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Musqueam Cultural Centre

This signature building is at the heart of the community and serves as a cultural and learning resource centre and from the rear overlooks the foreshore lands and the Fraser River. Since time ... Read More


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This signature building is at the heart of the community and serves as a cultural and learning resource centre and from the rear overlooks the foreshore lands and the Fraser River.

Since time immemorial, the Musqueam people have continuously lived in what is now called Metro Vancouver. The Gallery at the Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre features 1300 square feet of space where the Musqueam people can share their history and culture, from their perspective. The gallery features exhibitions highlighting historic cultural objects, contemporary arts, and the sharing of Musqueam culture. The Gallery also utilizes Reciprocal Research Network (RRN) kiosks to provide a richer interactive exhibition experience.

The Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Center and Gallery has repurposed the former Four Host First Nations Pavilion that was open during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games held in Vancouver. This facility has been upgraded to include a beautiful gallery that tells the story of the thousands of years of Musqueam Nation, food services, guided tours for groups, hosted event planning, and other programming to support the facility.


The City Before the City (Ends Jan 28, 2016)

Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) have partnered together to create 'The City Before the City,' a series of three distinct exhibitions that lets visitors connect with 'c̓əsnaʔəm. c̓əsnaʔəm, one of the largest ancient village and burial sites upon which Vancouver was built, holds a powerful 5,000-year history and continuing significance that dates back at least 4,000 years. It's also commonly known as the Eburne Site, Marpole Midden or Great Fraser Midden.

Art Gallery

The Musqueam people developed a complex culture, with intricate art forms including; weaving, basketry, carving, and other forms of craftsmanship. The gallery at the Musqueam Cultural Centre will feature exhibitions highlighting historic cultural objects, contemporary arts, and the sharing of Musqueam culture.

Self-guided tours on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the assistance of the Reciprocal Research Network (RRN) kiosk and mobile app.

Guided tours by appointment Monday to Thursday. The tour includes an in-depth tour of our new state-of-the-art Cultural Education Resource Centre. and the Museum Gallery space where many of our cultural heritage treasures are held. As well, this new facility houses authentic public art installations created by local Musqueam carvers, weavers, painters, and more.

Educational Tours

Educational tours are available to learn more about the land the Musqueam People have occupied for 4,000 years. See archaeology sites, view the Salmon streams, view the sacred Long House and hear about traditional teachings through story and practice. Click here to view the cultural tours available.


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