Musuem of Anthropology

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by C_Wheel on December 16, 2002

You can get Bus #4 from downtown Vancouver straight to the UBC campus. Check the map at the bus stop once you get there for directions to the musuem. If in doubt head towards the totem poles.

The musuem concentrates on First Nation artifacts. The exhibitions are impressive, especially the mask collection but not particularly meaningful for the casual visitor. The collections aren’t very large and I’d reccommend going on a guided tour. The guides bring the artifacts to life and also tell about their relevance today as part of the First Nation's re-creation of their cultural identity.

There's also a collection of totem poles outside the musuem that’s worth wandering around.

Museum of Anthropology at UBC
6393 North West Marine Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z2
(604) 822-5087

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