25 Instagrammable Murals in Vancouver (part 2)

Vancouver Instagram Guide

Vancouver has a mural festival every year, and the city is full of countless incredible murals. The majority of the murals in this post are in Mount Pleasant, a neighbourhood in East Vancouver. However, I have also included a couple of murals in Kitsilano and South Granville. If you’ve read my blog or follow me on Instagram, you will know murals bring me so much joy, and I am so happy to share these murals with you! Keep reading for the second instalment in my Vancouver Instagram Guide.

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Vancouver Instagram Guide

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This guide will be split up into neighbourhoods, covering Mount Pleasant in East Vancouver, Kitsilano and South Granville. If you’re looking for even more mural inspiration, check out my first Vancouver Instagram guide, with 18 colourful murals across the city.

Mount Pleasant Murals:

Slurpee Stuper

Sonny Assu and Mark Ollinger collaborated on this abstract blue, green, yellow and red mural. Find it at the corner of Main Street and E 14 Avenue, on the side of Snackland. It is part of the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival, curated by the Burrard Arts Foundation.

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Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Polka Dots

Danielle Krysa, AKA The Jealous Curator, created five polka dot murals for the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival. I have included three of them in this post. See if you can find all five! This first one is in the alley west of Main Street between E 14 Avenue and E 15 Avenue. I couldn’t find the real title of these polka dot murals, so if you know, please tell me!

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Lover

This colourful two-part mural is on either side of Dulux Paints at 2630 Main St. Artist Justin Broadbent painted it as part of the 2016 Vancouver Mural Festival. Taylor Swift vibes, anyone? #Lover

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Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

The Tramplers

Métis artist Jean-Paul Langlois created this Western-inspired mural for the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival. It is in a parking lot at 253 E 11 Ave.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Recycled

Sara Khan created this blue, purple and white mural for the 2018 Vancouver Mural Fest. It features animals, flowers, a bicycle and a person laying on the ground. This mural is across from the previous one on E 11 Avenue near Watson Street.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Gaia Tree

The Growing Hope Into Action Collective, a group of Emily Carr students, created this mural of a Pacific Dogwood tree. This mural was part of the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival, and is on the side of Caffee Barney, at 2526 Main St.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Abstraction

Artist Andrew Tavukciyan created this colourful mural for the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival. It is on a garage door around the corner from Caffe Barney on Watson Street.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Cycle

Emily Gray painted this mural in 2013. It features a scene of Vancouver with several cyclists. It is at the corner of Watson Street and E 10 Avenue.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Keep Vancouver Wet

Artist Johnnie Christmas created this vibrant red mural for the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival at 2702 Main St.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ode to the Ocean

Artist Emily Gray created this giant octopus masterpiece for the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival. The mural is on E 10 Avenue next to Kingsgate Mall, which is at 370 E Broadway.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Twin Lions

Artist Oksana Gaidasheva created this massive mural, which features a woman lying between two lions. This mural is next to the previous one on E 10 Avenue. It was also part of the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival.

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Zhawenjigewin: Love in Anishinaabe

Artists Sharifah Marsden and Corey Larocque created this mural for the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival. It is on the side of the Cash Money building at 2490 Main St.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Bull

I couldn’t find the actual name of this one, but this mural is so cool! Artist Taka Sudo painted this colourful bull in the parking lot at 245 E Broadway, next to the previous mural. This mural was part of the 2016 Vancouver Mural Festival.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Girls are Fierce as Tigers

Artist Sandeep Jahal created this mural for the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival. It is on the side of Chutney Villa South Indian Cuisine at 147 E Broadway.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Why Can’t They See Us?

Artist Doaa Jamal created this mural in partnership with the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies for the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival. It is at 123 E 8 Ave.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Luxurious Dreamscape Bubblebath

Artists David Ullock and Douglas Nhung created this large mural of a woman surrounded by colourful geometric shapes on the side of James Black Gallery at 144 E 6 Ave for the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Polka Dots

This next polka dot mural by Danielle Krysa is at Main Street and E 7 Avenue.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

No Rain No Flowers

A team of artists with Thrive Art Studio created this mural for the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival. It is definitely a perfect saying for the West Coast! This mural is in 7 1/2 lane between E 7 Avenue and E 8 Avenue.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Polka Dots

Another polka dot mural by Danielle Krysa. This one is next to the No Rain No Flowers mural in 7 1/2 lane.

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Echo Portal

Artist Hanna Lee Joshi created this fun, colourful mural for the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival. It is near the previous two murals at 127 E 8 Ave.

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Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

The Kraken

Artist Tyler Toews created this mural of an octopus holding a water bottle in its tentacles with a ship inside. It is at Watson Street and E 15 Avenue. It was part of the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival.

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Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Hand Hug

Artist Andrea Wan created this mural behind JJ Bean Coffee at Watson Street and E 14 Avenue. It was part of the 2016 Vancouver Mural Festival.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

South Granville Murals:

Pieces

When I started hunting for murals in Vancouver, this rainbow kaleidoscope one at 2319 Granville St. was No. 1 on my list. However, the first time I tracked it down in the summer of 2018, it was blocked off by fencing, and lots of articles online said it was being torn down as part of a condo redevelopment. Well I was back here in March 2019, and it was still there! Artist Milan Basic painted this beautiful mural in 2016 in partnership with the South Granville Business Improvement Area.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Pine Street Community Garden Mural

As much as I love hunting down murals, it can be even more fun to stumble upon them by accident. That is what happened with this mural, when I was driving down W 6 Avenue. This mural, featuring bright coloured lines is behind the Pine Street Community Garden at Pine Street and W 6 Avenue. Unfortunately I do not know who painted it or what it’s called. If you do, please let me know!

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Kitsilano:

It’s a Kits Thing

Artist Brynn Staples created this large Kits mural in 2017 in partnership with BC Culture Days, Evo Car Share and the City of Vancouver. It is in the alley behind Nook Restaurant, at 1525 Yew St.

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Ultimate Vancouver Instagram Guide with 25 Instagrammable Murals

Vancouver Instagram Guide

Check out these posts next:

Vancouver’s Most Instagram-Worthy Murals (part 1)

Calgary’s Most Instagram-Worthy Murals

Guide to Instagrammable Murals in Honolulu, Hawaii

Visiting the Tulip Festival near Vancouver

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Andrea

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12 Replies to “25 Instagrammable Murals in Vancouver (part 2)”

  1. These murals are gorgeous! Well done to the artists!

    1. Right?? They are all so talented!

  2. Oh I love the rainbow kaleidoscope one! So fun!

    1. Yes, that is my favourite! I was so happy to find it!!

  3. These are all too cute! Your post makes me want to book a flight to Vancouver just to see Ode to the Ocean!

    1. That one is incredible, and so big!

  4. I had no idea Vancouver had so many cute murals! I’m definitely pinning this to save it for when we got to Vancouver. Thanks for sharing all of these – love your photo!

    1. Thank you! It’s amazing how many murals there are in Vancouver, and they have a mural festival every year, so the amount just keeps growing!

  5. Wow, those walls are beautiful. I would so love to visit Vancouver, but it is so far away! So thank you for making these photographs and sharing them. <3

    1. Thank you for reading! I’m glad I can share this amazing art even if you’re far away!

  6. These murals are so beautiful! I’m dying to book a trip over to Canada and when I do I will definitely check murals out 😀

    Shannon x
    http://www.shanylou.co.uk

    1. Yes, you must get to Vancouver! There is so much to see and do there! 🙂

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