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The Robert Bateman Centre

Embark on a journey through a lifetime of beautiful nature-inspired art, all created by a Canadian icon, at this delightful gallery.

Visit the Robert Bateman Centre to gain insight into the life and work of one of Canada’s most admired artists. Get a sense of this intriguing man’s deep devotion to nature by browsing the eclectic permanent collections and temporary exhibits. As you explore, encounter a carefully curated selection of Robert Bateman’s most influential nature-inspired sketches, paintings and sculptures.

Born in 1930, Robert Bateman has spent his entire life drawing artistic inspiration from the natural world and advocating for conservation. Visitors to this center will see many different types of animal and plant life represented in his iconic images of wildlife. However, his long-standing fascination with birds can be traced especially clearly through the pieces on display in this gallery.

Marvel at photorealistic paintings capturing the detail of a bird’s wing feathers. Listen to the bird calls specially recorded to accompany the works in the gallery and imagine yourself out in the wilderness, hearing the real versions of these magical sounds.

Visit the gift shop to take home a print of one of Robert Bateman’s works. You can easily find the perfect souvenir of your time in Victoria here, in the form of an art piece capturing the unique local scenery and fauna. Also on sale are books offering more in-depth information on the life of this revered Canadian.

Be sure to research what’s on here before visiting, as the center is used as a venue for many different types of event. These include special programs to help foster creativity in children. If you have arty kids, this is the place to look for events that will inspire them.

The Robert Bateman Centre is easy to reach from most areas of Victoria. It’s located in the Steamship Terminal of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, making it a perfect addition to a day out by the ocean. An entry fee is charged. Book in advance to reserve a place on the guided tours that have a fee. No booking is required for the free tours held on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons.


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Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites $117
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites

740 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Victoria, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Maritime Museum of British Columbia and Victoria Conference Centre. Victoria Harbour and Royal BC Museum are also within 10 minutes.

    Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites $131
    Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites

    Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites

    1234 Wharf St, Victoria, BC
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Victoria hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Lower Johnson Street, Victoria Harbour, and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Victoria Conference Centre and Royal BC Museum are also within 15 minutes.

      Hotel Grand Pacific $140
      Hotel Grand Pacific

      Hotel Grand Pacific

      463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in James Bay, this romantic hotel is steps from The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria Harbour, and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Royal BC Museum and Victoria Conference Centre are also within 10 minutes.

        Royal Scot Hotel & Suites $87
        Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

        Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

        425 Quebec St, Victoria, BC
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria Harbour, and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Royal BC Museum and Victoria Conference Centre are also within 10 minutes.

          The Magnolia Hotel and Spa $151
          The Magnolia Hotel and Spa

          The Magnolia Hotel and Spa

          623 Courtney St, Victoria, BC
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Victoria, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Government Street and Victoria Conference Centre. Royal BC Museum and Victoria Harbour are also within 10 minutes.

            Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria On The Harbour $80
            Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria On The Harbour

            Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria On The Harbour

            427 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Victoria Harbour and The Robert Bateman Centre. British Columbia Parliament Building and Royal BC Museum are also within 10 minutes.

              Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA $95
              Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA

              Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA

              146 Kingston St, Victoria, BC
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fisherman's Wharf Park and Victoria Fisherman's Wharf. Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal and Victoria Harbour are also within 10 minutes.

                The Oswego Hotel $134
                The Oswego Hotel

                The Oswego Hotel

                500 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in James Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal and Victoria Harbour. Victoria Fisherman's Wharf and Royal BC Museum are also within 10 minutes.