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.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Museum of AnthropologyFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
6393 NW Marine Drive
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Phone: +1 604-822-5087
Sarah M. Oct-13-2021
We have been here twice on two different trips to BC and really enjoyed ourselves both times. If you did not grow up in the Vancouver area and are not... Read More
Cindy D. Aug-29-2021
I'm so glad we took time to visit this museum, it was by far my favourite one! We visited on a Tuesday morning, it wasn't crowded. The kids loved... Read More
Martin P. Apr-01-2021
Very nice and clean facilities. Very nice staff but after seeing dozens of museums in Europe, this seems to me like the most boring museum ever. Seriously,... Read More
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How to get to Museum of Anthropology by Skytrain and Bus
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.
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