July 27, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
New Hazelton, Art Galleries & Artists
10,000 tiny colourful salmon compose the
scales of 28 large salmon, which line the banks of the Skeena River in
Hazelton. The salmon were all uniquely decorated by students aged pre-school
to grade twelve from communities in northwest BC and are part of an art exhibit
that will be displayed until October of 2010.
The salmon serve to carry forth
the excitement generated last summer when Ali Howard swam the 610 kilometres of
the Skeena River that salmon journey every year. Ali’s swim united the
communities who live along the Skeena river and brought attention to and opened
dialogue about the salmon’s natural habitat and the threats the salmon face if
industrial development of the headwaters of the Skeena River progress.
colourful salmon display certainly ignites excitement in viewers and the
colourful display cannot be missed. Be sure to check out the salmon as you
venture through Hazelton this summer as they are only visiting us for a short
time before the continue their journey up river.