8 Vancouver Museums Where You Can Learn About Local History

A tour group inside the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler

Photo: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre/Blake Jorgensen

Vancouver is a relatively young city at just 136 years old. However, we proudly celebrate our history. Explore 8 different Vancouver museums to learn about local history including sports, art, culture, and commerce.

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8 Vancouver Museums Where You Can Learn About Local History

Best Vancouver Museums for Nature Lovers

A child looks a insects at the Search: Sara Stern Gallery at Science World

A child looks a insects at the Search: Sara Stern Gallery at Science World. Photo: Science World

Surrounded by mountains and ocean, Vancouver is a nature-focused city. This attitude is reflected in the city’s museums too. Crawl inside a replica beaver lodge at a science museum, marvel at a blue whale skeleton at a natural history museum, or enjoy nature-inspired paintings at an art gallery. Soak up some nature in the heart of the city at these Vancouver area museums.

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Best Vancouver Museums for Nature Lovers

Visit 5 Vancouver Museums for $5: Winter Wander is Back, Jan. 23

Photo credit: bobanny | Wikipedia

Photo credit: bobanny | Wikipedia

Museum hopping is a favourite Vancouver past time during the rainy winter months … but it isn’t necessarily cheap. Full-price admission to the city’s top museums and galleries can run from $15 to $25 and up.

Except, that is, for one magical day of the year when you can visit five of the city’s cultural attractions for $5. Winter Wander returns this Jan. 23, transforming waterfront Vanier Park, home to a bumper crop of museums, into a moving cultural feast.

Located in Kitsilano, at the edge of English Bay, Vanier Park is a favourite with sun worshippers, dog walkers and kite flyers in the summer months. But tucked away in this idyllic setting are some of the city’s largest museums and cultural attractions. Continue reading:
Visit 5 Vancouver Museums for $5: Winter Wander is Back, Jan. 23

See all Vanier Park Museums for $5: Winter Wander on Dec 3

Vanier Park - Vancouver

When it comes to Vancouver green spaces, Stanley Park tends to hog the limelight.  Once in a while, Queen Elizabeth Park might get a mention in the guidebooks or maybe VanDusen Garden.  But one park that’s perennially underappreciated – even by locals – is Vanier Park.

If you’re scratching your head and wondering where exactly Vanier Park is, then that probably proves my point.  Kitsilano‘s largest park, Vanier stretches all the way from the Burrard Street Bridge to Kits Beach at the mouth of False Creek.  It’s a seaside, rolling expanse of green hills, little forested knolls, ponds, seawall and beaches.  It’s rarely crowded, even at the height of summer, and offers great views of downtown (Can you tell I’m a fan?).

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See all Vanier Park Museums for $5: Winter Wander on Dec 3