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Nanaimo Art Gallery

150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
+1 (250) 754-1750


Admission by Donation, suggested donation is $5.

Complimentary admission for those who identify as Indigenous.

Hours of Operation


Everyone is welcome and admission is by-donation.


The nearest parkade is on the corner of Bastion & Fitzwilliam Streets behind the Royal Bank. Parking is free at this location after 5pm on weekdays and all day on Saturday & Sundays. Paid street parking is available.

The nearest accessible parking spot is located one block south on Commercial Street in front of the Harbourfront Library and Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

There is no public parking lot for Gallery visitors.

For more information on downtown Nanaimo parking, please click here.


The closest bike racks are located near the doors into the Art Lab programming space.


Nanaimo Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Street-level access is located via our front entrance on Commercial Street. There are two sets of double automated doors to pass through before entering the Gallery. The first set of automated double doors enters into a lobby. Inside the lobby there is another automated double door to the right. Going in, the access button for each set of doors is located next to the hinge of the left-side door, and the right door is automated. Art Lab doors are also accessible via street level access on Commercial Street; these doors are not yet automated.


A single room, gender neutral washroom is available both inside the Gallery and at Art Lab. The counter tops in each washroom are 32” high. Change tables are not available in either washroom at this time.


We have wooden benches without arms available for seating inside the Gallery space. Chairs with or without arms can be provided upon request.

Service Animals

A service animal may accompany a visitor to all public areas of the Gallery.

Scent Free

The Gallery is a scent-free workplace. Our janitorial and bathroom products are earth-friendly and scent-free.



Nanaimo Art Gallery is situated in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of Snuneymuxw First Nations, and we are grateful to operate on Snuneymuxw territory.