Vancouver’s Indigenous Art Gallery

The Bill Reid Gallery was named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 – 1998) who was a master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster and spokesman.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Gallery is home to the Simon Fraser University Bill Reid Collection and special exhibitions of contemporary Indigenous Art of the Northwest Coast of North America.

Body Language

Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest

Current Exhibition

Body Language is the first exhibition to fully explore the rich history and artistry of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment on the Northwest Coast. The contemporary artists included in the exhibition are at the forefront of the revival of Indigenous tattooing in BC. They are reclaiming traditional techniques and traditional rights to be tattooed, and building awareness of the significance and protocols around the tattooing traditions.

June 8, 2018 - March 17, 2019


"Body Language reclaims Indigenous tattooing from colonial suppression" 
The Vancouver Sun

"‘Body Language’ Speaks of Cultural Revial, Resistance, Resilience" 

"These five Indigenous tattoo artists are reawakening cultural practices" 
National Observer

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Ticket Prices

Regular Admission





65 years or older



With valid ID



13 to 17 years old



Family includes 2 adults and 2 youth

Individuals self-identifying as Indigenous, (First Nations, Métis, and Inuits), Gallery Members and Children 12 and under get FREE admission.

SFU current students also get free admission to the Gallery. (Must show valid ID).
Accessible pricing available upon request.

Self-Guided Group Admissions Coming to the Gallery with 10 or more people? Book your tickets in advance!
For groups of 20 or more, please contact our Visitor Services team in advance.
Call us at 604-682-3455, ext. 224 or email us at







With valid ID

Purchase Tickets

Getting Here

How to get here

We are located at 639 Hornby Street (between Georgia Street and Dunsmuir Street) in Downtown Vancouver. We’re a little hard to find as our entrance is in a courtyard. Look for the sandwich board on Hornby Street and climb the short stairway.

We are located at 639 Hornby Street (Between Georgia Street and Dunsmuir Street) in downtown Vancouver. Hornby Street is a one-way street that runs north.

Street parking is available on the west side of Hornby. Underground parking below the Gallery is available and is open Monday-Friday 6am–7pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am–6pm. Closed on statutory holidays.

We can be easily accessed via SkyTrain from the Canada Line’s City Centre Station located in Pacific Centre or the Millenium/Expo Line’s Burrard Station.


A wheelchair accessible path is located between Christ Church Cathedral and Cathedral Place on Georgia Street. This takes you through the courtyard and to the Gallery entrance. Click to see Accessibility Map

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. How to Get Here

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