History Museums in Vancouver

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History Museums in Vancouver

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  • scbeaches
    sc270 contributions
    we just walked around the gardens/park. nice area for a picnic. out of the hustle and bustle of robson st. we didn't go inside or do the tour.
    Written July 28, 2023
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  • GKTravellers
    Harrogate, UK1,343 contributions
    We spent 2 and a half hours understanding the history of Vancouver in this informatuve museum. A number of rooms are given over to the First Nations people who inhabitated the area before the European settlers. At $15 the museum offers good value for money.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • Ewan M
    1 contribution
    HUGE place for bikes and gear. I don't even ride, but it was astounding. Anyone could enjoy the mechanical artwork displayed here.
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • Maud R
    1 contribution
    The Chinatown Storytelling Centre is small but action-packed. The photobooth and table with dining etiquette were highlights! I also enjoyed all of the brief, accessible, stories that accompanied every exhibit. I definitely learned a lot and it gave much-needed context to my tour around the neighbourhood and my appreciation of its history. Recommend!
    Written September 13, 2023
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson18,350 contributions
    It is a living, breathing part of the Chinatown community and is also extremely popular as a tour bus destination for foreign visitors. It abuts the Botanical Gardens and is very near the large memorial to WW I Chinese soldiers and to the rail workers upon whose toil the foundation of North America was built.

    On a beautiful sunny day, it was difficult to make a determination to go inside a building when the beauty of the gardens and the excitement of Chinatown competed for attention.
    Written August 3, 2019
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  • peterbJ9031CT
    2 contributions
    Our group of about 16 met at JCC on a very rainy day but spirits were high as our excellent and well informed leader David led us through the streets of Oakridge. An added and unexpected perk was the spontaneous invitation by a homeowner for each of our sopping wet group to enter his most interesting and beautiful home for a peak inside. Our tour ended at Temple Shalom which may be a difficult hoof back to JCC for those less able.
    Written October 31, 2019
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  • Lyn1354
    Harrogate, UK88 contributions
    A leafy suburb with some older houses to look at, good cafe too. Unfortunately we couldn't go in, due to some filming in the area.Go to Nelson Park area too.
    Written September 27, 2019
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  • 623louisa
    Saint Paul, MN4 contributions
    Visiting this new museum was a moving experience. Highlights for me were the many video stories of Chinese immigrants from all over the world and family stories of grandparents or parents experiences of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and staff sharing their own personal or family stories. The museum has three stories but there’s a big elevator and places to sit down. Some exhibit spaces seemed a bit sparse but it’s a new museum and the I’m sure the collection is growing. Seems best for teens and adults, but kids would especially enjoy the Photo Booth behind the curtain in the 3rd floor school room. The museum is near the Chinatown Gate and we enjoyed the Congee Noodle Delight restaurant a block away. The neighborhood seems down on its luck but we felt safe using the bus to get there during the day. You can just use your credit card on Vancouver transit, great for tourists!
    Written September 23, 2023
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,122 contributions
    The compact but informative presentation area in the basement of the community centre at 41st and Oak is not to be taken lightly. This includes actual letters, photographs, and other items from people who survived the holocaust, and came to live in the Vancouver area. I was very moved, I suspect you will be too. No photos permitted.
    Written December 6, 2018
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  • Bluecedarangel
    Burnaby, Canada144 contributions
    I live in Vancouver for many years.
    The Center is new, however Musqueam has had tours for many years.

    If you want to know more about the Aboriginal Culture and Tradition of the Coast Salish people, this is one of the places to go.

    You will learn fabulous Vancouver is only one of the city's located on Musqueam Territory.

    They offer guided tours or you can go about on your own exploration.

    I have been on the tour and have loved learning about the native people and land.
    A very educational and inspiring and a must see.
    Written January 21, 2016
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