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Nuu-Chah-Nulth Whaling Canoe Sculpture

Highway 4, Johnston Street and Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Was walking by the water when I noticed this it's a nice statue that's covered by a wooden... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
jason r
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Nuu-chah-nulth Welcome Figure

After visiting the Port Alberni Harbour Quay, Colleen and I went looking for the Victoria Quay to... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Paulshappy
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Comox Valley, Canada
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19 Jul 2017
“Walk”
13 May 2017
“Nuu-chah-nulth Welcome Figure”
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Highway 4, Johnston Street and Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Was walking by the water when I noticed this it's a nice statue that's covered by a wooden structure might be easier to take pics if it didn't have plexiglass windows there are also to giant statues that have nothing near them to tell what...More

Thank jason r
Reviewed 14 May 2017

After visiting the Port Alberni Harbour Quay, Colleen and I went looking for the Victoria Quay to view the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Whaling Canoe Sculpture. So imagine our surprise to also find the WELCOME FIGURES? Breathtaking art that ALL citizens of Port Alberni should understand and embrace...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

An amazing piece of work showing real aboriginal life and whaling techniques. Wish I had my camera as from some angles it looks very real.

Thank rosaliew504
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say I have walked by the canoe countless times and never really stopped to have a good look. It looks unkempt and doesn't pique my curiosity. The statues out front are creepy and make me uninterested in what else there is to...More

Thank Jimb01974
Reviewed 22 April 2015

the site isn't actively maintained but its still a pretty cool artifact that was returned back to the Nuu Chah Nulth community around 2003.

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 3 April 2014

It's an impressive sculpture. I am not sure about the Nuu-Chah-Nulth traditions but other Native cultures let their sculptures eventually return to the earth and they aren't supposed to be maintained.

Thank water t
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We went to see this exhibit because we had heard about one of the carvers. It was a disappointment to see the glass surrounding the exhibit: very dirty. Someone has thrown a beer can into the area and it rests on the knees of one...More

Thank MARKAYDALE
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Incredible craftsmanship of the canoe sculpture. Very realistic and captured the movements very well. Unfortunately due to the structure the sculpture is encased in, I did not get the full effect of the dramatic spearing of the whale however,. I did like what I could...More

Thank C G
Reviewed 21 February 2013 via mobile

It is a wooden sculpture of First Nations hunting for whale. It is outside under cover and is free to look at.

Thank Ryan051
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