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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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In ancient Haida Gwaii, the canoe was at the centre of tradition. Marriage alliances and wars were conducted, invitations to feasts and potlatches, and the arrival of guests came by way of canoe. Canoe model with seated figures – Alder Wood – AA 1028 Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition at Haida Now – currently on view at @museumofvan #HaidaNow #indigenous #artists #AtMOV #tradition #innovation #canoe #alder
This @givingtuesdayca consider making a unique gift! Donate to Museum of Vancouver, and help us tell Vancouver’s story. Your donation to MOV ensures that all of us have access to the city’s rich cultural heritage. Visit for more information! #GivingTuesday #VanGives #SeasonOfGiving #IHeartMOV
Bugle from the 29th Vancouver Battalion, Tobin's Tigers, Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Used by Henry Cecil Royle (Harry) 1915-1919. Harry's brother James F. Royle (Fred), was also a bugler for the 29th, and was taken prisoner of war. Pte. Royle's records are accessible through @libraryarchives In April 2017, MOV loaned Pte. Royle’s bugle to the 39 Canadian Brigade Group for their tour of WWI battle sites in honour of the Vimy 100 commemorations. The bugle was played at the Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate Memorial, in Ypres, Belgium. The last photo shows a group of Seaforth Highlanders on the steps of the Vimy Memorial on April 9th, 2017 during this tour. The bugle is held by Lieutenant-Colonel Ed Haverstock, then Chief of Staff of 39 Brigade, and now the Commanding Officer of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. H982.217.43 #lestweforget #rememberanceday #theirsacrifice
Today we welcomed our new @cityofvancouver City Councilors for a tour and provided an overview of MOV's contribution and relevance to Vancouver's cultural, historical, and social landscape. Along with an in-depth tour of the current feature exhibitions Haida Now and Wild Things, Councillors also toured the Museum's collections department and conversation lab. #COV #MOV #Citytour #Councillors


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

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

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