Vancouver Art Gallery


  • Vancouver Art Gallery located in the old Vancouver courthouseCredit: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Couple admiring artwork at the Vancouver Art GalleryCredit: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • People admiring work at the Vancouver Art GalleryCredit: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Pillars of the old Vancouver courthouse. Now the Vancouver Art GalleryCredit: Vancouver Art Gallery

Looking to add little culture to your trip? Home to over 10,000 artworks–including the largest Emily Carr collection in the world–the Vancouver Art Gallery is an inspiring art escape in the heart of the city. Get lost in the interpretation of it all as you move through corridors, rooms and expansive open areas within the walls of this spectacular showcase of contemporary and historic significance. Finish your visit by sipping organic coffee on the steps of this impressive heritage building and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a true Vancouverite.

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We’ve compiled a list of our most common questions and some fun facts. Still have questions? We can help! Give us a call at 604-451-1600.

What kind of exhibits can I expect to see at the Vancouver Art Gallery?
How can I make the most of my visit?
What time is the Vancouver Art Gallery open until?
Is the Vancouver Art Gallery wheelchair accessible?

See our General FAQ.

Did you know?

  • The Vancouver Art Gallery is located in the former courthouse for Vancouver. The building was constructed in 1906 and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980.
  • The Vancouver Art Gallery is a popular gathering spot for protests, rallies, and flash mobs.
  • The building that the Vancouver Art Gallery has called home since 1984, is a former provincial courthouse. It was designed by Francis Rattenbury who also designed the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and  Empress Hotel in Victoria.