Tag Archives: First Nation art

Museum of Anthropology

I’m not a big fan of museums, but this Vancouver museum deserved another visit. Situated on Musqueam land, it housed First Nation every day objects and totem poles from all over British Columbia. Continue reading Museum of Anthropology

UBC’s First Nation building

The last building I revisited on UBC’s campus was the First Nation building. I passed over sx whek’wmet (that which is used to remember) or Memorial Drive and walked down the steps and into a different world once I entered the building. Continue reading UBC’s First Nation building

Airport Art

Artist: Bill Reed

Vancouver Airport is an easy structure to navigate, but have you ever noticed the art? There are a large number of Inuit carvings enclosed in glass cases that run along the railings, and the sound of running water is an art unto itself. Continue reading Airport Art

Sea to Sky Highway

If you ever want to just drive for the sake of it, Sea to Sky Highway is the one I’d pick. It winds along a magnificent coastline from North Vancouver to Whistler just the way Australia’s Great Ocean Road does. Continue reading Sea to Sky Highway

Squamish

Squamish sits at mouth of the Squamish River, deriving its name from the First Nation people who once inhabited the south western region of British Columbia. Canada’s first people still have a strong presence in the region. There’s a band office, First Nation carvings and even the local secondary school has a touch of Squamish art. Continue reading Squamish