Discover a New Perspective at Vancouver’s Museums and Galleries

Neon Vancouver exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver

Photo: Museum of Vancouver

One of the best ways to learn about Vancouver is to visit its many museums and galleries. You will discover more about the world we live in, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going. #thisisvancouver

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Discover a New Perspective at Vancouver’s Museums and Galleries

Children and Youth Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery for Free Starting July 1

Jan Wade: Soul Power, Family Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery, February 2022,
Photo: Anita Bonnarens

Today, the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of North America’s most innovative visual arts institutions, is thrilled to announce that, starting July 1, all children and youth 18 years old and under will receive complimentary admission to the Gallery. This initiative has been made possible by a generous $1 million gift from the April 1 Foundation of Vancouver and will be in place over the next five years as the Gallery prepares to move to a new building, planned to open in 2027.

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Children and Youth Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery for Free Starting July 1

Best Vancouver Museums for Nature Lovers

A child looks a insects at the Search: Sara Stern Gallery at Science World

A child looks a insects at the Search: Sara Stern Gallery at Science World. Photo: Science World

Surrounded by mountains and ocean, Vancouver is a nature-focused city. This attitude is reflected in the city’s museums too. Crawl inside a replica beaver lodge at a science museum, marvel at a blue whale skeleton at a natural history museum, or enjoy nature-inspired paintings at an art gallery. Soak up some nature in the heart of the city at these Vancouver area museums.

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Best Vancouver Museums for Nature Lovers

Free Virtual Spring Break Family Programs Hosted By Vancouver Art Gallery This March

From March 15 to March 19, families can experience, experiment, and unleash their imaginations during Spring Into Art, the virtual spring break family programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Continue reading:
Free Virtual Spring Break Family Programs Hosted By Vancouver Art Gallery This March

Vancouver Art Gallery Presents Pictures & Promises

Image Credit: O Zhang, We are all the Future of the Earth, 2008, inkjet print, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist.

The Vancouver Art Gallery has opened Pictures and Promises in collaboration with Capture Photography Festival. Drawn from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s rich photographic holdings. Continue reading:
Vancouver Art Gallery Presents Pictures & Promises

Join the Conversation During Black History Month in Vancouver

“View of Hogan’s Alley” (1958): Major Matthews Collection, Bu P508.53 (City of Vancouver Archives); a Black cultural hub in Strathcona

February is Black History Month, making it a particularly important time to raise your awareness and join the discussion about the innumerable contributions that Black Canadians have made to Canada and to Vancouver.

The theme for this year’s Black History Month is “The Future is Now,” a call to recognize and honour the important cultural work and mobilizing initiatives that are being done by Black Canadians to effect positive change.

While many 2021 events are being held virtually in light of the pandemic, the energy is still the same: one premised on education, celebration, and transformation.

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Join the Conversation During Black History Month in Vancouver

ComeBack to Attractions: Vancouver Attractions Welcome Locals Back

You likely don’t need to be reminded of what a fantastic city we live in, with so much to explore right in our own backyard. Now that local attractions are beginning to reopen their doors, it’s an excellent chance to freshen up on why Vancouver is so highly regarded.

Before we can welcome the rest of the world to come back, we want to invite locals to get reacquainted with all the reasons why we love this city. Here are just a few of the attractions and activities waiting for you when you’re ready to venture out beyond your neighbourhood and be a tourist in your own town. Continue reading:
ComeBack to Attractions: Vancouver Attractions Welcome Locals Back