Best Museums in Vancouver


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The Vancouver Art Gallery is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada and the largest in Western Canada. It is located downtown Vancouver. Its permanent collection of about 11,000 artworks includes ... read more

Housed (for the time being — its new home will be built at West Georgia and Cambie) in a beautiful neoclassical courthouse located in the thick of Robson Street’s hustle-and-bustle, the Vancouver A... read more

This is Vancouver's main art gallery. It has changing exhibits as well as an impressive permanent collection. Best kept secret: the gallery cafe is located upstairs from the lobby (or you can acces... read more

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Science World at Telus World of Science, is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver. It is located at the end of False Creek, and features many permanent interactive exhi... read more

Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the end of False Creek, and feat... read more

Interactive science displays & films for kids from toddlers to early teens, inside a geodesic dome; Science World is one of Vancouver's most recognized landmarks. Science World is a 20-30 minute wa... read more

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The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in particular works by ... read more

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in particular works by First ... read more

A beautifully designed and curated museum on the grounds of the University of British Columbia. While the focus is on world cultures, I particularly love the artifacts, craft work, and exploration ... read more

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Largest civic museum in Canada telling the history of Vancouver with contemporary, groundbreaking feature exhibits. Walk along the False Creek seawall afterwards!

Fantastic location, walk around the park in front of the Museum. You can go to the planetarium here as well. It is the best place to fly a kite. The East Vancouver version of this park is New Brigh... read more

A great spot to spend a few hours, either on your own or with kids. The displays are always changing, and there is a lot of Vancouver history in the permanent installations. We live here and we s... read more

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Great collection of marine themes items and the St. Roche ship.

Kids love to take a turn at the wheel and imagine they're ploughing through arctic ice.

Dig Boats? There is a big old one inside here that you can tour (don't worry, it stays on land).

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Take a rocket ship to Mars on an immersive ride, view the night sky in the observatory or soak up a planetarium show at this marvellous space museum.

We used to go here to watch laser light shows set to retro bands like Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin. I think there's a lot more to it now - probably pretty cool if you or your kids like space stuff.

Planetarium- shows are amazing

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19th & 20th Century mining history captured in time, many pieces of equipment still working and in original condition. Highly Educational and a lot of fun, especially riding the train into the mou... read more

Wonderful tour of the local mining industry - great for everyone...be sure to check out the famous fish and chips shack across the street from the mine. Mountain Woman makes some fantastic burgers ... read more

A trip back in time. Take a tour and visit the tunnel and processing building of the Britannia Mine. Learned about the lives of the people who lived there. Just for fun, try your hand at gold panning.

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The Burnaby Village Museum, previously known as the Heritage Village, is an open-air museum in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, located at Deer Lake Park. Wikipedia

A place Where History Comes to Life – stroll down the streets of our 1920s tram-stop community. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops... read more

Come and ride the carousel! $2.50 for a ride and you won't be disappointed. Feel immersed in a 1800s atmosphere, reproduction of a little town with nice old-style shops and the beautiful Burnaby tr... read more

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A original Vancouver house from the 1800s

Old Heritage House built in 1893 and used as a museum to show the lifestyle of the Roedde family. A tour Admission only $5 including a guide.

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Interactive Olympic experience, the most interactive sports museum in North America! Personally experience what Olympic athletes experience during their sports in these real-to-life simulators!

ROX is a dynamic visitor experience featuring interactive sporting simulations and displays aimed at providing the visitor with the experience of what it 's like to achieve an Olympic dream.

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Presentation House Gallery is an art gallery in North Vancouver. It is the largest non-profit photographic gallery in Western Canada.

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Historical home featuring the splendour and grace of the early pioneer days. Tours available.

This house was built in 1865 and is fascinating. Staff in period costumes will give you a tour and are very informative about how people used to live without electricity, central plumbing and the i... read more

Oldest home in lower mainland, with authentic furnishings of 1840's. Amazing. Pay by donation

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Great place to see if love trains and the railroad.

History of Port Moody, born out of the 1858 gold rush and the first transcontinental train in 1886. Another key exhibit is a reconstructed trench depicting conditions during the first world war.

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Lots of great plays and live music here!

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Great Museum, interactive stories of Gibsons

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A suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon. It also offers a selection of walking and hiking trails that connect to other parks in the region.

Less touristic suspension bridge. Free to visit and nice trails. More challenging than Capilano Suspension bridge. Cafe on site.

Not as big as the Capilano Suspension Bridge but its FREE!!! So its way better. It also hooks up to trails that lead to 30' pool and some other amazingly beautiful trails.

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Discover the living, working Fraser River through interactive exhibits and hands-on programs.

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Discover Vancouver's History ...

For those with a dark side, this museum presents the history of Vancouver Police through exhibits and programs. Set in a beautiful art deco building typical of the period, the highlight is the form... read more

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As an ex-collegiate athlete, I really appreciate the history of sports here...

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Venue for all kinds of artistic and cultural exhibitions.