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Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature: Tours & Tickets

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Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and the fascinating animals that inhabit it. Formerly known as the Robert Bateman Centre, the Gallery of Nature houses the largest permanent...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were with an educational group tour of this gallery and thoroughly enjoyed it. The artist bases his art on his strong connection with the environment and the underlying theme of sustainability. The artwork is stunning and the stories we learned about the work increased...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Doug H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prior to spending the afternoon in the Empress bar this is a pleasant diversion only 19 dollars and worth it if you like art

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Paul W
Reviewed 10 September 2019

We loved our visit but I was surprised that there is less of Bateman's own work in the museum than I expected. At least half was dedicated to another artist for our visit. As it happened it was a great exhibit also and there were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kjkToronto
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

The story the artists were telling about the Canadian Arctic was beautiful. The vast changing landscape is something few people get the change to experience, however the artists work to capture it. Definitely worth a visit. The front desk staff was very helpful and knowledgeable....More

Thank Robyn J
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

The board outside about the special Arctic exhibit of paintings from Cory Terpeniere caught our attention. His works were quite incredible, and the docent told us about the process of painting smaller works in the field then the larger canvases back at the studio. The...More

Thank cmcbrooks
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

We had an afternoon free before our ferry on to Seattle and were torn between visiting here or going to the Royal BC Museum. I’m sure the BC Museum collection is as good as it sounds but if you have to pick between them, we’d...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank JSW390
Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

Where are the promised Bateman paintings? Most of this gallery’s space is filled with paintings of another artist. We went from room to room searching for paintings by one of our favorite artists, Robert Bateman. Unfortunately, there were few here and even fewer originals. There...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Paula B
Reviewed 9 July 2019

Had high hopes of seeing the "largest collection" of "promised" Bateman works spanning his career... or so other Tripadvisor reviews and the Bateman Centre website stated. This was NO LONGER the case and I was very disappointed to find that the majority of the exhibit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank twocardinals
Reviewed 7 July 2019

This is a must-see gallery, especially is you love wildlife. Look at stunning pictures of the natural world and learn about the artist, Robert Bateman, who lives on Saltspring Island

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Anna B
Reviewed 1 April 2019

I remember coming through here when I was 5 years old with my grandmother. when it was an actual terminal building.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jimmy N
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