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: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

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

4 Star Rating Great accessible gallery for Modern Art. The gallery is nice and features multiple mediums. Exhibits change often. They also have fantastic after hours events called Fuse which feature DJs, performances in the gallery space. Well worth a visit. They also have a great assortment of kids and family programming too.

Benjamin Bolliger - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating The Art Gallery is in a lovely spot in a central area of Vancouver. The exhibitions change frequently, they are always interesting; the building itself is a piece of architecture to marvel at. The Art Gallery Caffè is not to be missed. Go while you can, the gallery will be moving in a few years.

Katalin Bencsik - 15 days ago

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 - 1 month 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 - 3 months ago

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

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