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Part of what makes visiting a museum so great is that no two are the same, so you know you're going to see new things and learn. Vancouver has an eclectic mix of museums and galleries - some are home to pieces that are unique to this city, while others house exhibits that come from around the globe.
To see where it all started for British Columbia, there’s no better place to start than at the Museum of Anthropology. It's here you'll get a glimpse of how B.C. and the rest of Canada began. Large totem poles and beautifully crafted carvings from Canada's First Nations are under the same roof as artifacts from around. These pieces are truly awe-inspiring.
For those who prefer something a little more weird and wacky, check out the Vancouver Police Museum. In this museum you will find everything from police uniforms, confiscated weapons, and a display of evidence from crime scenes in Vancouver. Located in the city's old morgue, the creep factor is upped when you step into the autopsy room. Not for the faint of heart!
If you're all about art, make your way to the Vancouver Art Gallery. This is the city's main art gallery and houses its own collection of The Group of Seven and rotating exhibits from artists all over the world.