Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver, BC displays world arts and cultures, primarily works by First Nations of the Pacific Northwest. As well as being a major tourist destination, MOA is a research and teaching museum and houses close to 535,000 objects in its building alone.

The Museum of Anthropology includes a number of large sculptures, totem poles and cultural artifacts. Although MOA's focus is on the First Nations of the Northwest Coast, the collection of close to 50,000 ethnological objects includes objects from all continents. The collections include contemporary works as well as historical objects. There are managed by UBC's Laboratory of Archaeology.


  1. Exit the hostel and head outside Blenz coffee shop on the corner of Granville and Nelson St.
  2. Catch the #4 UBC bus and stay on until UBC Exchange (26 stops).
  3. Get off and head left towards West Mall Street. Once there, turn right and follow it down.

Approx ~ 45 mins each way Transit - $3.10 each way