Museum of Anthropology Vancouver

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Museum of Anthropology – A gem out at UBC

This museum is approximately 20 mins from downtown but well worth your time on a rainy day in Vancouver. Situated on a point overlooking the ocean, the view and overall grandeur of the Grand Hall alone is worth the trip with its 15 meter high ceilings and soaring totem poles.

My other favorite place in the museum is the Bill Reid Rotunda. Formerly a WW2 gun turret it now houses one of the most famous pieces by this local artist, Raven and the First Men. This piece was on the Canadian $ 20 dollar bill for many years and is housed at the MOA along with other pieces of his artwork. It’s truly breathtaking to see this piece up close and not under glass.

There are volunteer guides that give free tours at 11:00 and 14:00 daily, with the addition of 18:00 Thursdays. There is so much to see here that I recommend you take the tour and then go back and visit the locations in the museum that caught your eye.

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Details about this spot



Northwest Marine Drive 6393, Vancouver

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Opening Times

Mon - Wed & Fri - Sun 09:00 - 17:00, Thu 09:00 - 21:00


Adult ticket: C$ 18


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)