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The Robert Bateman Centre

Come visit the gallery of art and nature featuring legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman. Having spent a lifetime painting the magic of nature; you can explore seven decades of his inspiring work, and experience nature’s most dramatic subjects up close. Multi-media video and an interactive bird song gallery make this gallery a favourite family friendly destination. At the Robert Bateman Gallery Shop you will find 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.
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM-5:00PM Daily. 10:00AM-7:00PM Friday-Saturday (June-September)

Robert Bateman Centre: Boxed Sanctuary

Date Range: December 06, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre
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Our 2016 winter exhibit will feature a collection of local artists’ work as they explore their personal expression of Sanctuary. This exhibit will be a precursor to the Robert Bateman Centre’s 2017 Urban Sanctuary Project – the one hundred year celebration of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary spanning the In... more

50% Off Admission

  • Redeemable: January 5 - December 31, 2017
Legendary Canadian wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the magic of nature. Visit the largest permanent collection of his work, displaying seven decades of his inspiring wildlife paintings inside the gallery ... more
The Robert Bateman Centre Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Theatre Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 100
  • Description: The Robert Bateman Centre is both an art gallery and a meeting place for collaboration, creative thinking, and networking about nature education initiatives. Featuring work from Canada’s most famous wildlife artist, the gallery unleashes the full scope of Robert Bateman’s work from the largest original painting to the smallest drawing. Crossing the years and continents, visitors can explore the life of this iconic artist from his childhood to his latest masterpiece. This collection of over 100 works is the largest ever assembled for public view. The Robert Bateman Centre is located on the second floor of the historic Steamship Terminal; a landmark building constructed in 1924 on Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour. The neo-classical structure was designed by Percy James and Francis Rattenbury who is also known for the design of the nearby Parliament Buildings of British Columbia and Empress Hotel. The Robert Bateman Centre features floor to ceiling windows with ocean front views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The Centre is across the street from the Parliamentary Buildings of British Columbia and within walking distance of Victoria’s downtown core. The space is made up of one central gallery (61’ x 17’) with eight adjoining galleries.

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theatre Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Gallery X                   60     100  
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