Take a private tour of Vancouver's fabulous Museum of Anthropology
No visit to Vancouver is complete without a tour of the Museum of Anthropology. The 11, 000 sq. meter (120, 000 sq. ft. ) facility was designed by Arthur Erikson and is worthwhile visiting in its own right. After its expansion and major renovation, the building is even more spectacular.
The over 500, 000 artifacts focus on the culture of BC's First Nations people. Highlights include the 15-metre glass walls of the Great Hall, beneath which stand towering totem poles from the Haida, Gitxsan, Nisga'a, Oweekeno and other First Nations; the Rotunda, where Bill Reid's massive sculpture, "The Raven and the First Men" is displayed; and the Koerner Ceramics Gallery, home to 600 pieces of 15-19th c. pottery.
The Museum grounds, designed by landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander, feature indigenous plants and grasses amongst two outdoor Haida Houses and ten full-scale totem poles (one inside the larger of the two Haida Houses), two carved house-posts, and a contemporary Welcome Figure.
Pick up at your hotel.
Travel to the Museum.
Meet with a trained Museum guide for a custom tour (90 minutes).
Free time at the museum to explore (we'll want to visit the Haida Village replica outside the museum).
Return drive through Spanish Banks and Vancouver West, traditional Musqueam lands (walk on the beach if desired).
Return to your hotel.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
You'll want to spend at least 2 1/2 hours at the museum.
Private auto, walking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Canadian Dollars - You may want a light snack at the museum.
- Personal Expenses
Please bring your own appropriate suits as the generic one-size-fits-all ones are not available on this tour. Otherwise you'll expose yourself to experience an oxygen shortage guaranteed! (Non-refundable credit).