The Gallery

The Gallery displays temporary exhibitions across three rooms on the ground floor level. CAG shows work by artists from around the world and a variety of media is represented, including sound, film, mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture and installation.

Free admission, donations welcome

Gallery hours
Tuesday to Sunday, 12 – 6pm
Closed Mondays and statutory holidays

Winter Holiday Hours 2021/22
December 24 – 27 | Closed
December 31 – January 1 | Closed


The CAG Shop offers a range of publications, catalogues, artists’ limited editions and other materials for sale. As a non-profit charity, all revenue made from our shop goes straight back into supporting programming costs.

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As well as housing exhibitions within the gallery, CAG hosts additional off-site exhibitions at various locations year round. Our permanent off-site location is at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station on the corner of Mainland and Davie Streets.

This public exhibition space facilitates the extension of our programming beyond the confines of the gallery and into the public realm, engaging with broader audiences and challenging conceptions of public art displays.

Off-site exhibitions

Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street, Vancouver
British Columbia, V6B 6R5


555 Nelson Street, Vancouver
British Columbia, V6B 6R5


Admission to the gallery is free of charge

Donations are welcome


The Contemporary Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Street-level access to all our galleries is located via our front entrance on Nelson Street.

We have a single room, gender neutral washroom.

Large Print Materials
Large print materials are available at our front desk.

Portable gallery stools are available for usage.

Service Animals
A service animal may accompany a visitor to all public areas of the gallery.

We are committed to increasing points of access at the gallery and in our programming. If any of our spaces or programs are inaccessible to you, whether consistently or temporarily, we would be grateful to hear from you: [email protected] We acknowledge that stating support or access needs requires time and labour. In our ongoing process of improving our accessibility practices, we appreciate your input.

Group Visits

We offer a variety of free guided tours to the public, providing opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art. Click here to see a list of our upcoming tours.

In addition to our public programming, we also offer bespoke guided exhibition tours for primary and secondary schools, ELL groups, university and college students and community groups. If you are interested in booking a group visit please contact [email protected]

Getting Here

Situated on the corner of Nelson and Richards Streets in Downtown Vancouver, CAG is just a short walk from the majority of the city’s attractions and public transit stations.

By Foot

From Vancouver City Centre Station walk south down Granville Street for three blocks, turn left onto Nelson Street and continue for one block.

From Yaletown-Roundhouse Station walk up Mainland Street for two blocks, turn left onto Nelson Street and continue for three blocks.

By Public Transit

The nearest transit stations to CAG are Vancouver City Centre and Yaletown-Roundhouse, Canada Line.

For Downtown buses via Granville Street, depart at Nelson Street. For Downtown buses via W Georgia Street, W Pender Street or W Hastings Street depart at Richards Street.

By Car

Downtown Vancouver is accessible from the north via Lionsgate Bridge, from the east via E Hastings Street or Dunsmuir Street, and from the south via Burrard, Granville or Cambie Bridges.


The nearest car park is Easy Park on Richards and Smithe Streets. Pre-book at

No parking is available on CAG premises.