Best museums in Vancouver

Check out the top museums in Vancouver, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Vancouver Art Gallery

1. Vancouver Art Gallery

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140 local reviews
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 662-4700
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James & Leanne
Housed (for the time being — its new home will be built at West Georgia and Cambie) in a beautiful neoclassica…
Jill
Stunning building, and ever-changing exhibitions. Also has a nice cafe for small meals and wine, with a beauti…
Morgan
A large, iconic gallery in Vancouver's former (historic) city hall in the heart of downtown. Always has some g…
1. Vancouver Art Gallery

1. Vancouver Art Gallery

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140 local reviews
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 662-4700
James & Leanne
James & Leanne
Housed (for the time being — its new home will be built at West Georgia and Cambie) in a beautiful neoclassical courthouse located in the th…
Jill
Jill
Stunning building, and ever-changing exhibitions. Also has a nice cafe for small meals and wine, with a beautiful patio for sunny days! Tue…
Morgan
Morgan
A large, iconic gallery in Vancouver's former (historic) city hall in the heart of downtown. Always has some great traveling exhibits. Event…
2. Science World

2. Science World

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115 local reviews
Science World, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 443-7443
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Dannick
Besides its distinctive, golf-ball shaped geometric architecture, Science World is undoubtedly one of the most…
John
Awesome science museum and attractions.
Mojan
Awesome science museum full of cool stuff to check out. The exhibits change all the time. There's also a great…
2. Science World

2. Science World

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115 local reviews
Science World, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 443-7443
Dannick
Dannick
Besides its distinctive, golf-ball shaped geometric architecture, Science World is undoubtedly one of the most hands-on, interactive and non…
John
John
Awesome science museum and attractions.
Mojan
Mojan
Awesome science museum full of cool stuff to check out. The exhibits change all the time. There's also a great theatre inside that projects …
3. Vancouver Maritime Museum

3. Vancouver Maritime Museum

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6 local reviews
1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 257-8300
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Julie
Visit the Museum, then take a walk along a section of Vancouver's beautiful seawall.
Katy
Cool museum, very hands on, there are even costumes that kids can try on and use their imagination . . . .
Colleen
Home to the famous St. Roch.
3. Vancouver Maritime Museum

3. Vancouver Maritime Museum

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6 local reviews
1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 257-8300
Julie
Julie
Visit the Museum, then take a walk along a section of Vancouver's beautiful seawall.
Katy
Katy
Cool museum, very hands on, there are even costumes that kids can try on and use their imagination . . . .
Colleen
Colleen
Home to the famous St. Roch.
4. Museum of Vancouver

4. Museum of Vancouver

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25 local reviews
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 736-4431
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Laura
Fantastic location, walk around the park in front of the Museum. You can go to the planetarium here as well. I…
Vanessa
Learn about the history of First Peoples and settlers in Vancouver. The museum hosts cool temporary shows, and…
HELEN
Largest civic museum in Canada telling the history of Vancouver with contemporary, groundbreaking feature exhi…
4. Museum of Vancouver

4. Museum of Vancouver

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25 local reviews
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 736-4431
Laura
Laura
Fantastic location, walk around the park in front of the Museum. You can go to the planetarium here as well. It is the best place to fly a k…
Vanessa
Vanessa
Learn about the history of First Peoples and settlers in Vancouver. The museum hosts cool temporary shows, and isn't as busy as some of the …
HELEN
HELEN
Largest civic museum in Canada telling the history of Vancouver with contemporary, groundbreaking feature exhibits. Walk along the False Cre…
5. H. R. MacMillan Space Centre

5. H. R. MacMillan Space Centre

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4 local reviews
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 738-7827
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Dj
Museum with space-related games & hands-on exhibits, plus a planetarium & an adjacent observatory.
Alexandra
Take a rocket ship to Mars on an immersive ride, view the night sky in the observatory or soak up a planetariu…
Alexandra
Take a rocket ship to Mars on an immersive ride, view the night sky in the observatory or soak up a planetariu…
5. H. R. MacMillan Space Centre

5. H. R. MacMillan Space Centre

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4 local reviews
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 738-7827
Dj
Dj
Museum with space-related games & hands-on exhibits, plus a planetarium & an adjacent observatory.
Alexandra
Alexandra
Take a rocket ship to Mars on an immersive ride, view the night sky in the observatory or soak up a planetarium show at this marvellous spac…
Alexandra
Alexandra
Take a rocket ship to Mars on an immersive ride, view the night sky in the observatory or soak up a planetarium show at this marvellous spac…
6. Museum of Anthropology

6. Museum of Anthropology

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70 local reviews
6393 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 827-5932
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Boris
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver, British Columbia,…
MJ
The Museum of Anthropology, located on the grounds of UBC, is renowned for its focus on First Nations and abo…
Karen
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus is renowned for its displays of …
6. Museum of Anthropology

6. Museum of Anthropology

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70 local reviews
6393 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 827-5932
Boris
Boris
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is renowned for its di…
MJ
MJ
The Museum of Anthropology, located on the grounds of UBC, is renowned for its focus on First Nations and aboriginal peoples from around th…
Karen
Karen
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus is renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in pa…
7. The University of British Columbia

7. The University of British Columbia

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23 local reviews
6393 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver
(604) 822-5087
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sam + karin
Also known as University of British Columbia. Founded in 1908. You will find multiple museums (Anthropology an…
Sandy
My Alma Mater! Beautiful campus right by the water, with a botonical garden, anthropology museum, Wreck beach …
Renee
Check out the beautiful campus, Museum of Anthropology, UBC Botanical Garden, and the famous clothing optional…
7. The University of British Columbia

7. The University of British Columbia

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23 local reviews
6393 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver
(604) 822-5087
sam + karin
sam + karin
Also known as University of British Columbia. Founded in 1908. You will find multiple museums (Anthropology and Beaty Biodiversity), gardens…
Sandy
Sandy
My Alma Mater! Beautiful campus right by the water, with a botonical garden, anthropology museum, Wreck beach (clothing optional), Nitobe (J…
Renee
Renee
Check out the beautiful campus, Museum of Anthropology, UBC Botanical Garden, and the famous clothing optional Wreck beach.
8. Burnaby Village Museum

8. Burnaby Village Museum

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15 local reviews
6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
(604) 297-4565
Establishment
Grace
The Burnaby Village Museum, previously known as the Heritage Village, is an open-air museum in Burnaby, Britis…
Alex and Francis
Right next to Deer lake park, you have the Burnaby Village Museum. Plenty activities you can plan to do. Get f…
Liz
Fun local museum just down 10 mins down highway 1 from our home. Fun for kids and adults alike. Period costu…
8. Burnaby Village Museum

8. Burnaby Village Museum

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15 local reviews
6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
(604) 297-4565
Grace
Grace
The Burnaby Village Museum, previously known as the Heritage Village, is an open-air museum in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, located at…
Alex and Francis
Alex and Francis
Right next to Deer lake park, you have the Burnaby Village Museum. Plenty activities you can plan to do. Get familiar with the history of B…
Liz
Liz
Fun local museum just down 10 mins down highway 1 from our home. Fun for kids and adults alike. Period costumed townsfolk & a carousel are…
9. Steveston

9. Steveston

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12 local reviews
Steveston, Richmond
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Erin
Go to the fresh fish market or walk the board walk in search for fish and chips or ice cream. Lots to see. Th…
Erik
Great seafood on the boardwalk meals, fresh seafood to buy on the docks and old canning museum
Naomi
Historic fishing village with quaint shops, museums and cultural displays, shoreline, and beautiful parks. Gre…
9. Steveston

9. Steveston

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12 local reviews
Steveston, Richmond
Erin
Erin
Go to the fresh fish market or walk the board walk in search for fish and chips or ice cream. Lots to see. The Cannery is a fabulous museum…
Erik
Erik
Great seafood on the boardwalk meals, fresh seafood to buy on the docks and old canning museum
Naomi
Naomi
Historic fishing village with quaint shops, museums and cultural displays, shoreline, and beautiful parks. Great restaurants, frozen yogurt,…
10. Kitsilano Beach

10. Kitsilano Beach

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96 local reviews
Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver
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Renee
The best beach with playground, basket/ tennis courts, rollerblading, and view of the mountains. It's walking …
Steve
The most popular beach in the city, it is great for everyone. Swimming, beach food, nearby cafes/restaurants,…
Michy+Jon
Great place to watch the fireworks or just enjoy the sun.
10. Kitsilano Beach

10. Kitsilano Beach

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96 local reviews
Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver
Renee
Renee
The best beach with playground, basket/ tennis courts, rollerblading, and view of the mountains. It's walking distance to Museum of Vancouve…
Steve
Steve
The most popular beach in the city, it is great for everyone. Swimming, beach food, nearby cafes/restaurants, playground, walking trails he…
Michy+Jon
Michy+Jon
Great place to watch the fireworks or just enjoy the sun.
11. Deer Lake

11. Deer Lake

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20 local reviews
Deer Lake, Burnaby
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Alex and Francis
Best park for a calm, soothing walk. There is a walkway built around the lake, so it never leaves your sight. …
Fiona
Deer Lake Park is situated in a peaceful natural environment that serves as the cultural precinct for the City…
Jorge&Petra
Very peaceful park right in the middle of the city with a nice gravel trail that can take you anywhere between…
11. Deer Lake

11. Deer Lake

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20 local reviews
Deer Lake, Burnaby
Alex and Francis
Alex and Francis
Best park for a calm, soothing walk. There is a walkway built around the lake, so it never leaves your sight. There is the Burnaby Village M…
Fiona
Fiona
Deer Lake Park is situated in a peaceful natural environment that serves as the cultural precinct for the City of Burnaby’s arts and heritag…
Jorge&Petra
Jorge&Petra
Very peaceful park right in the middle of the city with a nice gravel trail that can take you anywhere between 1-1 1/2 hours to complete wit…
12. Britannia Mine Museum

12. Britannia Mine Museum

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14 local reviews
1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach
Closed now
(800) 896-4044
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Antonio
Former mine turned museum offering educational exhibitions & artifacts from the mining industry.
colette
A newly renovated museum complete with a railcar ride underground! Good family outing with a lot of educationa…
Juho
30 minute beautiful drive north on Sea to Sky highway. Children always love panning for gold and the train to…
12. Britannia Mine Museum

12. Britannia Mine Museum

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14 local reviews
1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach
Closed now
(800) 896-4044
Antonio
Antonio
Former mine turned museum offering educational exhibitions & artifacts from the mining industry.
colette
colette
A newly renovated museum complete with a railcar ride underground! Good family outing with a lot of educational opportunities.
Juho
Juho
30 minute beautiful drive north on Sea to Sky highway. Children always love panning for gold and the train tour into the mine is exciting. …