Residents and visitors alike rave about the MOA, and just a glance at the award-winning, stunning structure by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson gives you one reason why. Inside the concrete and glass structure is even more intersting; you'll find towering totem poles and other artistic and cultural works of art from indigenous communities across the world. The museum has 9,000 of its ethnographic objects in public view, with artfully designed drawers revealing endless cultural artifacts to explore.
It may be hard to imagine an outing in Vancouver that doesn’t involve hiking, kayaking, or brunch (or any combination of the three) but for those inevitable rainy days in the Pacific Northwest, it's good to know what your indoor options are—that's where the best museums in Vancouver come in handy. Vancouver’s best museums are emblematic of its cultural space, from local indigenous artifacts to thoughtful curations of art. You can’t avoid learning something new —about local history and local landscapes—and you can even ogle a full skeleton of a blue whale. Whichever museum you choose, Vancouver’s quiet but vibrant museum scene has something for everyone. And if you're hungry after a day of exploring, you can check out the best restaurants in Vancouver or the best bars in Vancouver.
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