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Sacred Journey at Science World

July 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - February 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Starting on July 15, Sacred Journey will take visitors on a voyage to experience the resurgence of Northwest Coast canoe cultures. Nearly lost as a result of colonization, Sacred Journey tells the powerful story of a People reclaiming traditions and ways of life—particularly through the annual Tribal Canoe Journeys taken to revitalize cultures, heal communities, and empower the next generation. This exhibition, produced by the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, SeeQuest Development and Greencoast Media, presented by Vancity and supported by Amazon Canada, will be on display at Science World until February 20, 2023.

Embark on this journey into the history and culture of Indigenous Marine place-based peoples who have lived along these waters for millennia. In this exhibit, visitors will experience stunning art pieces including:

  • A monumental canvas canoe with four prominent Heiltsuk clan crests in striking colours painted by Heiltsuk artist KC Hall.
  • Two other Heiltsuk artists designed pieces for this exhibition, Chazz Mack and Ian Reid. Mack designed overarching house posts and paddles to accompany the canoe, while Reid carved an eagle-human mask, located at the entrance to the exhibit.
  • Renowned Heiltsuk/Tsimshian artist Roy Henry Vickers created a moon and salmon logo for the exhibit and a ‘Many hands” canoe image.
  • The interactive audio and video elements of the show were produced by Greencoast Media.

Tickets for Science World:

Adults (19+) $30.40
Senior (65+) $24.30
Youth (13-18) $24.30
Child (3-12)* $20.30
2 and under FREE


July 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am
February 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Science World
1455 Quebec St
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7 Canada
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