In January 2015, three landmark First Nations exhibits opened simultaneously across Vancouver. The Musqueam First Nation, in partnership with the Museum of Vancouver and the Museum of Anthropology, have launched c̓əsnaʔəm: The City Before the City - a comprehensive exploration of the Musqueam's early history and living culture. Each exhibit delves into the 5,000-year history of c̓əsnaʔəm - the name of the ancient village and burial site on which Vancouver was built. The ground-breaking project challenges the notion that Vancouver is exclusively a "new" city, instead revealing ancient sites that have been compared to societies as prolific as ancient Egypt and Rome. The exhibition will become part of the Museum of Vancouver's permanent collection. http://www.thecitybeforethecity.com/
Extra! From a First Nation's restaurant and aboriginal canoe tour to museums and a boutique hotel, there are numerous ways to experience indigenous culture in Vancouver. Ask us how.