New contemporary Indigenous artwork by Susan Point installed at Canada Place  

January 5, 2022

Vancouver, B.C.: Visitors to the Canadian Trail at Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver will now be welcomed by a spectacular new Indigenous art installation designed by Susan Point’s Coast Salish Arts, titled Salish Sea, the Journey Within.” Created through a collaboration with Susan’s sons, Thomas Cannell and Brent Sparrow, the design represents everyone who visits the Salish Sea, connecting all cultural backgrounds of the people who now share and love this land. 

“As a shared steward of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver, we wanted to bring Indigenous artwork into the Canada Place space in a significant and meaningful way,” said Tom Corsie, president, Canada Place Corporation and vice president of real estate at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “This breathtaking artwork is a beautiful representation of the landscape and geography around Canada Place and we are excited to share this special permanent installation with visitors and locals alike.” 

After a call for artist submissions was issued to the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in 2019, the port authority selected Susan’s collaboratively created installation for its brilliant portrayal of the location, geography, and landscape around Canada Place, as well as for the carefully selected sustainable materials used that are appropriate for a marine environment, such as metals that will not rust.  

For further information about the installation, please visit: Salish Sea, the Journey Within 

For further information about Susan Point, please visit: Coast Salish Arts 

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About Canada Place 
Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver is an internationally-recognized landmark and venue for world-class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences. For more than 30 years Canada Place has served as a hub for national celebrations, including Canada Day at Canada Place and Christmas at Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver. 

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is a shared steward of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver, and is the owner and operator of Canada Place. Canada Place houses Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, FlyOver Canada, World Trade Centre and WestPark. It serves as the largest cruise ship terminal in Canada and has been the homeport to the Vancouver-Alaska cruises for more than 30 years. 

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