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, second floor not


Current Exhibition


July 18–30
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 18, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, July 22, 2–3 p.m.

Sculpture by Ron Holzman and drawings by John Valley. 

Therese Lydia Joseph at Art in the Hall

July 12–September 6
Location: Municipal Hall, 75017th Street
Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

The Ferry Building Gallery is pleased to showcase a series of paintings of Therese Lydia Joseph in the Hall in the West Vancouver Municipal Hall.

Featured Programs

Salsa by the Sea
Thursdays, August 3–31*  
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | $8 Drop-in
Ambleside Landing behind the Ferry Building Gallery

Do you love the music, rhythms and dance of Latin America?

  • Open to all levels and ages.
  • Drop-in lesson included.
  • No partner required.

Please bring your own water bottle and fill it up in the Gallery.

Instructor: Doris Maria Lavaggi of Latin Dance for You

* Please note that on August 10 Salsa by the Sea lesson will take place at 6:30 pm at John Lawson Park, followed by live music from the world fusion band Tanga.

For more information, please call the Ferry Building Gallery at:


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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.


All District Volunteer Opportunities