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15 Art works in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Art in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

A lot of people don't realize that there is a bunch of art in Stanley Park.  Some of the art, e.g. Killer Whale, is done by world reknown artists such as Bill Reid, and other art, e.g. Two Spirits, by anonymous artists.

There is also some unique environmental and ephemeral art that was done in the park.  These environmental and ephemeral are meant to disintegrate over time and return to nature!

There are some artists that produce and sell their artwork in the park also.  You can find them on the English Bay Seawall, at the Painter's Circle and outside the Vancouver Aquarium.

We recommend that you explore Stanley Park and enjoy all the art that you find!

Environmental and Ephemeral Art in Stanley Park

In 2008-2009, an Environmental art project was undertaken that 'honours the park and its significance to our city, and on a greater lever, comments on sustainability and climate change'.  Six artists created environmental art works in collaboration with ecologists, park stewards, and environmental educators.  The goals of the project were to: inform and interpres our natural surroundings, help us re-envisions our relationship with nature and find new ways to co-exist within the environment, and to engage us through discusion and hands-on workshops.  Out of this project, there are 10 environmental art works: Cedar, Xapayay'/Cedar, Uprooted, Fringe, Hibernators, Birth, Listen, K'ayaacht'n! (We hold our hands up to you!), Cozy, and Entwined.  Over the years, some of these works have disappeared, but there are still traces of most of them that still exist.  We discuss each more below.

Killer Whale - Chief of the Undersea World

Chief of the Undersea World in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Chief of the Undersea World is a large bronze statue at the Vancouver Aquarium created by the legendary Haida artist Bill Reid.

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Two Spirits Artwork

Two Spirits carving in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Two Spirits artwork is a piece of guerilla art.  Someone carved two faces into a large stump.  Nobody has claimed responsibility for making this art.  It is nestled in the forest near Second Beach.  We have some of the only photos of this artwork on our website and will tell you how to find it!

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Cozy Environmental Art

Cozy art work in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Cozy was a piece of "environmental" art that was created in 2009 by artist Shirley Wiebe.  It was a tree stump covered with woodend disks that were woven together.  Being "environmental", it was meant to disintegrate over time and go back to nature.

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Peter Berg's Pencil Art

Peter Berg's Pencil Art, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Peter Berg is a pencil artist that displays his work on the seawall at English Bay.  He has amazing drawings!

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Listen Environmental Art

Listen Environmental Art in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Listen is a piece of environmental art in Stanley Park.

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Portugese Joe Statue

Portugese Joe Statue in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Portugese Joe Statue is the newest statue in Stanley Park commemorating Portugese Joe, an interesting guy, who once lived in Stanley Park.

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Raven Statue

Raven Sculpture in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Raven Statue is an artwork made from trees that fell during a windstorm.

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K'Ayacht'n! Environmental Art

K'Ayacht'n! Environmental Art in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

K'Ayacht'n! is a piece of environmental art in Stanley Park

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Portal Murals

Portal Murals in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

These are 3 circular murals that represent interesting British Columbia historical architecture.

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Entwined Environmental Art

Entwined Environmental Art in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Entwined is a piece of environmental art in Stanley Park.

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Cedar Ephemeral Art

sorry we dont have a photo of cedar yet

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Xapayay Ephemeral Art

Xapayay Ephemeral Art in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Xapayay is a piece of ephemeral art in Stanley Park

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Uprooted Ephemeral Art

sorry we dont have a photo of cedar yet

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Fringe Ephemeral Art

what is left of fringe artwork in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Fringe is a piece of ephemeral art in Stanley Park.

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Hibernators Ephemeral Art

Hibernators Ephemeral Art work in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hibernators is a piece of ephemeral art in Stanley Park.

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Painters Circle

Painters Circle in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Painters Circle is an area just north of the Information Booth and is a place where artist produce and sell paintings.

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