Perspectives on the Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer Solstice is a significant day for many cultures worldwide, and for the planet itself! Come celebrate and learn about solstice with a 19+ summer kick-off party at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Grab a drink, wander through MOV feature exhibitions, drift into the Space Centre where you will learn more about why our planet has seasons, how seasons affect other planets in the solar system, and how we will search for life on other worlds in the galaxy.

First Nations knowledge holders Woody Morrison and Latash Nahanee will perform Solstice themed storytelling. Participants will learn how the Haida and Squamish approach and celebrate Solstice on this day, one that is now recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day. Knowledge holders will be joined by Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk , Professor at the UBC Faculty of Forestry and Keely Langford , Park Interpreter at Metro Vancouver Parks to animate biological interpretations of Solstice and seasonal change in our city.
MOV Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring YVR Pop Choir and The Highs and Lows Choir
Thursday, June 27, 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  YVR Pop Choir  and  The Highs and Lows Choir 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.
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.
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!

This 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.
Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition
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.

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.
MOV Backyard Garden

The Museum of Vancouver , in partnership with the University of British Columbia , presents to you a garden exhibit on the front lawn of the museum that is inspired by the multicultural backyard gardens of Vancouver. We recognize that food has and continues to be a medium for civic engagement for migrant communities across the city. This experiential and inclusive garden exhibit celebrates the often untold stories of the backyard gardening community.

Join the online conversation! Tag #MOVbygardens and @museumofvan on Instagram. View Photos.
Father's Day is tomorrow!

Looking for the perfect Father's Day gift? This small repair kit comes in a compact tin, and is easy to carry around just in case your bike breaks! It includes a six head allen wrench set, a patch repair kit, two metal tire levers, glue, a buffer, and a bone tool. 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.
Stories of Resilience & the Road to Reconciliation

Participate in a “Big 6 Historical Thinking” challenge in our c̓əsnaʔəm; the city before the city exhibition. Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam First Nation, how they resisted assimilative policies, and the Museum’s role in the reconciliation process.

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. 
Host Your Event at Museum of Vancouver!

The Museum of Vancouver is one of Vancouver’s top cultural attractions, situated within Vanier Park between Kitsilano Beach and Granville Island. Our unique venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect for hosting a myriad of special events. Our dedicated rentals team will help you explore various options and floorplans to create a seamless and memorable event.
MOV Displays Artwork Created by Children in Residential, Day Schools

An exhibit of artwork done by Indigenous children while in Canadian residential and day schools showcases an important record of culture and history. The exhibition called There is Truth Here at the Museum of Vancouver displays rare surviving art pieces created by children from four institutions between the 1930s and 1970s. The art, some signed and some not, came from children at the Inkameep Day School in the Okanagan, St. Michael’s Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, the Alberni Indian Residential School on Vancouver Island and Mackay Indian Residential School in Manitoba.
Vancouver Loses an Important Art Advocate - Jean MacKay Fahrni

Thirty years ago this important collection was packed away into the bowels of the museum. So first of all, I would like to thank and congratulate the Museum of Vancouver for uncovering these important artifacts and bringing them back into the light. The story of this collection is a true Vancouver story, and a triumphant Canadian story, starting with the one fact of where the collection was housed for over 25 years: Jean’s giant log home on the west side of Vancouver where local artists, dignitaries and politicians would frequently gather, share ideas, and indulge in Jean Fahrni’s plum wine.
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.
The Cinematheque presents...
Two Films by Elle- Máijá Tailfeathers
Friday, June 21, 2019

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day  , a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage in Canada. Initiated by the Government of Canada in cooperation with Indigenous organizations, this event, occurring on the summer solstice, provides an opportunity to recognize, reflect on, and learn about the rich histories, diverse traditions, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
Vancouver Biennale presents...
The Real Canadian Potluck Picnic
Thursday June 27, 2019

Our friends at Vancouver Biennale invites you to The Real Canadian Potluck Picnic, a start-of-summer celebration of culturally inspired activities, food, live music, dance, and the first public unveiling of a new artwork, at Vanier Park on June 27th. Bring family and friends, a picnic dinner, and an appetite to sample an assortment of food sensations created especially for the potluck by local foodies. We hope to see you there! ALL AGES WELCOME.
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.