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Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-662-4700
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver...

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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Boring Exhibit

This was so ho hum, there were only 3 things that I thought were interesting. VHS tape man, the Ship and the older art on the first floor. The junk art was just that junk. It... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada

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Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was so ho hum, there were only 3 things that I thought were interesting. VHS tape man, the Ship and the older art on the first floor. The junk art was just that junk. It lacked creativity and was poorly put together I've made way better art as a teen with no experience, I wouldn't call it art. The... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the Art Gallery with my seven year old nephew and nine year old niece. The children were not too interested in the group of 7 display on the main floor but I enjoyed it. They found the other three levels more interesting, especially the contemporary art exhibits. They learned that art can be expressed in many forms and can... More 

Thank Valerie F
Somerset, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The paintings located on the ground floor were interesting but that's about it. Perhaps we've been spoiled by ( mostly free of charge to enter ) museums and galleries in London and rest of UK where one could easily spend a full a day but have seen better art displays at my daughter's school frankly.

Thank Woodpecker-47
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent. Good representation of the history of Canadian art. Stunning to see real paintings only seen in books before. Several ah-ha moments. David Milne pieces, for example. Want to see this exhibit again....and explore the othe floors!

Thank annikarosenqvist
Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are four levels of displays. Be sure to see the Emily Carr paintings and the First Nations display. Have lunch there but go early as a line starts around noon.

Thank medanne1
Squamish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I have gone to the VAG I have had an excellent experience. The exhibits are always worth seeing and the night time events are amazing and well planned.

Thank McGilver
Lacombe, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Level One of the gallery is devoted to Canadian art including kreighoff, Group of Seven and others such as Emily Carr. Excellent representation but occupied only one level of the art gallery. Seems strange that this classic building which is far from full of the current exhibits is to be torn down in the name of progress. but the current... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery is quite expensive, and you are charged the same regardless how many temporary exhibitions are actually on display. Some of the temporary displays are good, but there is also a great deal that would require some fairly specialized tastes in art. There is collection of Emily Carr artwork on the top floor that is on permanent display.

Thank jinnes
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is about the shop only. I had heard great things about it and I wanted to get some handmade/BC gifts to take back home but that wasn't to be. The shop was full of tacky mass produced items. What a waste of time it was going there.

Thank Habana195
Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid full admission to only see two floors of their exhibition, although she mentioned this to us before buying. I was VERY dissapointed and def. not worth the admission AT ALL.

Thank Steffi H

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