Enliven your experience with a Gallery tour.

Guided tours are a great way to learn about the cultural and social contexts of artworks on display. Tours explore both historical and contemporary works, and are led by experienced art professionals and educators.

45-minute Survey Tours provide a general overview of current exhibitions and 30-minute Highlight Tours focus on discussions of key works. All tours (excluding Private Guided Tours/Group Tours) are FREE for Members or with Gallery admission. To find out more information please check the tour schedules below.

(Groups: Visit the Group Tours section below for information about private guided and group tours.)

Gallery Tours

The Gallery presents guided tours of a selection of exhibitions every
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, free with Gallery admission.

Thurs & Sat: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm
Sun: 11am




Chinese Language Tours

The Gallery presents guided tours of a selection of exhibitions in Chinese
Language, primarily Mandarin, every Saturday and Sunday, free with Gallery admission

To find out more information please check the tour schedule.

Sat: 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Sun: 12pm-1pm



每逢週六11 -3 點及週日12點,溫哥華美術館有提供中文導覽服務。

Senior Mondays Tours

The Gallery offers admission by donation for all seniors (65+) on the 1st Monday of every month, from 10am-1pm.

As part of Senior Mondays, we are pleased to offer special guided tours.
Our art educators will provide an overview of current exhibitions,
while leading focused discussions on a selection of artworks on display.

Stools or chairs can be made available upon request.
To find out more information please check the tour schedule.

1st Monday of the month: 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:45pm

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Described Tours

The Vancouver Art Gallery is proud to welcome people of all ages who are blind and partially sighted to join us for Described Tours. Led by specially trained Art Educators, these exhibition tours include visual description to make the art on display in the Gallery more accessible. Each tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Sighted visitors are welcome to attend. Please meet in the Gallery Lobby.

The Gallery offers complimentary admission for one Sighted Guide or companion for each visitor with vision loss.

Getting to the Gallery

In partnership with VocalEye, Sighted Guides are available to meet adults with vision loss (18 years of age and over) at the Burrard SkyTrain station and accompany them to and from the Gallery. To arrange a Sighted Guide meet-up, please contact VocalEye Volunteer Coordinator, Donna at least 72 hours in advance of the tour date by emailing

Venue Accessibility

The Vancouver Art Gallery is located at 750 Hornby Street. The Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Street-level access is available through our Hornby and Robson street entrances, open during all public hours. Wheelchairs are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis or may be reserved in advance of your visit by calling 604.662.4700.

1st Saturday of the month: 10:45 AM
Meet in the lobby at 10:30 AM

Group Tours

Private Guided and Group Tours

Visitors and special groups can also enjoy the exclusive experience of a Private Guided Tour with one of our educators. We offer special group ticket pricing. Our group activities are customizable, so you can create the event to match the needs of your group and budget. We have also have specific programs and packages for Private Groups, Schools and Colleges and Universities.

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Group Ticket Prices

(All prices include GST)


MIN: 10 people        MAX: 30 people

Adult $21
Senior (65+) $17.75
Student* (with valid ID) $15.75
Children (12 and under with Gallery Member) Free
Gallery Members Free
Persons with disabilities Full admission price with free admission for one attendant
Tuesday evenings 5-9pm By donation


All Group rates and activities are available for pre-booked groups only and require at least two weeks booking notice (2 months advance notice will provide more availability). No walk-in groups (All groups that show up without a booking will be charged the full individual admission rates per student and adult).

*Students must show current student ID from a secondary or post-secondary education institution.

For all other inquiries and further information, contact the Group Bookings Coordinator
from Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm at 604.662.4717 or

Guided Tours

- See below for costs and booking information for packages offered.

School Tours

Schools Tours

Grades K through 12

We offer tours that have been designed for elementary and secondary school students at special rates. If you are interested in bringing your class to the Gallery, please fill out the online booking form by clicking the button below.

COST & SCHEDULES: click here »

DURATION: 1 hour

CAPACITY: 30 people maximum

(For larger class sizes a tour schedule can be arranged.)



Post-Secondary School Tours


Guided tours are an excellent educational experience for post secondary students.

The Gallery's rotating exhibitions of historical and contemporary art provide unique opportunities to enhance a range of studies from fashion, visual art, art history, graphic design, history, visual culture and architecture, among many others.

COST: $230

DURATION: 1 hour

CAPACITY: 30 people maximum

(For larger class sizes a tour schedule can be arranged.)


Exclusive Tours

Private Guided Exhibition Tours

Visitors can enjoy the exclusive and intimate experience of a private guided tour for the current exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Led by experienced art professionals and educators, the tours provide an excellent introduction for first-time visitors as well as food for thought for returning visitors. Our educators sketch an overview of the exhibition, outline historical contexts, as well as highlight specific works for a closer look.

(Group Admission price per Person)

TOUR: $150
(plus Group admission price per person)

TOTAL: Admission + Tour Cost

DURATION: 1 hour

CAPACITY: 30 people maximum



Before and After Hours
Exhibition Tours

Take your Gallery experience to the next level! Make the exhibitions and Gallery truly your own with this exclusive private VIP access tour.

Led by one of our friendly and professional guides, all tours include an introduction to the Gallery's turn-of-the-century heritage building and your choice of a private tour of one of the featured exhibitions.

For pricing and more details please contact the Group Bookings Coordinator:

TOTAL: Admission + Tour Cost

DURATION: Allow 1-2 hours

CAPACITY: 30 people maximum

Multi-lingual tours are also available upon request.