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Museum of Anthropology

In the west of Vancouver, at the University of British Columbia on the cliffs of Point Grey, totem poles mark the way to the Museum of Anthropology, world-renowned for its displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art. One of its main features is the world's largest collection of works by internationally acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid, including his famous cedar sculpture 'The Raven and the First Men'. In the museum's unique Visible Storage Galleries more than 15,000 objects and artefacts from around the world are arranged according to culture and use. In the grounds of the museum are two Haida houses to be admired, showing the dramatic beauty of traditional Northwest Coast architecture.

Address: University of British Columbia, 6393 Marine Drive

Website: www.moa.ubc.ca

Telephone: (604) 822 5087

Transport: The University of British Columbia is served by buses 4, 9, 17, 25, 41, 43, 44, 49, 84, 258 or 480

Opening times: Open daily, from 10am to 5pm (until 9pm on Tuesday)

Admission: C$16.75 (adults), C$14.50 (students). Free for children under 6, and other concessions are available