Architecture Tour


Start a self-guided architecture tour at Arthur Erickson’s Museum of Anthropology, a breathtaking space that expresses the post-and-beam style of native longhouses with contemporary materials—concrete and glass. A short walk toward campus takes you to Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (lovingly called “the missle silo” for its cylindrical shape). Next, hit Peter Cardew’s clean white Belkin Art Gallery, a block or so south from the Chan, and one of the finest galleries in the province, inside and out. End your tour one further block south, at the magnificent glass expanses of the Koerner Library. See those two broad wings and arched central column? Architect Arthur Erickson designed the building to look like a splayed open book.

Architecture Tour Map