This is the underside of the canoe carved and painted by Steven Point when he was Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The canoe now sits in Victoria’s Legislative Library which I visited on a recent trip.

The canoe is carved with the shovel nose, eyes, scales and tail of the legendary monster Slahkum from Cultus Lake. It was presented as a gift by Mr. Point to all peoples in British Columbia as a symbol of his belief that we need to create a better understanding amongst all people and that we are in the same canoe and need to paddle together.




Point Canoe

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  1. Matt says:

    What a beautiful canoe and a great metaphor. I hope to see this in person on my next trip to Victoria. Thanks for sharing!

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