Museum of Anthropology (Museum)


The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is one of the best-regarded museums in BC. Its fine collection of aboriginal art, crafts, and artefacts documents thousands of years of history of Haida, Kwakwaka'wakw, Gitxsan, Nisga'a, and other BC First Nations and incorporates both the historic and contemporary pieces. The Ramp and the Great Hall feature large scale carvings and totem poles representative of the West Coast aboriginal cultures. The massive wooden sculpture by the renowned Haida artist Bill Reid, The Raven and the First Men, is a must-see attraction. The Visible Storage gallery features an innovative system of drawers and displays showcasing the museum’s vast collection of jewellery, clothing, masks, baskets, ceramics, and other objects from cultures around the world. The museum’s temporary exhibitions change several times per year and present indigenous art from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Americas, and Europe. The airy and spacious museum building was designed by the celebrated local architect Arthur Erickson and reproduces the traditional outline of a Haida house.


6393 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC, British Columbia
V6T 1Z2

Contact Information

Main Office: 604-822-5087
Groups/Tours: 604-822-3825
Fax: 604-822-2974

Additional Information


Summer (May 15, 2009  -  October 12, 2009)

Daily 10 am to 5 pm

Tuesdays 10 am to 9 pm

Winter: (October 13, 2009  - May 21, 2010)

Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 10 am to 9 pm

Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm


Adult:    $11.00

Students & Seniors (65 ): $9.00

Family (2 adults & up to 4 children):    $30.00

Tuesday evenings 5-9 pm:  $6 (groups included)

Children 6 and under:  Free

UBC students, faculty, and staff: free with UBC ID

Groups of 10 or more: (MUST be booked in advance - call 604.822.3825)

Adults:    $9.00Students & Seniors (65 ): $7.00

Children 6 and under:    FreeGuided Tours (MUST be booked in advance - call 604.822.3825)Rate per guide: $60.00 (plus tax)(Rates do not include admission fees; maximum 25 people per guide; tours in languages other than English depending on availability)

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