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Museum of Vancouver

 Spark your curiosity with the Museum of Vancouver’s inspiring collection of extraordinary treasures!  MOV’s featured exhibitions are: Haida Now - a visual feast of innovation and tradition showcasing an unparalleled display of Haida art, boasting 450 works created by carvers, weavers, photographers and printmakers as early as 1890’s and not to be missed is Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives - an exhibition that delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they connect with each other and how people interact with nature in the city.

While visiting MOV, experience permanent Vancouver history and neon galleries and support local artisans at the Lattimer Gallery & Gifts @MOV.

MOV is located in scenic Vanier Park with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Only a 5 mins drive from downtown and a 20 mins stroll along the ocean boardwalk to either; Granville Island or Kitsilano Beach. MOV is easily accessible by False Creek Ferries, Mobi Bike Share Program and City Transit.


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We would like to thank everyone for your donations and continued support! Your donation directly strengthens the reach and impact of the work we do here at @museumofvan. #ThankYouThursday #GivingTuesdayCa
“This is a piece that explores contrast. Divided into two sides, one teal the other white. The design elements are reciprocal, in both form and colour. The black unifies both sides, balancing the paradox." - Rod Smith Bidding is still open for the @lattimergallery Annual Bentwood Box Auction! Make sure to attend the final bidding event at MOV on Dec 7th from 5pm to 8pm! #unya #urbannativeyouthassociation #charitybentwoodboxes #lattimergallery
Today is @givingtuesdayca! A global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. On this day, communities come together and give thanks by giving back to charitable organizations who are making an impact in their community. Your donation to @museumofvan directly strengthens the reach and impact of the work we do. Consider making a unique gift this year. Follow the link in our bio! #VanGives #GivingTuesdayCA #SeasonOfGiving
Salmonberry, a species of brambles in the rose family, is native to the west coast of North America and is known as a Common Plant. After the introduction of Scotch Broom - an invasive species with no natural predators - the common Salmonberry became displaced and the ecosystem that once was changed, forever. This is a typical scenario of rare, common, and invasive species connecting and affecting each other. Reflect on your personal relationship with nature in the city and beyond in Wild Things - currently on display #AtMOV #WildThings #SalmonBerry #MOVNatureAndMe


From Cornwall Avenue, turn north on Chestnut Street. Turn right at Whyte Avenue for parking and entrance.

On Transit: Take the #22, #2, or #32. Exit at Cornwall and Cypress. Walk North-East (towards the water).

Easily accessible by False Creek Ferries and the on-site Mobi Bike Share Program.’ 

Hours and Dates of Operation

Sunday to Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Friday and Saturday 10am – 9pm

Calendar of Events


Phone: 604.736.4431
Address: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver BC V6J 3J9

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