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: From: $24.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Skip the Line: Vancouver Art Gallery Admission with Optional Early Access and Private Guided Tour

Vancouver is known for its cosmopolitan art galleries, especially the iconic Vancouver Art Gallery, which has more than 10,000 pieces in its permanent collection alone. So it’s no surprise that the gallery’s lines tend to snake around the corner from the entrance. Instead of wasting precious travel time tapping your foot on the ground, take advantage of an expedited entry with this pass. You’ll breeze past the line, which means more time to explore, and have the option of a private early access tour with a guide.


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

Directions

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

How to get to Vancouver Art Gallery by SkyTrain

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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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5

3 Star Rating Went to see the Picasso exhibits. Worth the visit on "free" tuesdays but definitely wouldnt pay to go in on a regular weekday. The museum was small and the exhibitions outside of the Picasso ones were meh.

jj kwak - 18 days ago

5 Star Rating Reasonable admission. They always have interesting exhibits too. I went to see some works from Picasso this last time. The exhibit was about the different women who inspired him throughout his life. I can tell Picasso was a boob man lol. Even when they don't have famous artists on display there's lots to prompt the mind.

Marina Van Eysinga - 25 days ago

5 Star Rating Love the space and location in the heart of Vancouver. Great exhibits and they are always well presented. The people that work here are amazing, especially for special events like family fuse.

Adrian Mandy - 28 days ago

4 Star Rating When all four floors are filled with exhibits, it is an inspiring place to visit for aspiring or even practicing artists. Also lots of good events - FUSE evening is great for the young adults (and young at heart seniors) and classical music fans can enjoy free for members noon hour concerts on selected Fridays. Talks on exhibits. Art rental. A useful arts venue for Metro Vancouver.

Gerald Joe - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating Honestly my favorite aspect of the art gallery is the fantastic cafe on roof. Excellent food in beautiful surroundings at very reasonable (

Alan Bucior - 2 months ago

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

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