If you’re a passionate museum dweller visiting Canada, Vancouver should be one of the cities on your bucket list. This Canadian capital has countless amazing museums in store, dedicated to everything from natural science to art and history, and here are some of the very best.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Art galleries are scattered all around Vancouver, and if you only have enough time to check out one of them, it should be this one. It’s one of Canada’s largest art museums, best known for its top-notch collection of local Canadian art.
Museum of Anthropology
If you’re a huge fan of ethnology and archeology, make sure to check out this museum on the University of British Columbia’s campus, which houses around 50,000 ethnographic and 535,000 archaeological objects.
Museum of Vancouver
The oldest museum in all of Vancouver is located in the heart of Vanier Park and it’s dedicated to the city’s civic history. Its eye-catching modern building will draw you in, but you’ll stick around for its collection of First Nations art and artifacts.
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Speaking of museums located in stunning buildings, Vancouver Maritime Museum is one of the top attractions of the Vancouver waterfront. It explores Canada’s maritime history, and a historic Arctic exploration ship is one of its most popular artifacts.