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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 April 2006

I spent about two hours at the Anthropology Museum, and I loved it. I took about a half hour bus ride from Robson Street (we took the UBC line) to the campus, and then it was a ten or fifteen minute walk to the museum...More

14  Thank Sarah S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 May 2005

It is easy to appreciate the significance of the collections at the MOA however, the display of these artifacts is difficult to navigate and for us it was a deterrent to enjoying the museum. Most of the artifacts are in visible storage cases which include...More

17  Thank jiujen
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent several hours looking st the history of the many tribes of the Nortwest. Great history lesson on many cultural histories that we have very little personal knowledge about. Good place to visit.

Thank Tis_Brian
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is more to this museum than the footprint suggests. Info can be overwhelming, so definitely take the included tour.

Thank K T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good option for a rainy day in Vancouver. We took the bus from downtown, about a 35 minute trip and then a walk through campus. Very good exhibits and history of indigenous Canadians. The building was a bit leaky but otherwise worth the effort. Lots...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a one of a kind museum and houses an amazing collection of totem poles, canoes, art, tools and history of the Pacific Northwest's first peoples. Also great for rainy days.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see in Vancouver The Museum is one of the best in the world Exceptionally well laid out , truly amazing cultural experience

Thank 358daleb
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoy the display of totem poles and other new exhibitions. A great way to connect with nature and First Nations.

Thank chiching1007
Reviewed 6 days ago

Each time we bring friends and relatives to the museum we feel more connected to our land. The presentation of collections is exquisite. This time the museum was not too crowded; it is so much better to visit when there are not too many people...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived around 10:30am and was told that there was a free guided tour at 11. I wandered about for a bit by myself and it was interesting, but it ramped up tremendously once I joined the guided tour. The tour guide really told the...More

1  Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

i didn;t understand the things over there my friends had asked me out for this place, but I enjoyed the things they have.

Thank ruchi_smile
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is beautiful, with amazing displays. Great Indigenous pieces and Totem Poles. Mostly based on Canadian Anthropology which makes sense. There are other areas like Africa, Asia etc, but it is mostly all the same stuff and very small displays.

Thank Steven K
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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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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.
6 August 2018|
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Response from travelnotebook | Reviewed this property |
Both museums are wonderful, but if I had to choose, based on your 10-80 age group, I would select the Museum of Vancouver - It has an outdoor area that children would enjoy as much as the adults.
Matthew L
10 July 2018|
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Response from KielT11 | Property representative |
Hi Matthew, We encourage you to explore MOA at your own pace! To familiarize yourself with the different spaces and collections at MOA, we recommend checking out one of our daily free guided tours. These tours range from 30... More