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, second floor not


Current Exhibition

Grad Show 2017
May 16–June 4
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 16, 6–8 p.m.

Mixed media by graduating students from Collingwood, Mulgrave, Rockridge, Sentinel and West Vancouver Secondary.
Presenting Sponsor: West Vancouver School District

Upcoming Exhibition

Mentoring the Emerging Artist
June 6–25
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 6, 6–8 p.m.

Painting, ceramics and photography by emerging artists from 9 North Shore Secondary Schools in collaboration with Artists for Kids and artist mentors: Brendan Tang, Erin McSavaney and Mike Wakefield.

Featured Programs

Claude Monet in Vancouver
Thursday, June 29, 7–9 p.m.

Join Dr. Efrat El-Hanany, Art Historian from Capilano University, for a delightful evening of French Impressionism!

This lecture, which will complement the upcoming Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition Claude Monet’s Secret Garden (June 24-October 1, 2017), traces the work of Claude Monet, one of the great masters of the French impressionism.

We will explore the diversity of his subjects and innovative painting techniques while examining his connections to other avant-garde painters of this era, such as Renoir, Degas and Pissarro.  

More Information

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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

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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.


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