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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 Hop On Hop Off, False Creek Ferries, Mobi Bike Share Program and City Transit.


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The Northern Flicker is a medium-sized bird of the woodpecker family. It was one of the top contenders in the Official City Bird contest in 2017 but lost out to the Anna’s hummingbird. Contemplate the power of nature in your life in Wild Things – one of our current feature exhibitions at @museumofvan #WildThings #Animals #Facts #MOVNatureAndMe #MOV NB 77 - Northern Flicker
Yuen Fong Company catalogue depicting red Chinese New Year firecrackers on the cover. This Vancouver company, both retailer and wholesaler, supplied Chinatown businesses and restaurants across Canada and some parts of the United States with traditional Chinese goods such as food, medicine, porcelain, fans, slippers, art scrolls, lanterns, drinks, canned goods, and more. The business was established in 1954 at 242-244 E. Pender and closed soon after 1982. Museum of Vancouver Collection (H2017.44.1) #LunarNewYear #ChineseNewYear #OpenMOV #Vancouver #Chinatown #History
Join us for Family Day today and receive complimentary admission to Museum of Vancouver! Take a walk on the wild side, visit the Wild Things exhibition and experience the wonder of a close encounter of the wild kind. Explore the Haida Now exhibition and discover the wily ways of Wasgo the Sea Wolf and many other captivating Haida stories, including the Bear Mother. Drop in for a gallery tour of Haida Now at 11:30 or 1:30! An experience the entire family will enjoy! #FamilyDay #ComeExplore #Family #Free #AtMOV
Woodward's Lucky Money Envelope c. 1990 . Woodward’s department store was a favourite shopping destination for Vancouverites for over 100 years (1892-1993). You may remember Woodward’s famous "$1.49 Day" sales, held the first Tuesday of every month! . Museum of Vancouver Collection (H2009.30.11) . #LunarNewYear #ChineseNewYear #OpenMOV #Vancouver #Woodwards #LuckyEnvelope #History


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 Hop On Hop Off, 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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