The Museum of Anthropology located at the University of British Columbia is a very popular Vancouver attraction
Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology, located at the University of British Columbia, is an extremely popular destination for both tourists and locals.
The current home of the museum, designed by the well known Canadian architect Arthur Erickson was completed in 1976. The design was influenced by the post-and-beam architecture used by the Northwest Coast First Nations.
The museum features a large collection of Northwest Coast First Nations art as well as large collections from the South Pacific, Africa, and Asia and Europe. Articles include an extensive collection of textiles, art, historic photographs, carvings, masks, pottery, coins and weapons to name a few.
On Tuesday evenings between 5 and 9pm there is a special reduced admission rate that you can take advantage of.
How to get to Museum of Anthropology on Public Transit
From VCC-Clark SkyTrain Station on the Millennium Line catch the #84 UBC to its terminus at the UBC bus loop. From Commercial-Broadway Station on the Expo Line or Broadway-City Hall Station on the Canada Line catch the #99 UBC westbound on Broadway to its terminus at the UBC bus loop.
Alternatively from Monday to Friday only, before 7 pm, if coming from Downtown; you can take the #44 UBC from in front of either Waterfront or Burrard Station to the UBC bus loop.
From there you can walk the 1.4 km's to the museum (about 15 minutes) by going north along Wesbrook Mall (the road that parallels the bus loop) to Chancellor Blvd. Go left (west) on Chancellor Blvd. which becomes NW Marine Drive until you see the Museum on your right at West Mall Road. If this is too far of a walk for you catch bus #C20 from bay 15 at the loop and take it to NW Marine Drive at West Mall. This is about a 10 minute bus ride and the bus runs every 20 - 30 minutes so it may take a little longer than walking depending on how long you have to wait for the #C20.