What to do in Vancouver – The Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver’s City Centre is defined by Robson Square.  And smack-dab in the middle of Robson Square, you’ll find the charming Vancouver Art Gallery.  Originally opened in 1906 as our City Hall, the Vancouver Art Gallery is the 5th largest in all of Canada and is the largest in Western Canada. Its collection includes over 10,000 individual pieces of art and 200 pieces by Emily Carr, Jeff Wall, and Marc Chagall. The Vancouver Art Gallery is one of the major downtown landmarks and is a desired destination to art seekers from around the world.  Visitors to Vancouver might recognize the building, as it has been featured in numerous TV series (Smallville, X-Files, Arrow), and Films (Night at the Museum, The Accused, The Core).

Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery

The entrance to the Art Gallery is on Hornby Street, and is marked by a bright red canopy.  Take advantage of the complimentary coat check to leave your handbag or coat so you can truly enjoy the space unencumbered.  You will want to give yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy the entire collection, and also save time for a shop in the excellent gift shop.  When the weather cooperates, a nice way to enjoy the Gallery is to have a lovely lunch on the Gallery Cafe’s patio.  The cafe is open everyday, and features a refreshingly simple menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and quiche.


Art Gallery Entrance

The Gallery Cafe Patio

The Gallery Cafe Patio









The Vancouver Art Gallery Hours of Operation

Daily 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 10am to 9pm

The Vancouver Art Gallery Address and Parking

The Gallery is located at 750 Hornby Street, between Robson Street and Georgia Street.  Public parking is available at the Pacific Centre off of Howe Street, opposite the Gallery.

The Vancouver Art Gallery Rates

Adults  $20
Senior $15
Student (with ID) $15
Children (age 5 and older) $6
Toddlers (under 5) Free
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $50

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