Located at the University of British Columbia, the Museum of Anthropology offers one of the world's most extensive ... More
Museum of Anthropology
Located at the University of British Columbia, the Museum of Anthropology offers one of the world's most extensive collections of Northwest Coast First Nations art. This is a definite must see for those who enjoy history, culture and art.
Located in the west side of the city just west of Kitsilano so you can combine a visit to the hotel with a walk on 4th avenue and maybe some shopping.
The museum has a huge collection of 'first nations' items starting from gigantic totem poles and canoes down to masks, baskets and jewlery.
Don't miss the the guided tour! It is free and very interesting. it basically gives you just a small taste of what the place has to offer (eventhough it is almost an hour long!).
Don't miss the Bill Reid famous raven sculpture. It is amazing! In the museum you can also read about the making of this sculpture.
This shouldn't be missed if you go to Vancouver. There are many large wooden works of native art, totem poles, etc. The atmosphere is great, and I wanted to spend more time. Not only this, but they have other sections dedicated to cultures around the world. There's way to much to see in one trip!
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