Street Art In Vancouver And Victoria

Vancouver and Victoria – the two cities I have visited so far during my first few weeks of travel – are both overflowing with art in a variety of forms.

I have taken hundreds of photographs of everything from street art and sculptures to totem poles and paintings.

There was even some art I found that had been created using the natural surroundings.

So I thought it was about time to share some of these images with the ‘Art In Vancouver And Victoria‘ series.

Each week I will put together a post – each one concentrating on a different art subject.

The first section is on street art – something I have seen plenty of so far in both cities…

I loved this art work on a wall off Davie Street in the Downtown area of Vancouver.

This piece was in a carpark in Victoria’s Chinatown. It was a shame that a van was obstructing the whole view, but it still looked great anyway.

These two were both stumbled upon accidently under one of the bridges near Granville Island.

This one of the ‘Girl With The Pearl Earring‘ really stood out. It was on a pavement along Government Street.

These three murals can be found in Vancouver Chinatown. They are by an artist called Arthur Cheng. I featured these in my last post on this Chinatown, but they are so good I decided it would not hurt to share them again.

Last but not least. This was the first piece of street art I spotted in Victoria – located on the waterfront at the end of Yates Street.

I am sure this is just a mere snippet of all the street art to see in these cities.

Do you like street art? What do you think of these ones?





  1. May 31, 2012 / 23:07

    I do love street art. I particularly love the one of the bush plane. It was planes like that that helped develop Western Canada and the North. My father-in-law flew many miles along the coastal waters visiting the out-lying villages and camps.
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    • June 1, 2012 / 19:54

      Hey Sheila, that’s really interesting that your dad flew those planes. I hadn’t realised the historical significance.