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SFU Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

8888 University Dr | (Simon Fraser University), Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
+1 778-782-3325
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Difficult to find but enjoyable once there

Finding the museum is a challenge, so let’s start there. It’s probably easiest if you arrive by bus... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Tripsterchick
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Victoria, BC
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west coast artifacts. Not a large collection but well worth the time to look at everything. you... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Tom H
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Calgary, Canada
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This museum exhibits archaeology and ethnology around the world, with a focus on British Columbia, especially monumental cedar sculptures. The museum is located in the NE corner of the Academic Quadrangle, off the Atrium. Note the featured carving by Chief Edinsu, Jim Hart in the Atrium. Admission by donation. Award winning web sites available from the home page.
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8888 University Dr | (Simon Fraser University), Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Finding the museum is a challenge, so let’s start there. It’s probably easiest if you arrive by bus (the museum’s website has info about bus routes). The bus loop is next to the Blusson Building, which has a big sign outside identifying it. Enter the...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

west coast artifacts. Not a large collection but well worth the time to look at everything. you will have to ask for directions or get a map. You won't find it by wandering around.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This museum is a great little enclave hidden inside the Burnaby SFU campus. It's a little difficult to locate but just ask the students for directions to the Frog statue carved by James Hart. Sitting almost like a guardian. FYI, the museum has daily hours...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

this place is super enriched with historic acts and figures that i believe everyone should check out. it is very worth it and you learn so much

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Reviewed 22 April 2015

I love this gorgeous little museum. It's tucked inside the heart of the SFU campus, under ground, and getting to it can be as much of an experience as exploring the museum itself. I also love the architecture of the university, I've heard it is...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2014

I really like the museum because it's well set up, it has plenty of exhibits, and it smoothly runs the visitor through the history of B.C. and First Nations; a history and traditions that are a lot deeper than I imagined!

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Worth a little zip around if you are in the building anyway. Also worth popping into the little art gallery on the other side of the quad.

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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Excellent representation of First Nations throughout BC, amazing paintings, sculpture, carvings, tools, weavings, life, cooking, history, everything. Great exhibits of many other nations and ethnologies.

2  Thank DarcyInWI
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