About Us

Our Motto
Bringing Art, Business and Community together

Our Mandate
The intention of the Ferry Building Gallery is to enliven, enrich, engage, inform and educate the public by presenting a diversity of stimulating and high quality juried exhibits and displays which maintain a standard of excellence.

The mandate is to support the development of emerging and established North Shore artists, and create and provide art lectures, tours and programs which reflect the cultural diversity of the North Shore Community and provide a range of enriching experiences.  




 gallery   The Gallery
Located in West Vancouver's first heritage building, the Gallery has over 500 visitors each week visiting some 20 exhibitions annually.  With its neighbouring pier, beach and sidewalk attractions, it is truly the center of the Ambleside Landing area as well as a centre for Arts and Culture in West Vancouver.

The Ferry Building Gallery is a public Community Gallery operated by West Vancouver Cultural Services.  It is partially funded by the District of West Vancouver, earns commissions on art sales, is supported by in-kind sponsorships from local organizations and merchants, and receives donations from generous patrons. 

Advisory Board
The Advisory Board is comprised of volunteers representing the arts, business, legal and media sectors of the community.


Friends of the Gallery Society
Friends of the Gallery Society supports the growth and exhibitions of the Ferry Building Gallery with fundraising, liaison with the community, and securing financial partners.  An Endowment has been established for Planned Giving.  Gordon Smith, Order of Canada, and prominent artist and West Vancouver resident, is the Honorary Chair of the Friends of the Gallery. 



Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC
Gallery Hours
Tues - Sun: 11AM - 5PM
Closed Mondays
Tel 604-925-7290