exhibitions of great art (vanartgallery.
bc.ca). Nearby is the Bill Reid Gallery
of Northwest Coast Art, which includes
a collection of creations by Reid, who
is best known for his two- and three-dimensional depictions of Haida legends
( billreidgallery.ca). Those with a keen
interest in local art and culture should
visit the Museum of Anthropology on the
University of British Columbia (UBC)
campus, at the western end of the city.
Reid’s famed sculpture “The Raven and
the First Men” is among the great works
housed here ( moa.bc.ca).
Plant lovers have a few options. The UBC
Art lovers will find numerous galleries
Botanical Garden, which includes the
Nitobe Memorial Garden, is a traditional
Japanese garden dedicated to the memory
market stalls and cafés, pick up that one-
of-a-kind souvenir and meet the creators
of unique arts and crafts in their shops and
studios ( granvilleisland.com).
downtown. The Vancouver Art Gallery
is home to both permanent and visiting
UBC Botanical Gardens
Stanley Park Seawall
of Dr. Inazo Nitobe, whose wish was to
foster world peace (botanicalgarden.
ubc.ca). South of the downtown core
you’ll find the VanDusen Botanical
Garden, a 22-hectare (54-acre) paradise of
gardens, forests, ponds and even a hedge
maze ( vandusengarden.org). In Queen
Elizabeth Park, the Bloedel Conservatory
houses a lush tropical forest complete
with abundant bird life under a climate-controlled, translucent dome (vancouver.
For more information to help you plan
your visit to Vancouver, call the Tourism
Vancouver Visitor Centre at 604-683-
2000, or visit tourismvancouver.com.