Bill Reid Gallery
The gallery’s permanent exhibition features the works of Bill Reid and offers a comprehensive introduction to his life and work in a variety of media, including jewelry, carvings, sculptures, and prints. Temporary exhibitions showcase work from other notable and emerging First Nations artists, such as James Hart and Morgan Green. The gallery also offers education programs, film presentations, artist talks, live carvings by local artists, and receptions.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Bill Reid Gallery is a must-visit for anyone interested in First Nations art.
Admission is free for children under the age of 12 and indigenous peoples.
Entrance tickets can be booked in advance.
Paid guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more.
Laminated information sheets on the walls provide more information on exhibits.
The gift shop offers authentic works of art by local northwest coast artists.
The gallery is wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
The gallery is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, just behind Christ Church Anglican Cathedral. The Millenium/Expo line’s Burrard Street station is located just across the street, and Canada line’s City Centre station is a short distance away.
When to Get There
The gallery is open daily during the summer and Wednesdays through Sundays the rest of the year. Admission is free on the first Friday of the month from 2pm to 5pm. The space is fairly small, and visitors should allot anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on their level of interest.
Other Places for First Nations Art and Culture
Those who wish to learn more about First Nations art and culture have several other options in and around Vancouver. The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver is renowned for its art and culture displays, and in particular, works by First Nations figures. In Whistler, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre showcases the heritage of the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation.