Completed in 2011, the highly unique BC Ferries Klemtu Terminal reflects the culture of the Kitasoo and Xai’xais First Nations people.

The design is rich in iconography and features a gateway canoe symbolizing the creation legend of the community, waiting building evocative of a traditional longhouse, a welcome pole by master carver Tom Hunt, salmon weathervane, carved crest for the Spirit Bear Lodge and concrete lock-block walls embedded with relief sculptures of salmon and herring.

Goods, services and visitors now flow to and from the community with greater ease, creating economic opportunities while sharing the unique local culture with tourists and visitors.

recognition

2012

Premier’s Award for Innovation and Excellence

Northern BC Building Best of Show Award

Northern BC Building Excellence Award

arrival

arrival

unveiling of welcome pole

unveiling of welcome pole

iconographical elements

iconographical elements

salmon and herring lock-block wall

salmon and herring lock-block wall

hereditary Chiefs

hereditary Chiefs

welcome pole

welcome pole

ceremonial dance

ceremonial dance

waiting building interior

waiting building interior

viewing deck

viewing deck