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

Join the Conversation During Black History Month in Vancouver

“View of Hogan’s Alley” (1958): Major Matthews Collection, Bu P508.53 (City of Vancouver Archives); a Black cultural hub in Strathcona

February is Black History Month, making it a particularly important time to raise your awareness and join the discussion about the innumerable contributions that Black Canadians have made to Canada and to Vancouver.

The theme for this year’s Black History Month is “The Future is Now,” a call to recognize and honour the important cultural work and mobilizing initiatives that are being done by Black Canadians to effect positive change.

While many 2021 events are being held virtually in light of the pandemic, the energy is still the same: one premised on education, celebration, and transformation.

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Join the Conversation During Black History Month in Vancouver

Vancouver Maritime Museum presents Changing the Narrative Workshop


The Vancouver Maritime Museum has partnered with the National Congress of Black Women Foundation (NCBWF) to present Changing the Narrative, a virtual Black History Month workshop that looks at the contributions of Black Canadians to the history of B.C. The two-hour workshop will take place on Friday, February 12. Continue reading:
Vancouver Maritime Museum presents Changing the Narrative Workshop

Visit a Hidden Gem Museum in Kitsilano

Vancouver Maritime Museum, a registered non-profit, has been working since 1959 to preserve and share the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic. 

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Visit a Hidden Gem Museum in Kitsilano

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano

Welcome to dazzling Kitsilano! (Tourism Vancouver/Tanya Goehring)

In the ‘60s, beachside Kitsilano was considered Vancouver’s hipster hangout; today, the neighbourhood has flourished into a trendy hub appealing to sun-worshippers, yogis, wellness warriors and shopaholics alike (it’s also the birthplace of global yoga brand lululemon athletica). Kitsilano is a healthy combination of parks, beachfront, the shopping mecca of West 4th Avenue, cozy coffeeshops and eclectic eateries.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano

Celebrate Family Day by Watching these Family Movies Filmed in Vancouver

Exciting movies + Vancouver attractions = the perfect Family Day! (courtesy Fan Girl Quest)

Family Day provides the perfect excuse to leave work at the office and spend a full 24 hours with your nearest and dearest – and what better way to pass a day off in February than cuddle together on the couch, lay out a spread of snacks and watch a movie? Continue reading:
Celebrate Family Day by Watching these Family Movies Filmed in Vancouver

Vancouver Maritime Museum Launches New Exhibition, The Lost Fleet

Sourced from the Vancouver Maritime Museum

The Vancouver Maritime Museum (1905 Ogen Avenue) is located in Vanier Park, with its gorgeous views of False Creek, English Bay, and downtown Vancouver. The Museum’s waterfront location makes it an ideal site for preserving and exploring the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic.

From now until March 25, 2018, the Vancouver Maritime Museum will host an exhibition that examines a dark chapter in the city’s and Japanese Canadian history, one that has particular resonance and relevance to current events today.

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Vancouver Maritime Museum Launches New Exhibition, The Lost Fleet