Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vancouver Art Gallery Entry Ticket

1. Vancouver Art Gallery Entry Ticket

Discover the power of art on your next trip to Vancouver with a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of North America’s most exciting and innovative visual arts institutions. See works by renowned Canadian Modernist painter, Emily Carr, as well as ground-breaking temporary exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. Open 7 days a week, a visit to the gallery is an opportunity to meditate on more than a century's worth of Canadian and international art, from historical masters to contemporary visionaries. Take a guided tour of the exhibitions in English or Chinese, or simply wander through at your own pace. Enhance your experience by attending one of the gallery’s engaging special events, educational tours, or programs designed for families, youths, and art enthusiasts of all ages. As well as the galleries, spend time in the Gallery Store, a locals’ favourite for one-of-a kind-gifts. When you need to replenish your energy, head to 1931 Gallery Bistro, an eatery with a reputation for great food and an outdoor patio that is one of Vancouver’s hidden gems.

Vancouver Film & TV Tours: The Hollywood North Experience

2. Vancouver Film & TV Tours: The Hollywood North Experience

Join an immersive 3-hour walking tour of Vancouver’s film and tv industry. Follow a local actor-guide to learn about 3 different neighborhoods in Vancouver. Watch clips of scenes on a tablet from various Hollywood productions shot where you stand and hear about all things film industry in the city. Vancouver is one of North America’s largest and most active movie production cities and a hotspot for celebrities because of this. Join a tour of the city and landmarks you might have seen in movies, music videos, and other entertainment mediums to appreciate the culture of the city and its contribution to media and technology in a unique way. Meet your friendly local actor at Robson Square. Head off to visit 3 different Vancouver neighborhoods and get tips on each location. Over the course of 3 fun-filled hours, you'll visit popular filming locations essential to the Vancouver film industry. See clips and pictures from these locations on a tablet and discover how the location was transformed for each location. Check out popular celebrity hang-out spots. Do a script rendition from a popular movie in the location it was shot. Learn the ins, outs, and personal secrets from local actors navigating Vancouver’s film industry. Top it all off by witnessing a production crew set up for new shoots (based on availability). End the experience with a well-rounded understanding of the city and its position in the world's entertainment business.

9:30AM Stanley Park & Downtown Vancouver Bike Tour

3. 9:30AM Stanley Park & Downtown Vancouver Bike Tour

Cycle around Vancouver for three hours of sightseeing and history on this exciting guided bike tour. Peddle from Vancouver's West End to the colourful Davie Street Village and on to the historical Mole Hill neighbourhood. After learning about Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan, cycle across town on AAA grade bike paths (All Ages and Abilities). Stop in Robson Square to see the heart of the city and the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza. Admire the combination of modern architecture and historical buildings surrounding the square, and uncover more of the city's history and future plans. Enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the North Shore mountains as you cycle to the waterfront Convention Centre area. Spot highlights such as the Olympic Cauldron and Digital Orca sculpture. Ride along the Vancouver seawall to Stanley Park. Enjoy the natural setting and hear about the park's unique flora and fauna. Then, discover the history of the local aboriginal peoples at Totem Park. Experience firsthand the incredible totems produced by First Nation artists of the Pacific Northwest. Spot attractions such as Lady in a Wetsuit and the Empress of Japan figurehead as you continue your cycle along the coast to Beaver Creek Path, where you can dismount and explore. Then, ride beneath the iconic Lions Gate Bridge to Siwash Rock and Third Beach before finishing your tour at English Bay (First Beach) where the tour began.

Vancouver: Downtown Guided Walking Tour with Donuts

4. Vancouver: Downtown Guided Walking Tour with Donuts

Our tour begins very near downtown at Breka Bakery. One of Vancouver’s best bakeries, Breka has numerous delicious pastries, cakes, as well as donuts. From there, we’ll take a leisurely walk through some of Vancouver’s cutest neighborhoods on our way over to the Vancouver Art Gallery. From there, we’ll stop at our second location to try some of their authentic, hand crafted donuts made fresh daily. If we’re lucky, we’ll see them being made right in front of us. Next, we’ll walk along the waterfront over to the olympic cauldron and Canada place where we’ll visit our third stop, which is quintessentially Canadian (think tiny and delicious). And finally, we’ll walk through the Gastown neighborhood stopping at our last and final stop, Cartems. Cartems is consistently voted one of the best donut shops in Vancouver. We can’t wait to show you the sites, sounds, and tastes of Vancouver. We hope you can join us soon!

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What people are saying about Vancouver Art Gallery

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

The bike ride was really fun and we saw a lot along the route. The guide was super nice and took a lot of time for questions and answers.

Jeremy is the best!!!! Friendly, smart, full of helpful info. We all enjoyed our bike tour and learning about the history of Vancouver.

Had an awesome experience! Our guide Rahat was knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun. Highly recommend!

I enjoyed the route, the history, and the comlpany.

Jeremy was very pleasant, informative and helpful.