Squamish Nation Welcome Figure

About the Welcome Figure

The Welcome Figure is a West Vancouver landmark in Ambleside Park, visible from Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, and the waterfront of West Vancouver.

Constructed from an old growth cedar log from Hollyburn Mountain, the Welcome Figure is a gift from the Squamish Nation, marking K’aya’chtn (gathering of ocean canoes).

In honour of the teachings and wisdom of the Squamish Nation grandmothers, the sculpture fosters respect for the land, animals, and people that occupy it.