School and Education

Guidelines for Teachers

We are delighted that you will be visiting the Vancouver Art Gallery. Please review the following guidelines before your visit:

  • It is essential to prepare your class for their visit using the Teacher's Guide.
  • Please bring name tags with each student’s name clearly identified.
  • We require a minimum of 1 adult per 8 students.
  • A maximum of 8 adult chaperones will be admitted free of charge. (Please notify all chaperones that we can not accommodate toddlers on the tours.)
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your session. Check in at the Admissions desk located in the lobby.
  • The School Program tours are 1 hour in length and the tour/workshops are 2 hours in length.
    We regret that bagged lunches can not be eaten inside the Gallery or in the Gallery Café. There is covered seating outside the Robson Court area.
  • We require two weeks advance notice for cancellations, otherwise the full amount will be charged.
  • There is underground parking nearby in the Robson Square Provincial parking lot at Howe and Nelson St. as well as in the Sears parkade at Howe and Georgia St. The best sky train stops are Granville or Burrard.
  • From the Skytrain, both Granville and Burrard stations are in close proximity, or, on the Canada Line at Vancouver City Centre.
  • Please notify the Group Booking Coordinator at 604.662.4717 regarding changes, questions, or to register for the complimentary Teacher Orientations we offer for each exhibit.

    If you would like a Complimentary Pass to preview the exhibition prior to your visit, please contact us at

Thank you for your participation in the Vancouver Art Gallery's school programs.

750 Hornby Street, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Phone 604.662.4717, Fax 604.682.7846

Download Teacher Guideline pdf