Museum of Anthropology


Museum of Anthropology

NileGuide Expert Says:

The Endowment Lands around UBC have beautiful trails, so after a visit to the MOA, enjoy the campus' surroundings. Or, grab a bite to eat along West 4th Ave at one of the many tasty restaurants.


6393 N.W. Marine Drive
University of British Columbia
V6T 1Z2 Vancouver, Canada




In 1976, the famed museum was completed and open to University of British Columbia's students, and the public. The inspiration behind Arthur Erickson's MOA, as locals call it, was architecture of Northwest Coast First Nations people, specifically post-and-beam. Today, there's something a little different that wasn't there when Mr. Erickson designed the beautiful building and that is the reflecting pool that was built in 2010. Though it's a new addition, it certainly compliments the original concept. After you take in the architectural beauty, step inside and admire the 36,000 ethnographic and 535,000 archaeological objects inside of the MOA.


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