Great Artists of the Canadian West Coast - Free Walking Tour for Victoria, Vancouver Island

Great Artists Walking Tour

Vancouver Island is famous for its exuberant nature, stunning landscapes, and preserved wilderness. What is not as well known for is the fact that the Canadian Coast is also the home of many great Living artists, and for World Renowned Art Galleries, Museums, Lighthouses, and Heritage Sites.  

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Location of Vancouver Island off the West Coast of British Columbia Canada

Eagle Aerie Gallery Tofino 

Eagle Aerie Gallery Tofino is Roy Henry Vickers' artist-owned gallery located in Tofino. A stunning traditional Northwest Coast longhouse with a carved and painted cedar plank exterior and doors of beaten copper is a recognizable Tofino landmark.

Inside you will find Roy's artwork of paintings, original prints, calendars, art cards, and reproductions hanging on hand adzed cedar walls among totem poles and carvings. At the large main hall, the soft lighting and restful music creates an atmosphere of harmony and peace.

Built in 1986 with the help of Roy's family and legendary carver Henry Nolla, the gallery welcomes more than 500,000 visitors a year from all around the world.

Located at 350 Campbell Street, the place is open free to the public seven days a week throughout the year, from 10am to 5pm.

Mark Hobson Gallery

Mark Hobson Gallery houses original paintings and limited edition reproductions, as well as gift shop items such as calendars, art cards and matted & framed reproductions.

A selection of Mark's work can also be viewed in the entrance and rooms of the Wickaninnish Inn, in the entrance and the Great Room at the Long Beach Lodge and at Jamie's Rainforest Inn. The originals at these venues are owned, however in some cases the giclée reproductions can be ordered on this site.

Located at 366 Campbell Street, the Mark Hobson Gallery is open daily from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.


Robert Bateman CentreOn Victoria’s Inner Harbour, you will find the gallery of art and nature dedicated to the legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman, one of Canada’s best-known artists. For seven decades, he brought the magic of nature to his realistic paintings, featuring wildlife in its habitat.

At the Robert Bateman Gallery Shop are available a unique selection of Robert Bateman’s books, prints and gifts, as well as handmade glassworks, jewelry, pottery, woodwork and textiles by other local artists.