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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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All of the lights 🔅😎 ⁣ ⁣ Did you know? ⁣ Neon lights were named for Ne which gives off a popular orange light - other gases and chemicals are used to produce other colors, such as hydrogen (red), helium (yellow), carbon dioxide (white), and mercury (blue). 📷: @woominss ⁣ Neon Vancouver Ugly Vanocuver - currently on display #AtMOV
Tawt'a - Bentwood Box Adorned by artists with Supernatural beings to add spirit and protection to their contents, bentwood boxes were and are still today crafted with the highest degree of detail and design. Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition in Haida Now - currently on display #atMOV⁣ ⁣ 📷: @billhosley #AtMOV #MOVRealconciliation #HaidaNow
Why I Design 2019: Designer Profile - Ronnie Dean Harris AKA @ostwelveproductions - Ronnie is a Stō:lo/St’át'imc/Nlaka'pamux multimedia artist based in Langley, BC. He has worked on number of media projects, as an actor and composer and has also been very active in creating and facilitating workshop programs for youth in media arts and hip-hop. Currently, he is working as the Program Director for “Reframing Relations” with @communityartsyvr delivering programming for indigenous and non-indigenous artists to interface with students and youth in schools and communities around the concept of reconciliation. Engage with Ronnie and other leading creators & designers at this year's Why I Design on Saturday November 2, 2019! More info and tickets online. #WhyIDesign2019 #DesignAtMOV
Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day in the US, a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. This ceramic jar (AI 7) is from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, USA. Acoma tribal traditions estimate that the indigenous peoples of the area have lived there more than two thousand years, with thousands still living and thriving in their communities today - making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. #indigenouspeoplesday #IndigenousPeoplesDayEveryday


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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