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Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

Art Galleries, Shopping, Accessibility

Things To Do, Arts & Heritage, Art Galleries, Attractions & Sightseeing, ShoppingVancouver Island, Victoria, Cowichan & Southern Vancouver Island

470 Belleville Street Third Floor, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 1W9

Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Parking
  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • One or more entry points are automated
  • Entry route has a door that is at minimum 815 mm wide
Restroom in Public Area
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Elevator
  • Multiple floors with an elevator that is large enough for a 180* turn with a mobility device (minimum 1.50-metre diameter)
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Information displays (if applicable) at a lower height
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)
  • Pathways are hard packed surfaces with a maximum slope 5%

Vision

  • Braille/large print signage for all publicly accessible areas
  • Multiple lighting options to improve visibility
  • Audio description headsets available for presentations, films or movies
  • Staff are available to accompany guest through venue as a guide, and to describe the sights
  • Elevators (if applicable) have verbal announcements at each floor, and braille on the buttons

General

High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use
Service Dogs
  • Staff have been trained on guide and service dog policies

Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and the fascinating animals that inhabit it. Formerly known as the Robert Bateman Centre, the Gallery of Nature houses the largest permanent collection of his work, as well as a rotation of nature-inspired exhibitions. The Gallery of Nature inspires people of all ages to connect with the natural world through exciting exhibits, kids’ activities and guided tours, along with interactive installations, including a Birdsong Gallery and multi-media video. Come and enjoy the vivid colours, textures and stories of the artwork in a peaceful gallery setting overlooking Victoria’s inner harbour, with a Gallery Shop on the ground floor that offers exclusive signed Robert Bateman prints and merchandise, hand-picked crafts by local artisans and unique, nature-inspired souvenirs.