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

Branching Out
Paintings by Mahtab Firouzabadi
March 6–25
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, March 10, 2–3 p.m.
Special Event: Celebrating Norooz: Iranian New Year: Saturday, March 17, 2–4 p.m. Join exhibiting artist Mahtab Firouzbadi for a hands-on experience in the gallery where participants are invited to explore the meaning behind the symbols of Norooz, the Iranian New Year celebration.

Upcoming Exhibition

Textural Interfaces
Mixed media by Jim Gladden and Randolph Rigets
March 27–April 6
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 27, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, March 31, 2–3 p.m.

Art History Lectures

Art History lecture series with Sandra Seekins, M.A., Art Historian, Capilano University.

A Modernist in the Desert: Georgia O’Keeffe
Monday, March 12 |  7–9 p.m.
Course #41571
Register online

A Ribbon Around a Bomb: Frida Kahlo's Universal Appeal
Postponed to Monday, March 19 | 7–9 p.m.
Course #41534
Register online

Silence is Not An Option: The Art of Kara Walker
Postponed to Monday, March 26 | 7–9 p.m. 
Course #41540
Register online

Featured Programs

Arts Connection: Professional Development Series for Artists
Marketing for Artists with Annie Briard
Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Whether self-represented or working with a gallery, artists are increasingly expected to work towards generating buzz and followings for their work. This workshop will introduce various marketing tools and approaches including websites and social media strategies, while highlighting how to increase press coverage for their work.

Cost: $25 (includes refreshments). Register at 604-925-7270 (course #44042) 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

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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.


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