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Bill Reid Gallery

Address: 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada (Downtown)
Phone Number: 604.682.3455
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Ranked #37 of 338 things to do in Vancouver
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Downtown Vancouver's public gallery named after acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid. The Gallery is...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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 changing 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 Gift Shop for a selection of original works and prints by local Northwest Coast artists, distinctive jewelry, accessories, books, cards and more. 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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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Well laid out and documented it is a dazzling exhibit. Make sure you take the tour, the guide greatly increase your enjoyment and be able to answer your questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

if you love native art and a fan of Bill Reid then this is the place for you, about an hour is all you need, close to Vancouver Hotel, parking may be difficult

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wonderful artifacts and history. Gorgeous gifts in the shop, very high quality. Very peaceful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We found the Bill Reid Gallery to be in a great position, easy to find and well thought out with their displays. We have been to the Queen Charlotte Islands and have experienced his homeland.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you need a gift for someone this is a great place to visit. I especially like the jewelry for a classy, yet affordable gift. Of course they also have beautiful artwork of every size and price range.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Don't miss this small gallery housing an interesting collection of West Coast art in a variety of mediums. Amazing artist

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This gallery holds some of the best west coast art in the city! Bill Reid's carvings are amazing. This gallery is well worth a visit and should not be missed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Bill Reid is the artist who created the wonderful "jade canoe" at the Vancouver Airport and the gallery in downtown Vancouver that bears his name is well worth a visit. Mr. Reid worked in many mediums so the gallery has lovely totem poles, silver and gold jewellery, etc., by other artists as well as himself. The gallery is in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Of a place, its downtown, tucked away. It has a lot of interesting exhibits other than Bill Reid art. And a little gift shop inside.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We are big fans of Bill Reid but had not been to the gallery. His piece at the Museum of Anthropology is bar none, my favorite sculpture anywhere! This gallery really has done an outstanding job of highlighting Bill Reid's enormous contribution to First Nation carving, sculpting, painting and jewelry. The movies and artwork are displayed in a gorgeous setting... More 

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