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    • The Pemberton Museum

      The Pemberton Museum is an immersive, authentic, small town time machine. It has over 2,000 artifacts, 2,000 photographs, plus 20 meters worth of archival and reference materials that it’s amassed since it opened in 1982. The museum has documented a human history of the area covering the Interior Salish tribe who first called this area home, settling at the foot of Mount Currie, to the modern day seed potato farmers who are following in the footsteps of European settlers who came for the gold rush, but stayed for the rich farmlands.

      Visit the museum to find out what life would have been like in Pemberton in the early 1900s by exploring the historical houses on site, lovingly created by museum members and community volunteers since 1982.

      What’s in a name?

      In 1858, Port Pemberton on the Harrison-Lillooet gold-rush trail was named after Joseph Despard Pemberton, Surveyor-General of Vancouver Island, in the newly formed crown colony of British Columbia.

      Our Tip:

      Check the museum website for opening dates and times as these fluctuate depending on the season. Also, take a look at their events page!

      pembertonmuseum.org * 604.894.5504 * 7455 Prospect Street, Pemberton

    • Britannia Mining Museum

      Less than a hundred years ago, this was the largest copper mine in the British Commonwealth. Today, it’s a National Historic Site and a bustling, award-winning Museum. Ten acres big it’s packed with historical machinery, hands-on exhibits, interactive displays, and heritage buildings that give visitors a look into life of the miners and their families.

      You can travel back in time and take a ride on their underground mine train that goes into an early haulage tunnel or try your hand at panning for gold—finders keepers.

      Our Tip:

      Make sure you’ve got a sweater on for the underground tour as it’s a little cooler in there, and if you’ve got young children with you be aware that the loud noises of the train might either be loads of fun, or something to steer clear of!

      Did you know?

      During its 70-year life span (1904-1974), the mine attracted 60,000 people who lived and worked there. The metals produced from the 50-million tons of ore included 650,000 tons of copper, 137,000 tons of zinc, 17,000 tons of lead, 500 tons of cadmium, 188 tons of silver, and 15.6 tons of gold.There are so many stories about the mine that the museum put together a handy nine page PDF, which you can check out on their website.

      britanniaminemuseum.ca * 1-800-896-4044 * 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, BC V0N 1J0

    • West Coast Heritage Railway Park

      All aboard! The West Coast Railway Heritage Park features a mid-20th-century railway station, old style town centre, heritage displays, and over 90 pieces of railway cars and artifacts. At 12-acres, it’s a unique opportunity to tour authentic railway equipment in various stages of restoration with a chance to climb aboard and explore. There’s also the 21,000 square foot CNRoundhouse & Conference Centre, which is home to five vintage trains including the world-famous Royal Hudson steam train.

      The heritage parks host some fantastic seasonal events including the Polar Express and meeting Thomas the Tank Engine - check the events page on their website to see what’s happening.

      Our Tip:

      This is a great place to visit with the family as it’s a hands-on experience with the kids being able to clamber their way over some of the equipment. There’s also the garden scale railway that the little ones will enjoy a ride on!

      Did you know?

      The heritage park has the second largest collection of vintage locomotives in Canada at over 90 pieces. If you’re a train aficionado, this is the place for you.

      wcra.org * 604.898.9336 * 39645 Government Rd, Squamish, BC

    • Bowen Island Arts Council

      The Bowen Island Arts Council (B.I.A.C.) is an arts umbrella organization promoting and supporting arts and culture on Bowen Island. The Council and its Gallery at Artisan Square are host and supporter to myriad art exhibits, literary and cultural events, theatre and musical performances, and more every year.

      With sold-out community events like the Mini Gala, both open-call and juried fine arts shows, hosting art classes and programs, as well as crafting key municipal policies around support for the arts, BIAC is integral to the Bowen Island arts scene, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

      They are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am - 5pm, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but please do check their website as gallery hours change seasonally.

      biac.ca * Facebook

    • Cloudflower Clayworks/Jeanne Sarich

      Jeanne Sarich is a member of the Arts Pacific Co-op Gallery at Artisan Square and welcomes visitors to her small showroom which is open Thursday through Mondays 12:00-5:00 pm.

      Visit her to take a look at her beautiful stoneware and porcelain products with her signature glaze and if you like to get your hands dirty she also teaches pottery and sculpture to kids and adults in her studio.


      Jeanne is inspired by the perfection of the Sung Dynasty Chinese ceramics, the asymmetry of the ceramic art from Momoyama Japan and the quiet beauty of the Koryo and Yi Dynasty Korean ceramics. Jeanne uses design motifs that surround her in her new community, sea shells, water, waves, fish, rain forest, and wildflowers. While living in the Arctic she experienced ice, snow, wind and the aurora borealis up close and personal and many of her themes make reference to the tundra landscapes of the Keewatin. Click here for her full bio.

      Jeanne can be contacted directly about special projects at 604-947-2522 / jeannesarich@telus.net

    • Vikki Fuller Fine Art

      Visit Vikki Fuller's Juniper Studio Gallery and get lost in her dreamy oil-based pieces, which explore the fragile beauty of the human relationship with nature. They are potent expressions of the peace and mystery of the natural world inspired by her love of nature and her island home.

      Her soft, ethereal palette captures the inner magic of the natural world. Through emotive animal portraits and dream-like landscape, Vikki has a way of bringing her impressions into the heart of the viewer.

      My love for painting and nature are always with me. Inspired by nature, I paint, sketch or take photos that I feel capture the essence of what moves me. I refer to these studies when I am back in the studio. I like to think that these intimate perspectives will stir an emotional response from the viewer.

      Take a look at her website, and for more stunning images follow her on Instagram @vikkifullerart. Her gallery and studio is open from 10am - 4pm, every day but Monday.

      vikkifuller.com * (778) 888-9640 * vikifullerart@gmail.com * Artisan Lane Artisan Square, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada

    • Venture West Native Arts

      Living and working in many of the Native villages in Northern British Columbia during the early 70's deeply transformed the lives of art dealers, John and Meredith Sbragia, permitting them to act as a bridge between the two cultures. Their shared love for Northwest Coast Native art and culture has developed into a trusting and long-term working relationship with some of Canada's finest West Coast native artists, from Vancouver's North Shore to the Queen Charlotte Islands.

      At Venture West Native Arts you will find an incredible array of West Coast Native sterling silver and gold jewelry, wood carvings such as masks, bowls, plaques, boxes, shadow boxes, miniature collectible carvings and letter openers. They also provide a variety of other artworks and gift items such as plated silverware, semi-precious stone jewelry, cedar jewelry, and dream catchers.

      Visit them online or in person to take a peek - make sure to call ahead first: (1) 778-839-8754

    • Kolus Arts

      Kolus Arts showcases the works of Simon Daniel James, also known as Winadzi, an internationally renowned artist in a variety of mediums including carving. He is from the Kwakwaka’wakw nation, most specifically from the Kwicksuteniuk clan from Gilford Island.

      Raised in Campbell River, he started carving cedar at the age of 15 and trained under his father, a renowned carver with his own distinct style. He worked for several galleries in North America and participated in several art shows over the years. After leaving Campbell River, Winadzi attended ‘The Vancouver Film School’ from 1996-1998. He finished both 2D classical and 3D computer animation and created a short student film called “Dawn of Creation” which was the inspiration for Raven Tales “How Raven Stole the Sun”. While he was living in North Vancouver he was asked to carve three totem poles for Fukushima, Japan in 2001.

      Simon has been working with National Geographic All Roads since 2004 being the first recipient of the National Geographic All Roads Film Grant for Raven Tales. Now living on Bowen Island with his wife Naomi James, Winadzi has completed the 26th episode of ‘Raven Tales’ and has been the proud owner of ‘Raven Tales Production Corp’ since 2004. Simon has collaborated on public art projects with artists on Bowen Island including a sculpture called “Embracing the Spirit of the Flame”. This project started on the day that the Olympic Flame came to Bowen Island on its way to the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

      In May of 2011 Simon collaborated in creating a carved cedar panel with students from Kindergarten to grade 5 for the Bowen Island Community School. Simon lives his life being involved in educating and entertaining children of all ages including his son Ryuki who was born in 2010 and daughter in 2012.

      To visit his studio call Simon on (1) 604-947-9069 or visit his Facebook page.

      604-947-9069 * 1197 Adams Road, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2, Canada

    • Bowen Heritage

      Bowen Island was dubbed Vancouver's playground from the early 1900s, playing host to dance bands, boasting full-service hotels, and a plethora of fun daytime activities including baseball diamonds, tennis courts, lawn bowling, horse riding, and croquet.

      The Union Steamship Company started overnight excursions to the island that were so popular that they purchased the lands of early settlers like William Davies, who had established an orchard in Snug Cove by 1887. The Company built nearly 200 cottages to accommodate visitors and today, you can visit the Bowen Heritage Museum in one of those restored 1928 cottages for a taste of the heady days of the Union Steamship era. You can even stay the night in one of the upgraded cabins and experience living in Bowen heritage.

      Visit Bowen Heritage to view photo displays, literature, maps, the Heritage Walking Tour guide and archival material. Guided tours of the Museum and Heritage Demonstration Garden may be arranged by appointment at any time and are available daily throughout the summer months. Contact them at bowenheritage at gmail.com to arrange a tour.

      For more information visit them online here and check out their events section for what's coming up next.

      bowenheritage.org * 778-871-6267 * 20 Cottage Lane, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada

    • Marie Neys Fine Art

      Marie Neys' oils on canvas highlight her love of the rolling hills, vast plains and big sky country of Southern Alberta and the towering trees, cool breezes and unending ocean of West Coast British Columbia.

      Although oils are her current medium, Marie has mastered acrylics, ink & rouge, pen & ink, pastels, watercolour, sculpture, pottery, and calligraphy. In 2006 she earned the Canadian Standards of Excellence in Decorative Art. Marie also instructs so be sure to follow her on Facebook for news on upcoming events.

      Take a look at her website for more examples of her work, and visit her at her gallery and studio located at 1720 White Sails Drive. Her gallery is open every day except for Monday. Call ahead to make an appointment: (1) 780-720-5268

    • Squamish Arts Council

      The Squamish Arts Council's (S.A.C.) mission is to generate awareness of and improve access to arts, culture, and heritage in Squamish while supporting local artists. This summer the Junction Art Gallery, located at the Squamish Arts Council building in Junction Park downtown Squamish, will be open to the public and show local artists from the Sea to Sky corridor. Make sure to check it out!

      The Grand Opening for summer is June 16th, with regular hours throughout June - August, Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 4pm.

      See their Facebook page for updates on arts and culture events happening in the Howe Sound area.

      A Little History

      Look out for the heritage plaque on the front for some fun facts about the Pacific Great Western Rail. Unfortunately, you can no longer wave down the train with a red hankie!

      www.squamishartscouncil.com * info@squamishartscouncil.com * 37950 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, BC V8B 0S8, Canada

    • Up With Art

      At Up With Art, their goal is to provide supplies, classes, and inspiration to all the creative people in the Sea to Sky Corridor, at competitive prices and with great service. They sell Art and Craft supplies for beginners, students, children and professional artists. They also have workshops, and classes for everyone from the absolute beginner up to the intermediate and advanced artist and crafter.

      They're open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-6pm - Visit them online or on Facebook to see what workshops and classes are coming up next.

      upwithartbc.com * (604) 898-0706 * upwithartbc@gmail.com * 1307 Pemberton Avenue, Squamish, BC V8B0J8, Canada

    • Quest University Canada

      More information coming soon...

      questu.ca * (604) 898-8014 * 3200 University Boulevard, Squamish, BC V8B 0N8,Canada

    • Brackendale Art Gallery

      The word "quirky" best describes this local arts institution. It offers gallery exhibits, concerts, live theatre, workshops, facilities for meetings and celebrations, and licensed food service. It's also the home of the Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival and Count.

      Hours of Operation:

      Noon to 10 pm Saturday & Sunday and by appointment year round.
      Noon to 5 pm on holidays and Thursday and Friday in January for the Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival.

      Visit them online here, and check out their Facebook page for event news.

      To make an appointment call them on (1) 604-898-3333 or email info@brackendaleartgallery.com.

      Our Tip

      Even if the gallery is closed it's still worth jumping out the car for a little look around the building. In the garden you'll find some unique sculptures and interesting walls!

      brackendaleartgallery.com * (604) 898-3333 * info@brackendaleartgallery.com * 41950 government Rd. Brackendale, BC V0N 1H0, Canada

    • Bungalow968

      Bungalow968 is a gathering place for collaborative creativity and artistry in Squamish, BC.

      Their creative workshops, event, and workspace help to inspire people to use creativity in their life and business. They host a wide array of DIY workshops, sell paint, tools and artisan furniture, and have a curated collection of vintage rental pieces designed to bring event décor visions to life.

      Visit them online to view their events and set up an appointment. Or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

      bungalow968.ca * hello@bungalow968.ca * 102-39012 Discovery Way, Squamish, BC V8B 0E5

    • Squamish Historical Society and Museum

      Step back in time at the Squamish Museum stationed inside the Wilkie Building at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park's open Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

      Our Tip:

      Grab a copy of the self-guided Squamish walking tour and head downtown - look out for the plaques on the buildings. Download a copy here.

      squamishhistory.ca * info@squamishhistory.ca * The Wilkie Building at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park, 39645 Government Road, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0B6

    • The Old Customs House Gallery

      The Old Customs House Gallery showcases the work of artist, Danuta Rogula. The original building was built in 1917, and Danuta turned it into her studio and gallery in 2008. Specializing in landscape and still life she has an intuitive sense of light and colour, which gives her work a compelling vibrancy.

      Look out for the large open sign, or call ahead to make an appointment:

      Our Tip:

      The entrance to the Old Customs House Gallery is tricky, due to the traffic island built on the highway. If you are coming from Vancouver you must turn into Britannia Beach, turn around and go back to the traffic light. Turn left at the intersection (going south) and go about 100 m and cross
      the train track. Turn right and follow the water for about 100 m and you are at the Gallery.

      You are welcome to park any place next to the gallery. You can also leave your car on other side of the highway and walk across the highway intersection.

      artbyrogula.com * 1-604-937-7735 * danuta.rogula@gmail.com

    • Christina Nick Salmon Sculpture

      This salmon sculpture is one of three installed throughout Squamish by artist Christina Nick, the winner of the Connecting Squamish Neighbourhoods public art project.

      The salmon sculptures were inspired by a Pacific Northwest Coast Aboriginal peoples’ legend. Each piece is made using welded steel, paint, resin and found objects that are unique to each neighbourhood.

      “The connections between the town’s recreation and natural environment speak to me as an artist,” says Nick who has lived and worked as a multi-disciplinary artist in the Sea to Sky Corridor for the past 25 years. “I have been inspired, molded and touched by all Squamish has to offer and I feel truly privileged to create an art piece that links its neighbourhoods.”


      1. The southeast corner of Pemberton and Cleveland Avenues in Downtown Squamish
      2. The eagle viewing dike at Eagle Run in Brackendale
      3. The entrance to the Garibaldi Village pedestrian overpass in Garibaldi Estates

    • Stan Clarke Park

      Behind the Cenotaph Plaza, heading towards the library, look down and you'll find a beautiful mosaic. It was designed and built back in 1998 by 15 local students, with the help of local artists.

      The groves of birch trees – 23 trees in total - that add shade to the park were planted in memory of 23 Squamish soldiers who lost their lives during World War conflict.

      A Little History

      G.S. Clarke (Stanbrook), a prominent railway man, arrived in Squamish in 1927, originally from Norfolk England. On January 27, 1949, Clarke became the first elected Chairman of the Village of Squamish and held that position until 1956. He was village councilor from 1956 to 1960 and again from 1961 to 1963. In November 1951, Stan became the first president of the Squamish Hospital Society, he was awarded the Good Citizen Award in 1954, he was chairman of Old Age Pensioners and is a lifetime member of the Chamber of Commerce.

    • O’Siyam Pavilion

      Completed in the summer of 2011 by Alfred Waugh Architects, this wave-like structure was inspired by its locale - where the mountains meet the oceans. The structure consists of undulating hybrid steel-glulam moment frames, which wrap down to the ground on one side to act as a sound barrier.

      Designed as a multi-purpose outdoor structure designed to accommodate outdoor performances, art exhibits, yoga classes, awards ceremonies and community events you'll often find it buzzing with activity. FYI - it's where they host the Squamish Beer Festival, yum!

      It's located in Junction Park, where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine and check out the gallery inside the Squamish Arts Council building.

      Amped in the Park

      This summer concert series is led by a group of Squamish youth who are passionate about music and performing. In its first year, Amped will be bringing live performances to Junction Park starting July 2017. To find out more visit the Squamish Arts Council website.

    • Stone Flower

      At Junction Park, you'll find the Stone Flower sculpture by artist Patrick Sullivan carved out of a five-ton slab of Alberta red granite.

      The male and female components of a rose are a metaphor for the beauty of love in its purely natural state. The pistil and stamen are enclosed by petals on the front. The curved symbol of birth and growth is prominent, as are the Celtic cross and flower carvings.

      You can find more of Sullivan's work in Whistler outside the library and at Rainbow Park.

      A Little History

      B.C. born, Sullivan started out as a painter in the 70's until he met renowned British sculptor Henry Moore and tried his hand at sculpting with stone. Here's a quote from him taken from a 2010 interview with the Pique Newsmagazine.

      "I see public art also as a tool to reach out to people and make them feel better about life, and make them also intellectually think a bit more," Sullivan mused. "But a lot of public art doesn't do that, unfortunately. It's usually all about the artist and not always about trying to teach somebody or reach out and make a statement."

    • Squamish Academy of Music

      The Squamish Academy of Music provides professional, passionate music instruction for all ages.

      They often have a small gallery that's open to the general public, and be sure to check out their events page for jam sessions and their program page for classes, camps, and workshops.

      squamishacademyofmusic.com * 604-815-4482 * 38121/38125 Second Avenue

    • Foyer Gallery at the Squamish Public Library

      As you enter the Squamish Library you'll find the walls lined with local art. There's typically 5-15 artists featured at one time, and they change it up every 2-3 months. Information on the artists featured can be found on their wwebsite.

      The artist featured in the images is Dawna Werbeski, and inside the glass cases are items showcased from the Squamish First Nations.

      If you venture further into the library itself there's a beautiful mural wall in the children's section.

      They are open:

      Monday - Thursday, 11am-8pm
      Friday, 10am-5pm
      Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm.

      For information on events and programs visit their website.

      squamish.bc.libraries.coop * 604-892-3110 * 37907 2nd Avenue

    • Inspired Squamish

      Inspired is Squamish's newest community driven art space created out of necessity for the accessibility to locally produced arts and crafts. It started off as a pop-up shop, but was so successful that it's become a permanent part of Squamish's gallery scene.

      The Gallery is a beautiful multi-room space, inviting you to explore over 200 works from over 40 local artists and artisans in a range of mediums including painting, wood, fabric, and photography.

      Inspired is open Monday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 11 am to 4 pm.

      inspiredsquamish.com * 604-848-4020 * inspiredsquamish@gmail.com

    • The Artisan Gallery

      Located at the bottom corner of The Artisan building block is a small gallery that's worth a walk by.

    • Squamish Adventure Centre

      It's hard to miss such a striking building. Built in 2005, the centre's dramatic curving roof was specifically designed by Iredale Architecture to draw the eye upwards to the mountain ranges, although it's also been said that it looks like the wings of an eagle - a bird synonymous with the area. Primarily constructed from sustainably sourced local Douglas-fir, the structure comprises over 1,000 uniquely shaped timber elements.

      The building houses the visitors centre, where you can book activities, transportation tickets, and bike and paddle board rentals. There's also a great souvenir store and coffee shop.

      Be sure to head into the Theatre, which shows several short-films about Squamish and the surrounding area. Close to the entrance to the Theatre there's also a local art gallery wall to check out.

      Our Tip

      Just outside you'll notice some interesting wooden structures. This is Log Book Park. The giant books tell the story of the forest, from millions of years ago to today. Across from the centre is another display dedicated to the history of forestry. You'll find about six pieces of equipment that were integral to the industry in Squamish.

      adventurecentre.ca * 604-815-5084 * adventurecentre@squamish.ca

    • Rainbow Crosswalks

      You don't have to look towards the sky for rainbows in Squamish. Two have been painted on Cleveland Avenue as a sign of support and welcome to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited people.

      The initiative came from Squamish's 'Safe 'n' Sound Program', and was approved unanimously by the Squamish Council. It was painted by Sutton Road Marking with special paint which should last for over a decade.

      Investing in public infrastructure that not only adds colour to a community's landscape but also promotes tolerance and love is hardly a waste of resources. It's an investment in the education and security of its citizens, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

      Heather Magee - Huffington Post.

    • Eye of the Creator Crosswalk

      This stunning crosswalk art that leads towards Stan Clarke Park is called the 'Eye of the Creator'. This is Squamish's icon, representing the powerful connection of the Squamish Nation residents dating back thousands of years, to the residents of today. It intertwines the past and present, celebrates diversity, and Squamish's incredible connection to the outdoors - a place where the sky meets the ocean.

      A Little History

      The name, Squamish, is an English adaptation of the First Nation word Skwxwu7mesh, meaning “Mother of the Wind” and “people of the sacred water”.

    • This Beautiful Day (Halth Skwile Te-staas)

      Situated at Waterfront Park, at the intersection of Victoria Street and Loggers Lane you'll find the artwork of Australian artist, Kristin McIver. Her piece is part of the 2014 - 2016 Vancouver Biennale Residency Program which had the theme of Open Borders/Crossroads.

      If you watch the short video link you'll hear Kristin explaining how she was welcomed by the Squamish First Nations and how the phrase 'This beautiful day' was an important acknowledgment she heard repeatedly - a simple sign of respect they have for one another and the natural environment.

    • The Blue Trees

      A grove of Alders sit close to the Mamquam River in Waterfront Park, but there's something different about these trees if only we could put our finger on it...

      Egyptian-born artist Konstantin Dimopoulos believes that public art should give people a reason to slow down and question the world around us. His work is classed as 'environmental performance art' and is designed to bring environmental consciousness and social action together through community participation. Painting the trees with a blue pigment made the typically invisible, visible. Not only that but they became a talking point highlighting the effect of deforestation around the world.

      Part of the Vancouver Biennale initiative, the installation was created with the assistance of students from Quest University Canada, Coast Mountain Academy, and volunteers from the local community. To learn more about the Vancouver Biennale click here.


      • The Blue Trees project was selected as a finalist from 1,022 entries for the Danish Index Design Awards, the largest design award in the world, in 2013.
      • Konstantin Dimopoulos was the winner of the artist category for the Climate Week Awards: 2014.
      • The Blue Trees was named as one of the Top 100 Activism Trends of 2012 for ideas that change the world.
    • Xwu’nekw Canoe Shelter

      Built in 2015 to house, restore and showcase historical First Nations canoes, the Xwu’nekw Canoe Shelter (pronounced Whoo-Nay-Oak) is housed on a traditional Squamish Nation village site where the Skwxwú7mesh people and visitors from other First Nations beached their canoes.

      The canoe currently (as of July, 2017) housed inside the shelter is a restored traditional sea canoe. Joshua Watts, a canoe maker from the Squamish Nation, worked on the repair and is featured in the video link, courtesy of Surrey 604.

      The canoe is carved out of one giant cedar tree, and was made with a wide body so that it's stable enough to go to the open sea. The width was achieved by a 'steaming' process using local lava rocks. If you get a chance to go inside, look for the 'scar' along the edge of the canoe which was part of the recent repair.

      This dugout traditional canoe is one of the only seagoing canoes in the valley. It is important for our people to continue this oceanic life because our people come from these waters. Our life was by the river, or on the ocean. All life revolves around the water. The ocean provides so much for our people. The canoe guides us through its world. It is essential that our people hold this canoe life with pride and carry this tradition for the sake of our ancestors and future generations.

      Joshua Watts, taken from an interview featured on Squamish.com.

      A Little Story

      The canoe is named Skwa7ils (skwa-ails) after The Copper Man legend, which tells the slightly grizzly story of the origin of copper.

    • MaryMary Mural – Grand Wall Bouldering Cooperative

      On the side of the Grand Wall Bouldering Cooperative is a stunning piece of stencil art painted by Squamish resident 'MaryMary'.

      You can take a look at more of his art on the website Pony and Rider, where his bio explains that his distinctive name comes from his sister's consumptive disgust at his spotty, contrary opinions. Fighting explosions of exasperation, she would sneer, 'Oh Shut Up, Mary' and other things a little more colourful.

      We're trying to track down the artist to get more info on the diving women stencil art so stay tuned!

    • MaryMary Mural – Cleveland Avenue

      Close to Anna's Attic along Cleveland Avenue make sure you're looking out for art tucked into unusual places.

      You can take a look at more of his art on the website Pony and Rider, where his bio explains that his distinctive name comes from his sister's consumptive disgust at his spotty, contrary opinions. Fighting explosions of exasperation, she would sneer, 'Oh Shut Up, Mary' and other things a little more colourful.

      We're trying to track down the artist to get more info on the diving women stencil art so stay tuned!

    • Zephyr Cafe

      This locally owned cafe not only features a tasty menu but is host to a revolving wall of local art. Take a look inside as you walk down Cleveland Avenue.

      The artist on the walls currently (June 2017), is Scott McGoveran a photographer from Ontario whose displays feature a few different framing mediums.

      Fun Note

      Zephyr means "breeze from the west", coming from the Greek god "Zephyrus" who was mentioned in Shakespeare's 1611 play Cymbeline:

      Thou divine Nature, thou thyself thou blazon'st. In these two princely boys! They are as gentle. As zephyrs blowing below the violet.

    • Hotel Squamish

      Hotel Squamish is #4 on the Squamish Heritage Walking Tour. Originally called the King George Hotel it was built in 1910 and was popular among the loggers looking for a place to stay when they weren't working at the camps. As the plaque says, you should look out for the separate entrances for 'Men' and 'Ladies and Escorts' as back in the day it would have been a no, no for a woman to go in alone.

      We lived at the hotel because there wasn’t any furnished house, shack or rooms to be had in the place,… Though there was a parlour upstairs, all shiny leather and cleanliness, and it would have been more ladylike, I suppose, for me to have sat there, Jack and I spent most of our time in the office, where the largest pot-bellied stove I’ve ever seen anywhere gave out comfortable warmth and everyone, including the Indian Agent, local police, loggers and railway officials, foregathered to gossip.

      Gwen Cash – I Like British Columbia (Macmillan, 1939)