Unexpected art in the Vancouver Airport (YVR)
From the moment a plane lands in Vancouver, visitors are immersed in First Nations culture. The airport might seem like an unlikely place for award-winning art, but YVR hosts an ever-expanding collection of spectacular pieces that are seen by millions of travelers each year. The most striking features of the terminal-wide exhibition are the carved red cedar Musqueam Welcome Figures, which loom large (17 ft./5m tall) in the Canada Customs Hall. For those that would like to learn more, the airport offers a free Indigenous Art Tour.