The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) will close one of its most popular exhibitions on June 29, 2022.

Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver, which opened in the fall of 2011, tells the story of the city’s unique love-hate relationship with neon signs.

The 22 signs displayed, most of which were rescued from the Neon Products scrapyard, have been restored to their former glory and harken back to a time when Vancouver was the neon capital of North America.

At its height, in the 1950’s, the city boasted over 19,000 neon signs – more than Las Vegas at the time.

Although the exhibition will be closing at the end of June, the public will again be able to view and experience these iconic signs alongside new signs from MOV’s collection in the fall of 2023, when the highly anticipating redevelopment at 349 West Georgia Street, The Post, is completed.

Relocated neon signs at The Post

The Museum is partnering with The Post’s developer, QuadReal Property Group, in bringing these pieces of Vancouver history back into the downtown core where they will be on display in the publicly accessible areas of the building.

Last modified: May 18, 2022

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