Discover First Nations culture at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA)

Discover First Nations culture at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA)

This museum located on the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus offers an opportunity to learn about the culture of the First Nations.

The Museum of Anthropology is of vital importance to British Columbia where indigenous American culture remains pervasive. Explanations of the culture of the First Nations, the first people to have inhabited this land, are provided.

The Western First Nations were divided into 12 nations speaking no less than 30 languages. It is on land belonging to the Musqueam, a First Nations band that the Anthropology Museum was built. This beautiful modern building, designed by Arthur Erickson, pays tribute to the First Nations tribes, and its architecture is adapted to the constraints of the works. Impressive giant totems are exposed inside and outside the museum, which also offers stunning views of the mountains and the Salish Sea.

In all, 35,000 items from First Nations, Asian, and Pacific cultures are on exhibition. The displays have been fully digitalised, allowing you to learn more by manipulating interactive screens installed in different rooms, the ultimate in high-tech for deciphering these ancient cultures.

Vancouver Museum of Anthropology
6393 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

+1 604 822 5087