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In the Gallery

Getting Here

Hornby Street runs north-south and traffic is one way going north. There is meter parking along the west side of the street as a separated bicycle lane runs along the east side. There is also limited meter parking on adjacent streets.

Underground parking below the gallery is available though Go Park. Monday to Friday 6:00am to midnight, Weekends and Stat Holidays 9:00am to 6:00pm.

There are several other parkades along Hornby and adjacent street, click here for more information.  


The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is above street level on the left side of Hornby Street. Walking from the corner of Georgia and Hornby towards Dunsmuir and the waterfront, you'll come to a staircase leading up to a lovely little courtyard. Look for our street banners along Hornby Street and our gallery sandwich board at the foot of the stairs (see above photos).

639 Hornby is in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

  • 2 blocks from Granville Street and Georgia Street
  • a 2-minute walk from City Centre Canada Line and Burrard Skytrain Stations
  • across the street from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
  • tucked in behind Christ Church Cathedral
  • one block north of the Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 10-minute walk from the Vancouver Convention Centre and the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal

Taking a bus?

Call 604.953.3333 or visit: Translink and type in "639 Hornby" as the destination to get directions.

Tour Bus Passenger Loading Zone

Tour buses can drop off passengers at 5 minute Loading Zones located on Georgia Street between Hornby and Burrard. The westbound zone is located in front of the Christ Church Cathedral and the eastbound zone is located in front of the entrance to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Tour bus drivers click here for more information on passenger loading.

Stairless entrance / Wheelchair access  

A wheelchair accessible path is located between Christ Church Cathedral and Cathedral Place. This takes you through the courtyard and to the Gallery entrance. If requested, a Gallery staff member can greet your group at either loading zone.

The exhibitions at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art are on two levels. There is an elevator in the Gallery to take you up to the second level. Accessibility washroom is located on the lower level.

By Jerry Grey, Visual Artist
BILL REID: "Mythic Messengers" 1984
Illustration by Jerry Grey

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