Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

100-1019 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y9
gvha@gvha.ca | 250-383-8300

After Hours: 1-800-883-7079

Media Enquiries: Jill Sawyer
jsawyer@gvha.ca | 250-882-7360

Marina and Moorage: sgreenley@gvha.ca
250-383-8326 | 1-877-783-8300

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The Unity Wall Mural

In 2009, to honour the traditions and history of the Salish Nations, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority sponsored phase I and II of the Unity Wall Mural, a project that transforms the breakwater into an enormous canvas upon which established First Nations artists, and the young artists they mentor, share their stories with the world. In 2013, GVHA sponsored the creation of the mural's third phase and the painting of related designs along the outer breakwater.

The response to the incredible, original artwork has been powerful and has spurred a vision to cover both sides of the breakwater with the largest mural in Canada, a public art piece that extends to the sea and creates a bridge between cultures.

As each phase of the mural is completed, it adds to the spirituality of this very special place that has profoundly shaped our history and culture.