Vancouver Art Gallery

Top choice gallery in Downtown & West End

The VAG has transformed itself in recent years, becoming a vital part of the city's cultural scene. Contemporary exhibitions – often showcasing Vancouver's renowned photoconceptualists – are now combined with blockbuster international shows. Check out FUSE, a quarterly late-night party where you can socialize with local arties over wine and live music. On a budget? Entry is by-donation ($10 suggested) after 5pm Tuesday; expect a line-up.

The VAG has been inching towards building a new gallery for many years; a location has been chosen and fundraising is underway for a dramatic wooden building a few blocks away.