Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver (Kevin Arnold photo)
Vancouver is a vibrant, multicultural city characterized by strong Aboriginal influences and several First Nations are represented in the Metro Vancouver area.
See galleries of traditional Aboriginal artwork and towering totems in the Museum of Anthropology. In Stanley Park, take photos at the famous totem poles and in summer, explore Aboriginal culture on a guided kayak tourView the works of renowned Haida artist Bill Reid at the Bill Reid Gallery.
Wondering where to begin? Read on below or check out Aboriginal culture trip ideas in Vancouver.
Museum of Anthropology
Just west of Vancouver, the University of British Columbia’s architecturally stunning Museum of Anthropology boasts an acclaimed collection of Aboriginal art and artifacts from BC and around the world. See traditional canoes, masks, jewellery, carvings, longhouse replicas and totem poles – including the world’s smallest, which measures just 4.4cm/1.7in.
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