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Museum of Anthropology


Museum of Anthropology

6393 North West Marine Dr. , Vancouver, V6T 1Z2

Another section of Stanley Park is devoted to totem poles depicting common northwestern motifs of whales, salmon, and bear. It will whet your appetite for the magnificent totems found at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. Enter the concrete and glass building, designed to resemble a First Nations longhouse, and you’ll be treated to massive totems in the Great Hall. Haida, Coast Salish, and Nisga’a Tribes carved their figures into large cedar logs, many from the late 19th century when the art form reached its peak.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Expected more

by feliped625

The exhibits are quite nice, very well preserved and beautifully exposed. As a foreigner I’d expect more about the history of the natives and the nation, not only about the expressions of the...
Local history

by txwise

Main features are centered around First Nations, plus a random exhibit about china plates. Well-done exhibits.