Stone Art In Vancouver

There were many mornings in Vancouver when I’d take a relaxing walk along the Sea Wall to get some fresh air and enjoy the beautiful views. After a while I became accustomed to keeping an eye out for stone art that would literally appear overnight.

Rocks would be balanced in seemingly impossible ways and piles of boulders and pebbles formed eye-catching stone statues. Sometimes faces could be seen chalked onto the rocks – in such a subdued way that you’d feel inclined to get a closer look to ensure your eyes weren’t deceiving you. Vancouver even has its own version of Stonehenge that can be found on the Sea Wall at Yaletown. 

See if you can spot where the faces are in this picture…

stone art in vancouver

stone art in vancouver

stone art in vancouver

vancouver stonehenge at Yaletown

Another location where there were some interesting artistic sights to see among the rocks was the waterfront in Victoria, Vancouver Island. 

Have you ever seen any stone art like this in Vancouver? Do you like seeing this type of art?


  1. February 9, 2013 / 20:33

    I love the stone art around here. The Inukshuks in particular are so welcoming. They mean “in the likeness of a human” in the Inuit language. They are monuments made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication and survival. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is “Someone was here” or “You are on the right path.” They were used as the official symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
    I can see why you loved these as well when you were here!

    • February 10, 2013 / 16:59

      I love the Inukshuks! I’ve got loads of pics of them, but didn’t know what they stood for so thanks for explaining :-)