Posted March 2, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

Vancouver Museums

Everyone can enjoy a visit to one of Vancouver’s many educational museums. All of them have amazing things to see and experience, from airplanes and historic sailing vessels to sports and anthropology. When you visit the city make sure you stop by at least one of these museums and learn something new! All of these museums offer educational experiences for adults and kids alike.

Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-257-8300
Website: www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com
About: Discover the traditions and seafaring history of the Pacific Coast. The Maritime Museum is located at Kitsilano Beach, and every year over 100,000 people come to see maritime history up close and enjoy the museum’s educational programs. They also offer group bookings, special discounts, and accommodation nearby.

Museum of Anthropology at UBC
6393 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-822-5087
Website: www.moa.ubc.ca
About: This popular museum located at the University of British Columbia offers visitors First Nations art, exhibitions, and amazing historic anthropology displays. Long-term exhibitions include the Great Hall, Ramp, Visible Storage, the 50th Anniversary Gallery and Theatre Gallery.

Vancouver Museum
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-736-4431
Website: www.vanmuseum.bc.ca
About: This museum features historic exhibits such as The Gateway to the Pacific, Boom, Bust and War, and the 50’s Gallery.  The museum even has a Hippie Capital of Canada display where visitors can see how the hippies lived and protested. You can also listen to some top bands from the 1960’s.

BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
777 Pacific Blvd S, Gate A, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-687-5520
Website: www.bcsportshalloffame.com
About: This museum portrays popular British Columbia athletes and features sports-related displays that will interest visitors of all age ranges. Visit the famous Hall of Fame with your family, enjoy field trips or host a party here!

Hastings Mill Store Museum
1575 Alma Rd, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-734-1212
About: Check out the oldest building in the city of Vancouver, which survived the historic city fire back in 1886. It was moved from Burrard Inlet in 1930 to Alma Road.

Canadian Museum of Flight
5333 216th St, Langley Airport, Langley, BC
Tel: 604-532-0035
Website: www.canadaflight.org
About: This non-profit museum preserves Canada’s oldest planes and celebrates aviation history. It is home to over 26 aircraft, both static and still-flying. There is also an aviation gift shop that has t-shirts, videos, toys, books and hats.


Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.