Raven House Posts


(Domestic Terminal, Level 3)

Artist: ROY HENRY VICKERS, Tsimshian/Heiltsuk, c. 1990
3.3 m x 0.9 m x 1.5 m (10.9' x 3' x 5')


Raven is a cultural hero in the ancient legends of the Northwest Coast people. He is a revered and benevolent transformer figure who helps the people and shapes their world. He put the sun in the sky, the fish in the sea, salmon into the rivers and food on the land. But he is also known as a trickster. There are many stories about Raven; he is sometimes a hero, sometimes a troublemaker, but there is always a lesson to be learned from his antics.

These Ravens were created as part of a series of work representing YVR’s theme of Land, Sea and Sky. The Ravens represent the sky. Roy Henry Vickers was the first artist commissioned to create works for YVR. He is a prolific artist of Tsimshian Heiltsuk ancestry who currently lives and works by the majestic Skeena River in Hazelton, B.C.

Art at YVR


International & U.S.A. Terminal

(before security)

1. The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe
2. The Great Wave
3. K'san Totem Poles
4. Welcome Figures

(after security)

1. Spindle Whorl
2. Musqueam Welcome Figures
3. Musqueam Welcome Area


Domestic Terminal

(before security)

1. Supernatural World
2. Cedar Connection

(after security)

1. The Flying Traveller
2. Raven House Posts

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