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 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 Lovely gallery in a beautiful building and location. One of the best if not best Emily Carr exhibits around. I would definitely recommend taking a few hours to take in the art and the atmosphere.

Garrett Birks - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating Excellent gallery for a small city. As a member I feel the turn over is pretty quick between exhibitions. Displays always well presented/curated. Nice gift shop with 10% off for members (cheap for students). Nice upscale cafe with great patio for a bite to eat or some drinks. Membership includes Fuse events (~22$). Can't wait for the new building set for construction.

Renaud D - 15 days ago

5 Star Rating Time to reconnect with the arts as well as my creative side! Experience at the Art Gallery was healing and thought-provoking. They change up their exhibits every couple of weeks to months. Feature a number of international and local artists.

Ming Chwen Chang - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating I enjoy this gallery very much. It's a lovely building and the exhibits are always interesting. The gallery can't compare to those in New York or Paris, but the shows usually showcase at least some well known pieces from various collections. The cafeteria balcony is my favorite place to have a drink and dinner in the city when it's a beautiful day:)

Ary ilon - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating A beautiful gallery with fantastic and unusual art. I love the layout of this gorgeous old building, it will be interesting to see what they create when they move to the new place. They offer a range of exhibits that appeal to both really conservative and really adventurous art patrons. I am so happy to have received a membership for my birthday last year. I think $132/year for a family is super reasonable especially as that is only 5 visits. There is no way to see an entire exhibit in only 1-2 visits as there is soooo much to see. What an uplifting way to spend an evening, especially with a friend or family member. The membership and welcoming staff were friendly, warm and professional but the coat check (awesome that it was free!) were a bit irritated or 'rushy'. This was probably because it was a Tuesday night and they were under more pressure. I love that they have a by-donation night on Tuesdays for the public. There were always staff in every room so it was easy to find someone if you needed help with anything All in all, a wonderful evening, beautiful building and exhibits and a great experience!

Eleanor Kroeger - 4 months ago

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

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