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.



The Mayan Dress Code
Legacy & Continuity in Chiapas, Mexico
September 11–23
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 11, 6–8 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibition

Of Nature and Human Nature
Mixed media by Susanna Blunt
September 25–October 14
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 25, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, September 29, 2–3 p.m.
Art Sunday: "Demystifying the Approach to Enjoying Art", Sunday, September 30, 2–4 p.m.

Featured Programs

Featured Programs

Impressions of Latin America
Multi-media visual and musical presentations by Peter Langer, BA, BSc, MA.  An internationally renowned travel photographer, Peter has travelled to over 175 countries.

Impressions of Bolivia
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7–9 p.m.
Course #49452

To register, call 604-925-7270 to reserve a spot or register online by visiting the course links above. 


Never Forgotten: Public Monuments & Contemporary Memorializing

In this two-part lecture series, we will survey significant new monuments worldwide and trace the emergence of this new social and artistic ideal. Works to be examined include Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1982) and such local Vancouver monuments as the Vancouver AIDS Memorial, and Douglas Coupland’s Terry Fox Memorial (2011). Presenter: Dr. Efrat El-Hanany, art historian, Capilano University

Mondays, October 15 and 22, 7–9 p.m.
Cost: $25 for both evenings or drop-in for $15 per evening.
Register at 604-925-7270 (Course # 51332) 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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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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