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

Official Website: Vancouver Art Gallery

Fee:

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Category: Art Museums

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

Phone: +1 604-662-4700

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
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Based on 173 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Loved the VAG! Sad to have just missed the Monet exhibit but they were very clear about what was and wasn't available right from the start. Free coat check... Read More

Elizabeth M. May-29-2019

3 Star Rating For a local art museum, or, if you've never visited an art museum before, the Vancouver Art Gallery isn't bad. On the other hand, if you've visited a museum... Read More

Jeanette C. Jun-11-2019

4 Star Rating I was thrilled to go to the art gallery with a friend last night! On Tuesdays, tickets are donation based, so we walked over and arrived about 5:10pm. There... Read More

Kristin U. Apr-10-2019

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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 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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