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Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery

Art Gallery and Historic Site
Financial District, Vancouver
  • SavoirThere
    "Pay what you like entrance fee on Tuesday evenings!"(6 Tips)
    Nico P.
    "significant collection by Emily Carr.""(2 Tips)
    Lily D.
    "Tuesday entry by donation, 5:00pm to 9:00 pm :)"(2 Tips)
    Adam N.
    "Wonderful secluded café terrace on the stairs."(8 Tips)
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  • Nico P.
    Nico PitneyMay 18, 2016
    "Known throughout the world for innovative and original exhibits; a permanent collection of 9,000 plus pieces; excellent assembly of Brit Columbian artwork, most significant collection by Emily Carr."
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreDecember 20, 2010
    Centrally located in downtown Vancouver near Robson Square the Vancouver Art Gallery is the city's cultural gathering space. Great exhibitions include both domestic and global contemporary works. Read more
  • Stacey A.
    Stacey ArmstrongSeptember 14, 2013
    Summer is the best, everyday 4-6 live patio music upstairs at their cafe. Sunday all day. Champagne, music, sunshine, bask it it.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekJune 26, 2015
    One of my favourite art museums in the world. Diverse collection of exhibits. Wonderful secluded café terrace on the stairs.
  • Katya N.
    Katya NNovember 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's it to try and come out to the FUSE events! It's a good deal to see the exhibits, and they have many cool outdoor installations as well.
  • GlobeRetail
    GlobeRetailMarch 22, 2012
    The steps, the restaurant, or even as you peruse the art, the Vancouver Art Gallery is a great place to unwind and catch up on the news
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseJune 23
    Been here 10+ times
    Perhaps the most expensive art gallery I've attended, but the shows tend to be excellent and membership mitigates the entry fee.
  • Ruoyi J.
    Ruoyi JiangAugust 13, 2015
    A lot smaller than it looks. Great installation art. Wonderful terrace cafe with delicious+healthy dinning options.
  • Paige H.
    Paige HunterJuly 18, 2016
    Don't forget to ask for the student discount if you have your student ID on you.
  • Vancouver Convention Centre
    Take in an exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery, followed by drinks at the charming Gallery Café. The Café’s desserts are divine and the atmosphere is seemingly European.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MJuly 7, 2012
    Fuse nights are really fun. Although buy the tickets in advance if you because the line gets really long.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseFebruary 3
    Been here 10+ times
    At $24 for adult admission, the most expensive art gallery I know. But they have great shows, often focusing on local talent. No permanent collection on display.
  • John .
    John RhodesSeptember 4, 2010
    The best place downtown for a sunny, healthy, well-priced lunch! But make sure to go early or late as it fills to capacity at noon!
  • J
    JJanuary 22
    Go on Tuesdays for entry by donation. There's a bit of a line and once you're inside it's busy but not super crowded.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseAugust 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    At $24 his may be the most expensive art museum on the planet, but the shows are often great and Tuesday evenings are "pay what you wish."
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SchofieldFebruary 28, 2015
    Don't miss the Cezanne and the impressionists. Ai WeiWei installation is outstanding too.
  • Shazzi B.
    Shazzi B.September 2, 2014
    Interesting displays most of the time, and they've started attracting food trucks outside for the lunch crowd
  • Edward C.
    Edward ChanSeptember 18, 2013
    By donation on Tuesdays! There's also a really good chicken wrap place across the street on Robson!
  • Tracy J.
    Tracy JenningsJanuary 30
    Cheap tuesday evenings, a lot of local modern art when I visited if that's your interest
  • Faye B.
    Faye BednarczykNovember 3, 2011
    FUSE happening @ VAG this Friday night! 8 pm to 1 am DJ's, Lounge, Performance, Music & Art. Buy tickets in advance online to avoid line ups.
  • Kira S.
    Kira SolsbergNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They close 10 minutes before 9pm on Tuesdays! So arrive early to see all 4 floors ;-)
  • Oasisantonio
    OasisantonioAugust 18
    Too expensive, and not too big museum. You can pay-as-you-want mondays 5 to 9 pm but expect at least 2 hours on the queue, the regular admission cost more than CAD24
  • Steve
    SteveApril 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    love the new #mashup exhibit. world class.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MaloneyJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Colour of My Dreams has some fantastic works by Tanguy, Dali and others. Best expo at gallery in years.
  • The Province
    The ProvinceFebruary 17, 2012
    The Vancouver Art Gallery is one of our favourite date spots. Read more
  • @Moni_Assi F.
    Arrived late but they said they'll honour my day pass until the next day. Great customer service
  • Adam T.
    Adam T.October 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A Vancouver Staple. Make sure you are thorough while browsing.
  • Vancouver Sun
    Vancouver SunMarch 4, 2011
    What do you think of the plans for a brand new concert hall at the existing site of the Vancouver Art Gallery? Read more
  • SavoirThere
    SavoirThereAugust 8, 2014
    Pay what you like entrance fee on Tuesday evenings!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroDecember 15, 2013
    Tip: take your sweet time and explore every corner of the gallery!
  • Alexandra S.
    Alexandra SamuelSeptember 12, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Take your kids to the Vancouver Art Gallery on the 2nd or 4th Sunday of the month to do a scavenger hunt through an exhibit. Then do a craft project.
  • Lily D.
    Lily DaiMarch 20, 2013
    Tuesday entry by donation, 5:00pm to 9:00 pm :)
  • Velvet S.
    Velvet SteeleFebruary 25, 2015
    Fuse is where it's at!! Check it out now and then!
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CorriveauNovember 25, 2012
    The gift shop has so many things I covet. Stuck for a cool gift idea? Just go here. Problem solved.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VencesOctober 2, 2015
    On wednesday after 7pm the entrance is with a dotane
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.August 9, 2016
    The Picasso exhibit was quite good.
  • My Canada Payday
    My Canada PaydayJune 20, 2013
    I think it's the right size for Vancouver. I can't see spending $300-500 million on a replacement.
  • Ricardo R.
    Ricardo RochaAugust 12, 2015
    A nice place to visit and meet friends
  • Aida asks you to v.
    Exhibits, gift store & cafe
  • Theo S.
    Theo SaulFebruary 15, 2011
    On Feb 12th 2011, in honour of the anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, admission will free for everyone!
  • Rick C.
    Rick ChungAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Tuesday evening admission is by donation.
  • Bloodmoney 3.
    Bloodmoney 3DOctober 6, 2010
    Bloodmoney 3D says when you are at the Vancouver Art Gallery check out the Robert Adams collection of photography. VL987EC
  • Gino R.
    Gino RizzottiMarch 7, 2013
    Foods not bad, prices good, wouldn't go just to eat there, unless I was with friends visiting.
  • Frédéric L.
    Frédéric LatourOctober 23, 2016
    Free access for VIP members of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
  • jehn b.
    jehn benoitSeptember 19, 2010
    Favorite place to be in Vancouver...great exhibits!
  • Shal S.
    Shal SparklesMay 11, 2014
    Outside is very pretty
  • joie
    joieJanuary 25, 2014
    Try Jj's Trucks Filipino food #masarap
  • Trevor E.
    Trevor EllestadJune 21, 2013
    Student pass! Hello. Pays for itself the first time you visit!!
  • Karenina A.
    Tuesday you may enter by donation :3
  • Andre R.
    Andre RahmerApril 16, 2012
    Go there on Tuesdays after 5pm. It's for free!
  • WhistlerBlackcomb Mountain
    Explore the works of iconic BC artist Emily Carr. Look out for the ghosts!
  • Clement L.
    Clement LelardouxFebruary 25, 2011
    Wonderful venue for all kind of events!
  • Inderpreet S.
    Inderpreet SinghOctober 20, 2015
    Tuesday evenings FTW!
  • Michael T.
    Michael TippettJune 3, 2010
    Think I might check this out: The Modern Woman: Drawings by Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Other Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay, Paris Read more
  • Oyelaja O.
    Oyelaja OyekanOctober 17, 2010
    Cool spot! Also check out a really cool social hub!!!
  • Kumiko I.
    Kumiko IdeSeptember 28, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Quick tip: On Tuesday evenings (5-9pm), the entrance fee is by donation.
  • Charity H.
    Charity HeadingSeptember 18, 2014
    Janet Cardiff time with a baby
  • spencer k.
    spencer kentNovember 25, 2009
    be weary of exhibit names and actual content. the rembrandt (fine print: dutch masters) exhibit only had 1 Rembrandt.
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LakeMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can see art here
  • Sergio B.
    Sergio BiasiAugust 13, 2015
    Very nice place
  • Javier G.
    Javier GiradoNovember 23, 2011
    Outstanding exhibition! Read more
  • Paritosh K.
    Paritosh KharkarMay 20, 2010
    Nice place to spend time when its sunny :)
  • Mike
    MikeJanuary 9, 2013
    Paid 5$ by donation, would rather buy a latte.
  • M. C. C.
    M. C. CasterlineAugust 17, 2013
    Geez, this isn't at all what we expected...very, very limited collection. Would never return
  • Andy S.
    Andy SmithAugust 17, 2011
    Sit on the steps.
  • Jarrett M.
    Jarrett MartinMay 28, 2010
    Some great art on display!
  • kristy s.
    kristy strangSeptember 11, 2009
    Reece Terris: Ought Apartment. Check out the 90's, brought me back to my childhood.
  • Benjamin L.
    Benjamin LukSeptember 13, 2009
    Stand in front of a fire extinguisher, thoughtfully stroking your chin. Mumble something about Hyperrealism every time someone walks by.
  • Spandy A.
    Spandy AndyMay 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    SpandyAndy likes dancing here. :-)
  • Karla C.
    Karla CereceroMarch 10, 2011
  • Erica S.
    Erica SwallowMarch 3, 2010
    Check out the totem pole by the staircase. Read more
  • Paul
    PaulMay 19, 2010
    4:20 at the V.A.G this year was awesome!@!@! Read more
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BouchardSeptember 10, 2009
    don't miss out on the Dutch Madters show. Closes September 13th
  • Steve W.
    Steve WhiteApril 10, 2010
    Visit the cafe!
  • Spandy A.
    Spandy AndyMay 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Artsy fartsy
  • @iamkhayyam
    @iamkhayyamFebruary 17, 2010
    Gotta check in here
  • Mario A.
    Mario AdrianApril 21
    No es MUY grande pero vale mucho la pena ir si te gustan los museos. Los martes a partir de las 5:00pm es por donación, te aconsejan pagar $10 pero puedes pagar la cantidad que tu quieras.
  • Fernando L.
    La exposición temporal de Monet, hasta octubre de 2017, es una grata sorpresa si visitas Vancouver
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 29, 2014
    Museu no centro de Vancouver sempre com boas exposições de artes!
  • Fernando L.
    La exposición temporal de Monet, hasta octubre de 2017, es una gran sorpresa si visitas Vancouver
  • Bere A.
    Bere AlvaradoJune 1, 2016
    Delicioso capuchino! Y el cheescake uff!! Vista muy hermosa y música muy adoc! No es costoso
  • Javier A.
    Javier AlvaradoJuly 29, 2016
    Pequeño bien montado , 3 exposiciones, una internacional importante y el resto la nacional , y la local
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmitMarch 17, 2011
    Meest bijzonder is het gebouw. Permanente collectie kan beter, wel mindshiftende exposities soms.
  • Manuel B.
  • Anton B.
    Anton BurdinJune 12, 2016
    Picasso till October 2 2016
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