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

5 Star Rating Beautiful space with great shows. Can't wait till the new gallery is ready!

Karl Bustamante - 9 days ago

4 Star Rating The buildings history and architecture alone is a good reason to visit. They also have some great exhibits throughout the year.

Jora Nijjar - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating I great option for spend good time... I just love it...

Daniella Molina - 13 days ago

5 Star Rating My favorite art gallery. A lot of history behind each piece of art and a lot of art as well. A lot better than other art galleries.

Tobie Plett - 1 month ago

2 Star Rating Went to see the Mashup exhibition on a Saturday afternoon. Arrived at 3:30 pm. A lot to see on first and second floor. By the time we got to the 3rd floor we were told to leave because it was closing. It would have been nice, a little verbal notice from staff at cash register regarding closing time. Which means I'd have the chance to plan my time better and probably start viewing from the top floor down. Glad I'm from here and can come back another day, on a by donation day, will give a penny... Which major art gallery museum closes at 5pm on a Saturday? F... ridiculous!

Mia Carr - 2 months ago

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