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Hill's Native Art Gallery

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Address: 165 Water Street - Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A7, Canada
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+1 604-685-4249

North America's largest Northwest Coast Native art gallery.

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For those interested in art by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest coast and Canada, this is a good place to both browse and buy. The first floor is crammed with... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Tucson, Arizona
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Mistissini, Canada
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was on a mission to find earrings for my wife. Found what I was looking for and more (which was in front of the store). Once I ventured into the rest of the store, the prices were too much for the art pieces (masks to various Haida inspired totem poles). If you're looking to buy pieces, get ready for... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

For those interested in art by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest coast and Canada, this is a good place to both browse and buy. The first floor is crammed with merchandise, such as masks, totem poles, jewelry, Arctic carvings, slippers and prints. The long, somewhat narrow shop has three floors but I never made it beyond the first because... More 

Thank Rumples
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Hill's has been around for a long time and for good reason: their inventory is stunning. This is a large store where you will find the smallest treasure to pack into your suitcase or a really large treasure, a totem pole. Even if you don't plan on buying anything, take a look around. You will be impressed.

Thank Via_girl
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

I've been looking for Native Artwork as a region gift for the business partners and this is the only shop that I've been to that have various selections and reasonable price. The shop has 3 levels with paintings and small gallery on the top floor. The staff there were very knowledgable. They were very patient to understand what I'm looking... More 

Thank BossFrances
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I strolled in with my 2 girls (10 and 6). We spent at least 30 minutes walking through the 3 floors of different native artifacts. Shop owner is very nice. They all you leave your bag at the entrance so you don't brake anything. That was one of the better things we did in Gastown area in Vancouver.

Thank rosenbaumalex
Marshfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We like to purchase items locally made when we travel. Hill's has a large variety of sizes, types, and prices to shop. We were able to find small carvings, reasonably priced that would pack easily. They also have larger pieces. There were many beautiful, well done items. I could have spent several hours shopping. It is located in gas town... More 

Thank quail600
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Hills Native Art, located in the tourist area of Gastown, is an amalgamation of native artists from the Northwest Coast. There is something for everyone at all prices. Worth the trip, only to look, or to pick up a piece of authentic art that will be with you for a lifetime. (Various locations in BC.)

Thank Kimberly S
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

a really interesting collection of native art, craft and sculpture, well worth visiting - and very central to gastown so no hassle finding it. staff very informative.

Thank DrDavidKJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We visited the store/gallery and were amazed with the variety of souvenirs and art work. The store is nicely laid out and has prices that run the full range from cheap to very expensive. The store staff are very friendly and you have to love the old dog that hung out on his chair. The owner was very helpful in... More 

Thank HungryTarHeel
Stamford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

A chance to see craftsmen at work in this stunning gallery. It was hard not to spend more as there is such a selection of things on offer. All native Culture for sale and price range to suit every pocket. Great gallery space upstairs so check it out

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