The Polygon Gallery

  • 101 Carrie Cates Court
  • North Vancouver, BC V7M3J4
  • Phone: 604.986.1351

The Polygon Gallery is a vibrant art institution that inspires and provokes cultural insight through adventurous programming. The Gallery is committed to championing artists and cultivating engaged audiences. Its lens of inquiry creatively responds to shifting perceptions of the world, through the histories and evolving technologies of photography and related media. Admission is always by donation, courtesy of BMO 


The Polygon Gallery is a place for art and an incubator for new ideas. Award‐winning firm Patkau Architects envisioned the design as a response to the history and character of both the gallery and its new location at the Shipyards on Lower Lonsdale: “It is an historically resonant site — home to the port industries on which North Vancouver was built, where the mountains meet the sea.”

The Polygon Gallery’s distinctive architecture is prominent along the North Vancouver harbourfront, appearing as a singular, cohesive form. It’s reflective cladding, animated by the changing light of day, echoes the nature of the surrounding landscape. The main floor’s glass exterior invites the public to not only look inside but to see through the gallery. Conversely, the upper floor maintains an enclosed gallery space.

The Polygon has won the following prestigious architecture awards for it’s design and impact on the community:
2022 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Outstanding Project
2021 RIBA International Award for Excellence (Royal Institute of British Architects)
2021 AIA Architecture Award
2020 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
2019 Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Medal in Architecture

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 4, 2024

The Polygon Gallery presents From Slander’s Brand from Nov. 10, 2023–Feb. 4, 2024, an exhibition bringing together three monumental works by Hannah Darabi, Rachel Khedoori, and Ron Terada. In response to transformational historic periods — the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the Iraq War of 2003, and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic — each artist asks how art acts as witness, interlocutor, and critical reflector on pivotal moments of historical trauma and transformation. The artworks employ language found in books, newspapers… more