As an Inuit symbol, these stone constructs have been used for navigation, memorialization of loved ones, and markers for good hunting or fishing grounds. This iconic English Bay statue will forever be associated with Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics as it was portrayed on the crayon-bright logo.
The VANOC marketing copy said, “Over time, the inukshuk has become a symbol of hope and friendship, an eternal expression of the hospitality of a nation that warmly welcomes the people of the world with open arms every day.”
On a summer’s day, this particular West End landmark watches over volleyball players and leisurely strollers and carefree suntanners.
Acrylic on Canvas, 10″x 8″
Located at: The Beaumont Studios