Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest art gallery in Western Canada

Vancouver Art Gallery seen from Robson Square
Vancouver Art Gallery seen from Robson Square

The Vancouver Art Gallery is located on Hornby Street in Vancouver between Robson Street and Georgia Street in what was previously the Vancouver courthouse. One could consider the building itself a work of art.

Constructed in 1906 it features columns, a center dome, formal porticos, and ornate stonework. Located outside the Georgia street side is the Centennial Fountain built in 1966 in commemoration of the union of the colonies of British Columbia with Vancouver Island.

The 41,400 square foot gallery features a collection of over 10000 works including the largest collection from renowned BC artist Emily Carr. The Gallery Cafe features a rooftop patio, one of the most idyllic in downtown Vancouver, where you can enjoy a glass of wine on a beautiful afternoon. There is also a Gallery Store and library for you to browse.

The grounds in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery have become a prime social gathering place, so don't be surprised to see some kind of activity going on such as musicians, improv or a protest rally.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada

Phone: (604) 662-4700

Official Website: Vancouver Art Gallery

How to get to Vancouver Art Gallery by SkyTrain

SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineBurrard Station4 Minutes
Canada LineVancouver City Centre2 Minutes

No Buses Needed. From Burrard Station on the Expo / Millennium Line exit onto Burrard Street and walk one block south on Burrard to Georgia Street. Go left one block along Georgia to Hornby Street.

From Vancouver City Centre on the Canada Line exit and go north to Georgia Street then left (west) on Georgia Street for one block.

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An inside look at the Art Spiegelman exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery

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Vancouver Art Gallery Reviews

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 100 reviews. See all

5 Star Rating Over time, the gallery has offered an excellent selection of local and international art. The commentary often connects individual art pieces and artists to art trends and history. On many weekends, the gallery offers engaging programs for families.

James Holgate - 12 days ago

3 Star Rating Only been inside twice, both times it was to use the washroom before they stopped letting you in to use there facilities. Rude employees and laughable security guards make sure that i will not be going in to view the art. But i have sat on the steps both sides to enjoy the view, friends and recreational enhancers. Many protests have been held there. Movies and shows also have used the galleries grounds. Well here's to good times and more to come.

Vancity Riggidy - 4 months ago

5 Star Rating I've been to the Vancouver Art Gallery many times over the years, and it's always a great experience. The stately heritage building it's located in (the old courthouse) actually adds to the experience by providing a majestic backdrop. I've especially enjoyed the travelling exhibitions of European masters (classical, impressionist, post-impressionist, surrealist, etc., etc.) that I've had the priviledge to see over the years. And I always enjoy seeing the permanent collection of works by Canadian masters such as Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Thom Thomson, etc., etc.

Claude LeBlanc - 6 months ago

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