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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7011 Pioneer Ave
Agassiz, British Columbia
Agassiz is a friendly agricultural community known for healthy, country living and 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 and stories of pioneer life. In our Gift Shop you will find all things local; art, jewelry, preserves, books, pottery, woodwork and many more handcrafted items.
While visiting our area explore the 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
9131 King St
Fort Langley, British Columbia
Bring the children, grandchildren, or your tourist guests to see the largest collection of pioneer artifacts in Western Canada. Two large buildings in Fort Langley - near the HBC Fort. You will find the most interesting collection of pioneer effects, tractors, carriages, small engines, as well as models engines. See the farm kitchen, the parlour & the textile room exhibiting a historic loom & sewing machines. Check out the working windmills & the large steam engine. The archival reference library contains thousands of books, manuals, magazines & other agricultural documents plus early photos. A great reference source for students of all ages.
2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
Fall in love with the diversity of life as you explore over 500 natural history exhibits and stare through the jaws of the largest creature ever to live on Earth, a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton! The museum houses six major collections including fish, fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plant specimens from around British Columbia and the world. Drop-in public programs include activity stations, tours, crafts, puppet shows, and more. The museum also hosts interesting lectures, workshops and temporary art exhibits. Visit our website for more information. Also check out UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart Canopy Walkway.
6501 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby, British Columbia
Experience heritage. Stroll down the streets of our 1920s community. A village has been created with both heritage & replica buildings. Period costumed townsfolk give demonstrations in the homes, businesses & shops: watch the blacksmith at forge, listen to the rhythm of the platen press, mind the teacher in the schoolhouse, help churn butter & catch an old movie in the theatre. Be sure to take in the elegance of the Interurban #1223. This mode of transportation was ahead of its time. A ride on the 100 year old 1912 CW Parker Carousel is sure to please.
45820 Spadina Ave
Chilliwack, British Columbia
The Chilliwack Museum is located in Chilliwack's premier heritage building, the former City Hall (built in 1911). This National Historic Site is an architectural gem. Two galleries present Chilliwack's history while a third gallery offers changing monthly art exhibits.
788 Quayside Dr
New Westminster, British Columbia
Located on the banks of the river in New Westminster, the Fraser River Discovery Centre connects individuals to BC's largest water system, the Fraser River. Together families will discover interesting facts about the Mighty Fraser through fun, hands-on, interactive exhibits, programs and events. No matter the age, there is something for everyone. So come, play, explore and discover!
12138 Fourth Ave
Richmond, British Columbia
Situated atop wooden pilings over the mighty Fraser River, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is one of the few remaining 19th century salmon canneries in BC. In its heyday, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was the largest building of its kind and the leading producer of canned salmon in BC. Now a dynamic fishing museum, step inside and become immersed in the sights, sounds and stories of the West Coast fishing industry. Guided tours and interactive exhibits will help you explore Canada's West Coast fishing industry. Leave some time to browse the wide selection of merchandise in our Gift Shop.
215 Kilby Rd
Harrison Mills, British Columbia
1920s Fraser Valley living history site with costumed interpreters. This 2 ha (5 ac) BC Heritage attraction includes our 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel, Post Office & First Nations exhibit. Friendly farm animals & wonderful Orchard Playground. Restaurant, Gift Shop & Special Events. Harrison Mills is also home to the Kilby Park, located within walking distance of the historic site at the confluence of the Fraser & Harrison Rivers, on Harrison Bay. The park features our scenic 22 site campground, a day-use area, sandy beaches, nature trails & a boat launch which is open year-round. Both operated by a non profit society.
9135 King St
Langley, British Columbia
One of the oldest community museums in the province of British Columbia, its collection of artifacts began in 1928. Its doors have been open to the public since 1958 and its permanent displays range from a presentation of First Nation artifacts to stories of early Langley pioneers and merchants. It's rotating temporary exhibitions include contemporary and historic artwork to local history themes.
The Museum's giftshop features many unique items like glass, jewellery, clothing and artworks by local and provincial artisans intermingled with books about local and regional history. The Museum offers a wide range of public and school programs.
6393 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Museum of Anthropology houses one of the world's finest displays of First Nations art in a spectacular building overlooking mountains & sea. We also host major temporary exhibits and display over 10,000 objects from around the world in our new Multiversity Galleries. Enjoy gallery tours (free with admission), exciting public programs, an elegant Shop, Cafe MOA, and our beautiful new outdoor reflecting pool.