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Museums in Vancouver
Museums in Vancouver

Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada with the highest population density in Canada. Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada.

The original settlement was named Gastown, and later as part of the land and political deal, the townsite was made the railhead of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), it was renamed “Vancouver” and incorporated shortly after that as a city, in 1886.

By 1887, the Canadian Pacific transcontinental railway was extended westward to the city to take advantage of its abundant natural seaport to the Pacific Ocean, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient / East Asia, Eastern Canada, and Europe.

Vancouver is well known as an urban center surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry.

Museums in Vancouver

  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Museum of Vancouver
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Science World at TELUS World of Science
  • Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • Vancouver Police Museum & Archives
  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • BC Sports Hall Of Fame and Museum
  • Roedde House Museum
  • Rennie Museum
  • Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
  • Old Hastings Mill Store Museum
  • Pacific Museum of Earth
  • Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
  • Burnaby Village Museum
  • Burnaby Art Gallery
  • Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Museum
  • Bud Kerr Baseball Museum
  • Chinese Cultural Centre Museum
  • Seaforth Armoury

Vancouver’s Museums

  • City:                  Vancouver
  • Country:           Canada
  • Capital:             Ottawa
  • Population:       2.5 million – Metro
  • Incorporated:   1886
  • Named for:       Captain George Vancouver, explorer in 1792 for British Royal Navy

A Virtual Tour of the Museums in Canada





Map for the Museums in Vancouver

Canadian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Top 6 Museums to Visit | Vancouver

myVancouver Museum of Vancouver

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC 


“Patience is a tree whose root is bitter, but its fruit is very sweet.”
– Canadian Proverb


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