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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“first nations” (31 reviews)
“gift shop” (21 reviews)
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639 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
+1 604-682-3455
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small, intimate museum with excellent examples of Bill Reid's work in jewelry, graphic art, sculpting, and carving. The special exhibits highlighting local indigenous artists are well-selected and presented with video interviews and insights.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guide to walk us through the gallery and explain the different art pieces and Bill Reid. Was very informative and worth a visit.

Thank parrots2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bill was one of the foremost in a contemporary group of carvers/sculptors/graphic artists of the Canadian West Coast and thereby one of the few Global Talents of the area. He could interpret the power of the Northwest and had many students. This Gallery is definitely...More

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bill Reid was an accomplished radio broadcaster, then jewelry maker, then wood carver, student of history and philosopher. There is a video of his final work, an allegorical canoe that hangs in the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC and at the Vancouver Airport. Reid lived...More

Thank clifford2116
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a big fan of Bill Reid. If you want to see his beautiful artwork, this is the place to go (and the museum of Antropology)

Thank Patricia V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bill Reid is an essential BC artist. This little gallery/museum is a nice intro to him and his work. $11 for adults. Only three small galleries. Right downtown. Nice gift shop.

Thank M L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Canada is now all about their Indigenous Peoples history. It appears Canada previously treated these people much like the US treated the American Indian- Not very nice. Good little museum dedicated to Bill Reid art & sculpture. Need maybe 1 hour there

Thank hy g
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Bill Reid Gallery is centrally located downtown. Wonderful art, a nice gift shop and a spectacular back grassy area. The architecture of the gallery is beautiful. We will visit again.

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The gallery gives a great insight to Bill Reid's work and the breadth of things he did. I also learned a good deal about First Nations art and culture. The gallery is small but well set up very informative and has a relaxed atmosphere. The...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Lovely small collection of Bill Reid's art and other Indigenous artists. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful. If you have only a short amount of time, you can still enjoy this small gallery of works!

Thank AliKen2122
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