Capilano Bridge - All poles tell stories that are directly related to North Vancouver’s Aboriginal people. This pole depicts the story of a family of fishermen who rescued a wolf from drowning in the ocean. From that time on the wolf became the loyal companion and guardian to the family, who later was known to their people as the Wolf Family.
The Bill Reid pole at the Band Council Office in Skidegate was raised in 1978. This pole was the first to be raised in Skidegate in nearly one hundred years. Following Haida protocol, Reid gifted the pole to Chief Skidegate, who raised it, with the collaboration of the village people, in front of a traditional Haida house (the Band Council office in Skidegate) that had been built to receive it. Bill Reid’s Haida name, Iihljiwaas ('Princely One'), first given to him in 1954, was publicly co...