Whether you’re shopping for a unique present or just want a Vancouver souvenir, get creative by browsing some of these interesting museum gift shops. These colourful stores are often overlooked, but they’re perfect for scoring one-of-a-kind artwork, home décor, coffee table books, funky accessories and more.
The Museum Shop UBC Museum of Anthropology
For First Nations-inspired gifts, start at The Museum Shop inside the UBC Museum of Anthropology
. This cultural institution is known for its extensive collection of Northwest Coast objects, and its on-site store is no different. Here you’ll find handmade sterling-silver jewellery, authentic carvings and masks, books on aboriginal culture, locally made glassware, original First Nations artwork
Vancouver Art Gallery
The Gallery Store
Even if you’ve never stepped foot in the Vancouver Art Gallery
, you’ll feel a jolt of artistic inspiration once you start browsing the shelves of this creative shop, featuring everything from educational children’s toys to handmade paper goods. Choose from more than 1,000 visual and contemporary art books, elegant journals, silk scarves, limited edition artwork, unique calendars, greeting cards and merchandise by British Columbia’s beloved artist Emily Carr
Vancouver Maritime Museum
A pirate’s life might not be for you, but this seafaring store at the Vancouver Maritime Museum
is the ideal place to remember your visit to Vancouver and its beautiful waterfront scenery. Pick up nautical souvenirs, beginner to intermediate model kits, pirate paraphernalia, interesting books and more.
Curious kids and science lovers alike will enjoy shopping at Kaleidoscope, the exciting gift shop at Science World
. From brain boggling puzzles to hands-on experiments, their books, toys and gadgets will have you thinking about the world in a whole new way. The Kaleidoscope shop at the Vancouver International Airport also makes it easy to stock up on last minute gifts before flying home.
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