Museum of Vancouver

 Museum of Vancouver


 Museum of Vancouver

 Museum of Vancouver, British Columbia, is home to the prestigious Museum of Vancouver, a museum dedicated to civic history. As well as being the oldest museum in Vancouver, it is the biggest museum of its sort in Canada.

The Museum of Vancouver is a museum located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is dedicated to the history and culture of Vancouver and the surrounding region. The museum has a wide range of exhibits that explore topics such as the city's early history, the growth of its communities, the impact of immigration, and the evolution of its culture and arts scene.

The Museum of Vancouver was founded in 1894 and is one of the oldest museums in Canada. It has a collection of over 65,000 artifacts, photographs, and documents related to the history of Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. The museum also hosts a variety of special events, talks, and programs throughout the year.

Some of the highlights of the Museum of Vancouver's collection include a replica of a 1920s streetcar, a collection of Indigenous art and artifacts, and exhibits exploring Vancouver's history of activism and social justice. The museum also has a gallery dedicated to the city's vibrant music scene, featuring displays on notable Vancouver musicians and venues.

The Museum of Vancouver is located in Vanier Park, just south of downtown Vancouver. It is open to the public year-round, with admission fees varying depending on age and membership status.

Regular Ticket Prices: Museum of Vancouver



Adult (19-64 years)


Senior (65+ years)


Youth (6 to 17)


Children (5 and under)*





Virtual Tour: Museum of Vancouver

 Museum of Vancouver is Vancouver's first museum and the biggest civic museum in Canada. The museum was established in 1894 and underwent a variety of rebrandings until becoming the Museum of Vancouver in 2009. At the Museum of Vancouver, you may learn more about our city through stories, artifacts, and shared experiences.MOV History Galleries provide insight into Vancouver's past from 1900 to 1970. Many visitors like viewing the neon signs gallery.

Location&Opening Hours: Museum of Vancouver


10:00 - 20:00 


10:00 - 20:00 


10:00 - 17:00 


10:00 - 17:00 


10:00 - 17:00 


10:00 - 17:00 


10:00 - 20:00

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Exhibits: The Museum of Vancouver has several permanent and temporary exhibits that cover a wide range of topics related to the city's history and culture. Some of the permanent exhibits include:

  • City Reflections: A multi-media exhibit that explores the evolution of Vancouver's urban landscape over time.
  • Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver: An exhibit that examines the history of neon signs in the city, and their impact on the city's aesthetic.
  • Haida Now: An exhibit that showcases the art and culture of the Haida Nation, an Indigenous group from the Pacific Northwest.
  • The Vienna Model: An exhibit that looks at the history of social housing in Vienna, and how it influenced housing policy in Vancouver.

The museum also hosts several temporary exhibits throughout the year, covering a range of topics from local artists to international cultural phenomena.

Events and Programs: In addition to its exhibits, the Museum of Vancouver also hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year. Some of these include:

  • Guided tours of the museum and surrounding Vanier Park
  • Workshops and talks on a variety of topics related to the museum's exhibits
  • Film screenings and panel discussions on social justice issues
  • Family-friendly events and activities, such as scavenger hunts and craft workshops

The museum also partners with other cultural institutions and organizations in the city to offer collaborative programming.

Location and Hours: The Museum of Vancouver is located at 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada, in Vanier Park. It is easily accessible by public transit and car, with parking available on-site for a fee. The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm, except for holidays. Admission fees vary depending on age and membership status, and discounts are available for seniors, students, and families.


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 Museum of Vancouver is situated in the beautiful Vanier Park. Only a 5-minute drive from downtown and a 20-minute walk to either Granville Island or Kitsilano Beach along the seaside boardwalk. False Creek Ferries, Mobi Bike Share Program, and City Transit all serve MOV.

Things To Explore

Upcoming Events

  • Neon at Night - A farewell to Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver

Friday, June 24 and Saturday June 25, 2022

  • Low sensory Sundays at MOV

Sunday, June 26, 2022

  • Objects of Pride

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

  • Cedar bracelet weaving at khatsahlano

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Featured Exhibition

  • Boarder X
  • That Which Sustains Us
  • A Seat at the Table- Museum of Vancouver Location
  • Real-time Collecting: Documenting and Remembering COVID-19
  • Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver
  • 1900s-1920s: Gateway to the Pacific
  • 1930s -1940s: Boom, Bust and War
  • 1950s: The ‘50s Gallery
  • 1960s-1970s: You Say You Want A Resolution

Virtual Exhibition

  • Fonzie's Corner
  • Isolating Together MOV
  • Remix - Stories from the Land
  • Indigenous Plant Names
  • Textile Arts of the Pacific Northwest
  • Acts of Resistance Exhibition - Virtual Tour
  • Vancouver History Galleries - Virtual Tour

Community Gallery

  • Skate for Change

available till October 2022

Upcoming Exhibition

  • In Reflection Across the Shore

Opening August 5, 2022

Things To Do


 One of Vancouver's biggest cultural attractions, their special location provides both indoor and outdoor areas that are ideal for holding a variety of special events. To create a seamless and memorable event, our committed rental staff will work with you to explore several alternatives and floorplans.

Ideal For :

  • Weddings
  • Television and film
  • conferences and meetings
  • Cocktail parties
  • Corporate vacations and team-building exercises
  • Executive meals
  • birthday celebrations

Restaurents Near By:

  • Marcello Pizzeria
  • Annalena

For a free, no-obligation, consultation simply emails a few of these details to and we will get straight back to you with some ideas and suggestions.

If you like my ideas for a tour we can come up with a more detailed plan, by email or phone at +17788821450, before you decide.