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Totem Pole Relocation

The three totem poles in Chester Johnson Park are being relocated due to upcoming construction in the area, including the installation of new mechanical services as well as a new pedestrian bridge from the new parkade to the terminal.

The relocation will take place June 20 and 21, between the hours of 12:00am and 8:00am to avoid any major disruptions. During this time, Japadog will be temporarily moved and there will be a reduced pedestrian walkway to the Canada Line terminal. Please follow all directional signage in the area.

For many visitors, YVR provides the first and last impression of British Columbia with art and architecture reflective of the province’s diverse landscape and people. These poles are carved by celebrated Gitxsan carvers, Walter Harris and Earl Muldon (Muldoe).

During this construction, these poles will be kept at an offsite storage facility where they will undergo a conservation treatment to ensure their longevity and continued enjoyment at YVR.

For more information about the project, please watch this space as we will be sharing a video highlighting the move and restoration process.

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