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Bill Reid Gallery

  • 639 Hornby St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 03/20/2010

Fodor's Review

Named after one of British Columbia's preeminent artists, Bill Reid (1920–98), this small aboriginal gallery is as much a legacy of Reid's works as it is a showcase of current First Nations artists. Displays include wood carvings, jewelry, print, and sculpture, and programs often feature artist talks and themed exhibitions such as basket weaving. Reid is best known for his bronze statue The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe—measuring 12 feet by 20 feet; it is displayed at the Vancouver International Airport, and its image was on the back of Canadian $20 bills issued between 2004 and 2012. More Bill Reid pieces are at the Museum of Anthropology.

Sight Information


639 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2G3, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$13
  • Closed Mon. and Tues., Oct.–May

Published 03/20/2010


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