Gallery Tours

Enliven your experience of current exhibitions 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.

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

Hour-long Survey Tours provide a general overview of exhibitions and 30-minute Hot Spots focus discussions around particular pieces.

NEW! Korean Language Tours: In conjunction with the Gallery's presentation of artworks by Lee Bul and the installation of the collection in Between Object and Action, there will be regular tours of these 2 dynamic exhibitions in Korean.

Korean tours will be conducted on the following Saturdays at the times given below:

Saturdays | November 7 and 14: Saturdays | December 5 and 12:
11am | 12pm | 1:30pm | 2:30pm 11am | 12pm | 1:30pm | 2:30pm

All tours (excluding Private Guided Tours/Group Tours) are FREE for Members or with Gallery admission.

Download a complete listing of our monthly tour schedule:

Gallery Tours Schedule (Oct)
Gallery Tours Schedule (Nov)

Chinese Language Tours:
Gallery Chinese Langauge Tours Schedule (Oct)
Gallery Chinese Langauge Tours Schedule (Nov)

Chinese Langauge Tours
The Gallery will present guided tours of a selection of exhibitions in Chinese Language including Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese every Saturday and Sunday, Free with Gallery admission. To find out more information please check the tour schedule PDF.

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, Colleges and Universities, and Tourism Professionals.

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Group Ticket Prices

(All prices subject to GST) Valid until Sept. 27, 2015


MIN: 10 people        MAX: 30 people

Adult $18.50
Senior (65+) $13.50
Student* (with valid ID) $13.50
Children (age 5 and older) $4.50
Children under 5 Free
Family** (maximum 2 adults and 4 children) $50
Gallery Members Free
Persons with disabilities Full admission price with free admission for one attendant
Tuesday evenings 5-9pm By donation

Group Bookings - Book a Private Tour

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 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

Tour Programs & Packages

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

Schools Groups and Tours

We offer unique rates and tours specially designed for Schools. If you are interested in bringing your class to the Gallery, please contact fill out the online booking form by clicking the button below.

COST & TOURS: see Schools page

DURATION: see schedule

CAPACITY: 30 people maximum

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

Online Booking Form


Post Secondary Groups and Tours

Private 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.

$70 (Group of less than 20)
$100 (Group of more than 20)

TOUR: $150
(plus Group admission cost)

TOTAL: Admission + Tour Cost

DURATION: 1 hour

CAPACITY: 30 people maximum

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


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 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.

(Group Admission price per Person)

TOUR: $225
(plus Group admission price per person)

TOTAL: Admission + Tour Cost

DURATION: Allow 1-2 hours

CAPACITY: 30 people maximum

Multi-lingual tours are also available upon request.


Breakfast with the Masters

Start your group’s day with a private breakfast buffet in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s award-winning Gallery Caf? followed by an exclusive before-hours tour of one of the Gallery’s featured exhibitions.

Dine indoors amid breathtaking floral arrangements to the sounds of classical music, or enjoy an alfresco meal on one of the best outdoor patios in the city.

(Group admission price per person)

TOUR: Inclusive

DURATION: 2 hours
Breakfast: 8-9am
Tour: 9-10am

CAPACITY: 30 people maximum

(Reservations required one week in advance. Two menus to choose from, either hot or cold breakfast buffets.)