Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7- Map It
Phone: (604) 662-4719

AAA Editor Notes

Vancouver Art Gallery is downtown at 750 Hornby St.; the museum encompasses a city block bounded by Georgia, Howe, Robson and Hornby sts. One of the largest art museums in Western Canada occupies a turn-of-the-20th-century building that originally was intended to serve as a provincial courthouse. Its stately exterior is a contrast to much of the art inside, which tends to reflect the creative energy and hip, progressive style that the city itself embodies. While historical masters are given their due, the focus of the gallery's changing thematic exhibitions is on contemporary artists and works from groundbreaking new visionaries that veer toward the cutting edge. The museum's four floors of mixed-media installations contain works by Emily Carr and other well-known Canadian artists. Food is available.
$22.85; $19 (ages 65+); $17.10 (students with ID); $6.19 (ages 5-12); donations (Tues. 5-9). Rates may vary; phone ahead.
Station: Burrard
Hours: Daily 10-5 (also Tues. 5-9). Guided tours depart Thurs. and Sat. 11-2:30. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.