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Bill Reid Gallery

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Address: 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-682-3455
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Downtown Vancouver's public gallery named after acclaimed Haida artist...
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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Our first stop and the best. The art is wonderful. His story is wonderful. You can easily spend 90 minutes here.There is much to see and absorb. I'm glad that I saw this before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I didn't expect an entry fee for a gallery. We stopped by for a quick look-see on our way to meet friends-- didn't go in because we didn't have enough time to warrant paying to get in. I was glad to see Bill Reid pieces at the Museum of Anthropology. Perhaps this should be the Bill Reid Museum?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our first stop and the best. The art is wonderful. His story is wonderful. You can easily spend 90 minutes here.There is much to see and absorb. I'm glad that I saw this before the Anthropology Museum. It was a lot smaller and not overwhelming. Definitely see this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We discovered Bill Reid's work at the Museum of Anthropology and made a point of going directly to the Bill Reid Gallery afterwards. His art and craftsmanship alone are compelling. Learning about his life and impact on northwest arts was deeply moving, and reading about the works displayed at the gallery was as educational as it was inspiring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a very professional gallery showcasing the work of this fine artist. Pieces are available to purchase. There are guided tours and lots of information around to read.

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Overland Park, Kansas
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I liked the market and the food vendors. Everything we ate was pretty yummy. My main problem was that our kids were not interested in walking around the market. They do have a nice kids market with a play area and kids shops, but I thought the play area was overpriced for what it was. If you want to go... More 

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Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice small galery but expensive for the amout of art from Bill Reid. A video, an expo about some other artist but not much from Reid itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Small but informative gallery of an artist inspired by the culture of the Queen Charlotte islands. Only takes 30 minutes to go through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What an amazing man. He was awesomely talented at every medium he tried. Truly a renaissance man. His work clearly had a pivotal role in reinvigorating first nation art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A must see for those who admire First Nations art - especially the gold and silver jewellery. There is a gift shop as well with an excellent variety of choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The staff are very friendly; the gallery is beautiful. The gift shop has a great selection of things at every price point. [I walked in wanting to buy one oyster shell box and ended up with that, two bentwood boxes and some recycled glass spoons, knives, etc.] It is a must see stop when you are in Vancouver. It also... More 

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Additional Information about Bill Reid Gallery

Address: 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-682-3455
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 9

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