- By Kevin
- On Jan 11, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Spend an afternoon exploring photographs by masters such as Ansel Adams,as well as important works by Emily Carr and other respected British Columbian artists.Read on for everything you need to know about this downtown highlight.Vancouver local sightseeing guides as below:
Art and Hotel Special Packages
Want a little culture with your continental breakfast?Some of Vancouver’s best hotels offer accommodation packages for art lovers in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery.Not only will you be within walking distance of Western Canada’s largest art museum,but packages typically also include express-admission passes,complimentary offers and special pricing.
Locations and the Basics
Since 1983,the Vancouver Art Gallery has lived in a former provincial courthouse in downtown Vancouver at 750 Hornby Street,bordered by Georgia,Howe,Hornby and Robson streets.The gallery is very centrally located,just steps away from chic shopping on Robson Street and dozens of restaurants.
However,the space constraints of the current location means that no more than 3 per cent of the gallery’s collection is exhibited at any time.Needing more exhibit space,as well as educational galleries and theatres,planning for a new purpose-built Vancouver Art Gallery,with a conceptual design for the building created by international firm Herzog and deMeuron.The new art museum will be located about six blocks southeast of the current Vancouver Art Gallery,at West Georgia and Cambie streets.