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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

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Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)

Exploration, settlement, and industry are themes at museums in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region.

Step into 19th century British Columbia at Fort Langley National Historic Site, a bustling outdoor "living museum," or don 19th century garb at the historic townsite of Yale.

Ride down a dark mining tunnel at the Britannia Mine Museum, or look to the skies to see restored aircraft at the Canadian Museum of Flight. Vintage railcars are firmly rooted on the ground at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park.

Visitor Centres have information on local museums and historic sites. Check the hours of operation for museums, as they may vary by season.

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Roedde House Museum - Vancouver

1415 Barclay St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6G 1J6
Websitehttp://www.roeddehouse.org
Toll-free
Phone604-684-7040

Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a late-Victorian house in the Queen Anne revival style. Built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, the city's first bookbinder, it has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class pioneer family at the turn of the last century. Unlike many heritage houses, the rooms are not roped off or behind glass & some of the artifacts may be handled with care.

The Museum offers guided Tea & Tour Sundays, concerts series, & other cultural events. Check our website for events & exceptional closures.

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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre - Whistler

4584 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4
Websitehttp://www.slcc.ca
Toll-free866-441-7522
Phone604-964-0990

2013 BC Cultural Centre of the Year, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre showcases Whistler's Aboriginal heritage through tours, singing & drumming, Native art, interactive & outdoor exhibits, crafts, food & film. The Centre features a great hall, museum, theatre, contemporary gallery, cafe & gift shop. Our exhibit map is available in several languages. This world-class attraction is a fun, family-friendly activity that provides a genuine cultural experience. Check our website for programming updates & special events. Visit our online art gallery for our full store online!

Venue rental available for private receptions, weddings & events. Please view floor plans & capacity charts on our website.

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Vancouver Art Gallery - Vancouver

750 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2H7
Websitehttp://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-662-4700

A world-class art encounter waits at the Vancouver Art Gallery. From historical masters to groundbreaking contemporary artists, this internationally acclaimed art museum in the heart of the city offers Vancouver's top cultural experience. Be sure to save time for the locally-loved Gallery Café and fabulous Gallery Store!

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Vancouver Maritime Museum - Vancouver

1905 Ogden Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1A3
Websitehttp://www.vanmaritime.com
Toll-free
Phone604-257-8300

Discover the history & maritime traditions of the Pacific Coast. Step back in time to 1944 on board St Roch, Canada's celebrated RCMP Arctic schooner. Wander the ship's narrow corridors where you are one of the crew on her second & most famous voyage through the treacherous Northwest Passage. Explore many exhibits such as shipwrecks, early fur trade, deep ocean exploration & more. Young at heart will entertain & experience the fun of Children's Maritime Discovery Centre & classic vessels in Heritage Harbour. Minutes from downtown at south end of Burrard St Bridge & a short stroll to Granville Island.

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Agassiz-Harrison Museum & Visitor Info Centre - Agassiz

7011 Pioneer Ave
Agassiz, British Columbia
V0M 1A0
Websitehttp://www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org
Toll-free
Phone604-796-3545

Agassiz is a friendly agricultural community known for healthy, country living & endless outdoor activities.

The Agassiz-Harrison Museum & Visitor Information Centre is housed in an 1893 CPR station. Our museum offers railway history, period clothing, artifacts, photographs & stories of pioneer life. In our Gift Shop you will find all things local; art, jewelry, preserves, books, pottery, woodwork & many more handcrafted items.

While visiting our area explore the Agassiz/Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour, water sports, fishing, hiking, cycling, skiing in the picturesque Fraser Valley. Visit the Farmers Market every Thursday in the museum parking lot during the summer.

The Visitor Informaton Centre can help you find & plan your visit to the area.

Well worth the visit to our community!

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Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia - New Westminster

Websitehttp://www.art-bc.com
Toll-free888-981-9886
Phone604-521-7887

The Arts & Cultural Guide to BC is a free bi-annual full-colour guide to over 400 art galleries, museums, studios, gardens, wineries, heritage & cultural sites found in BC. Copies of this indispensable guide for the culture-loving traveller can be found at over 700 locations throughout BC; at visitor information centres, airports, BC Ferries & over 400 arts & cultural locations displaying the 'ART-BC Recommended' logo on premises...your assurance of an authentic experience.

For the lover of theatre, music, art walks, exhibits, museums & wine, the on-line guide is only as far away as your mobile device. The Arts & Cultural Guide to BC is your resource to create your own self-guided discovery of the unique cultural footprints of BC's diverse communities. Our communities, our culture, yours to discover!

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Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art - Vancouver

639 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 2G3
Websitehttp://www.billreidgallery.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-682-3455

A public gallery for Contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). The Gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid alongside changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art. Highlights include stunning gold & silver jewelry, monumental sculptures & a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Visit the Gallery Gift Shop for a selection of original works & prints by local Northwest Coast artists, distinctive jewelry, accessories, books, cards & more. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver & Canada Line skytrain.

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Britannia Mine Museum - Britannia Beach

Hwy 99
Britannia Beach, British Columbia
V0N 1J0
Websitehttp://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca
Toll-free800-896-4044
Phone604-896-2233

Last century, it was a working mine. It turned out massive amounts of copper & other minerals. Today, it's a National Historic Site & a bustling, award-winning Museum, turning out awe-inspiring sights & memorable family experiences.

So much to see & do. Take a trip similar to miners in 1914. Climb aboard our mine train & chug into a real haulage tunnel. Inside, tour guides describe early mining efforts with actual working drills. Pan for real gold! Wander freely & examine much of the mine's equipment left intact. Come on up. See why Trip Advisor gave it 4.5 stars! To reach the Britannia Mine Museum, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway. Watch for signs mid-way to Whistler.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park - North Vancouver

3735 Capilano Rd
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7R 4J1
Websitehttp://www.capbridge.com
Toll-free
Phone604-985-7474

Appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives - world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, the seven bridges of Treetops Adventure & the thrilling new Cliffwalk, a heart-stopping journey along the granite cliff high above Capilano River.

The 137 m (450 ft) long, 70 m (230 ft) high Capilano Suspension Bridge has thrilled visitors since 1889. While the wobbly bridge has become a Vancouver landmark, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers an all-encompassing BC experience. History, culture & nature are presented through knowledgeable staff & interpretive signage. Seasonal events like Raptors Ridge birds of prey June to October & Canyon Lights in December enhance this year-round destination.

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden - Vancouver

578 Carrall St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 5K2
Websitehttp://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
Toll-free
Phone604-662-3207

Built in 1986, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first full-scale Scholar garden built outside China using traditional techniques. Covered walkways & exquisite architecture make it a delight in any weather or season, with the same relaxing, serene landscape as found in the old, private gardens of China's ancient elite. This living museum promotes the understanding of cultures through daily tours, festivals, monthly art exhibitions, music concerts & unique live theatre productions in summer. One-of-a-kind finds in the Eight Treasures Shop. Located in the heart of Chinatown, a short walk from downtown Vancouver & historic Gastown, near parking & public transit.

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