Arts & Culture in Vancouver

From local plays to touring exhibitions, this is where local Airbnb hosts go to get in touch with their creative side.

Locals’ favourite places

1. Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St
329local recommendations
Karen says “The Vancouver Art Gallery is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada and the largest in Western Cana...” ·
2. Science World at TELUS World of Science
1455 Quebec St
318local recommendations
Shawn says “Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organ...” ·
3. Museum of Anthropology
6393 NW Marine Dr
142local recommendations
Penman Properties
Penman Properties says “The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, British Columb...” ·
4. The University of British Columbia
2329 West Mall
76local recommendations
Sandy says “My Alma Mater! Beautiful campus right by the water, with a botonical garden, anthropology museum, Wr...” ·
5. Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
900 Burrard St
119local recommendations
Rajan & Vanessa
Rajan & Vanessa says “Cinplex movie cinema featuring nine screens to catch the latest flick from Hollywood.” ·
6. Vancouver Public Library, Central Library
350 W Georgia St
76local recommendations
Kate says “The downtown core with everything - restaurants, tourist attractions etc. The Number 7 bus takes yo...” ·
7. Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut St
50local recommendations
Helen says “Largest civic museum in Canada telling the history of Vancouver with contemporary, groundbreaking fe...” ·
8. Rio Theatre
1660 E Broadway
52local recommendations
Jie says “From my friend, Anna - One of the last independent theatres in Vancouver and probably my favourite p...” ·
9. Hillcrest Community Centre
Clancy Loranger Way
34local recommendations
Mary says “Large lap pool, large toddler pool that gradually deepens to the 'lazy river' (my favorite). 80 per...” ·
10. Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr
36local recommendations
Michele says “Simon Fraser University and it's "UniverCity" atmosphere has increased its appeal to more than stude...” ·
11. The Orpheum
601 Smithe St
40local recommendations
Natasha says “Home of the Vancouver Symphony. Jazz Festival Venue. Music concerts.” ·
12. Fox Cabaret
2321 Main St
31local recommendations
Andrew says “Music venue, nightclub, lounge. All sorts of great shows including a really good burlesque and also ...” ·
13. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
630 Hamilton St
34local recommendations
James says “There's always something happening at one of Vancouver theaters. Check out: The Stanley, The Art's ...” ·
14. Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
1695 Whyte Ave
30local recommendations
James says “From English Bay look south and observe the brightly coloured tents. This is Bard on the Beach - se...” ·
15. The Cultch
1895 Venables St
31local recommendations
James says “A popular east side entertainment centre, offers dance, plays and musical events through the season....” ·
16. Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Ave
22local recommendations
Adam says “Great collection of marine themes items and the St. Roche ship.” ·
17. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut St
21local recommendations
Alexandra says “Take a rocket ship to Mars on an immersive ride, view the night sky in the observatory or soak up a ...” ·
18. Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company
2750 Granville St
24local recommendations
Tom says “Elegant 650-seat venue for musicals & 20th-century classic plays by the Arts Club Theatre Company” ·
19. Britannia Mine Museum
1 Forbes Way
15local recommendations
Rod says “19th & 20th Century mining history captured in time, many pieces of equipment still working and in o...” ·
20. Burnaby Village Museum
6501 Deer Lake Ave
20local recommendations
Grace says “The Burnaby Village Museum, previously known as the Heritage Village, is an open-air museum in Burna...” ·
21. York Theatre
639 Commercial Dr
13local recommendations
Deborah says “Professional theatre recently renovated with red plush seats and hosts various performance events.” ·
22. Vancouver TheatreSports™ League
1502 Duranleau St
14local recommendations
Jeff says “Canada's second longest running improv company, 35 years strong. Live improv comedy 5 nights a week,...” ·
23. Simon Fraser University - Surrey Campus
250-13450 102 Ave
7local recommendations
Lyn says “Evening and weekend classes + other private colleges”
24. Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby St
9local recommendations
Rhonda says “A gallery of First Nations art by Bill Reid and contemporaries.” ·
25. Burnaby Public Library
6100 Willingdon Ave
8local recommendations
Francine says “Very resourceful including computers to use” ·
26. Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave
5local recommendations
Laura says “Presents contemporary and historical art exhibits and events by local, regional, national and intern...” ·
27. Burnaby Public Library, McGill Branch
4595 Albert St
6local recommendations
Carman says “A local public library for adult and kid.” ·
28. Bau-Xi Gallery Ltd
3045 Granville St
5local recommendations
Peter says “My favourite gallery on the street” ·
29. Gibsons Public Art Gallery
431 Marine Dr
5local recommendations
Roberta says “Great exhibitions and little gift shop featuring local artists”
30. Roedde House Museum
1415 Barclay St
5local recommendations
Ian says “A original Vancouver house from the 1800s” ·