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 VisitFee: From: $24.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
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: NoHours 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
|SkyTrain Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Expo Line||Burrard Station||4 Minutes|
|Canada Line||Vancouver City Centre||2 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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I love going here just to unwind and the cafe I discovered is definitely a great way to forget your surrounded by people in the downtown core
Troy Large - 2 days ago
The exhibit last year's fall season was not very good. The exhibit of local artists from Vancouver now, February, 2017, is not relevant, I'm sure. I read yesterday that everyone gets a special, $5 admission discount, for the current exhibition. I'd take a friend to the Vancouver Art Gallery and a ' BOGO ' coupon from my charitable " Entertainment Value " coupon book, later in 2017. My friend gets a freebie in summer, a possible treat in 2017.
Rodney Newton - 10 days ago
The JUXTAPOZ x Superflat exhibition as well as the permanent collection on display were both fantastic! The most enjoyable part of my experience was my multiple encounters with groups of children being taught about art in both critical discussion as well as exercises in making art, by hand and on ipads. This is something that I wish I had been exposed to at an early age and I am glad art education is alive and well in Vancouver!
Cameron Dougherty - 18 days ago
Great modern art gallery, beautiful interiors. Definitely a good way to spend half a day in Vancouver. If you'd rather see renaissance fine-art & sculpture, you won't find it here/there wasn't any during the time I visited.
Camille Nathania Santiago - 1 month ago
Great Exhibit! We saw the Van Gogh exhibit and it was very enjoyable. The temp was a little warm but once they turned on the air it got better. I recommend this a place to see while in Vancouver.
Shannon - 1 month ago