1960s-1970s: You Say You Want A Revolution

Permanent Exhibition

Young people searching for an alternative way of life made Vancouver the hippie capital of Canada. Kitsilano, at the time a neighbourhood with cheap housing, became home to Vancouver's radical youth. The 1960s and 1970s were a time of contention as the city grew in to itself and now internationally known "radical" groups like Greenpeace started right here on home turf. Groove on Vancouver, the cool city on the coast.

Visit the hippies’ communal house, try on macramé finery, and listen to great Vancouver bands from the late 1960s.

Look for your mom or dad, or yourself, in swinging footage of the Stanley Park Be-In.

Follow the action as Vancouverites – both hippie and straight – fought the freeway, saved their neighbourhoods, and changed the way city planning is done.

For Families
Pick up a self-guided tour worksheet when you purchase your admission and your family will have a great time learning fun facts, searching for answers, and chatting about the past.

September 07, 2011 / 10:00 AM
Volunteer Information Session - Weekday Volunteering

Please note there are two available sessions:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 10:00am-12:00pm (weekday volunteering)
Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm (weekend & evening volunteering)

Have you expressed interest in volunteering for the MOV? We would love to meet you! Join us for one of two information sessions this September to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. Areas of volunteering include:

  • school programs
  • marketing and promotions
  • development
  • programming
  • and more!

If you have enquired about volunteering and have not heard back – please accept our apologies. Our ability to respond on an ongoing basis is limited. Rest assured, we are very excited to meet you! We look forward to the chance to talk with you about our volunteer opportunities.

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