events and programs



art camps

2 day camps $60
3 day camps $90
5 day camps $135 (10% OFF!)

Discounts for Friends of The Reach
kids 6—12 years old

Camp Themes

Art Journaling
(July 25, 26, 27 & 28, 29)
Art and Nature- A Natural Combo
(August 2, 3 & 4, 5)
Spaced out Sci-fi
(August 8, 9 & 10, 11, 12)
Learning from the Masters
(August 15, 16, 17 & 18, 19)
Anything Antique
(August 22, 23 & 24, 25, 26)

(Each week contains 2 camps of the same theme but totally different projects! So you can happily sign up for both camps of the same theme in the same week without any worry of the activities being repeated!)
For more information email Anna Williams or by phone 604-864-8087 ext 127



Guided Gallery or Museum Tours
Museum Tours: Every Tuesday at 12pm
Art Gallery Tours: Every Thursday at 12pm and 2pm
These weekly, drop-in, 30 minute tours are FREE to the public.

Take a lunch-time or afternoon break and enliven your experience of current art exhibitions with a Gallery tour or dive into our community heritage with a Museum tour.
These 30 minute guided tours are a great way to learn about the cultural and social contexts of artworks and artifacts on display. Tours are led by knowledgeable docents who provide a general overview of exhibitions and an opportunity for lively discussion. 
To find out more please call reception at 604 864 8087 x 0 or email


An opportunity for kids to celebrate with friends and create imaginative take-home art projects in our artist-grade studio.

$125.50 Party of twelve or fewer participants
$150.50 Party of thirteen to twenty participants

Age: 4 and up

The Reach has two exciting birthday party themes to choose from: the Mini-Monster Making party or a birthday themed on the current art exhibitions (ask us for the current project).

The two-hour booking includes a one hour facilitated art project followed by one hour of free time that can be used to do cake, presents and games.
Birthday pARTies can be booked Saturday or Sunday, 1pm to 3pm or 2pm to 4pm.
Complete a booking request form in person at The Reach or online here.


tour and try


To critically engage participants with artwork and historical content in the gallery and museum.

$5.00 per participant | Payment due 7 days prior to Tour & Try date.

Based on Visual Thinking Strategies. The Tour & Try program is our most popular program and consists of a one-hour, docent led tour of current exhibitions and a one hour, hands-on, exhibition-related art project in our studio, facilitated by an instructor, this program is a great option for fieldtrips.

Tour & Trys can be booked Tuesday to Friday, between 10:30am and 2:30pm (alternate time slots will be considered upon request) by  any group of 5 to 30 participants (requests for larger groups will be considered).
Complete a booking request form in person at The Reach or online here.Three weeks notice is required to book a Tour & Try.

Sunday Family Arts

July 17, 2016

| FREE | 1 - 3pm | All ages

Bring the whole family out for our fun crafts sessions in the studio. Our Projects are often based on our current exhibitions, Holidays or relevant themes. This is a great opportunity for little ones to practice their motor skills, and for parents to let loose and enjoy some art making!

Class capacity is 30 participants. Registration is required. In order to respect the timeframe for classes, latecomers can only be accommodated up to 15 minutes past class start time. At that point, no latecomers will be admitted.
Please call 604 864 8087 ext 0 to register.
August 14
September 4, 25
October 16, 30
November 13, 27
December 11
January 8, 29
February 5, 19
March 5, 19
April 2, 23
May 7, 28
June 11, 25
July 23
August 20
September 3, 24
October 15, 29
November 15, 26
December 10
These dates are subject to change. Please confirm dates when you register.

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