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Bill Reid Gallery

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Address: 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
Phone Number: 604.682.3455
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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 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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Wonderful artifacts and history. Gorgeous gifts in the shop, very high quality. Very peaceful experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Vancouver
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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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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Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I enjoyed this gallery very much. The lady who doubled as docent and gift shop manager was welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. If she had not pointed out a couple of things to look for on our visit, I would have missed them. I was especially moved by the film of the people taking Bill Reid's remains to their final resting... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have always been a fan of Bill Reids art work. this is a great collection of his work. very informative and shows a real range of his art; everything from when he was a boy to his later years. the shop also has some wonderful work available for purchase.

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