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Bill Reid Gallery

639 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
+1 604-682-3455
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Downtown Vancouver's public gallery named after acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid. The Gallery is home to the Simon Fraser University Bill Reid Collection and special exhibitions of contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast. Highlights include Bill Reid's stunning gold and silver jewelry, monumental sculptures and a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Visit the Gallery Shop, a source for Northwest Coast gifts, including carefully selected works of original art, finely crafted jewelry, and uniquely designed accessories and giftware. Inspired by the Gallery's exhibitions, featured pieces are authentic and indigenous. All purchases in the Gallery Shop support contemporary Northwest Coast artists. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Pacific Centre Mall and Canada Line Skytrain City Centre Station.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“haida art” (16 reviews)
“gift shop” (24 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
639 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
+1 604-682-3455
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You must visit this exquisite art gallery! It is full of the most beautiful sculptures and art. What I've seen of this artist, I believe Bill Reid is on the level of Michaelangelo. Breathtaking!

Thank Xavierrette
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely set up, great and knowledgable staff...also great to host an event. Love this little unassuming location... peaceful and beautiful all at once

Thank Joanna T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for sprawling halls, this isn't the gallery for you. But the quality and cohesive story of this gallery offers a deep look into Bill Reid's work and inspiration. A few video screens and pieces were out of commission while were were there,...More

Thank gorgbot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful art from Bill Read. I would strongly recommend that you visit the building. Coming out of the visit you will get a much better appreciation of British Columbia’s rich history with the indigenous population.

Thank Crichton-Steet
Reviewed 1 week ago

This provides a fascinating display of First Nation art. A fusion of traditional styles and modern techniques. Tells an interesting history of Bill Reid. A small but attractive gift shop.

Thank Markphmnh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this little gem of a gallery while on a downtown stroll during a recent weekend trip to Vancouver. A pleasant surprise, the gallery stands as a testimony to an icon of Canadian – and Northwest Coast – art. As both artist and...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Bill Reid Gallery. Each artwork is clearly described and interestingly displayed. This gallery is a must-see to help understand First Nations history and West Coast life. The cost of admission is very reasonable, the staff are very helpful,...More

Thank GMHO2012
Reviewed 13 October 2017

My adult children and I visited this gallery and were blown away by the exceptionally beautiful gold carvings of native design plus some wood carvings and paintings. The many videos show artists at work. The gift shop has an excellent collection of indigenous giftware. And...More

Thank granpat
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Wonderful carvings, jewelry and more! We spent about 3 hours here, but it can be done for less. If you are fan of Inuit/Native American art, this place is a must. We learned much and saw many pieces of beautiful artwork!

Thank Vukito
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This gallery offers deep insights into First Nations culture and art and how they adapt and change in modern society.

Thank westfly
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