Museums and Art Galleries
The Museum of Anthropology will be temporarily closed from January 16, 2023 until late 2023 to accelerate the completion of the seismic upgrades of its iconic Great Hall and conduct other building improvements. Though the building will be temporarily closed for much of 2023, MOA will continue to facilitate access for Indigenous communities to the collections. It will also offer special events and digital school programs for the public to enjoy throughout the year.
With its soaring architecture, spectacular sea-to-sky views and stunning Northwest Coast First Nations art collection, the Museum of Anthropology at UBC is a must-see among Vancouver museums. Don’t miss the dramatic Great Hall, with its magnificent carved house poles, or Haida artist Bill Reid’s cedar sculpture, The Raven and the First Men. Try not to rush your visit to this acclaimed BC museum — the impressive collections of global art and artifacts are worth your time.
UBC’s Welcome Centre’s knowledgeable staff can answer your trip-related questions, provide maps and directions, offer helpful tips and free guided tours, and let you know what events are happening during your visit to UBC.