Plan a Visit to the Museum

Coming soon: In Focus: The Holocaust through the VHEC Collection

Watch this space for updates.

The VHEC is located on the lower level of the Jewish Community Centre and is accessible by a staircase and an elevator.

To ensure the safety of vulnerable visitors, volunteers and staff, the VHEC requires masks for all visitors. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.  If you are not able to wear a mask due to a disability or for a medical reason, you will be accommodated as per the BC Human Rights Code.

Other Services 

  • The library is open for browsing and library materials can be borrowed by VHEC members and BC teachers. For assistance locating library materials, please book an appointment with the librarian (library@vhec.org).
  • Classroom book sets and discovery kits are available for borrowing by BC teachers and educators.
  • Reference service is available by contacting: collections@vhec.org. Researchers are encouraged to visit the collections catalogue online. 

Visitor Code of Conduct

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre is committed to providing an environment and services that respect the dignity, self-worth and human rights of every individual and are free from any form of violence, discrimination or harassment. The VHEC will not tolerate any acts of violence, discrimination or harassment perpetrated against or by any employee, contractor, volunteer or member of the public using the VHEC’s services and space.  

The VHEC is located near the corner of  Oak Street & West 41st Avenue, along the #41 and #43 bus routes. The Centre is a 10–15 minute walk from the Canada Line’s Oakridge–41st Avenue Station. Transit schedules & routes available on Translink’s website. Pay parking is available. The building is wheelchair accessible.

50 – 950 W 41st Ave
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 2N7 Canada
(Lower level of JCC)

Monday – Thursday

9:30 am – 5 pm

Friday

9 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday

Closed

HOLIDAYS & CLOSURES

Dec 25, 2021 – Jan 3, 2022, Winter Break

February 21, Family Day

April 15, Good Friday

April 22, Passover

May 23, Victoria Day

June 6, Shavuot

July 1, Canada Day

August 1, BC Day

September 5, Labour Day

September 26–27, Rosh Hashana

October 5, Yom Kippur

October 10, Thanksgiving

October 10–11, Sukkot

October 17–18, Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

November 11, Remembrance Day

December 24, 2022 – January 3, 2023, Winter Break

Are there any age restrictions?

The museum is open to everyone but we suggest age 12 and above.

Is there an admission fee?

Admission is by donation (suggested amount is $5) and free for VHEC members.

Is there anything else we should know?

Please note:

  • Photography is permitted without the use of a flash
  • No food and beverages in the exhibition space
  • Only service animals are permitted
  • For a quiet atmosphere, do not use cell phones