DOXA Documentary Film Festival Screening: Toad People
Thursday, May 9, 2019

What does it take to save a species? Join us for the Vancouver Premiere of Toad People (Canada, 2017, 76 mins).

Western toads, like other amphibians in BC, are struggling because of habitat loss, climate change, and human interference. Local filmmakers Isabelle Groc and Mike McKinlay introduce us to the stories of people who make up a community-led movement to save this endangered species. Toad People serves as a powerful call to action and a hopeful reminder that people of all ages can come together to make a difference. Produced by local grassroots environmental organization the Wilderness Committee .

Following the screening the filmmakers will be joined by Wilderness Committee co-Executive Director Joe Foy to discuss local endangered species campaigns and answer your questions about the production of Toad People.

International Museum Day at MOV!
Saturday, May 18, 2019

International Museum Day is Saturday May 18th and we’re celebrating by offering $2 admission all day (10-9 pm) ! Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition on a 30-minute highlight tour happening at 11:30 and 1:30 in Haida Now . Limited spaces available.

Join representatives from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation at MOV’s next Wild Things Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat (11-3 pm)! Also, 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.

Its never been a better time to experience MOV!

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media and tag @museumofvan #IMD2019 #AtMOV #iheartMOV
There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
Now on view!

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to announce its newest feature exhibition  There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools. The exhibition brings a new line to bear on the role of art as part of children’s knowledge, identity, and experiences of Indian Residential and Day Schools. Through paintings, drawings, sewing, beading, drumming, singing, and drama produced by children and youth who attended schools in British Columbia and Manitoba the exhibition seeks to contribute in vital and new ways to dialogues and initiative about truth telling, reconciliation, and redress in Canada.
Wild Things Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Learn about local bald eagles while viewing them in their natural habitat. Representatives from the Hancock Foundation will present examples of the Foundation’s work in support of local bald eagles. This station will include a full screen display from Hancock Foundation's eagle cams located in various wildlife positions in Delta and Surrey, providing rare real-time views of nesting eagles.

Free with admission to the museum. This event coincides with IMD and we’re celebrating by offering $2 admission all day.
Lattimer Gallery & Gifts @ MOV!

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? 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.
Museum of Vancouver AGM
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7pm

Our AGM is an opportunity for members to be involved in shaping the Museum of Vancouver's future. Join us, to elect our Board of Directors , hear about our successes in 2018, and learn about our exciting, upcoming projects for 2019 and beyond. Interested in attending? Become a member at MOV! More Information.
MOV Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring The PALS Chorus and Sound Eclectic
Thursday, May 30, 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 The PALS Chorus and Sound Eclectic . 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.
Familiar Faces: Getting to know the people behind Museum of Vancouver!
Jillian Povarchook, Curatorial Associate
“I started here as a summer student in 2008, Cataloguing a donation of over 3500 objects in preparation for the "Unnatural History of Stanley Park" exhibition. After graduating and working in other museums I came back to MOV in 2010 and have been here ever since.

I started as a Digitization Technician and now work as a Curatorial Associate , a role focusing on assisting with exhibitions and facilitating what collections needs to bring to the table to make our exhibitions possible. Working at MOV has allowed me to meet with people from different backgrounds with so much wisdom, grace, and knowledge to offer. Its these constant interactions that makes this place so special.”

-Jillian Povarchook
Discover the collection for yourself at .
Educational School Programs - Global Citizens: Grade 6

Role-play buyers for our museum shop, “The Global Village.” Visit our global marketplace and purchase objects that may or may not have been created in an ethical and sustainable way. Explore our Vancouver History Galleries to uncover moments when Vancouverites either demonstrated good global citizenship or ignored their responsibilities.

 Museum of Vancouver  offers a wide range of facilitated educational programs, including this one, for  elementary school students K to Grade 7, designed to align with British Columbia’s social studies curriculum. Discounted admission rates are also available for secondary and post-secondary groups. 
Haida Now Gallery Tours
Friday-Monday @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.
Venue Rental: Garden 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 venue is ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies of 100 seated guests, and also offers indoor space to host a post ceremony cocktail reception, up to 200 people.
MOV in the Media...

An exhibit opening today at the Museum of Vancouver showcases artwork created by children during their time at residential schools that provides a window into the children’s lives. Many visitors may be surprised to find that the art doesn’t depict children in scary or difficult scenarios. Instead, the pieces look like they would be at home on a family fridge. “This is another way of witnessing something that happened at the schools, but this exhibition really in some ways, shows the exception,” said Sharon Fortney, the museum’s curator of Indigenous collections.
Museum of Vancouver’s There is Truth Here Illustrates Humanity of Residential School Survivors

The artworks portray people, landscapes and animals, which, after speaking with residential school survivors, Walsh says are meant to be interpretations of Indigenous children’s families, homes and customs. One black-and-white drawing depicts a woman in traditional First Nations dress, for example, her hair tied in two neat braids, while other images show animals such as rabbits, bears and birds—some seemingly engaged in ritual—which may represent generations-old family crests.
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Vancouver Heritage Foundation presents... Heritage House Tour
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Join Vancouver Heritage Foundation this June as they explore the evolution of Vancouver’s heritage and character homes. The self-guided tour offers a look inside homes across Vancouver, varying in age and style, each with a unique story to tell. In 2019 we will explore houses dating back to 1895, spanning six decades and five neighbourhoods. The homes explore shifts in architectural design including handsome Victorian, sturdy Craftsman and influential Mid-Century Modern.
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.