Tour Number

Activity Level

603594


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: Yes.
The museum is very wheelchair friendly. You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), Klingon (advanced), Martian (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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.

Transportation

Private auto, walking.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation to and from the Museum of Anthropology.
Services of a trained Museum of Anthropology guide (90 minutes).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Canadian Dollars - You may want a light snack at the museum.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses

Other: Tickets

Private tour guide Jen K.

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Take a private tour of Vancouver's fabulous Museum of Anthropology

from 191 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

4 hours

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