Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art In Vancouver

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Wanting to visit some Vancouver galleries? Add the Bill Reid Gallery to your list!

If you have read my blog or have seen some of my other social media outlets, you may have seen my love for First Nations art and culture. If you are not familiar with the term, First Nations is a term commonly used in Canada to describe the indigenous people of the land. I grew up in Vancouver and in elementary school, we studied the different tribes in British Columbia such as the Haida, Nootka, Salish, etc. I have a great love for indigenous art because it tells a story of a culture. It’s part of a people’s history. One of the most renown Canadian and First Nations artists is Bill Reid. You may have seen or heard of his work perhaps without knowing it. He has a large bronze sculpture called “The Spirit of Haida Gwaii” in the Canadian embassy in Washington DC, the “Jade Canoe” in the Vancouver Airport, “The Chief Of The Undersea World” at the Vancouver Aquarium and you can see his artwork depicted on the $20 Canadian bill.


The Bill Reid Gallery is located right in central downtown. It is walking distance to the Vancouver Art Gallery. It’s named after the late Haida artist Bill Reid. He was a master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster, and more. Though the gallery is small in size it is definitely worth a visit to see Bill Reid’s gold and silver jewelry, sculptures and learn more about the indigenous art of the Pacific Northwest.

Bill Reid Gallery

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Bill Reid Gallery

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Bill Reid Gallery

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Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6C 2G3
Phone: 604.682.3455

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