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

Mixing It Up
Mixed media by Linda Bell
June 26–July 15
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 26,  6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, June 30, 2–3 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibition 

Creatively Local
Paintings by members of the North Shore Artists' Guild
July 17 - 29
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 17,  6-8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, July 21, 2–3 p.m. 

Featured Programs

Seaside and Shoreline Spinners' Walking Club

The Seaside and Shoreline Spinners’ Walking Club will be a walked and measured map created by community labour. The club is open to everyone and will help form a body of research work on coastal materials and techniques that are guided by First Nations sensibilities and concerns. It is designed to deepen and expand discussion around where we live, traditions connected to living from the land and sea and contemporary foraging best practices. Led by Tracy Williams and Sharon Kallis.

Dates: 5 nights walking and spinning wool or plant fibres during slow meanderings on, or towards, the Ambleside coastline (every day 6:30-8:30 pm): 

  • Monday, July 30
  • Tuesday, July 31
  • Wednesday, August 1
  • Thursday, August 2
  • Friday, August 3
  • Community Celebration: August 9, 6–9 p.m. We will come together to unwind and measure our walks through the lengths of line produced. Measuring out, tying and working with the ropes into a final installation. Location: Artspeaks Tent on the lawn west of the Ferry Building Gallery

Locations:  Exact location will be announced 24 hours before the event to registered participants. The first session begins at the Shoppers Drug Mart at Park Royal and will walk towards Ambleside beach. All walks will begin within easy access to public transit and be 1–2 km in length.  
Cost: $8 drop-in per evening or $25 for the series.

To Register: Call 604-925-7270 to reserve a spot (course # 48496) or register online for the series
The Walking Club will meet rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.

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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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