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To Gogh or not to Gogh?

To Gogh or not to Gogh?

You’ve seen the awe-inspiring images of this one-of-a-kind experience and may have even purchased tickets.

With record-breaking ticket sales, new dates were added extending the exhibit until Aug 29th. At almost $100 for a visit for two, you’re probably wondering if it’s truly worth the time, the price and even the risk to attend this monumental one-of-a-kind indoor art exhibition. 

Here are a few things to consider before you book the tickets to Imagine Van Gogh in the Vancouver Convention Centre—West Hall.

What to expect at Imagine Van Gogh Vancouver

  • You’re essentially in a rectangular, boarded up room that’s the size of half a football field.
  • There are 25,000 sq feet of display walls that feature over 200 Van Gogh’s best known pieces.
  • The music of composers of Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes & Satie fill the hall
  • The animated experience is on a 20-minute video loop featuring a special projection, Image Totale©.  This original way of projection is said to allow the passive spectator to become active and immersed as you roam around exploring the art in your own way.
  • Prior to entering the main exhibition room, you enter a pedagogical room where you have the chance to read about the life and times of Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Mask mandatory and pandemic survey completed digitally prior to entering the exhibit.
  • The room is also monitored by staff that walk around to ensure folks keep order.
  • Kids must stay close to their guardians and keep noise at a minimum, so that they do not disturb the other art go-ers. The space is very stroller-friendly.
  • Gift shop upon exit of the main exhibition hall.
  • You may exchange your date and time (if you’re unable to go) $6 maintenance fee will be charged. 


How to plan your visit to Imagine Van Gogh

Time spent at location

10 minute check-in

20 min loop for the entire show

We spent 1 hour in the show and were pleased with that time.


  • Adult (16+): M-T $39.99, F-S $49.99
  • Child (4-15): M-T $34.99, F-S $44.99
  • VIP Packages: $99.99 (includes Van Gogh’s 1 mask, 1 poster & 1 program)
  • Children 3 under admitted free, however, they require a ticket due to capacity


Parking at the Vancouver Convention Centre–West Hall is $9 flat rate after 6 pm


Available before you enter the exhibition rooms.

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Special Notes

The venue is stroller-friendly and you can easily access the washroom facilities at the exits of the exhibition rooms.

We were there for the opening week and in there for one hour, which was more than plenty of time. You’re free to spend as much time as you would like, as they keep a close monitor of how many folks enter the space.

Imagine Van Gogh Vancouver takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre—West Hall


Have you visited already? If so, what were your thoughts? Was it worth the price? Or do you plan to go and have any other questions? Would love to hear your thoughts.

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