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Vancouver Art Gallery

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Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-662-4700
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Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, the...

Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers the city's top cultural experience featuring four floors of historical and contemporary art. Enhance your experience by relaxing in the locally-loved Gallery Cafe and enjoying the beautiful Gallery Store.

The Gallery is closed December 25th and 31st anually and on April 20th, 2015.

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Great way to spend a few hours

I addition to its basic collection, the Gallery has at least one special, interesting exhibit. At the moment, it's "Embracing Canada", Canadian landscapes from the mid-19th to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Helene c
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White Rock, Canada
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New Westminster, Canada
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The last couple of times I have attended exhibits at the art gallery at least one of the four floors has been closed. The last time two floors were closed. Admission was not adjusted accordingly. Particularly disappointing - the giant model of the new art gallery took up significant space that could have been used to display art work! Also,... More 

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VancouverArtGallery, Manager at Vancouver Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your valuable feedback. We regret to hear that you had a negative experience. The Gallery is working hard to ensure that, in the future, our guests will be able to enjoy our extensive collection in an enjoyable environment. We are currently working behind the scenes to launch our biggest and most ambitious... More 

White Rock, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I addition to its basic collection, the Gallery has at least one special, interesting exhibit. At the moment, it's "Embracing Canada", Canadian landscapes from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. Then there's the fine café - great food at affordable prices, tasty gluten-free and vegetarian choices, and you can sit out on the terrace, weather permitting. Finally, the gallery shop:... More 

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Thank Helene c
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Stunning art, the least of which are Krieghoff, Emily Carr and the Group of Seven. Amazing exhibit showcases many other Canadian Impressionist artists.

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Thank Retiredohyes
VancouverArtGallery, Manager at Vancouver Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

St. John's, NL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to the VAG was with friends for an event called FUSE, which celebrated art, music and performance of all sorts. It was a night with an eclectic offering of exhibitions, dance parties and interactive booths. We danced, mused, stared and appreciated so many different forms of art over an entire night. It was my favourite night out... More 

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Southern Mexico, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two entire floors of the four levels were closed to the public, I understand preparing new expositions yet the price remained the same and there was virtually nothing to see aside from the first level, which in itself did contain some beautiful artwork. The staff, not all of them of course, is not really polite on many occasions bordering on... More 

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VancouverArtGallery, Manager at Vancouver Art Gallery, responded to this review

We apologize that you had a negative experience. Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. It is extremely valuable. We work hard to ensure that our guests enjoy world-renowned exhibitions and exceptional service. Your feedback will be shared with our team and we invite you to return to the Gallery again soon. The Vancouver Art Gallery is... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told at admissions that part of the museum was under construction but were still charged full price. It turned out that over half of the museum was closed. Moreover, the sales person promised us that we could still check out the photo collection, for which we were very excited. It turned out a mere 6 photos were displayed.... More 

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Thank Djuna L
VancouverArtGallery, Manager at Vancouver Art Gallery, responded to this review

Dear Djuna, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We collect and review all of our visitors' feedback and are working hard to improve our services in the future. We regret to hear that you had a negative experience. We are currently working behind the scenes to launch our biggest and most ambitious exhibition yet. MashUp: The... More 

canada
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92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw several wonderful exhibits here on a recent visit to Vancouver. On a Tuesday so had a lot of time to see everything.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The current show at VAG hosts Canadian artists, starting with "Embracing Canada" featuring the Group of Seven and other historical icons. This installation had us starting on the main floor, we then took ourselves to the top and worked back down, taking in the architectural period features of this grand building. With VAG looking for new digs, you will want... More 

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Thank Ann G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why they bother have security staff cause most of the art on display should be taken to the dump! It seems they are totally obsessed with spending a gazillion dollars on a new building instead of having descent displays. I have travelled all over the world and this definitely rates as a disaster....,

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VancouverArtGallery, Manager at Vancouver Art Gallery, responded to this review

We deeply regret to hear that you had did not enjoy your experience at the Vancouver Art Gallery. We hope that you will return and enjoy the world-renowned exhibitions we will showcase over the coming months. 2016 exhibition highlights include, MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, and Harry Callahan: The Street. The Vancouver Art... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery featured Canadian artworks from the 1800s including Indigenous art, abstracts, media art, etc. It's opened till 9 some of the days so a good place for a relaxing stress free stop. Look forward to the planned new gallery in the near future!

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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.