Canada Day at MOV!
Monday, July 1, 2019

We’re celebrating Canada Day this year by offering $2 admission all day long (10-5 pm)! Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition on a 30-minute highlight tour of Haida Now happening at 11:30 and 1:30. Limited spaces available.

Delve into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city in Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives!

Be sure to check out our newest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools , which focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended various Indian Residential and Day Schools in Western Canada.
Seniors Day at MOV
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The   first Tuesday of every month   is  $5 admission for seniors (65+).   Pose for street photographer Foncie Pulice as he snaps portraits of the sidewalk parade. See the neon light up downtown when folks go to nightclubs and movies. Groove on Vancouver, the coolest city on the Canadian coast. Visit the hippies’ communal house, try on   macramé   finery, and listen to great Vancouver bands from the late 1960s!
Medicine Card Workshop with Melanie Rivers
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Join Squamish First Nation artist Melanie Rivers , Tiyaltelwet, in an expressive, culturally enriching art workshop for those with a mindful, creative outlook and an interest in learning. This workshop is open to all levels of artistic creativity. Participants will assemble collage elements with words and acrylic paint on wooden cards.
Sen̓áḵw Walking Tour
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Kitsilano, Vanier Park, Sen̓áḵw  — a place in the City of Vancouver with some stories not often told or known. In 1913, the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia coerced and removed the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) families living in the community of Sen̓áḵw (near present day Kitsilano Point/Vanier Park) to make way for the growth of the City of Vancouver. Vancouver continues to occupy the unsurrendered land, but in 2001 the Squamish Nation won a historic court settlement for a return of 23% of the original property they were allocated by the Federal government in 1901.
MOV Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring Burstin' with Broadway and Solidarity Notes
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Explore our exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our scenic  Joyce Walley Room.  Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement by sunset. Featuring  Burstin' with Broadway  and  Solidarity Notes.   Admission is    pay what you can.  Come early, enjoy more! The concert starts at 6:00pm but pay what you can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm.
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
On view until September 2019

The  Museum of Vancouver  and  Nature Vancouver  proudly present the illuminating exhibition,  Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives  . This exhibition delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowdsourcing technologies, and the display of natural specimens breathe life into these tales of co-habitation.
There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
On view until January 2020!

There is Truth Here focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St Michael’s Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island) and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba). The focus of the exhibition is not on the schools themselves, but upon witnessing the experiences of the survivors as conveyed through their childhood artworks – for some the only surviving material from their childhoods.
Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition
Daily Gallery Tours - 11:30 and 1:30

Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition  features an unparalleled collection of Haida art, boasting more than 450 works.  Local Haida Artists shared their insights and knowledge about the art pieces, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of the Haida people while gaining greater appreciation for the role museums can play in the reconciliation movement.

Join the discussion! Tell us what reconciliation means to you and tag @museumofvan + #MOVRealConciliation on Instagram or Twitter. View posts.
Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection
On display until August 2019 in the MOV Studio

The Museum of Vancouver is excited to present, with the Canadian Society for Asian Arts (CSAA) Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection. This MOV-CSAA collaboration features Asian ceramics from the Jean MacKay Fahrni collection, generously donated to the Museum in 1992 by the Hongkong Bank of Canada and contains many pieces that have not been publicly displayed.

Exhibition Talk and Tour  Saturday July 6, 11:00 am
MOV Backyard Garden

We invite you to co-create this exhibit with us by sharing your family stories, recipes and knowledge around food and gardening. Visit us in person at the garden, or join the conversation online using the hashtag #movbygardens and tag @museumofvan.

What are you growing in your backyards? Any veggies that reflect your cultural heritage?
What are your favorite garden plants and recipes?
Have any fun gardening tips you’d like to share?
Have any mysterious seeds from your family or neighbours?
What’s the coolest or most unique plant you’ve ever grown?

Join our Facebook Group to join in the conversation while sharing your family stories, recipes and knowledge around food and gardening with others! Click here.
Indigenous Maple Eco Cloth by Paul Windsor

These highly absorbent eco cloths are 100% biodegradable and compostable. Each one can be washed and air-dried 200 times, replacing up to 17 rolls of paper towel! They are made in Sweden with 30% cotton and 70% cellulose from sustainably managed forests, and measure 6.75" x 8".

Check out Lattimer Gallery & Gifts' new online shop! You will find a variety of high quality Northwest Coast art and giftware, as well as Vancouver-themed gifts from popular brands and local companies.
Discover Vancouver and Explore Egypt

Did you know? Both Discover Vancouver and Explore Egypt are offered throughout the summer for group bookings! Elementary school program s are offered September - June.

Explore the Vancouver History Galleries on a guided scavenger hunt or learn about Ancient Egypt by role-playing archaeologists. Excavate and examine Egyptian artefacts, build a pyramid, and see a real Egyptian mummy.

Discounted admission rates are also available for secondary and post-secondary groups. 
Experience our Beautiful Outdoor Patio!

The History Room and adjacent Garden Patio feature unobstructed views of Vanier Park, English Bay, the West End, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains. This venue is located on the lower level of the Museum and the Patio itself is situated within Vanier Park.  The History Room and Garden Patio are ideal for events looking to incorporate both indoor and outdoor space. It also features dual door access to the Patio, which are perfect for wedding ceremonies and special entrances.
Photo: Ghazal Azarbad as Viola De Lesseps & Charlie Gallant as Will Shakespeare
Bard on the Beach Presents...
Shakespeare in Love
June 12 - September 18, 2019

Bard on the Beach  continues its 30th season with a stylish stage adaptation of the lively Oscar-winning romantic comedy,  Shakespeare in Love.  Running June 12-September 18, 2019.
The play tells the story of Will Shakespeare, who is suffering from temporary writer’s block until he meets Viola de Lesseps, who becomes his creative muse. Viola is Will’s greatest admirer. She’ll also stop at nothing – including breaking the law – to act in his next play. Their relationship, and the rivalry between London’s competing theatre companies, drives the action as the story unfolds. Learn More.
Latincouver and Lab Art Show presents...
Similitud: Canadian and Latin American Indigenous Art Exhibition
June 27 to July 12, 2019

Let’s find the similarities between Latin American and Canadians First Nations. Our curator Gloria Bernal from Mexico, who has been organizing many local art exhibitions, will be taking us to a journey showcasing the art and magic of our roots with visuals and workshops for two weeks at Woodward’s Building.

Experience a multidisciplinary exhibition. Artists from Canada and Latin America will showcase performances, photography, sculpture, a culinary workshop, music, storytelling, painting, films, talks, and much more. Learn More.
Indian Summer Festival Presents...
Tiffin Talks

Tiffin Talks is a five-part ideas series showcasing a diverse group of thought leaders, artists, innovators, and changemakers, gathering to share ideas and a meal together. Every Tiffin Talk features South Asian and Indigenous people in conversation with each other on a wide range of topics.

Monday July 8 -   Walking in Our Finest
Tuesday July 9 -   All the World’s a Stage
Wednesday July 10 -   Art on the Inside
Thursday July 11 -   Laughter for the Dark Days
Friday July 12 - Writers in Conversation

Ticket holders receive complimentary admission to Museum of Vancouver.
Music in the Morning Presents...
Payadora Tango Ensemble
Monday, July 15, 2019

Founded in 2013, Payadora Tango Ensemble performs an expansive repertoire that draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition. Drawing from each member’s eclectic backgrounds in Classical, Jazz, Latin, Eastern European folk music, and improvisation, Payadora’s performances exude technical virtuosity, playful spontaneity, and rhythmic vitality. Learn More.
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.