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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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Now on view at Museum of Vancouver! There is Truth Here brings a new line to bear on the role of art as part of children’s knowledge, identity, and experiences of Indian Residential and Day Schools. Through paintings, drawings, sewing, beading, drumming, singing, and drama produced by children and youth who attended schools in British Columbia and Manitoba the exhibition seeks to contribute in vital and new ways to dialogues and initiative about truth telling, reconciliation, and redress in Canada. #Resilience #Creativity #AtMOV #Truth #Indigenous #Witnessing
This week's featured #MOVNatureAndMe photo! 🐦🌿🌸 Thanks @myeaglejourney for sharing! 📸 Want to have your photo featured? Show us the power of nature in your life and tag @museumofvan + #MOVNatureAndMe on Instagram! #WildThings #AtMOV #Spring #Bird #Blossoms
Explore our current feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in the auditorium at MOV's Happy Hour Choir Series! Coming up on Thursday, April 25 two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement. Featuring West End Chamber Choir & Rhythm ‘n’ Roots. 🎤🎶⁣ ⁣ Come early, enjoy more! – The concert starts at 7:00 pm but pay what you can admission at MOV starts at 5:00 pm!⁣ ⁣ #PWYC #Vancity #Choir #AtMOV
Did you know? A pair of eagles can construct a 4 – 6 foot nest in a little more than a week. However, this does not mean the nest is finished. In fact the nest will generally be added to from the adults arrival back at the site right through until the young are fledged. 🦅 This Saturday, April 13th join representatives from @hancockwildlife at @museumofvan's next Wild Things Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat! The station will include a full screen display from @hancockwildlife's eagle cams located in various wildlife positions in Delta and Surrey, providing rare real-time views of nesting eagles. Free with admission to @museumofvan. #MovNatureAndMe #WildThings #Animals #Nature #Facts #BaldEagles #AtMOV


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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