Vancouver Art Gallery closed until further notice amid coronavirus

Mar 16 2020, 5:09 pm

The latest attraction closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG), effective at the end of today’s business hours.

VAG announced late this afternoon it will be closing until further notice. This complete closure of the VAG includes all exhibitions, programs, events, rentals, 1931 Gallery Bistro, Gallery Store, and art rentals and sales.

The upcoming Art Auction Gala slated for May 30 has been postponed.

This adds to the slew of closures, including Science World, Vancouver Public Library, casinos, community and recreational facilities, retail businesses, and ski resorts.

Public health officials are encouraging the practice of social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and flatten the curve in cases to reduce the burden on the healthcare system.

With coronavirus on the rise, the BC Ministry of Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.