The Centre features extensive shishalh Nation artwork for our visitors to admire, including the five totem poles gracing the entrance.
Discover the inspiring local artwork featured on two hydro boxes at the Centre.
Local Island Landscape Features and Greenspace
Beautiful, landscaping features create a place to rest throughout our Centre. Each feature is a rock formation that represents a nearby island found in our Swiya.
- nepshilin: Merry Island
- lhilhknach: Trail Islands
- kwexnisem or pekals: White Islets
In she shashishalhem (shishalh [Sechelt] language), ch’inkw’u means ‘two-headed sea serpent’ in the english language.
The swiya of the shishalh people lies between Queens Reach in Jervis Inlet and Howe Sound on the south coast of British Columbia.
Tsain-Ko Shopping Centre has some beautiful artwork on our buildings created by our nation member Manuela Salinas.
“I’m still in shock. To see my designs like this is like something out of a fairy tale. Thank you Tsain-Ko for this opportunity. Thank you Shishálh Nation community for choosing my design. Thank you master metal carvers for beautifully bringing my vision to life. Thank you to the workers for installing them on the buildings. Thank you to everyone who collaborated with this amazing project. This is so incredible and I feel so blessed to be a part of it.”
The building also features the “Double Headed Eagle and Serpent” from the late Tony Paul on the Lordco building.