June 2023 update
The Ambleside Welcome Figure is being restored and work will be completed by mid-July.
Original master carver, Stan Joseph (Sequiliem) will lead the work to repair weather damage including sanding, painting, and a new metal cap to prevent rain erosion.
The area has been closed off to the public for the duration of the restoration. Please obey signage and do not cross the fence protecting the Welcome Figure.
Thank you for keeping your distance while restoration work is underway.
For more information, please contact us: [email protected] or 604-913-2772.
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.