3 nations in particular. We took the 1 hour tour and were provided with so much information and stories. The artifacts as well as the totems are stories in themselves. The Australian...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Traveller540
Reviewed 5 days ago

Allow yourself lots of time to explore this museum. There are so many wonderful things to see! And, I love the drawers you can pull out to look at smaller items. I have actually been to this museum twice. The first time was over 10...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank VikingVagabond99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to see more about First Nations in Canada and loved this small museum, which is chock full of artifacts. Nice free guided 1/2 hour tour just when we arrived by a very knowledgeable docent. Only negatives is that we wanted to see more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Travelhabit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could have spent hours and hours in here. Interesting, informative and very easy to negotiate. The displays are brilliant and tell you so much about the First Nations i.e way of life, traditions and belief systems. Extremely thought provoking. You come away revaluating yourself and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Calgary425
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since it was a rainy day, my family & I decided to visit this museum after having lunch at Granville Island Public Market (one way taxi fare of $25). For the three of us, we bought the family pass for $48 and we managed to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of fixed displays - many items to look at but no interactive or video presentations. Just seemed to me that it could have been better - as we've experienced in other museums in other major cities.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JackWDaniels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the University of British Columbia. Great selection of Totem Poles other native arts. Required visit for those interested in the early inhabitants.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keith R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best museums of its type. Cleverly used indoor and outdoor spaces display large and small exhibits in an inviting and informative manner. The collection includes First Nation and indigenous peoples world-wide covering many aspects of life and spirituality in well-lit cases with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulMatters
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In a stunning setting with architecture inspired by the west coast is a fantastic collection of totems, masks, art and tools. A truly immersive and all encompassing experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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November 19, 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
November 19, 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.
October 18, 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.