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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 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 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 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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Don't miss this First Nations gallery!

Bill Reid was one of Canada's top First Nations artisans...his carving and metal work some of the best you'll see. Reid is responsible for the incredible enormous jade stone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Bill Reid was one of Canada's top First Nations artisans...his carving and metal work some of the best you'll see. Reid is responsible for the incredible enormous jade stone sculpture at the Vancouver Airport and his work is further showcased at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, another must see if you're visiting the coast.

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The first nations' inspirations and the location were the extraordinary aspects of the gallery. İt was more like a contemporary museum of its kind.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you want to understand the relationship between first nations art and modern Canada, then this is the place to visit. A well laid out and thoughtfully presented gallery, detailing Bill Reid's work as well as work by others influenced by him. A full morning's visit with a great shop too. Don't miss out on this.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Have lived in Vancouver for 61 yrs. and never visited until now. This would be the place to view first nations art if you don't have time to visit the Museum of Anthropology at U.B.C.

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I like how the Native Canadian live their lives and how they interacted with the whales, eagles, and bears. It show cases the beautiful British Columbia.

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New Haven, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Learned a lot about Bill Reid and his ability to do art work from a very young age. Gallery had a great mix of sculpture and jewelry. Very tastefully done.

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Los Angeles, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Just a few blocks from Canada Place resides a treasured gallery of art pieces from Bill Reid's career. Worth a detour to visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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