Looking for a way to explore Vancouver’s art culture? Then visit the famous Vancouver Art Gallery, one of the most innovative visual art institutions in North America. Open 7 days a week, add a Vancouver Art Gallery admission ticket to your tour. Purchase a ticket directly from your Guide on the day of your tour, or speak with our Guest Services Team. When your tour is complete, your tour guide can drop you off in front of the Art Gallery.
Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in Vancouver’s downtown core, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers the city’s top cultural experience. Wander through four floors of inspiring art treasures in one of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings. Grab a souvenir from their Gallery Store, or enjoy lunch at their Gallery Cafe on the outdoor patio.
Formerly the main courthouse in Vancouver, this historic building’s design from 1905 was the vision of famous architect Francis Rattenbury. Rattenbury also designed both the Empress Hotel as well as the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia.
The Vancouver Art Gallery made its debut in 1931 with a small collection of British paintings and only seven works by Canadian artists. Since then, they have hosted an impressive collection of art showcasing international masters accompanied by contemporary visions and Canadian history. Previous exhibits include Monet and Picasso, as well as often displaying important works by Emily Carr and other respected British Columbian, Canadian and Indigenous artists.
Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945), was born in BC’s capital city of Victoria. She is one of Canada’s most renowned artists, significantly as a landscape painter and a modernist. The most important B.C. artist of her generation, she is best known for her attention to the totem poles of the First Nations people of British Columbia and the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is now home to a permanent collection of over 12,000 artworks. See how past and present perspectives connect when you visit. We recommend you check the Vancouver Art Gallery Website for current exhibition information.Book Now