The Vancouver Public Library, located downtown at 350 West Georgia has more than eight million volumes in its collection. This translates to almost 16 volumes per resident. It is the second-largest collection in Canada, with 20 library branches scattered throughout the city.
Vancouver's favorite museum, the Museum of Anthropology, located on the University of British Columbia grounds, houses artifacts from all over the world with a focus on the art of First Nations peoples.
The city's nautical past is explored in the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The museum's highlight is a completely restored two-masted schooner, the 1928 St. Roch, the first ship to sail the difficult and deadly Northwest Passage. The voyage took the crew two years to complete. The museum also houses original maps from Capt. George Vancouver's journeys.
The Vancouver Museum, another major museum, celebrates the cultural heritage and natural history of the Lower Mainland.
The Pacific Space Centre is where Vancouver reaches to the stars and explores the solar system and space flight.