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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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"I want my grandchildren to know that they are loved. Anything is possible. These paintings I made all those years ago have come back to me. It is unbelievable how resilient a young child can be, by choosing to remain focused on love while being surrounded by the hurt and pain we endured as children growing up in the school." - Amelia Wavey Saunders, Cree, Mackay Indian Residential school There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools is currently on view at @museumofvan #resilience #creativity #TruthatMOV #AtMOV #indigenous #witnessing
The Museum of Vancouver is located atop of the ancestral village of Sen̓áḵw, which became part of Kitsilano Indian Reserve #6 in 1869. Designated Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) reserve lands, the reserve was later reduced in size several times to make way for newcomers. In 1913, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh families were placed on barges and forcibly removed to reserves on the north side of Burrard Inlet. After several decades of legal struggle, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation was awarded a settlement which saw the return of 10.48 acres of the original 80-acre parcel in 2000. 📷: City of Vancouver Archives #nationalindigenouspeoplesday #MOVrealconciliation #acknowledgment #museumofvancouver #nipd2019 #bc #canada
You're invited to The Real Canadian Potluck Picnic, a start-of-summer celebration at Vanier Park on June 27th put on by our friends, the @van_biennale - This FREE community event includes culturally inspired food, live music, dance, and the first public unveiling of a new artwork. Bring family and friends, a picnic dinner, and an appetite to sample an assortment of food sensations created especially for the potluck by local foodies. We hope to see you there! ALL AGES WELCOME. For more info, visit the @van_biennale website!
🚨🚨 CONTEST ALERT!! 🚨🚨 We are giving away two tickets to the now sold out Pico Iyer Talk on Love, Life and Mortality: The literary genius on the things that matter most - happening July 7th at Museum of Vancouver! Enter by: 1. Liking this post 2. Following @museumofvan 3. Following @indiansummerfestival Contest Winner will be announced on June 28, 2019! Not in the mood to leave it to chance? Although this event is sold out Pico Iyer will also be speaking at 5x15 - an event put on by @indiansummerfestival and @sfu_library on Friday July 5th at @roundhousecc Head to the @indiansummerfestival website to buy tickets today! #contests #indiansummerfest2019


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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