Spirit Trail

Thunderbird

Xwalacktun | 2018
Spirit Trail at Mosquito Creek Marina


Further along the trail at the east side of the pedestrian bridge, there is a five-ton basalt stone sculpture carved by local artist Xwalacktun. This giant land marker features a thunderbird and an assortment of carved petroglyph images that reference the land’s ancestral history and present day life. The sculpture welcomes trail users and references the land’s ancestral history and present day life.

We Hold Our Hands Up to You – Wa chet ḵ'ayáchtntumi

Jody Broomfield (Sinámḵin) | 2018
Spirit Trail | Mosquito Creek Marina Section


At the Bewicke entrance, Jody Broomfield (Sinámḵin) has created a colourful gateway feature entitled, ‘We Hold Our Hands Up to You – Wa chet ḵ'ayáchtntumi’. Designed to welcome trail users as they enter or exit the traditional Squamish Village of Eslh7ah, the sculpture features a pair of hands held in an upright position, to symbolize a traditional Salish welcoming gesture that is often used as a show of respect towards others.

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