Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

#3 of 42 in Museums in Vancouver
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Art Gallery
Established in 1931, Vancouver Art Gallery represents the largest art museum in Western Canada and boasts more than 11,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Designed by Francis Rattenbury, the Neoclassical-style building is a former courthouse and National Historic Site of Canada. See historic European art by numerous Dutch 17th century artists, or admire one of the gallery's touring exhibitions. The museum showcases the works of notable Canadian artists such as the Group of Seven and Emily Carr, as well as American and European modern artists. Make Vancouver Art Gallery a centerpiece of your Vancouver vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vancouver trip itinerary planning tool.
Create an itinerary including Vancouver Art Gallery
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Vancouver Art Gallery reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 3.5
1,236 reviews
  • We went to a special expo here and the display space was perfect. This is a classic big city art museum with lots of space for fine works. The permanent collection is just OK, but come for the...  more »
  • I enjoy the Vancouver Art Gallery. While the exhibits may vary in quality over time (depending on my personal preference, of course), the overall experience is most enjoyable. Everything from the...  more »
  • I love going to the Vancouver Art Gallery. I didn't feel very well this time but we were able to go to the second floor for one of the Out For Lunch Concerts. Classical music by a very competent quartet. Accessibility is by elevator through the secure area. Staff are helpful. There's always something interesting to buy in the Vancouver Art Gallery Gallery Store and the staff there are very helpful.
  • Really glad I got to see this Art Gallery while in Vancouver. Although I did find it rather difficult to find specific pieces in the gallery as every security person did not know about them at all and could not answer questions. There were some neat exhibits and artwork! Save room for lunch/dinner, there is a wonderful food truck park directly behind the art gallery. Good downtown location.

Plan your trip to Vancouver

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.