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Getting Here

Located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, MOA is situated at 6393 NW Marine Drive, in the northwest corner of the campus.

Please note (updated May 19, 2022): There will be on going construction from May to September 2022 for the UBC Wesbrook Mall Upgrades that may slow or divert your route to the Museum of Anthropology. Visit UBC Campus + Community Planning site for more information to plan your route before your visit.

By Transit

From Vancouver: The westbound 25, 33, R4, 44, 49, 84, 99 B-Line, and 480 buses arrive at UBC Exchange. Get off at UBC Exchange (the last stop) and walk northwest for 15 minutes.

The westbound 4 and 14 buses arrive at and depart from University Boulevard. Get off at University Boulevard (the last stop) and walk northwest for 20 minutes.

Once at UBC Exchange, you can transfer to the 68 Wesbrook Village bus instead of walking to MOA. Get off at NW Marine Dr at West Mall (stop 51925).

Refer to the Translink UBC Exchange map for updated bus departure locations, and find full transit information at the Translink website. Use the Trip Planning feature to plan your route.

By Bike

From downtown Vancouver: Cross the Burrard Street Bridge and exit to the right onto Cornwall Street. Follow to Point Grey Road until NW Marine Drive all the way to UBC. Please note that this route involves a significant hill. Download the City of Vancouver cycling map to plan your route.

Please note: Mobi bike shares do not have docking stations at UBC.

By Car

From downtown Vancouver: Cross the Burrard or Granville Street bridges, and then head west on 4th Avenue, Broadway, 10th Avenue or 16th Avenue all the way to UBC.

From YVR Airport: Exit the Arthur Laing Bridge and head west onto Southwest Marine Drive, and follow this road to UBC. Once at UBC, watch for signs guiding you to MOA.

Parking: Paid parking ($4/hour) is located in front of MOA and at the Rose Garden Parkade across the street. Parking can be purchased by cash or credit card. Consider downloading the Honk Mobile app to pay by phone and extend your parking time remotely. Visit UBC Parking for more information.

Evo car share vehicles can be parked at the North Parkade (6115 Student Union Blvd). Walk south for 7 minutes to get to MOA.


MOA is a wheelchair accessible building.

Parking: Three accessible paid parking spaces are available in the MOA parking lot.

Attendants: MOA participates in the Access 2 Card program and grants free admission to attendants accompanying people with disabilities.

Wheelchairs: We have four wheelchairs that may be borrowed free of charge.

Seating: Lightweight, portable seats are available to borrow from the admission desk for your use.

Museum Grounds: The gravel path to the west of the building that leads to the Museum grounds is uneven in places.