Founded in 1947 and known as the MOA, this place is considered one of the best and most famous museums in the world for Indian culture, art and craftsmanship. Here is the story of the indigenous Indians, native to British Columbia, or "the first settlers," as they are known in Canada. There are unique collections of this culture that researchers and professionals from around the world come to explore.
The museum is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC), located in the west of the city, a 20-minute drive from the city center.
The museum, which covers one floor, has many galleries. It displays artifacts from different ancient cultures. With household utensils, jewelry, ritual objects, clothing and various masks.
Naturally, the emphasis here is on their works and exhibits from the lives of the "first settlers," the tribes of Indians living in the coastal area of British Columbia. Mostly there are exhibits from the original tribes of the region, such as the Salish tribe, the Haida tribe, the Kwakiutl tribe and the Tsimshian tribe.
The museum's one-story building is decorated in a modern Indian style. It is unique in that it is built in a combination of concrete and glass and modernizes the residential style of the "first settlers," that is, the Indians in the area, whose original homes were built of columns and wooden beams.
Open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tuesdays to 21:00).