Creative City Summit 2024: Study Tour Sneak Peek (Part 2)

Lost Cows of Lillooet, art and photo by Nathan Lee and Matthew Thomson

Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC)
2024 Creative City Summit, Vancouver, BC
Monday, October 1 – Wednesday, October 3, 2024

Delegates at the 2024 Creative City Summit can anticipate an exciting, robust, and deeply insightful selection of study tours, expertly curated by our gracious hosts, the City of Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia.

Vancouver is known for its diverse landscape, from the Coast and Cascade mountains to the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. This year’s array of guided tours and experiences reflect the variety in terrain and the richness of the city’s local heritage and culture.

Time Top, 2006, artist Jerry Pethick, photo by Trevor Mills

There are several memorable and unique experiences being offered as part of the summit and the study tours. You can take a walk through Stanley Park on a tour led by Indigenous ethno-botanist and artist, T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss and discuss the ecology, history, and stewardship of one of the largest urban parks in North America. An 11 kilometre bike tour will take you through downtown, the West End, and along the seawall, stopping to view several sites of public artwork including the Time Top sculpture along False Creek and the brand-new, secondary street signage for Komagata Maru Place.

Artist Residency Mountain View Cemetery All Souls, 2023, photo by Paula Jardine

Take the opportunity to learn about Vancouver’s developing framework for Commemoration and placemaking to better reflect the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations’ visibility on their own unceded lands.

While the itinerary won’t stray too far from the original, some details may change in the coming weeks.

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Ottawa, ON K1P 5J2

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Image descriptions:
1. A small, abstract concrete sculpture of an animal, possibly a bear or a dog, placed on a stone ledge in an urban setting. The background shows blurred buildings and streets.
2. A large concrete sculpture with dark speckles standing on three thick angled legs with circular feet in shallow water. The upper part of the sculpture resembles a dark speckled egg and the pointed end of a spinning top.
3. A cylindrical metal structure with cut-out letters and shapes on top of three visible planks of wood. A fire is burning inside the structure. The cut-out letters read “Honouring our Ancestors” and are glowing from the fire. The background shows a dark outdoor area and blurry lights at a distance.