There’s nothing quite like strolling through the halls of a majestic museum, you can fly through time, immerse yourself in imagination, or learn a little more about the world in just a few hours. It’s a lot more entertaining than staying home and completing your to-do list like vacuuming, caulking, snow removal, or gutter cleaning. Here are the 10 best museums in Canada that you might want to visit:
This museum displays the natural and human history of British Columbia. The museum strives to not only display its collection of artifacts and items but to immerse them (and you) in a realistic setting.
Located on the ancestral land of Musqueam, the museum aims to illustrate these First Nations hosts’ incredible history and traditions. In the museum’s galleries, over 10,000 culturally valuable things from around the world are on display
The town of Drumheller, Alberta, was a hotbed of dinosaur activity about 75 million years ago. That, in turn, turned Drumheller into a memory of dinosaur fossils, with one of the biggest displays of dinosaur skeletons in the world, and over 160,000 individual specimens, this place is for both science enthusiasts and fans of Jurassic Park, the Royal Tyrrell Museum is a must-see.
The planetarium conjures up the night sky that is present, giving you a panoramic view that you won’t forget. Including a reproduction of early bison hunts, to a full-size replica 17th-century ship, nine permanent galleries display everything.
The shining structure of curved steel and glass is one of the most eye-catching buildings in the entire country, it also houses a powerful collection of 11 exhibits. This is the world’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the knowledge and education of human rights.
Saskatchewan’s history goes as far back as you can think and it’s all covered by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the first museum in the prairies of Canada. The Life Sciences Gallery, the First Nations Gallery, and the Earth Sciences Gallery are three major exhibits highlight this expansive museum.
The biggest museum of world cultures and natural history in Canada that exhibits that run the gamut from dinosaurs to ancient Egypt to Canada’s First Nations. As you walk from floor to floor, you’ll encounter art, history, archeology, mineralogy, and any other ‘-ology’ you could possibly imagine.
Within the walls of one of the largest and finest art museums in North America, from the African Art Gallery to the vast European collection, a staggering 80,000 works of art live and ride back in time, from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the present.
The museum’s distinctive building is like a waving hand calling you over. A vast collection of tanks, military vehicles, and guns fill the walls, allowing explore the equipment used by generations of soldiers for you to see and cover Canada’s involvement in conflicts throughout history.
One of the most-visited museums in Canada, with 1.2 million annual visitors is one of the country’s oldest museums. Discover the story, culture, and beliefs of Canada’s Pacific First Nations, four million items trace the history of the country, and the world, starting 20,000 years ago.