Connect In Nature. Inspire Our World.
Experience the work of Robert Bateman and other nature-inspired artists.

The Bateman Foundation is regularly updating our procedures and policies around COVID-19 per guidelines set out by the BC Ministry of Health, Worksafe BC and the World Health Organization.

The new hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, from 11am4pm. These shortened hours will allow us to keep the gallery clean, minimise the number of staff needed in the building, and ensure the safety of all staff and visitors.

Social distancing measures are in effect. Plexi glass has been installed at all customer service desks, and staff and visitors are required to keep a 2-metre distance at all times. Groups of no more than 5 people will be admitted, and the maximum capacity of the gallery is 10 people. The Roost has a capacity of 2 people or 1 social group. The Gallery Gift Shop is capped at 1 person or social group.

Increased cleaning protocols are in place. These include disinfecting the credit card terminal after every use, regular cleaning of desks, keyboards, and crucial touch points such as elevator buttons.

A new wayfinding system will help you navigate the building safely. Please follow the signs, floor markers, and instructions of the Bateman staff when entering and exiting the Bateman Gallery.

Please wear a mask when visiting the Bateman Gallery. We have masks available for purchase at the gallery desk.

If you are feeling sick, please stay home. We hope you feel better soon!

A detailed policy issued to all Bateman Foundation staff members is available here.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bateman Gallery in a way that is safe, responsible, and respectful of the space of others. Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. Be kind, stay safe, stay connected! Nature is still magic.

The Bateman Gallery is located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen People, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.

Frequently Asked Questions

In the interest of public safety, tours are not currently available.

Yes, a drop-off zone exists on Belleville Street, directly in front of the west entrance. From there the gallery can be accessed by elevator.

Unfortunately, the gallery does not rent out wheelchairs, however there are plenty of benches throughout the gallery to rest during your visit.

Yes, you may take as many pictures as you wish, however we ask that you not use flash photography while in the gallery.

Please note that food, beverages, and animals (other than for assistance) are NOT permitted in the gallery.



Late Night Opening on third Thursday of the month, 4:30-7pm


By Donation


470 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 1W9

Taking BC Transit

Located in the centre of Victoria, we are easy to get to on BC Transit routes 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 72, and 75.


A drop-off zone exists on Belleville Street, directly in front of our west entrance and elevator up to the 2nd floor gallery.


There is plenty of 90 minute street parking available on Belleville St. For longer visits you may want to consider the underground parking across the street at the Hotel Grand Pacific.