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:

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 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 4.2 out of 5

5 Star Rating Very nice layout that showcases 2 types of abstract art. The upper floor is dedicated to a particular artist who devoted her time to painting the forest. We had a great time here. There's also a gorgeous cafe and a gift shop

Bradley Doering - 8 days ago

4 Star Rating We visited on the last day of Claude Monet secret garden exhibit. The exhibit was good, but the lines were long. Online tickets highly recommended. Hint: you can buy them while waiting in the line. The place was quite crowded, but we could still enjoy the exhibit. Parking in the area is challenging.

Nir Arad - 16 days ago

4 Star Rating Saw the Monet exhibit just before it closed then a quick shuttle through the Emily Carr exhibit (permanent). The former was ecstatically good. Nicely curated and with good informational signage. The latter gave me a deeper appreciation of Carr's work. Very enjoyable though her oeuvre seems much more coldly philosophical than Monet's who seems to let heaven flow from his brush. How did he achieve that truth with such spare treatment? The gallery is surprisingly small (in my opinion).

Colin Gillies - 23 days ago

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

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