Ferry Building Gallery

The Ferry Building Gallery is a free public community gallery that features juried exhibits, travelling exhibits and retrospectives from artists of the North Shore, Sea to Sky Corridor, Bowen Island and Sunshine Coast. In a restored heritage building at Ambleside Landing, the gallery hosts art lectures and tours that draw in 1,000 visitors each week.

Accessibility: the first floor is accessible, the second floor is not.


Current Exhibition

Mixed media by Margot Beauchamp, Ray Bradbury and Shakun Jhangiani
May 15–June 3
Meet the Artists: Saturday, May 19, 2–3 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibition

Grad Show 2018
Mixed media by graduating students from five West Vancouver secondary schools
June 5–24
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 6-8 p.m.

This show is sponsored by West Vancouver School District 45.

Art History Lectures

Art Sundays

Home is Where the Heart Is
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2–4 p.m.

Join exhibiting artist Margot Beauchamp in the gallery for a hands-on creative experience. In this experiential workshop, you will contemplate what home means to you, beginning with descriptive words and then writing a haiku. Using art materials provided, you will create a small finished piece depicting your haiku and your idea of home through imagery of your choice. All skill levels are welcome!

Cost: $25 (includes materials and refreshments). Call 604-925-7270 (course #48397) to register or online.

Painting Imaginary Flowers with Sandrine Pelissier
Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2–4 p.m.

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! In this workshop, you will use yupo paper with acrylic inks and mixed media for a fun and accessible method suitable for both beginners and experienced artists. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination! This workshop shows you how to follow a simple, three-stage approach to creating unique, one-of-a-kind flowers. All skill levels welcome.

Cost: $25 (includes materials and refreshments).
Call 604-925-7270 (course #48389) to register or online.

Find Ferry Building Gallery programs online!

It's easy! Visit the Leisure Guide website and try the "Find Program" feature. Set the location to Ferry Building Gallery and watch all your favourite arts programs appear.



Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver BC  V7T 1C2 





Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.


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Spring/Summer Programming

Check out the new Leisure Guide website! 

Search the Leisure Guide like never before using the "Find Program" feature, browse familiar leisure guide sections in a convenient online format.


Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan

In the draft Ambleside Waterfront Plan,  Art remains a strong long-term presence on the waterfront through the creation of a new community art building west of the Ferry Building Gallery. Green space is maintained to the east and west of the Ferry Building, preserving the prominence of this important heritage building and allowing for the continued arts-related use of these landscaped areas for programs like “Painters’ Landing”.

Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan

Rent the Gallery

With its neighbouring pier, lawn and waterfront landing, the Ferry Building Gallery is a stunning venue for your private event. After-hours rental is available, depending on the current exhibition.

Venue Rentals


Volunteers in the arts make a difference and have a terrific time! Call Laura for gallery volunteer opportunities.


All District Volunteer Opportunities