Male & Female Welcome Figures


The City of North Vancouver, Trans Canada Trail Foundation, and other organizations worked in partnership with Squamish Nation artist Darren Yelton in the creation of a First Nations Theme Pavilion. The Pavilion is strategically situated in a scenic location on the Trans Canada Trail in Waterfront Park overlooking Burrard Inlet. The artist carved welcoming grandmother and grandfather greeting figures as symbols of friendship for everyone using the trail. 



About the Artist:
Squamish nation artist Darren Yelton was born in North Vancouver in 1961 and began carving with his father and two brothers at the age of thirteen.  His carving is inspired by the stories and myths of the West Coast Salish Community. His refined contemporary style has made his work much sought after by international collectors. He lives and teaches in North Vancouver.